The actor once again looks back on getting the role of Bruce Banner in the upcoming superhero epic and comments on working with Joss Whedon and Robert Downey Jr. ..
To the confusion and disappointment of many, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark was simply made a consultant rather than an actual member of The Avengers at the end of Iron Man 2. Well, for anyone still doubting that we won’t see the actor kicking ass as the armored Avenger in the upcoming movie, the new Bruce Banner, Mark Rufallo, has made it clear that he has a big part to play in the movie.
He didn’t know that he had landed the part until a car pulled up in front of his door at 4 AM to drive him to the airport to fly to San Diego. If no car came, he would have woken up knowing he didn’t get the role. “I was there for two hours and flew to LA back to NY. Talk about a carbon footprint,” he admitted in a phone interview.
“I’m not used to that sort of thing. I run a small operation. I’m not used to getting a part and having it subjected to that scrutiny and debate. I like to come in the back door and surprise people. There’s so much onus on it. I trust Joss [Whedon]. We talked a lot and to Robert [Downey. Jr.] I trust that we are going to make it good. Robert sets the tone.”
With an all star cast which includes Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Rufallo as Bruce Banner, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, The Avengers is set to be released on May 4, 2012! (Source)
Hello everyone! My name is Kayla and I’m the new owner of Downey Web! I’m so excited to continue the great work Hayley did. Thanks so much to Gertie for letting me adopt this wonderful site! To start off, I’ve added photoshoot outtakes from the April 25th, 2010 issue of USA Weekend of Robert to the gallery. Previews and gallery link below:
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Robert Downey Jr. is a man who appreciates the finer and more literate things in life. And apparently he finally finished reading Inherent Vice, the novel by Thomas Pynchon about:
“Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, a private eye based in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. He’s a believer in the psychedelic free-love era, and his case involves an ex-girlfriend, her real estate billionaire boyfriend and a kidnapping.”
Robert Downey Jr. joins the long list of celebrities presenting at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, the telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced in a statement on Monday.
The Academy award-nominated actor is in the middle of shooting the sequel to “Sherlock Holmes” with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” star Noomi Rapace.
Downey has been nominated for an Academy Award twice, one for his leading performance in the 1992 film “Chaplin,” and another for his supporting role in the 2008 film “Tropic Thunder” as Kirk Lazarus. [READ THE REST HERE]