Robert Downey Jr. has admitted that he is extremely impressed with the abilities of The Avengers director Joss Whedon. The Avengers has been filming for several weeks now and Robert revealed that any reservations he had at the start of filming have now been cleared up by Joss.
Downey Jr. explained, “I tend to look at a scene and say ‘This is absolutely impossible, we can’t shoot this, it’s horrible. I can tell you 10 other movies it’s been in, I refuse.’ I usually start off the morning by refusing to do what I’ve signed on to do. So I brought that attitude, happily.” Continue Reading
Fresh from the New Mexico set of The Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. made a surprise appearance alongside director Jon Favreau at the Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood on Sunday. In full Tony Stark beard, hair and swagger, the actor, of course, spoke about the two films that were screening, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, but also the on-the-horizon third film, Iron Man 3, which will be helmed by director Shane Black.
Favreau and Downey talked about how the former Iron Man director will be helping the upcoming Iron Man director as well as some of the greatest difficulties, both serious and not, in creating the May 3, 2013 film. Check out what they had to say, and also read what Downey had to say about the first six weeks of shooting The Avengers, after the jump.
The Iron Man 3 talk got started when a fan asked if Downey could talk about Shane Black, who Downey previously worked with on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. I’ll just run the transcript then extrapolate after. Continue Reading
A couple days ago I added a bunch of pictures of Robert at the “The Hangover Part II” Los Angeles Premiere to the gallery. Thanks so much to Roberta for some of them. Previews and gallery link below:
204 x Public Appearances > 2011 > “The Hangover Part II” Los Angeles Premiere – 05.19.11
I’ve added pictures of Robert from February Taking a Walk by the Beach, and pictures of him from April At The 2011 Coachella Music Festival. Previews and gallery links below:
010 x Other > Taking a Walk by the Beach – 02.05.11
032 x Public Appearances > 2011 > At The 2011 Coachella Music Festival – 04.16.11
Edit: I will no longer post candid pictures, I will be keeping the ones of Robert and his wife in the gallery since they both look so happy, but no further ones will be added to the site.
The 25th American Cinematheque Award will be presented to two-time Academy Award® nominee Robert Downey, Jr. at the Cinematheque’s annual benefit gala, American Cinematheque Board chairman Rick Nicita announced today. The presentation takes place Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom in Beverly Hills.
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Robert Downey, Jr. as the 25th recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita. “The pleasure that we receive from his charismatic and nuanced performances is matched only by the respect that he has earned for his personal and professional journey. The wide range of his talent has kept us enthralled in movies from a biopic like “Chaplin” to outrageous comedies like “Tropic Thunder” to franchises like “Sherlock Holmes” and, of course, “Iron Man.” While we have been enjoying him for years, it seems that he’s just getting started all over again. The Cinematheque is thrilled to mark this milestone in the flourishing career of Robert Downey, Jr.”
Downey was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee, which since 1986, has annually honored an extraordinary artist (actor, director or writer) in the entertainment industry, who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion picture. Continue Reading
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:
015 x Photoshoots > Shoot #090