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Don’t call it a comeback. Again. The indestructible Robert Downey Jr returns to our screens this month for Due Date: GQ‘s Jonathan Heaf visits the actor’s home in LA for a workout session with Iron Man and discovers how he stays sane amid the lunacy that is Hollywood – and what led him to embark on a road trip with Zach Galifianakis and a French bulldog. Elsewhere, Sir Elton John reveals all on his new album The Union, talking about inspiring David Bowie, turning his back on pop and messing about in Brian Wilson’s sandbox. We also have an exclusive extract from the most talked-about rock memoir of the decade, Keith Richards’ autobiography Life, in which he reminisces about being America’s most wanted, falling out of the occasional tree and cooking bangers and mash. Further afield, GQ‘s Paul Henderson heads to Japan to profile the most powerful man in computer games, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, AKA the man who invented Mario, while Emily Maitlis travels to New York to go behind the scenes at Miss USA to see how Donald Trump is breathing life into the beauty pageant. In fashion Tommy Hilfiger gives us us his preppy essentials, in fitness Rafael Nadal shows us how to achieve world-beating physique and in film The American director Anton Corbijn tells us about shooting George Clooney as a hit man. As if that was enough, we have compiled our annual guided to The 100 Best Things In The World Right Now, including the Victoria’s Secret London store, Lanvin for H&M and Kanye West’s 2011 tour. Plus: Charlie Brooker on his marriage to Konnie Huq, Michael Wolf on feuding with Toby Young and Heston Blumenthal on what’s on the menu in his first-ever London restaurant. Discover how the literary world works and sleeps together, why the Tories aren’t tough enough on crime and why Adam Neate’s 3D surrealism is taking the art world by storm. All this and why you really should reconsider your stance on penile cosmetic surgery… [SOURCE]
In film comedy “Due Date,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as a short-tempered businessman and first-time dad who is forced into a road trip with a needy, aspiring actor in order to get home for his child’s birth.
The wannabe thespian, played by Zach Galifianakis, brings his dog on the trip across the United States. Much of the comedy stems from the banter between the two as they butt heads on a range of topics and events during their adventure.
With the film due in theaters on Friday, the pair sat down with Reuters, and the verbal jabs just kept on coming.
Q: How often did you break character and burst in to laughter?
Robert Downey Jr.: “Well I consider myself responsible for Zach’s stellar performance, and I really enjoyed shaping it and watching it come together.”
Galifianakis: (softly) “I don’t know if that’s the answer to the question.”
Downey Jr: “Huh?”
Galifianakis: (louder) “I don’t know if you’re answering the question.”
Downey Jr.: “It was, how did it feel to be the patient midwife in a staggeringly slow process of ritual adornment.”
Galifianakis: “Oh, my apologies.” [READ THE REST HERE]
Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie turned out to support friend Robert Downey Jr at the premiere of his new film Due Date.
The Oscar nominee said he felt like he was “coming home” and an “honorary Brit” in returning to London for the event at the Empire in Leicester Square, as he has spent a lot of time in London filming Sherlock Holmes and is currently filming Sherlock Holmes 2 with Ritchie.
In Due Date, directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips, Downey Jr plays uptight architect Peter, forced to hitch a lift across America with eccentric aspiring actor Ethan, played by The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis, in order to get home in time for the birth of his first child.
Downey Jr said he was attracted to the film because it reminded him of some of his favourite road movies, a genre he had not tackled before.
“The story reminded me of Rain Man and Midnight Run and Trains, Planes and Automobiles, the kind of movies I loved growing up,” he said.
“I hadn’t really done anything like that before and I thought it might be nice.”
But the 45-year-old actor, who attended the premiere with his producer wife Susan Downey, insisted the film brings something new to the genre.
He said: “It has a different frequency and a different take, because honestly I’m really fortunate at this point in my career that I’m not just going to be derivative. And I think that’s why Iron Man kind of worked out well, because we did something a little bit different with that genre.
“So we like playing the genres and we like, not trying to improve on them, but just trying to take them in slightly different directions.
“I love movies so when I go to films I expect not to be sold the same soap over and over again so I’m just trying to give the same respect to the audience that I expect.” [Source]
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