The guy is snobbish, I can't even believe it. He isn't even that good of an actor. Oh the hubris.
Robert Downey Junior wants 100 million dollars for his role in the next two Avenger Movies
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/19/2013|
I wonder if this is his way of getting out of the franchise?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/18/2013|
Not the OP, but here is a related link. It's from Deadline, so take it with salt.
Basically, RDJ can name his price. The only other actor I'd pay to see along side him is Mark Ruffalo.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/18/2013|
All that crack isn't gonna buy itself, ya know.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/18/2013|
He is very smug, but for some reason it is sexy on him.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/18/2013|
Damn. He's come a long way.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/18/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/18/2013|
r3, I thought it was smack?
BTW, if the + rumours are true about him, would he even be able to do another one?
He did look in rough shape for part of the promotional tour for the latest.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/18/2013|
Considering he is a lazy, mean-spirited, dishonest performer who cannot connect with any other actors because of his haze of bullshit, he must be very proud of himself.
I look forward to that inevitable fatal overdose.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/18/2013|
That's a lot of moolah but remember the franchise has grossed billions, and he's the lead and at this point, nearly irreplaceable. He was supposedly holding out for $ for himself and his co-stars (who are more expendable than him).
Supposedly he took a low up-front fee and extra points for the first 3 films, which is how he made so much $ due to the huge grosses. He'd be smart to do the same again rather than demand guaranteed $.
$50 mil per picture is nothing if they each go on to gross a billion+. That's barely 5%.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/18/2013|
Did Susan Downey hit the jackpot or what? Lucky girl
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/18/2013|
She works hard for the money, r10.
She's his minder, which is no small task since he's become even more insufferable since his comeback.
She is also a legitimate producer, although she focuses on his interests. I think she's somewhat like Emma Thomas (Nolan's wife) in that respect.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/18/2013|
r8, care to dish?
That sounds like bitter personal experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/18/2013|
Someone is going to get the money. Why not one of the actors who is responsible for its success instead of a producer or a studio executive.
It would be very nice if the profits were distributed to poor children, but that's not going to happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/18/2013|
He shouldn't have said that he would win an Oscar. He's becoming too openly arrogant with his cokehead delusions. Hell, Lindsay Lohan also said this.
I think he probably could win one and has it in him but may have soured his chances. He's better than his peers, the club of 50 year old wooden pretty boy movie stars Pitt/Depp/Cruise/Clooney/Reeves. But they haven't burned as many bridges that no doubt he has.
His comeback is one of the greats, especially since we saw him at absolute rock bottom. Travolta just disappeared from view and was in some shitty B movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/18/2013|
It would be nice if the profits for one of these monster CGI fests trickled down to the effects houses.
That probably won't happen, either but it should.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/18/2013|
He bailed out Cinemfamily/The Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax in LA. He showed up for a Q&A and gave them sixty thousand dollars when the contributions weren't rolling in. At least that's the story. Cinefamily is one of the coolest places in LA. That said, I'm sick of him as Tony Stark and would enjoy a non-camp, traditionally male, non-panic attack-having portrayal from someone else...soon
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/18/2013|
I believe he was joking r14.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/18/2013|
I hadn't heard that r16. I love that place, I had no idea they were in trouble.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/18/2013|
Oh well r17, I hope it doesn't come back to bite him. He was much fun in Tropic Thunder and I'm assuming his Chaplin was great.
You could maybe say he's a bit of a mimic as he started out in comedy.. but well that's not exactly a liability at the Oscars.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/18/2013|
[quote]You could maybe say he's a bit of a mimic as he started out in comedy.. but well that's not exactly a liability at the Oscars. by: J. Foxx
Neither is being the grinnin' House Negro.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/18/2013|
Is it really that impossible to replace RDJ? They would just need to cast a comedienne/actor with a great schtick for "laugh lines." Iron Man sells itself with the special effects.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/18/2013|
If someone is to make money, it should also include the shareholders r13. Those who have risked capital and would suffer if a film loses money. The actors get a guaranteed pay. No guarantee for those with risk.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/18/2013|
Barely 5 percent is huge for one actor in a billion dollar franchise. When you get most greedy is often when you start to head down hill. He's pushing 50 and several younger actors could rebrand Tony Stark. It's the effects, not RDJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/18/2013|
And he's worth every penny.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/18/2013|
Not the way they've scripted the series, r23.
Any other franchise and I'd agree with you. This one is more balanced between the snappy dialogue, character backstory and the CGI.
Whether or not they can technically rewrite for another actor at that level is not as important as whether or not the fans will accept another actor in the role.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/18/2013|
Colin Farrell could step in and the franchise wouldn't suffer.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/18/2013|
If RDJ doesn't take better care of his health, especially re his indigestion of illegal substances, they're going to have to have a backup plan anyway. Might as well start thinking about it sooner than later.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/18/2013|
Iron Man in not an indispensable character in The Avengers comic books. Get someone sexy, tall, muscular and flirtatious to replace him as the She-Hulk (Saffron Burrows?), and get someone sexy and Slavic to play the Scarlet Witch (Olga Kurylenko?), and someone hot and simultaneously stoic and smoldering as the Vision (Jason Statham?), and you wouldn't even miss him.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/18/2013|
How about they all feel satisfied with four monster successes and then move on to an original fucking idea?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/18/2013|
ScarJo was really unmemorable and I don't mind her. Could use a good female character.
I would rather they did Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, I was all about Iceman and Firestar. I can see why Bale baled on a Batman with Robin, they'd seriously have to reboot that to work. Solo Robin defeats the purpose surely.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/18/2013|
I hope they work it out RDJ for A2. If not they can just put the Iron Man armor on Cheadle for that movie and replace RDJ as Stark in Phase 3.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/18/2013|
Those movies make gazillions. He's worth the money and I hope he gets it.
I have zero interest in "Iron Man" or "The Avengers" and only saw them because of Downey Jr's talent.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/18/2013|
Me too r127. Only saw them because of him and the guy who plays Loki. I have to say that RDJ was great in it, he's terrible in the Sherlock movies though.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/18/2013|
Get rid of him, and have Charlize Theron play Ms. Marvel. She could provide Iron Man's snark while being even more badass.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/18/2013|
He's really started looking old the past five years. For a long time he had held off the aging process.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/18/2013|
They can replace anyone. Ask Terrance Howard or Toby McGwire. If you followed the comics at one point they made Stark the bad guy and then de aged him and re incorporated him into the comics (think swapping out RDJ for Channing Tatum. Same kind of smarmy good guy suttering acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/18/2013|
[quote]Supposedly he took a low up-front fee and extra points for the first 3 films, which is how he made so much $ due to the huge grosses.
He's been quoted as saying he made $50 million -- upfront, not back-end -- for "Iron Man 3." His quote for the next two "Avengers" flicks isn't surprising in the least.
That said, this is the fucking MARVEL universe, so they can always replace his ass with a one-two-three punch of Dr. X, Magneto and Wolverine. (And no, it's not unprecedented to mix the X-Men and Avengers; in the comics they went to war with one another fairly recently.) Hell, even Spiderman can make a cameo!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/18/2013|
Understandable. He's nearly 50. He's got to cash in now before the Iron Man 'reboots' start with a younger actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/18/2013|
If he only wants to make a movie for the money, if that's pretty much the only reason, then he has to cash in. He doesn't actually have to cash in though, he already has hundreds of millions of dollars. But he probably does only want to make these comic book movies for the money.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/18/2013|
He doesn't seem interested in doing anything but making as much money as possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/18/2013|
I would be interested in being gang-raped again, like back in Cellblock H.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/18/2013|
The Sherlock Holmes franchise hasn't been nearly as successful for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/18/2013|
Because the movies haven't been nearly as good.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/18/2013|
I wonder if he still does recreational drugs occasionally, but is more able to keep it under control now. I'd hate to have all that money but never get to high ever, even when partying.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/18/2013|
Keanu got over $260 million from the Marix films.
And that was a while ago.
Not a stretch for Downey to make $100 million.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/18/2013|
Why not? The movies make billions.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/18/2013|
[quote]especially re his indigestion of illegal substances
This one merits a dear god.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/18/2013|
The studio should tell him to hit the road. With all his money, at least do 1 of these many marvel films for a fucking small amount. How about he gets 25 million? He has enough already.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/18/2013|
[quote] I wonder if he still does recreational drugs occasionally, but is more able to keep it under control now. I'd hate to have all that money but never get to high ever, even when partying
I don't know about drugs, but he drinks. I don't know if he does it a lot or to what degree, but someone I know saw him drinking alcohol recently
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/18/2013|
He signed up for an indie movie with Favreau next, so I guess he still does movies for pleasure and not just for money. I doubt he wants to do much more Marvel stuff esp since Iron Man 3 was such a dumb movie. Maybe Avengers 2 and 3 and another Iron Man in 5 years or so.
I hope he won't do another one of those god awful Sherlock movies. His wife probably pushing for another one though. He is the perfect cash cow for her, and she seems pretty keen on making lots of money.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/18/2013|
I just googled his wife, and she's accomplished in her own right, a movie producer. So she's certainly no bimbo gold-digger.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/18/2013|
RDJ wife was responsible for a lot of stupid movies when she was working with Joel Silver. She seems very smug to me, don't know she always has a fake smile.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/18/2013|
R47, I know, I know. I was just being silly. If I had purposely chosen to be grammatically correct I would have written, "especially concerning his overindulgence in alcohol and supposed consumption of illegal substances."
It always amazes me that celebs at the top of their game apparently think that "enjoying life to excess and without moderation" will never affect their looks or health.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/19/2013|
OP, in the immortal words of William Shatner: "Get a life."
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/19/2013|