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Robert Downey Jr. seems like a smug asshat

A group of the people in the new Avengers movie were being interviewed and you could hear him tell them to calm down and look alive. Also if he is supposedly such a fine actor isn't he slumming it in these superhero movies?

by Anonymousreply 11504/16/2019

I loved when Ricky Gervais roasted him at the Golden Globes years ago. He said something referring to RDJ's stints in rehab and jail. I laughed because as a kid he was always in the news for his legal troubles and didn't know anything about his career beyond that.

by Anonymousreply 104/11/2019

I liked him in Soapdish. Don't really care about his other work.

by Anonymousreply 204/11/2019

RDJr was a really nice guy, but I think he's become an asshole over recent years.

by Anonymousreply 304/11/2019

Yes he does, OP. He's always seemed like such an arrogant douche. Add him to the punchable faces list.

by Anonymousreply 404/11/2019

Downey Jr. used to be a hot piece of ass who was touted to be a next great Oscar-worthy actor in the making. Nepotism was at play of course with his early career, but he did seem to be a cst member of many popular films. His early films were released when I was just a kid,, but topping him was one of my very first masturbation fantasies (back then our parents had tons of VHS tapes of early/mid 1980's movies and often that was basically your "porn" so-to-speak). He had an adorable face, amazing round ass and fit body. At some point when I was high school or maybe when I started college - most of Hollywood was grieving due to his drug-related collapse (weird...as no one else ever gets this sort of support in the industry) and then basically rolled out the red carpet to put him in anything that they could (he had basically disappeared for years and then suddenly turned up on TV shows and quickly in movies, etc.). This was the turning point when RDJ went from being talented/sexy/likable to a smug POS. Whatever 12-step crap that he used to get his shit together basically changed his personality altogether - for the worse. He is now muscular (but not sexy) and basically comes off in interviews as a prick.

by Anonymousreply 504/11/2019

R5 is spot on till he sticks his foot in his mouth and reveals himself as "The I Hate AA TROLL "

by Anonymousreply 604/11/2019

Huh? LOL. I wish I was that important on DL. An AA troll? LOL. Check my other posts if you wish - how amusing. I have no experience with AA whatsoever, so I neither like nor loathe it.

by Anonymousreply 704/11/2019

His career was rehabilitated after prison by his good friend, the now utterly disgraced perv James Toback, who cast him in some pretentious movie nobody saw. His excellent work was elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 804/11/2019

I remember Mel Gibson standing up for him after his drug problems and arrest.

by Anonymousreply 904/11/2019

If I remember correctly, RDJ's role on Ally McBeal was his toe-in-the-water after his big collapse. It was VERY hyped at that time and all of the Hollywood royalty at the time were very vocal about getting his career back on track and doing whatever they could to do so. It was oddly over the top adoration - to me anyway.

by Anonymousreply 1004/11/2019

Agree, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1104/11/2019

I agree he seems very smug and smarmy. Much like fellow sassy/deadpan actor Kevin Spacey. There's something offputting and cynical about these guys who think they're better than others but are just so basic.

What astonished me was just how easy he had it after his well publicised issues. A real example of the different treatment men and women get. Natasha Lyonne, Courtney Love, and Winona Ryder were in 'Hollywood jail' and couldn't get arrested if they tried for years (of course they've all finally come back a bit). But he went SIGNIFICANTLY off the rails and was suddenly handed leading roles and Oscar nominations for doing the bare minimum and showing no remorse.

Mickey Rourke is another one (and also an Iron Man star) who randomly got very sympathetic treatment and a massive career boost just for.... behaving on set at last.

by Anonymousreply 1204/11/2019

He deserved the Oscar for Less Than Zero.

by Anonymousreply 1304/11/2019

Loved him (and Molly Ringwald) in James Tobak’s “The Pickup Artist”...

by Anonymousreply 1404/11/2019

Didn’t he end up curled up in some stranger’s kid’s bedroom during his rock bottom drug phase?

by Anonymousreply 1504/11/2019

Some of his early ‘80s roles were in his former girlfriend Sarah Jessica Parker’s films. He had a bit part in First Born, and he made a blink-and-you’ll-miss-him appearance as a punk in this scene from Girls Just Want To Have Fun (the 1:40 mark- he pops up from under the table)...

by Anonymousreply 1604/11/2019

He’s a jew. Hollywood loves its jews.

by Anonymousreply 1704/11/2019

He's become a devout Christian, hence why he likes to hang out with uber weirdo Mel Gibson. And I sense some pining for your boys in him too.

He's stinking rich and I am sure there is something very off putting about him.

by Anonymousreply 1804/11/2019

Haha R17. I actually didn't connect those dots at all. Nepotism is very real in Hollywood though (and everywhere else for that matter).

by Anonymousreply 1904/11/2019

I used to think he was related to Morton Downey Jr.

by Anonymousreply 2004/11/2019

Weird Science

by Anonymousreply 2104/11/2019

He loved guyliner

by Anonymousreply 2204/11/2019

RDJ was and is very well liked. He was not smug during his “troubles”. He was a damn good actor, and he was very kind.

I agree that MONEY, not sobriety, changed him, as did jail.

by Anonymousreply 2304/11/2019

Would some here please link the Julian Assange Arrested By British Police thread? I did a search, and cannot find it.

Thanks in advance!

by Anonymousreply 2404/11/2019

Didn’t RDJ used to be bi?

by Anonymousreply 2504/11/2019

In addition to their main house (houses?), his father (very nice guy, but in no way an "adult") kept a small cottage in San Anselmo. A literal open door policy. It was never locked, and whatever you wanted to eat, drink etc. was yours. I had a few great fucks with a friend of RDJ's dad there. Nice cozy bed. I lived nearby, and it was always nice to know that if I ever needed anything, I could just pop in.

by Anonymousreply 2604/11/2019

He looks like an old queen in all the avengers interviews I’ve seen him do lately

by Anonymousreply 2704/11/2019

He used to look like an old (straight) porn star from the 80s that was married to Wednesday from the Addams Family TV show. Same huge eyes and lips.

I could never take him seriously for years because of this.

by Anonymousreply 2804/11/2019

Personally I admire the guy for turning it around. His life and his career were in tatters. Now they’re not. If being a douche rather than a humorous hottie is the price of staying alive, so be it. And fuck the douchtastic Ricky Gervais R1.

by Anonymousreply 2904/11/2019

R28 RDJ used to look like Jerry Butler?

by Anonymousreply 3004/11/2019

R30 In the eyes and mouth, yes. And the big hair back in the day.

That picture doesn’t represent it best, but the resemblance just struck me and turned me off.

by Anonymousreply 3104/11/2019

Who is the guy in the scene with RDJ at R13?

by Anonymousreply 3204/11/2019

His film The Judge, produced by his wife, proved that he has no box office clout beyond the Marvel universe. Also that he's not very believable as a person.

by Anonymousreply 3304/11/2019

Never thought much of him till I saw that Chaplin biopic. He can act.

by Anonymousreply 3404/11/2019

He’s now a dry drunk. Something bad allegedly happened to him in jail too...there were also rumors that he contracted HIV in jail and his people have worked overtime to keep it out of the press. He was so liberal before he went to prison. When he was released he admitted that his experiences turned him into a conservative.

by Anonymousreply 3504/11/2019

He was given so many chances because people liked him. In spite of his drug problems he was a nice guy and easy to work with.

by Anonymousreply 3604/11/2019

Vintage gossip: “Downey, Robert, Jr. Was a penis-lashed "human piñata" courtesy of the other inmates in jail; made lotsof new friends in his cell. Has now admitted to several same-sex episodes. Recovering and probably current drug addict. Stalks his ex-girlfriend. Never graduated from high school. Linked with Farrah Fawcett, Calista Flockhart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Winona Ryder, and Uma Thurman.“

by Anonymousreply 3704/11/2019

Winona?

by Anonymousreply 3804/11/2019

I watched him have a tantrum in an interview because he was asked a question beyond the usual lame PR crap. Pompous dick.

He makes kids’ films. They come for the CGI bullshit, not his finely nuanced thesping.Buster Crabbe with a bigger bank balance. Rolf Lassgard is an actor. Downey is wallpaper.

That said, he had his meltdown before he earned the megabucks with a franchise. Unlike Depp.

by Anonymousreply 3904/11/2019

[quote]Who is the guy in the scene with RDJ at [R13]?

That’s hottie Michael Bowen, ‘80s teen comedy actor-turned character actor and half brother to Keith and Robert Carradine.

by Anonymousreply 4004/11/2019

Robert Downey Jr. walked into a hotel restaurant where I used to work a long time ago. His entourage was all male, no women. One guy in the entourage was young and Asian. It did not look like a business meeting. RDJ was LOUD, rude, and obnoxious. I was not his server, so I can't say what kind of tipper he was.

by Anonymousreply 4104/11/2019

[Quote] I watched him have a tantrum in an interview because he was asked a question beyond the usual lame PR crap. Pompous dick.

Do you mean the one where he walked out because he was asked about his past?

by Anonymousreply 4204/11/2019

Yeah, the one by that British interviewer. I think it was during the Age of Ultron press tour that he was asked about his past, which was unnecessary. I'm with Robert on that, and I'm not even that big a fan. He's cool in these Marvel films, but he's sort of fused with the Tony Stark character, who was never my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 4304/11/2019

Well that British interviewer was an asshat. That said I do believed RDJ is into young boys. His wife I am sure is a lesbian, she's good friends with Reese Witchspoon, who's husband is a closetcase too.

by Anonymousreply 4404/11/2019

To the surprise of dozens, Downey Jr. likely has sex with men. There have been gay rumors about RDJ since the 90's (and probably 80's as well).

by Anonymousreply 4504/11/2019

Did you ever see Black and White? Where he's a flaming gay reporter who tells his wife (Brooke Shields) that he's a "cum guzzler" and loves boys when she's out of town in an attempt to come out to her. He also comes on to Mike Tyson and Tyson slaps him and says he's not into that "white fag shit".

That's the REAL robert downey jr.

He's a gay man.

And as I said in an interview, he was sucking a thousand cocks in jail for crack.

by Anonymousreply 4604/11/2019

He once shared a jail cell with none other than the patron Saint of gaydom, Miss Leslie Jordan

by Anonymousreply 4704/11/2019

I thought he did a very good job in Tropic Thunder. I can't think of another actor that could have pulled off that role so convincingly.

by Anonymousreply 4804/11/2019

I personally like Robert Downey, Jr. I think he's a fine actor. Less Than Zero and Chaplin were both Oscar worthy performances. If the stories are true about him being a jerk in real life, than that's unfortunate.

by Anonymousreply 4904/11/2019

In interviews for the Marvel movies he puts on the Tony Stark persona. I think that’s the part of the reason these movies do so well, because the actors merge with their characters in a way. I was just reading a THR article about how Chris Evans is so like Captain America

by Anonymousreply 5004/11/2019

Never got his appeal or his being given chance after chance other than his father was pretty well known and well liked.

He was great in Tropic Thunder but other than that, can’t think of anything he’s been in that was groundbreaking or any kind of stand out good performance. Glad he’s staying sober though.

by Anonymousreply 5104/11/2019

[quote] I loved when Ricky Gervais roasted him at the Golden Globes years ago. He said something referring to RDJ's stints in rehab and jail. I laughed because as a kid he was always in the news for his legal troubles and didn't know anything about his career beyond that.

"Kid?"

by Anonymousreply 5204/11/2019

[quote]can’t think of anything he’s been in that was groundbreaking or any kind of stand out good performance.

You’ve never seen Less Than Zero.

by Anonymousreply 5304/11/2019

[quote]In spite of his drug problems he was a nice guy and easy to work with.

Ha! No.

by Anonymousreply 5404/11/2019

I love him.

by Anonymousreply 5504/11/2019

He was more or less out as bi and crawled back into the closet the minute he had mainstream success with Marvel. He is now (born again) 'christian' or something and claimed that the media 'manufactured' his bisexuality. He is also rumoured to be poz and that the blind item that outed Charlie Sheen as HIV+ was originally supposed to be about him.

by Anonymousreply 5604/11/2019

David Fincher was the asshole on that set. He made Jake Gyllenhaal cry.

by Anonymousreply 5704/11/2019

RDJ was great in Zodiac.

by Anonymousreply 5804/11/2019

He was really good in The Soloist, too

by Anonymousreply 5904/11/2019

Taylor Swift made Jake Gyllenhaal cry. What, like it's hard? He's a pussy.

by Anonymousreply 6004/11/2019

[Quote] Yeah, the one by that British interviewer. I think it was during the Age of Ultron press tour that he was asked about his past, which was unnecessary. I'm with Robert on that, and I'm not even that big a fan.

I wish I could find a gif of the interviewer looking at his cameraman after RDJ leaves. It always cracks me up because his face says it all. Like what did you expect? Of course he'd be pissed.

by Anonymousreply 6104/11/2019

What is this David Fincher made JG cry business all about?

by Anonymousreply 6204/12/2019

He gave some amazing performances in his early career, Chaplin, Less Than Zero, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Tropic Thunder, in the first two Iron Man and Avengers movies. He might still have some greatness in him, I don't think he lost it.

It's probably all the money and the big star movie power that did him in. I do think he is bi or gay, he's friends with J Renner and Jamie Fox. He went to a gay rehab center. In his early career days he talked about it a lot. His marriage is probably some industry arrangement, his wife is very dykie.

by Anonymousreply 6304/12/2019

He was always fun to watch. Almost stole a couple of scenes in Ian McKellen's Richard III.

by Anonymousreply 6404/12/2019

He was amusing in Back to School too.

by Anonymousreply 6504/12/2019

Even when he was loaded on Ally McBeal, he was enjoyable to watch.

I have his album, too. His singing voice is pleasant.

by Anonymousreply 6604/12/2019

I remember after that interview he walked out of, he said he'd never make an independent film again, calling people who made them "lame" and acting like he was above that now. It REEKED of elitism and was such a clear view of the grotesque way the rich in Hollywood think they are better because they make more money.

He may have been vaguely talented when he was younger (actually i'll give him 'charisma' rather than talent, let's face it he's no Isabelle Huppert), but he is not an artist in any sense of the word any more.

Just a money-making schill for Marvel(Disney) who buried all the interesting elements of his life and became a pompous asshole.

by Anonymousreply 6704/12/2019

His credits in the past 10 years are almost exclusively Iron Man. Is he even trying to do anything else or is he not even looking?

by Anonymousreply 6804/12/2019

When you sign up to be in the Marvel Universe you basically hand over the next ten years. I’m sure we’ll see him return to other projects soon enough.

Was it Rolling Stone magazine where he admitted to sex with guys in jail? Copies of the magazine must still be floating around out there. I remember being shocked when I read it. He definitely said it happened.

by Anonymousreply 6904/12/2019

RD,Jr is a ka-trillionaire from Iron Man.

His contract probably restricts appearing in certain roles, and so what? For the kind of dough-ray-mee he makes from "Iron Man", I'd not care either about "artistic" or "deep" dramatic roles, either. That can wait.

Besides, if reports are true that Avengers: Endgame kills off the original Avengers, he's done.

by Anonymousreply 7004/12/2019

[quote]His film The Judge, produced by his wife, proved that he has no box office clout beyond the Marvel universe.

Not much of a viewing criterion for me, I’m afraid. I will go to the movies or buy a movie on streaming based on the entertainment value I expect from the actors and/or story, not based on how many tickets the movie sold. If that were my priority I’d be watching Transformer and Fast and Furious movies all day. Some of my favorite movies were box office bombs, but that doesn’t keep me from watching them. YMMV of course.

by Anonymousreply 7104/12/2019

R67 thanks for sharing, Thanos.

by Anonymousreply 7204/12/2019

His Sherlock Holmes SUCKED. I shut it off after 30 minutes, even Jude Law couldn't keep me watching.

by Anonymousreply 7304/12/2019

[quote] Was it Rolling Stone magazine where he admitted to sex with guys in jail?

That proves nothing. Every man who is in jail/prison long enough turns to sex with men. The need for sexual contact with another person will always win out when denied for a long enough period. At a point the sex of the other person is inconsequential. The human brain is capable of making major adjustments to a person's sexual limitations and breaking down inhibitions when the emotional survival of the person is in jeopardy.

by Anonymousreply 7404/12/2019

R73 I don't know what it is about those movies but I just couldn't get into them. Maybe it's a Guy Ritchie thing?

by Anonymousreply 7504/12/2019

If Marvel doesn't let their actors do other films, then why has Mark Ruffalo been able to do interesting movies and get Oscar nominations for things like Foxcatcher and Spotlight? ScarJo is allowed to do Under The Skin, Her, Don Jon...

You can blame the studio all you want but at the end of the day he IS a "smug asshat" (as the OP says). An overpaid one with evidently bad taste.

by Anonymousreply 7604/12/2019

Not sure if they don’t allow him to do other projects R76 or he just doesn’t have the time or energy. It must be pretty gruelling training for those movies then filming them for months on end and then all the promo.

Interesting to hear other recent roles mentioned. I’d completely forgotten about Sherlock Holmes. Only think of him as Tony Stark now.

by Anonymousreply 7704/12/2019

Just because he isn't very smart when it comes down to choosing interesting roles in independent cinema doesn't mean those kind of movies aren't out there. The Judge should never have been made, that movie was so awful and so cliche. But I guess his wife needed a job to not completely lose her credit as a producer. Even though he must have known that she never made one even halfway acceptable movie. She got involved in those god awful Sherlock Holmes flicks as well.

He lost his role in Gravity to Clooney because he was behaving like some entitled idiot. Not sure directors are willing to put up with him after he got blown sugar up his arse by Marvel making faces playing Tony Stark.

by Anonymousreply 7804/12/2019

Drug addiction and spending one's life in the show biz bubble is not conducive to a sweet endearing personality.

by Anonymousreply 7904/12/2019

RDJ is the last person to look down on other people, I mean this cunt was a pass around bottom at HW parties and hooked up with craigslist whores but now that he is a conservative "straight" family man he suddenly is better than everyone? Bitch please...

by Anonymousreply 8004/12/2019

Hung around with him briefly while he was making Chaplin. He was still using. As with most drug addicts he could be very nice and then be a complete ass. I do think smug fits as a general assessment of his personality though.

by Anonymousreply 8104/12/2019
by Anonymousreply 8204/12/2019

I'm only interested in famous men he fucked, who are they? Did he have a sample of the spider-man finalists? yep i can see Holland securing their "chemistry test"

can believe r41 the wife allows him to fuck twinks. whole new family with young kids included, whatever happened to the meth addict son?

by Anonymousreply 8304/12/2019

Why do women get into these beard situations? Are they broke? Ellen made it perfectly normal to be a HW lesbian, so I don’t understand mutual bearding, and I really don’t understand one sided bearding.

Why would successful women choose to spend their child bearing years with someone who isn’t interested in touching them? It’s not like these women can’t find straight men to marry. They’re usually very attractive and/or successful in their own right.

by Anonymousreply 8404/12/2019

He's super talented. Without a doubt. Hard to blame him for making serious money from a superhero franchise

by Anonymousreply 8504/12/2019

[Quote] He lost his role in Gravity to Clooney because he was behaving like some entitled idiot.

Well he certainly would've been more believable than Clooney at playing an astronaut.

by Anonymousreply 8604/12/2019

[quote]Why would successful women choose to spend their child bearing years with someone who isn’t interested in touching them?

R84 $$$

by Anonymousreply 8704/12/2019

All of his wife's movies she did for Silver tanked and were critically disasters. I am sure she loves all the money she gets from bearding with Downey.

by Anonymousreply 8804/12/2019

RDJ loves Rami!

by Anonymousreply 8904/12/2019

IG videos never post right here.

by Anonymousreply 9004/12/2019

R83 There were rumours about RDJ hooking up with:

James Spader, Val Kilmer, Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Daniel Craig, Ramon Estevez.

by Anonymousreply 9104/12/2019

He looks so haggy. He has lost his looks and body since about 2015. Even Ruffalo has kept his looks better.

I too can't stand his fake open-mouthed crinkled-eyes laughing face on the Kimmel thumbnail. Won't click any promo bullcrap.

About the op, idk how one could look alive and calm down simultaneously. He always has interesting turns of phrases.

by Anonymousreply 9204/12/2019

Looks like another shit movie for him.

by Anonymousreply 9304/12/2019

He sure does. I used to be a fan, now I think he is a very short asshole.

by Anonymousreply 9404/12/2019

[quote] Was it Rolling Stone magazine where he admitted to sex with guys in jail?

No it was Datalounge fantasy land.

by Anonymousreply 9504/12/2019

Ramon Estevez IS family, isn’t he?

by Anonymousreply 9604/13/2019

Yes he is openly gay has a long term partner who is an actor. R96

by Anonymousreply 9704/13/2019

Straight? lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

He looks like he just touched down at the docks on Fire Island.

by Anonymousreply 9804/13/2019

Heelz

by Anonymousreply 9904/13/2019

You useless sluts.

His most telling role is 'Home for the Holidays', where he is obviously off his face in every scene, but does get to play himself, a homosexual

He was happily talking about being bisexual right before his arrest, and has never spoken again about his love of cock

by Anonymousreply 10004/13/2019

He was obviously gay to me on SNL in 85-86. Sucky comic actor but I adored him.

by Anonymousreply 10104/13/2019

(of Shelley Winters) "Her portholes were never closed." I didn't catch that one as a 12 year old!

by Anonymousreply 10204/13/2019

[quote]He was happily talking about being bisexual right before his arrest, and has never spoken again about his love of cock

Because it doesn't fit with his Marvel superhero Iron Man image. He signed onto that river of $$$ and they own his ass, now.

by Anonymousreply 10304/13/2019

His bisexuality was manufactured indeed because he isn't bi he's gay.

by Anonymousreply 10404/13/2019

When will people realize that nobody is inclined to "come out" as bisexual unless they're more on the Kinsey 6 side than the Kinsey 1 side; otherwise, you would pass as heteronormative, which nobody questions.

by Anonymousreply 10504/13/2019

It's funny because a few years back there were rumors he and Goop were bang-buddies who hooked up. They seem to really love each other.

by Anonymousreply 10604/13/2019

Did you see his instragram post three posts ago? Jesus mary chain. He's wearing black silk pajamas a beige shirt and terrible shoes maybe even uggs and dancing in slow motion. MY god Ive never seen a gayer man lol.

by Anonymousreply 10704/15/2019

His close relationship with Goop made me respect him less. She's revolting

by Anonymousreply 10804/15/2019

No love for "One Night Stand"? One of his best performances, now apparently forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 10904/15/2019

R107 lol I just looked. Liberace was straighter than him.

by Anonymousreply 11004/15/2019

Why does he consistently look a mess? I wouldn't be seen dead spending time with him when he's always in mismatching silk tracksuits, trainers with lifts and ill fitting suits.

by Anonymousreply 11104/15/2019

His dress inspiration is his daddy Elton John, hence the tracksuits and funky tinted glasses and silk pajama-like outfits.

by Anonymousreply 11204/15/2019

He has always looked and acted like a screaming queen. Talk about hiding in plain sight. A shame he can't live his life openly, but that's Hollywood for you.

by Anonymousreply 11304/15/2019

A while ago we had a thread about celebs looking unintentionally gay in pictures and every third post was RDJ. I link it below.

by Anonymousreply 11404/16/2019

His hair has had enhancements.

Obviously his face's lines and wrinkles had help too. Goes without saying.

by Anonymousreply 11504/16/2019
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