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?
Robert Downey Jr. seems like a smug asshat
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/16/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||04/11/2019|
I liked him in Soapdish. Don't really care about his other work.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/11/2019|
RDJr was a really nice guy, but I think he's become an asshole over recent years.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/11/2019|
Yes he does, OP. He's always seemed like such an arrogant douche. Add him to the punchable faces list.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||04/11/2019|
R5 is spot on till he sticks his foot in his mouth and reveals himself as "The I Hate AA TROLL "
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||04/11/2019|
I remember Mel Gibson standing up for him after his drug problems and arrest.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||04/11/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||04/11/2019|
He deserved the Oscar for Less Than Zero.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/11/2019|
Loved him (and Molly Ringwald) in James Tobak’s “The Pickup Artist”...
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/11/2019|
Didn’t he end up curled up in some stranger’s kid’s bedroom during his rock bottom drug phase?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||04/11/2019|
He’s a jew. Hollywood loves its jews.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||04/11/2019|
I used to think he was related to Morton Downey Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/11/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/11/2019|
He loved guyliner
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||04/11/2019|
Didn’t RDJ used to be bi?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||04/11/2019|
He looks like an old queen in all the avengers interviews I’ve seen him do lately
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||04/11/2019|
R28 RDJ used to look like Jerry Butler?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||04/11/2019|
Who is the guy in the scene with RDJ at R13?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||04/11/2019|
Never thought much of him till I saw that Chaplin biopic. He can act.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||04/11/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||04/11/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 40||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||04/11/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 42||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||04/11/2019|
He once shared a jail cell with none other than the patron Saint of gaydom, Miss Leslie Jordan
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||04/11/2019|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/11/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 53||04/11/2019|
[quote]In spite of his drug problems he was a nice guy and easy to work with.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/11/2019|
I love him.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/11/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||04/11/2019|
David Fincher was the asshole on that set. He made Jake Gyllenhaal cry.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/11/2019|
RDJ was great in Zodiac.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/11/2019|
He was really good in The Soloist, too
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/11/2019|
Taylor Swift made Jake Gyllenhaal cry. What, like it's hard? He's a pussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/11/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 61||04/11/2019|
What is this David Fincher made JG cry business all about?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||04/12/2019|
He was always fun to watch. Almost stole a couple of scenes in Ian McKellen's Richard III.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/12/2019|
He was amusing in Back to School too.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/12/2019|
Even when he was loaded on Ally McBeal, he was enjoyable to watch.
I have his album, too. His singing voice is pleasant.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 67||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||04/12/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 71||04/12/2019|
R67 thanks for sharing, Thanos.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/12/2019|
His Sherlock Holmes SUCKED. I shut it off after 30 minutes, even Jude Law couldn't keep me watching.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/12/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 74||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 77||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 78||04/12/2019|
Drug addiction and spending one's life in the show biz bubble is not conducive to a sweet endearing personality.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 80||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 81||04/12/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 83||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 84||04/12/2019|
He's super talented. Without a doubt. Hard to blame him for making serious money from a superhero franchise
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/12/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 86||04/12/2019|
[quote]Why would successful women choose to spend their child bearing years with someone who isn’t interested in touching them?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 88||04/12/2019|
RDJ loves Rami!
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/12/2019|
IG videos never post right here.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 91||04/12/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||04/12/2019|
Looks like another shit movie for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/12/2019|
He sure does. I used to be a fan, now I think he is a very short asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/12/2019|
[quote] Was it Rolling Stone magazine where he admitted to sex with guys in jail?
No it was Datalounge fantasy land.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/12/2019|
Ramon Estevez IS family, isn’t he?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/13/2019|
Yes he is openly gay has a long term partner who is an actor. R96
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/13/2019|
He looks like he just touched down at the docks on Fire Island.
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|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 100||04/13/2019|
He was obviously gay to me on SNL in 85-86. Sucky comic actor but I adored him.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/13/2019|
(of Shelley Winters) "Her portholes were never closed." I didn't catch that one as a 12 year old!
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/13/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 103||04/13/2019|
His bisexuality was manufactured indeed because he isn't bi he's gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 105||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 106||04/13/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 107||04/15/2019|
His close relationship with Goop made me respect him less. She's revolting
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/15/2019|
No love for "One Night Stand"? One of his best performances, now apparently forgotten.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/15/2019|
R107 lol I just looked. Liberace was straighter than him.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/15/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 111||04/15/2019|
His dress inspiration is his daddy Elton John, hence the tracksuits and funky tinted glasses and silk pajama-like outfits.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||04/15/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 113||04/15/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 114||04/16/2019|
His hair has had enhancements.
Obviously his face's lines and wrinkles had help too. Goes without saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/16/2019|