Robert Downey Jr has expressed his gratitude to Marvel Studios after turning his life around when he bagged the career-defining role of Tony Stark in Iron Man.
Back in 2008, when the world stood on the precipice of an explosion of superhero movies, Downey Jr was at the forefront of the new raft of comic book adaptations. Playing the billionaire playboy owner of Stark Industries with effortless class, comedy and charisma, Downey Jr came off like he had been playing the character all his life.
After joking about having the advantage of getting off set as soon as Iron Man’s mask comes down, Downey Jr. told said on Jimmy Kimmel Live that the role of Iron Man is “The best thing that ever happened to me,” via ComicBook.com.
Downey Jr is set to star alongside Chris Evans in the eagerly-anticipated Captain America: Civil War, which has seen excitement go through the roof after dropping the trailer online on Tuesday night. For the shooting of Civil War, Downey Jr had all of the furniture flown in from his swanky Los Angeles home, to Atlanta, where they were filming.
Of course, Downey Jr is such a big shot that he had the privilege of flying his possessions across the United States and charge Disney for it. That’s what happens when you’re Iron Man – well actually no, Iron Man would just fly himself, but you know what I mean.
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