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Robert Downey Jr. is now, without any shadow of a doubt, one of the most popular and well-paid actors on the planet – thanks in no small part to his portrayal of the now iconic Iron Man AKA Tony Stark in the hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.
He’s played Stark since 2008, when he was rather controversially cast in the role by his friend, director Jon Favreau.
Starting with his early life, Downey Jr.’s journey to the role and as the character has been an extremely interesting (and ultimately lucrative) one – and in this documentary, we’ll take you on that journey.
He’s appeared in nine movies in the franchise to date (all things considered i.e. including cameos) and has a tenth appearance confirmed in the form of next year’s as-yet-untitled fourth Avengers movie. Whether or not he’ll appear again after that remains to be seen.
The MCU version of Stark isn’t too far off what Robert Downey Jr. is like in real life – they’ve both had their dirty laundry aired to the world, in addition to bringing a lot of good to it – so it hasn’t been much of a stretch for the actor to play him.
That being said, he’s kept himself in superhero shape, improvised some extremely quirky moments, and undoubtedly brought some real charisma and likeability to the character.
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