Robert Downey Jr.

What makes Robert Downey Jr. one of Hollywood’s leading men? 

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Robert Downey Jr. returns as Iron Man in the new Marvel film Captain America: Civil War. And it’s not just his rollercoaster cinema rides that make the actor one of Hollywood’s coolest leading men.

Robert Downey Jr. is back as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, in the latest superhero blockbuster Captain America: Civil War. It seems no one can resist this man.

Among his more than 50 film credits, along with adrenaline-fueled action adventures like The Avengers and Iron Man series, are classics like Short Cuts, Chaplin and Natural Born Killers.

But Downey’s coolness factor goes beyond his work in cinema…           

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Trading the Iron Man suit for a bunny

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Commitment to social causes is now de rigueur in Hollywood. But often, the implementation of a charity idea can come across as annoying. Not everyone can do it with such ease as Robert Downey Jr.; he even pulls it off dressed as a rabbit.      

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Acceptance speech with a difference

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Sometimes movie stars are not to be envied, especially when it comes to award speeches.  On the one hand, nobody wants to talk themselves into trouble, on the other, they don’t want to bore the audience to tears. No danger of that with guys like Robert. Can somebody give this man his own talk show?

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Marketing master

Hollywood actors endure one TV marathon after another to promote their new projects. Filming endless promo spots, such as for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, doesn’t look like the most fun job. No big deal for Robert. The main thing? Always have the right attitude.   

His love for Zach Galifianakis 

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The relationship among co-stars can often be strained to say the least. Daily encounters on the set or promotional work off set mean a lot of time is spent in each other’s faces. Thankfully, Downey Jr. was always on hand to help out the sensitive soul that is Zach Galifianakis on their press tour.        

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New Age Sherlock Holmes

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Even more evidence of his skills: as world-famous British detective Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey Jr. found a new way into the hearts of his fans. As a fighter, he outwits his physically superior opponent with both body and mind. The boxing ring is not usually the place for rambling monologues or intellectual theorizing - and yet he combines both in outrageously cool style.     

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