‘Smile, Listen, Agree… And then do whatever the fuck you wanna do anyway”. – Robert Downey Jr.
“Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist”. If this wasn’t enough, here are a few of the BILLION reasons RDJ is The Most AWESOME MAN on the planet!
1. IRON MAN.
“I AM Iron Man”. He brought charm and cockiness together in the character that is only known because of RDJ’s mind-blowing portrayal.
2. Sherlock Holmes.
Conan Doyle’s original character was mysterious, reclusive, and anti-social. A perfect, solid character. Add RDJ to the equation and what you’ve got is MAGIC. Magic happens on the screen when RDJ’s style makes the already revered character even more outstanding (RDJ won the Golden Globe and Academy and BAFTA nominations for this role).
3. Tropic Thunder – Kirk Lazarus.
He is probably the only one who could pull off an Australian actor who underwent a “pigment alteration” surgery to portray a black man in a movie. Not a scene in the movie where RDJ slips up. NO white actor could pull off the black guy swag like RDJ. “You went full retard man. You never go full retard.”
Nothing defines charm like Robert. No need to elaborate. His acceptance speeches for the Golden Globe and the People’s Choice Awards say it all.
… and just to drive that point home
If that wasn’t enough, proceed to the next point.
5. Sense of humor.
His sense of humor isn’t limited just to his characters. RDJ is as colorful in real life as he is in reel life (as elaborated by the videos above).
6. Strength of character.
Nothing sexier than a man with a sense of humor right? WRONG. He was introduced to drugs at age 6 by his father and was addicted by the time he was 8. Here is a man who’s gone through substance abuse issues and re-emerged stronger. His sense of humor about his rough past is a delightful breath of fresh air. Now he’s the kind of example we need. And who doesn’t love a good comeback story!
Movies like Due Date have gone to prove that this man can play a character with no special skills whatsoever. He plays a very ordinary businessman, an expectant father on a road trip racing to get back in time for the birth of his first child. Nothing special about the character except the fact that it is played by RDJ. Another movie that is a huge contrast to all these suave roles he does, was the movie ‘Chaplin’ in 1992. He played Charlie Chaplin and won a BAFTA and an Academy nomination for this role.
There’s so much more about the man that makes us love him. And what the heck. Screw Campusghanta’s weird obsession with 7 pointers. I will go ahead and list a few more reasons. Here are some more!
God was unfair to the rest of us mortals when he created this man. A man who is so sexy, so talented and to add to that, he sings as well. He released an album called “The Futurist” in 2004, and he also hand-painted the album cover.
Some age like milk. Some age like fine wine. He ages like class scotch. At age 48, he is still one of the most suave, classy men on the planet.
10. Elton John’s ‘I want love’.
He got clean. And instead of landing a movie role, he was the lead in an Elton John music video. Of course, put together Sir Elton John’s flamboyance and RDJ’s zing and we have what happens is PURE love!
11. Team Player.
The Avengers cast including Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L Jackson are now demanding $5 million upfront plus back-end options but Marvel are threatening to recast. But Marvel needs Robert Downey Jr. to keep playing Iron Man. And Iron Man has balls of steel! He put his foot down and told the Marvel Slavedrivers to treat his colleagues better. Who would not want to work with him?
A true RDJ fan can list umpteen reasons. He’s classy. He’s stylish. He’s funny. He’s sexy. He’s suave. He’s charismatic. He’s cute. He’s badass. He’s irresistible. He’s Iron Man. He is ROBERT DOWNEY JR. And he’s a LEGEND.
[Image Courtesy: Google (Duh!), inRecession and Spoontamer from Deviantart.]