It's been three years since I last interviewed Robert Downey Jr., and the actor is as friendly as ever.
At his press conference for Avengers: Endgame ( read our review here) the 54-year-old actor was again as charming, spontaneous and witty as he was on screen with Tony Stark plays.
I suggest that his career includes four chapters lived with his father, the filmmaker Robert Downey, Sr. He appeared in two of his films.
His second chapter began with a year on Saturday Night Live followed by his big break in his selection James Toback plays The Pick Up Artist the main character who established his umbrella personality. His third chapter began when Richard Attenborough selected him as the title role in Chaplin a performance that earned him both a BAFTA and a Golden Globe and the recognition of a famous Di a Rector Robert Altman, who portrayed him called the biggest American actor, which he then proved in different roles. Of course, Chapter 4 was cast as Iron Man, making it one of the few bankable stars, if not the richest.
How difficult was it to say goodbye to Avengers?
Look, we are show folk. We are used to building close associations and liberating ourselves and reuniting for a lifetime.
What (Marvel President) Kevin Feige has offered us all is this opportunity to band together like a regional theater or a traveling group of odd balls.
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You know the Endgame before you started shooting?
Well, Marvel is an end. It ends until they say it was the wrong end.
All the important artists involved I've been in dialogue with the filmmakers for some time, and then it kind of came out naturally.
But in the Marvel Universe nothing is final because they have all the tricks in the book and every device imaginable
I'm not crazy about a movie that takes itself too seriously It's especially funny for me, how these superhero movies got so hard.
People are invested like this, including myself. But there is plenty of room there too.
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Speaking of goodbye, will this be your last movie as Iron Man?
Well, I have two thoughts. If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. Second, I know that people know very well what they are doing and what they are not doing.
But entertainment is no longer just "Do you want to sit in front of the camera and put on that outfit and talk like this guy we know?" … I'd like to stay in business with Disney and Marvel.
But you Knowing how quickly I can get bored The fact that I have stayed here for so long really means that they are still engaging at some level.
Share with your children Exton (seven) and Avri (1965) four) stories about your life? (Downey's oldest son, Indio, is 25 years old.)
My own children, who cares about their father's life? (laughs) What interests him are his Legos, his games annoying his sister and trying to sneak another Twix bar when no one is looking.
Does Exton have a Lego figure or action figure of hers? Does he have a favorite action figure?
I do not know how they got that for marketing but he was in Hawkeye for a while. Then it was cap. Then it was Black Widow. Then, for a while he had really come across Nick Fury because Nick was the boss.
He found his way to Iron Man a few times. But for the moment I think he would root us all out if he could keep the guards.
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When will you turn back films that impress Altman?
My wife (producer Susan Levin) and I made a movie that I was really proud of The Judge and I made some Sherlocks.
At the same time I have a variety of interests. I'm a kind of musician, and I like other art forms.
But the downside – if there is one – that had this longstanding relationship with Marvel is that you can not have everything.
So there are certain things that I have put back for a while that I am really looking forward to coming back.
We recently had a family vacation (with Oscar Isaac) … he's one of the awesome actors. And he started to talk to me about (work) things that I had not even thought for ages: "Hey, remember, A Winter's Tale …". I said, "Oh yes, Shakespeare!"
And we started talking about things we could do. I would like to find some of the actors and actresses I like, and maybe think about turning them into something.
It would be fun to go to the other side of the camera. Either that or I would hate it. I would just be like, "Oh my god, why do not we just turn the camera on me? I'll show you how it's done! "
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Trust is an important topic in Endgame . What is your relationship with trust?
I was told I have problems with trust And I distrusted the person who told me that.
But what is that? Trust God, pure house, help others. These are three great principles to stand on. Trust in God, clean house, help others.
Is that what you teach your children?
Well, I suppose, but they have a great mother. It's everything I do not do right.
One of our cats did not feel so good last night and she could barely sleep. Imagine how she takes care of me after taking care of the cats because I'm the fifth wheel in my house.
They have the son, the daughter, the two cats, and then what's left is plenty.