On Growing Up - "I hand it to any and everyone who has made it past their late thirties and has any sense of contentment, because you know so much, and the anxiety can be so overwhelming — and managing the anxiety is a skill set that seems like a menu that changes every day."
On his Wife - "There's no understanding for me of the bigger picture in real time in a hands-on way without her. Because it was the perfect, perfect, perfect matching of personalities and gifts."On Having Children - "The big unspoken thing here is that we intend to have a family... Hell, yeah. Speaking of artifacts. The ultimate artifact of our love. In a onesie."On His Career Path - "The truth of the matter is, it's always been like this. It hasn't gone up from down; it's just that it's finally got wide enough that I can be contained."
On the Joy of Suffering - "no matter how much you shore things up and no matter how healthy-minded you are — isn't it supposed to be the joyful participation in the suffering of mankind?"
On Politics -"I have a really interesting political point of view", states RDJ in a 04/08 interview with David Carr. "it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t. I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics every since.”
Friend Mel Gibson - RDJ has been a close friend of Mel Gibson since they starred in Air America. Downey defended the actor/director during the controversy surrounding The Passion of Christ, and argued that "nobody's perfect" regarding Gibson's DUI.
Gibson said of Downey, "He was one of the first people to call and offer the hand of friendship. He just said, ‘Hey, welcome to the club. Let's go see what we can do to work on ourselves."
Gay Comment Gone Awry - Magnificent in Guy Ritchies latest cinematic Sherlock Holmes, RDJ caused a stir recently with comments that Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson could be lovers.
He said: “I think the word bromance is so passe. We are two men who happen to be roommates who wrestle a lot and share a bed."
Andrea Plunket, who holds the US copyright to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary creation, is unhappy with the comment says if Ritchie and the screenwriters want to take the character – who is played by Downey in the current movie – in that direction she will not allow a follow-up film.
According to the Timeslive.co.za, Plunket said: “I hope this is just an example of Mr. Downey's black sense of humour. It would be drastic, but I would withdraw permission for more films to be made if they feel that is a theme they wish to bring out in the future.
While filming "Sherlock Holmes" - RDJ required stitches to his lip and while smoking the character's famous pipe in one scene ashes fell onto his lap and set his trousers alight.
A source said: Robert leaped from his armchair and jumped up and down, slapping his crotch and howling, 'Oh God, I'm on fire!'
Luckily, Robert's co-star Jude Law - who plays Holmes' sidekick Dr. Watson in the movie - was on hand to extinguish the flames and save the star from singeing his privates
Kirk Lazarus, his Tropic Thunder character, Downey laughed before responding,
"Sadly, my sorry-ass self."
Full of passion, devotion, these days life's a lark
ready to rumble
a tug or a tumble
the smile that makes you forget that your married
He's Chaplin, to Sherlock, to Kirk and a Tony;
to me Mr. Downey will never be phony.
and not that's it vital he makes lots of loot.
perhaps or a cabaret.
FYI - every darn photo of he and his lovely wife Producer Susan Levin Downey, he's turned either towards her, leaning into her, kissing her head, or kissing her hand.
How wonderful is that?
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photo credits; rankin.co.uk; fanpop.com; mattdavisopenshismouth.com; askmen.com; thecinemasource.com; babble.com; snarkerati.com; nerdles.com; screenrush.co.uk; screencrave.com; esquire.com;
research credits; wikipedia.org; esquire.com; inquirer.net; latimesmagazine.com; vogue.com; timeslive.co.za