Robert Downey Jr has named two of the most important films in his recent career.
The 58-year-old New York City-born actor is now one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, perhaps best known for his role as Tony Stark in 2008. Iron Man. Downey Jr has reprized the role in nine other Marvel Cinematic Universe films, the most recent being 2019 Avengers: Game over.
It’s perhaps surprising that Downey Jr has named two other titles the most important films he’s made in the past 25 years.
In a recent interview with New York Timesactor name Blunt dog And Dolittle.
2006 family comedy Blunt dog stars Tim Allen as Dave, an associate district attorney who is bitten by a dog and turned into an animal.
The dog’s new life gives Dave a new perspective on the importance of family. Downey Jr plays the villain Dr. Kozak in the film, which was a critical flop, scoring only 26% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Dolittle similarly mocked when it was released in 2020, currently holds a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film stars Downey Jr as the title character, a doctor who can talk to animals, a role popularized by Eddie Murphy in the 1990s.
In the interview, Downey Jr explained his reasoning behind the uncertain naming of the two films.
“Honestly, the two most important films I’ve made in the last 25 years are Blunt dogbecause it was the movie that made Disney say they would insure me,” he said.
“Then the second most important movie is Dolittle, because Dolittle was a wasted opportunity that lasted two and a half years. The stress it puts on my girl when she rolls her sleeves up to her armpits to make it even ready to go on the market is amazing.”
Downey Jr’s wife, Susan Downey, is a co-producer of Dolittle. The couple are the founders of the production company Team Downey, which also produces the HBO series Perry Mason.
He continued: “After that point – what was that phrase? Never let a good crisis go to waste? – we’ve reset these priorities and made some changes to who our closest business advisors are.@
However, in the interview, the actor continued to explain his film. Sr is “probably the most important thing I’ve ever done, which is being able to be part object and subject in part ‘content’”.
Released in 2022, Sr is a Netflix documentary, directed by Chris Smith, that examines the career and relationship between Downey Jr and his father. Robert Downey Sr died at the age of 85 in 2021.
Downey Jr started acting at the age of 5, appearing in his father’s 1970 film Pound.
In his twenties, the actor starred in teen movies like Strange science (1985) and less than 0 (1987). He received critical acclaim for his lead role in the 1992 biopic Chaplinfor which he received the first of two Oscar nominations.
His second nod came in 2008 for his role as method actor Kirk Lazarus in the action comedy film. thunder.
Downey Jr to star next in Christpher Nolan’s Oppenheimerthat he said New York Times was “a bit of a boundary for me”.
The actor recently shared a fun photo with his boyfriend. Oppenheimer co-stars, including Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Matt Damon.
However, also spotted in the photo is John Krasinski, sparking speculation that Office could star in this star-studded film — which Downey Jr admitted in his caption to the post, which has received nearly five million likes.