Robert Downey Jr.’s 3 Most Unforgettable Characters (and the Next in Line)

by Jeremy Spirogis
Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. has performed a number of components — attempting totally different hats on for measurement — typically real-life people, different instances fictional creations — but he nearly all the time manages to strike the precise chord. Though selecting essentially the most memorable roles from the actor’s portfolio might show troublesome, three appear to face out. Certain roles appear to embody Downey, as his depictions of the under three characters are both enmeshed with widespread tradition, critically adulated and award-receiving, or each. And, one of many subsequent real-life people he’s set to play could also be becoming a member of the checklist!

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3. Charlie Chaplin

Robert Downey Jr.’s efficiency in 1992’s Chaplin went on to obtain optimistic vital and viewers reception. The film traced Chaplin’s life — from his humble beginnings in South London to his early days in British Vaudeville, till in the end reaching his silent movie profession — and RDJ captures every second in time, every private life transition with perfection. 

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RDJ went on to obtain an Oscar nomination for his efficiency in 1993, and although he didn’t win, it stays one of many actor’s best-received and unforgettable turns. From the endearing, but investigative facial expressions to the exaggerated bodily comedy, RDJ embodied Chaplin, and he gave a efficiency nobody will quickly overlook. 

2. Sherlock Holmes 

With Sherlock Holmes 3 reportedly on the horizon, nobody goes to overlook RDJ’s tackle the character anytime quickly. With a knack for fight, a bent to eschew social orthodoxies, and the character’s trademark investigative mindset, Downey’s depiction pays homage to the Sherlock Holmes within the supply materials, but modernizes the character for a recent viewing viewers. 

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Downey’s Holmes is enjoyable, intelligent, and courageous; the character merely matches inside a filmic age that always calls for a little bit of high-octane motion in its crime sagas. 

1. Iron Man 

Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man are nearly one and the identical. Playing the character for over a decade — and bringing audiences far and extensive to the theater — Downey grew to become the billionaire playboy philanthropist with a silver tongue, a little bit of a superiority complicated, and an smug air of omniscience. Yet, Downey’s character transformation within the Infinity Saga — from egocentric egotist to selfless savior — is one for the books, and his efficiency in Endgame was award-worthy, regardless of the Academy’s resilience to acknowledge superhero films on the Oscars. 

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While Robert Downey Jr. will now transfer onto tasks outdoors the MCU, unlikely to return to Tony Stark (at the least for the foreseeable future), he’ll all the time be the world’s Iron Man. So, what’s going to be Downey’s subsequent most memorable position? One upcoming flip appears most probably to affix this checklist. 

Robert Downey Jr. is ready to play rip-off Doctor John Brinkley 

An untitled John Brinkley biopic is at present in pre-production with Downey slated for the title position. If you’re questioning why this film will be a part of the checklist above, you solely have to know one pivotal reality: Dr. John Brinkley was a rip-off physician who satisfied the world that the xenotransplantation of goat testicles into people would remedy male impotence.

Brinkley later went on to assert that the process was a cure-all for a wide range of illnesses. He rose to worldwide fame, accruing huge quantities of wealth earlier than his fraudulence caught as much as him, and he died in poverty. This can be fairly the fascinating biopic, and may earn Downey one other Oscar nomination. 

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