At the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows press conference in London, December 12th 2011.
“I am Iron Man. I came in and aced a screen test and was throwin’ heat all day long. I refused to lose this part to anything or anyone. I hadn’t felt that way since Chaplin. The only time I’ve screen-tested since Chaplin was for Iron Man. Why am I the guy for this job? Because the story is the most duplicitous and conflicted of all the Marvel characters, because he’s really just a guy who gets put in an extraordinary set of circumstances - partially due to his own character defects and partially due to his lineage - and you can pick a fucking million Joseph Campbell myths and look ‘em up, but none of them apply more to me, and there’s nothing I could bring more to than this job and this story.”
RDJ buying comics seems to be getting a lot of notes tonight! So since it’s what the people want…
Here he is studying his selections carefully.
(Photo from JustJared)
every time I see this post, I want to add this picture
because seriously nobody enjoys RDJ being Tony Stark more than RDJ himself does.
"because seriously nobody enjoys RDJ being Tony Stark more than RDJ himself does."
Perfect statement is perfect.