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Photos of Robert Downey Jr and Guy Ritchie On the Set of Sherlock Holmes

RDJ Googles Himself and Loves Making Blockbusters

Robert Downey Jr. and Guy Ritchie looked very chummy on the set of Sherlock Holmes in Brooklyn yesterday. It was a big day for RDJ getting an Oscar nomination for Tropic Thunder about which he said, "It just shows you how far everyone in entertainment and politics has come." Robert also recently sat down with some fellow nominees for Newsweek's annual roundtable discussion. RDJ was his usual charming self:

  • On googling himself: Oh, I love all that s—-, personally. Sorry. I love just it. Because it's a hoot. Some people overstate their support, like they know you. Other people are busy doing something else and just want to go on this chat site and say some despicable character assassination, which I honestly think they kind of nailed it. I do have that shortcoming. It's really fun.
  • On his career recently: I grew up in a filmmaking family, and my dad was doing maverick underground independent stuff at the time of Cassavetes, so the Mike Leigh approach was nothing new to me. If your movie made money, you were eyed suspiciously by your peers. But then the counterpoint to that, it became so about the art, things got further and further out, there was no containment for it. That to me was the first death of independent moviemaking. I'll be on the sets, we're shooting "Iron Man" and we're in the desert, and I looked up and there's a sandstorm, and I just had the ah-ha moment. Gratitude would be the wrong word. But being able to do this is kind of inexplicable. It's the sense that I'm at my purpose. I'm not very popular about this, and the misses tells me to keep it on the QT, but lately for me, the biggest most commercial generic projects that I've done are the most creatively satisfying, and the ones that the audiences respond to. And I jump off and do an indie, and they can't hit their ass with both hands, it's 50 monkeys f---ing a football, and then you have to go and pump your kidneys dry in Sundance. What's next, f---king Shakespeare in the park for the pagans for three months?

Yesterday Robert also mentioned how glad he is to see comedies getting recognized by the Academy, which is something we're also excited about.


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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
RDJ is so charming and attractive. I'm glad he's had such a great comeback.
JazzyD JazzyD 7 years
I adore RDJ. His comeback is a victory for the human spirit!
MandeeLei MandeeLei 7 years
He's hilarious and love what he said about Googling himself. Love the honesty.
juliarose23 juliarose23 7 years
ahh i love him, he is so funny and weird.
bag100 bag100 7 years
"It was a big day for RDJ getting an Oscar nomination for Tropic Thunder about which he said, "It just shows you how far everyone in entertainment and politics has come.""What? What does that mean?
bag100 bag100 7 years
"It was a big day for RDJ getting an Oscar nomination for Tropic Thunder about which he said, "It just shows you how far everyone in entertainment and politics has come."" What? What does that mean?
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
Guy Ritchie looks so much more happy now than he was with Madonna, good for him!
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
I.FREAKING.LOVE.HIM. I would marry that man in a heartbeat with his unique awesome personality, RDJ and James McAvoy for sure (who is my #1!)
Amesabelle Amesabelle 7 years
This man nails it every time. Inteviews, acting, his life (finally). He is amazing.
foxleymoxley foxleymoxley 7 years
I don't even understand what he was saying it was like gibberish.. I think he is joking. He is really cute still!
foxleymoxley foxleymoxley 7 years
I don't even understand what he was saying it was like gibberish.. I think he is joking.He is really cute still!
wren074 wren074 7 years
oh how i love this man! i adore how rdj just tells it like it is.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
I love him! So talented, charming, hot and funny!
jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
Love that interview! Totally funny and true...he has some great insight and not afraid to speak his mind, even about his own shortcomings. LOVE HIM!
jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
Love that interview! Totally funny and true...he has some great insight and not afraid to speak his mind, even about his own shortcomings. LOVE HIM!
eowynnie eowynnie 7 years
I love him! He seems like he'd be a great pal to have.
Lukin Lukin 7 years
He is undoubtedly the sexiest man in the world. Whenever I read or watch his interviews, he always has such weird, funny insights into everything.
junebug20 junebug20 7 years
He IS still handsome. I remember when he was one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People - he was in this linen suit. I had the biggest crush on him. And he was an amazing actor to boot.I am just so glad that he made it through all his trials and tribulations with the drugs and got cleaned up because he really is a great actor. It is sad when celebrities stick their money up their noses and forget about all the hard work they had to do to get them their stardom in the first place. I'm just glad that Robert Downey, Jr. is proving that you can make mistakes and learn from them.
junebug20 junebug20 7 years
He IS still handsome. I remember when he was one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People - he was in this linen suit. I had the biggest crush on him. And he was an amazing actor to boot. I am just so glad that he made it through all his trials and tribulations with the drugs and got cleaned up because he really is a great actor. It is sad when celebrities stick their money up their noses and forget about all the hard work they had to do to get them their stardom in the first place. I'm just glad that Robert Downey, Jr. is proving that you can make mistakes and learn from them.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i totally missed his name on the oscar nominations - where was i yesterday! anyway,i love that his career is back on track and that people (especially hollywood) is giving him another shot since he's really changed his life.
tototee tototee 7 years
he is so hot....
tototee tototee 7 years
he is so hot....
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
He is really attractive to me.
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