Friday Flashback: Robert Downey Jr.Posted: February 26, 2010
Friday Flashback — Red Carpet Superhero looks back before they were superheroes. As in, before a certain actor or actress made his or her mark as one of our most favourite heroes (or villains!)…was there any inkling they were headed for super-hero-stardom?
Today’s Friday Flashback: Robert Downey Jr. the titular hero of the Iron Man movie franchise (who’s excited for the second one? ME!). Here he is in 1998:
I think that is a resounding YES. Let’s break it down:
(1) coloured sunglasses — check!
(2) shiny synthetic suit — check!
(3) disco superhero lair — check!
(4) hair swoosh — check!
(5) TOO RIDICULOUS TO BE A VILLAIN UNLESS HE’S FROM THE POWER PUFF GIRLS, THEREFORE SUPERHERO — check!
I gotta love him. (Aside: Don’t smoke!)