Friday Flashback: Robert Downey Jr.

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!)

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One Comment on “Friday Flashback: Robert Downey Jr.”

  1. BookGnome says:

    Ha! Bobby looks like he’s trying out for the role of Bono. And fair dues, he was probably stoned out of his mind when he got dressed (or was dressed by a handler).


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