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  • KyleBailey
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    Robert Downey Jr. had some pretty strong things to say about independent films: Read here 

    Indiewire naturally had some things to say back at him which I 100% agree with 

    What do you think of what he had to say? 

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    Tye-Grr
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    Wooooooooooooooow. I must say, that’s really disappointing to hear. He’s been in many indie films that kinda helped him get to this point. So that’s way harsh to discredit them as a whole. I was with him on walking out of that ridiculous interview, but he lost me here.

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    KyleBailey
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    Yeah as someone who hasn’t liked him in the past I had a little more respect for him after the way he handled that interview but this brought it back down. Iron Man won’t be his forever. He’ll have to craw back to indies at some point when he longer doesn’t have these headling money making blockbusters. What else is he going to do? Movies like The Judge?! Save me now. And he’s also slamming friends like Jon Favreau that started out in indies and continues to do them with one he actually did Chef last year. 

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    FilmGuy619
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    Ouch. Once he retires the Iron Man suit and might be unable to open a film without his Iron Man suit (as The Judge’s box office numbers have proven), maybe karma will come back at him and he’ll humble himself by taking risks in these “stupid indie films”. In fact, some of his co-stars like Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner usually make smaller films outside of the franchise films they do. So, his comments are just extremely callous and make him come off as Tony Stark himself. 

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    Cheshire
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    I do agree sometimes Indies can suck like with any kind of movie big or small. It seems like he a few bad experiences working on some (we’ve all had bad days). I’m not his agent, I can’t tell him what to do. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    Yeah as someone who hasn’t liked him in the past I had a little more respect for him after the way he handled that interview but this brought it back down. Iron Man won’t be his forever. He’ll have to craw back to indies at some point when he longer doesn’t have these headling money making blockbusters. What else is he going to do? Movies like The Judge?! Save me now. And he’s also slamming friends like Jon Favreau that started out in indies and continues to do them with one he actually did Chef last year. 

    Not to mention Chris Evans just recently did the promo at Sundance for his own indie film that he directed and starred in. Total slap in his friends’ faces… Ruffalo and Renner still do indies, as does Johansson, and Olsen, and most of the rest of the cast (including Whedon who had ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ not too long ago).

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    Jalal Haddad
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    Yes some Indie movies aren’t great but that doesn’t mean all blockbusters are anywhere close to good. Some of the reviews I’ve read for the Avengers: Age of Ultron are saying it is the worst Marvel film since Iron Man 2. His statements make me think that unless he is the center of attention he doesn’t consider a project worth his time.

    I feel like he has forgotten how quickly public perception can change. He has already gone through career highs and lows and should be more humble. I can’t wait for his career to take a turn for the worst in a similar fashion to Depp’s.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    [quote=”KyleBailey”]Yeah as someone who hasn’t liked him in the past I had a little more respect for him after the way he handled that interview but this brought it back down. Iron Man won’t be his forever. He’ll have to craw back to indies at some point when he longer doesn’t have these headling money making blockbusters. What else is he going to do? Movies like The Judge?! Save me now. And he’s also slamming friends like Jon Favreau that started out in indies and continues to do them with one he actually did Chef last year. 

    Not mention Chris Evans just recently did the promo at Sundance for his own indie film that he directed and starred in. Total slap in his friends’ faces… Ruffalo and Renner still do indies, as does Johansson, and Olsen, and most of the rest of the cast (including Whedon who had ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ not too long ago). [/quote]
    I can’t think of a single respectable actor who doesn’t do independent films every once in a while. Basically all of them come out of it saying that they are their most fulfilling experiences as actors, which I guess isn’t the case for Robert Moneybags Jr. I have to assume he was just having a really bad day, because I can’t believe that’s really the way he always feels.

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    babypook
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    Maybe Robert was drunk when he gave this interview…..

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    I find it hard to believe that any actor with brain cells would say something like that.

    Have fun doing Iron Man 15 and The Avengers 7, Robert.  They’re all basically carbon copies of each other, so it shouldn’t be too hard to just keep doing the same stuff over and over again.  

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    TomHardys
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    He really is dumb. He was grasping for indie movies when he staged his comeback. Got lucky with the Marvel franchise and now he expects everybody else to understand that he’s in some superior stage level of his career where playing Tony Stark is enough to build a decent career in Hollywood. Good luck with that Robbie. You’re 4 Marvel movies away from becoming a Johnny Depp.

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    circa 1993
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    Ew. I totally disagree with this statement. He’s been feeling himself a little too much recently. Somebody needs to eat a piece of humble pie.

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    anyanka2
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    He seems to have forgotten that for most of the 2000s until Iron Man he did very few large studio films.  His personal history made him difficult to insure and he had to have special clauses written into his contract, including a certain percentage of payment until production wrapped. 

    I’m not sure that comments like these won’t come back to hurt him if he get a role that has him in Oscar contention again. 

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    Sasha
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    Too much crack does that to you.

     

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    Boidiva02
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    Wow he has become such a pretentious snob lately… 

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