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Old April 29 2012, 10:46 PM   #95
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Re: Iron Man 3 Discussion/Photos/ETC.

Methos wrote: View Post
to be honest, i'd think he'd be crazy to break away from this... the Iron Man series has given him a new lease on his career... i think he should stick with it for as long as they want him

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It's a little disingenuous to say that Iron Man rejuvenated Downey, Jr.'s career. He got wide praise for his work in The Singing Detective in 2003 (really, he was the only thing about that movie that received any praise), and A Scanner Darkly, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and especially Zodiac had him at the point where he could pick and choose his roles, well before Iron Man. His Marvel work has definitely increased his profile somewhat (though I'd point more to getting an Oscar nomination for Tropic Thunder as being the high point), but his career was already back on track no later than 2006. It's not like Pulp Fiction rescuing John Travolta from being an obscure joke in 1994.
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