Agent Richard07 wrote:
Robert Downey Jr, however, IS Tony Stark.
Funny, because he's pretty much "TINO". Tony In Name Only. I don't know everything about Iron Man/Tony Stark, but the guy we saw in the movies isn't the one I've seen in the past. Downey plays his own version of the character, but people like his take because he's a charismatic actor.
FWIW: Robert Downey Jr was also epic as Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder
. Another example of him owning a role. He would have won the Oscar, but it went to Heath Ledger that year. He was nominated, though. In any other year, he would have been a shoe-in.