Guy Gardener wrote:
Downey isn't a great actor, Downey is just fantastically charismatic. When was the last time we saw him in a movie as someone who wasn't fantastically charismatic? An actor is some one who can assume any role, not some cherry picker who's allowed to be himself in every movie he lands.
(Tropic Thunder? ...He did 18 episodes of Saturday Night Live in the 80s?)
Robby was good in Iron Man but Iron man was awful, and he was fair in Sherlock Holmes but Sherlock Holmes was atrocious.
Ever seen a certain 1992 bio-pic
that Downey was in? You might change your mind about him after that.