Guy Gardener wrote:
Maybe it's not that he can't master everything, it's that no one asks him to do anything but be himself anymore.
It's a pigeon hole.
Pigeon hole or not, he's still a good actor in demand. And also, as for 'playing himself', there are (and were) a lot of actors who've done exactly that in their careers; Downey isn't that
different in that regard.