Skip to comments.The conservative Robert Downey Jr.
Posted on 04/23/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by RobinMasters
Film Journalist confesses that there was always something he didnt like about Robert Downey Jr., and now he knows what he is: the actor is a Republican. This explains why he appears in movies Film Journalist doesnt like, says film journalist. More:
In 2009 Downey conveyed his politically rightward drift to N.Y. Times reporter David Carr. I have a really interesting political point of view, and its not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you cant go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You cant. I wouldnt wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics ever since. [Emphasis Film Journalist's -- RD].
Film Journalist doesnt stop to wonder what Downey might have meant by that. What did he see in prison, what might he have had done to him in prison, that forced his political conversion? There are really interesting questions there, but not to Film Journalist, to whom this quote from Downey has value only in that it confirms that hes a horrible, filthy, no good right-winger. Film Journalist finds an Unnamed Source who knew Downey back then to say that yes, the man is a whore:
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I cant wait to see The Avengers.
I’ve always liked this guy. If any of you have never seen “Chaplin”, I recommend it.
He used to be a Reagan Hater, IIRC
He’s no longer a drug sodden bad boy that Hollywood seems to love.
However he is a money maker so they can tolerate him.
It’s pretty tough to work with folks who got affirmative action jobs and stay a liberal too.
Not impossible,I guess, but tough.
One factor in all this is that with a series of very large grossing films, which he had back end participation in, he now has “f*** y** money” and can speak out. Welcome, brother!
I used to think I was a liberal, too. I never disliked Reagan, but Downey is much is much younger than I.
The opening scene in Iron Man 2 was the most pro-capitalist /anti big government scene in cinematic history. Short, brutal, and easy to understand and sympathize with.
He was great in Chaplin. Not to mention hilarious in Through A Scanner Darkly and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Glad he’s one of us.
That makes two of us. Iron Man kicks @$$!
He was wonderful in that film. But I’m a Chaplin fan and I’m happy Downey overcame his demons.
Chaplin would have had a field day with the Rahm, Axelrod, Michelle and Obama characters. Ah, those were the film makers.
Thought his last two Sherlock Holmes were great. Like the second one better. I am so glad he got another chance after all his drug problems.
I estimate he is also clean and sober for over ten years, which may correlate with his political conversion.
Twelve step recovery involves personal responsibility, accountability, honesty, spirituality, etc.
(I met Downey at a meeting during 2000, soon after which he relapsed once more, I believe)
I just couldn't stand the thought of somebody bastardizing Chaplin trying to play him. But I finally watched it ... it was made, I think, before Downey's stint in the ol' Crowbar Hotel. Shoot-howdy, Downey is a fine actor.
Film Journalist my a$$
I agree. Bought the first one on DVD. Loved it. Waiting for the second one to come out and will buy that one too. The theaters don’t have a pause button. LOL!
Every lib should do a stint in a penitentiary.
Downey’s upbringing is very similar to that of David Horowitz. I could see the same sort of political awakening, although as an actor, he will have to keep thing quieter.
Loved Regan, but now I feel old.
I was watching Downy when he was making bubble-gum movies before he even became a bad boy.
An exceptional actor making great movies that I don't have to boycott...it's the entertainment trifecta! Hooray!