This Is What a Toddler Looks Like When Robert Downey, Jr. Shows Up Instead of Iron Man

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This Is What a Toddler Looks Like When Robert Downey, Jr. Shows Up Instead of Iron Man

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | June 13, 2013 | Comments ()


That may be the most pained I've ever seen Robert Downey, Jr., who himself almost looks like he was promised Iron Man and only got the actor who plays him. That's precisely why this 18-month-old boy is crying: He thought he was going to meet IRON MAN, but all he got was a lousy Tony Stark.

Heather Denno, Jaxson's mother, was left to console her sobbing son, who was devastated to discover his favourite Marvel comics hero was a work of fiction.

She told People magazine: 'He was fine as soon as he talked to him. [He] was so confused because I kept telling him it was Iron Man and he knew it wasn't. Well, not Iron Man in the suit.'

The 48-year-old star - who appeared visibly worried about having dashed Jaxson's dreams - ran into the mother and son while out for a walk in their neighbourhood of Sunderland and Shelburne Falls where he is shooting his new drama, The Judge.

Downey, Jr. apparently was eventually able to cheer the kid up, though the photographic evidence suggests otherwise.



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  • Bodhi

    My son would be crushed if he ran into Bob Parr instead of Mr. Incredible.

  • e jerry powell

    It's really no worse than that four-year old girl losing her shit over Justin Bieber, and she didn't even meet him.

  • Mrcreosote

    The kid is wearing a Superman shirt. You think he's sad now, wait for the horror when he meets Michael Shannon.

  • karen

    My son watches animated shows. When he was 4-5 and I asked him why he didn't want to watch..power rangers (or whatever it was) he said "i have trouble remembering that real people on TV aren't real". So we have let him take the lead on this. He's 8 now and has watched Power Rangers (multiple) and Mr. Poppers Penguins, Beethoven. Still won't watch Star Wars with his Mama...i think he is doing it to torture me....He has the rest of his life to watch live action. I'm in no hurry to get there.

  • the dude

    You know you're doing something right with a character when this happens

  • BiblioGlow

    RDJ looks utterly shattered. "But...but everyone loves me!"
    Just one of the many ways toddlers are not quite human.

  • Feralhousecat

    I wear that exact expression whenever I'm around a toddler.

  • Mrs. Julien

    or RDJ.

  • Feralhousecat

    In both instances they are lovely for a time but before too long i grow tired of the noise and the constant begging for attention and I'm ready for them to go on their way.

  • John W


  • DehydrationStation

    Is Pajiba just browsing Reddit for content?
    It would certainly explain all the GIFs lately.

  • Idle Primate

    Rotten kid wears a superman shirt to meet iron man--serves him right

  • kushiro -

    18-month-old with fauxhawk.
    Named Jaxson.

    Be careful, mom. One strike left.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I think the fauxhawk is adorable.

  • NateMan

    Be nice, please. I went to high school with Heather (aka the mom). Her older brother was in my class, got killed driving drunk when we got to college. Despite your concerns for her choice in name and hair style for her child, Heather is kind, intelligent, and a great mother.

    Besides, his hair looks a hell of a lot better than RDJ's in that pic.

  • Guest

    Not really sure how moms not so happy history has any connection to the current douchbaggery.

  • NateMan

    What douchebaggery could you possibly be referring to? Taking her kid to see a movie star? Giving him a hair style or name you don't approve of? Because that's all that's been discussed so far. So I'm going to have to go with Go Fuck Yourself, you sanctimonious fuck.

  • Steve Ward

    Jebus dude, it was a joke. And a great one at that. Sanctimoniousness is acting as if a harmless joke was a flaming arrow shot at the heart of a goddess.

  • kushiro -

    Sorry for the hurt feelings, but no, it doesn't.

  • Cherith Quewtstorrie

    if this doesn't get comment of the week, the game is rigged.

  • tjt

    Why the hell is a 10 month old watching Iron man?

  • Three_nineteen

    There were a few kids under age 5 when I went to see Iron Man 3. Every time a suit would come on screen, I could hear one of the yell "IRON MAN!". It reminded me of my nephew, which is one of the reasons he doesn't go to movie theaters.

    That kid helped me out though. During the previews, I couldn't figure out what the movie for one of the trailers was, and he helpfully yelled out "THOR!".

  • Mrs. Julien

    He might just have the toys or t-shirts or something.

  • habshockeygrl

    every time I go to the movies there are a ton of children watching non age appropriate flicks. I leave mine home to watch dinosaur train and super why and he never understands why the other 2 year olds want to play violent super hero stuff that he has no idea about.

  • BlackRabbit

    I went to see the original SAW just out of curiosity-had a lady with two
    smaller kids in the front row. Left halfway through, but still....

  • Ben

    I'm gonna hazard a guess and say there's another thing for your kids to watch called Super that isn't the Rainn Willson film....

  • llp

    It's Super Why - definitely no Rainn Wilson.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    He's advanced for his age.

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