Robert Downey, Jr. is making the rounds this week, out in support of
The Human Centipede Iron Man 2, and since he’s being forced to answer questions, he’s confirming some stories, saying a lot of stupid stuff, and being generally charming. Here’s a quick rundown of a few of the RDJ nuggets so far this week:
“I’ve seen the movie. It’s like the second greatest movie I’ve ever done - largely due to Zach Galifianakis, who is crazy good in every scene, and Todd Phillips, who is just one of the great American directors. I guarantee you’re going to love it - I went to the last screening and people were literally saying ‘Oh my god, It’s gotta stop - my face hurts!’ Downey says Galifianakis doesn’t necessarily improvise in the film he “just does what he wants- whether the scene needs it or not”. The actor said he had to constantly ask his juvenile co-star, who he jokingly said acted like a child that just “did what he wants” at any time on the set, if “he needed to go to the bathroom because we’re gonna be in the car for an hour”.
I have no idea what he considers the first greatest movie he’s ever made. Probably Heart and Souls.
“I’m working with Alfonso Cuarón on this 3D space movie about people trying to fix the Hubble telescope. It’s been really inspiring talking to Cuarón — he lives in London, but he’s originally from Mexico City, and there’s a little bit of a language barrier but he’s a brilliant guy and a thoughtful guy.”
Gravity is expected to be about is the leader of a space station and another colleague, who travel outside the space station only to see their team blown to smithereens. It is then up to the man and woman to find their way back to Earth and their family, presumably with only limited resources.