Friday, March 07, 2008

This is Robert Downy Jr. Really.

Man, I really hope that he can pull this off... we don't want another C. Thomas Howell incident.

10 comments:

Seumas said...

I'm really pleased Downey is still around and getting more work. Even in his "off" troubled periods, he's been doing very interesting stuff, but nothing that gained a lot of attention.

He is one of the few truly troubled and messed up actors/actresses that I don't dislike and actually have some sympathy for. I suppose part of that comes from the fact that he is such a *fantastic* actor.

dlock said...

Now that is truly odd. I guess Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence were all booked up, eh?

Shovelhead said...

Shaft meets rich, pretty-boy, drugged up white guy.

Great make-up, but why? Isn't black unemployment 3X whites? Hard to believe there wasn't a, like, real black guy who needed the work. Stupid Holywood.

TFEnright said...

The movie is about actors making "the most expensive Vietnam movie ever". Downey is playing a white actor who is cast as a black soldier.

Seumas said...

More importantly, he's playing a white actor who thinks he is so amazing at his craft that he can pull off the role of a black man. The role wouldn't work with a black man, because it's not about a black man.

Shovelhead said...

In that case (movie plot) - this is the stupidest premise for a mobie EVER!

Downey could be the next DeNiro or Hopkins, but chree-rist! Be a little selective in the crap you sign up to do.

stevobar said...

I'll bet that Don Cheadle is pissed right now...

jareth said...

Lets call a spade, a spade.

It looks like a scene from Operation Dumbo Drop.

Calvin Lotz said...

Why not just hire a black guy?

jareth said...

To answer calvin lotz question...it's cause I hear they are usually late or make love to your sister.

Here is the trailer for the film ...looks pretty good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNnXrFXkcEY