Monday, September 15, 2008

I would go gay for RDJ

Now let me preface this by saying that I am generally as straight a guy as they come. Having said that, I have become a pretty big fan of Robert Downey Jr in the last few years. His work in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, A Scanner Darkly, Iron Man, Good Night and Good Luck, and Zodiac have, in my mind at least, cemented him as one of the most talented actors working today. He has a unique ability to make the most inane, pointless dialogue seem witty and entertaining, and though I haven't seen Tropic Thunder yet, his performance in that looks to be the stuff of comic legend. It's a testament to his skills that he was able to play such a controversial part that in the hands of a lesser actor would have most likely been vulgar and offensive, and have it be greeted with almost no outrage or disdain upon the movie's release (except for those that were offended by the gratuitous use of the word retard.) He has also been cast as the title role in Guy Ritchie's upcoming Sherlock Holmes and I am dying to see what he comes up with for that.

Anyways, my love of moustaches has been well documented, and recently, while doing promotions for Tropic Thunder, when RDJ showed up looking like this, my mind was pretty much blown:

Now, let me reiterate that I am most definitely not gay. But, if I was forced at gunpoint to have a sweaty, passionate, sexual tryst with another man, I mean...I could do a lot worse right??

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