HOLLYWOOD -While promoting his blockbusting new film Avengers: Age of Ultron, Robert Downey Jr. hinted at a press conference in Quebec that he might be returning to acting after a fifteen year absence.

‘I do miss it,’ Robert Rowney Jr. said. ‘And should the right script come along I might be persuaded, but I am making a lot of money just being me with different names.’

In a moment of almost embarrassing candor he continued:

Acting is actually quite hard work. You have to get a character and maybe even research him or at least think about him and then pretend to have these emotions and experiences and what not. With Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, I’m just me and then we swap the names in post.

Downey Jr. cited Chaplin as the film when he last put in a proper performance. ‘Since then it has been free-wheeling fun,’ he laughed.

Downey Jr. reacted angrily however when one journalist – Xavier Poulis of the French cultural magazine Chapeau – asked him if he would apologize for his participation in Shaggy Dog, a Tim Allen ‘comedy’ which caused widespread offence in the Islamic world because ‘it was shit’. Downey snarled:

As an artist I would defend anyone’s right to express themselves freely, and I think as a kind of hack, I ought to have the same rights as an artist.

Avengers: Age of Ultron something something money money.

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  1. Hmm not sure I buy this, that would mean he naturally has lots of personalities – Harry Lockhart, Terry Crabtree, James Barris, Steve Lopez and Paul Avery, to say nothing of Lincoln Osiris.

    I suspect he’s a natural born actor and that’s why it looks so easy. Also thought he already had returned to acting, so to speak, with The Judge. If all the rest of his work is just easy fun, can’t wait to see this, it should be amazing. Regardless of whether he’s acting or just being a version of himself the end result is awesome.

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