If there’s one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I am a Robert Downey Jr. fan. To me, after his amazing comeback, so far, the man has done no wrong.
Iron Man, if nothing else, was a smash, blockbuster hit and though there were doubts about him being Tony Stark, all those doubts were evaporated after the movie came out. And Iron Man 2? An even better movie in the eyes of comic book fans, and while there were those who found the plot confusing and the characters too much, it doesn’t change the fact that Robert Downey Jr. was amazing in it.
And Sherlock Holmes? I’ll be straight with you, I was doubter of RDJ as Sherlock Holmes, but after I watched the movie, I wanted – no, needed – to watch it again. It was that great. The movie quickly became one of my favourites; I have it on DVD, and am still wanting the BluRay version.
“But Carmen,” you think to yourself, “why in the world are you blogging about this now?” Well, my dear readers, Robert Downey Jr. is now the official voice of Mr. Peanut, the mascot for Planters. Watch these amusing ads:
Simply. Wonderful. I never thought that a peanut could be sexy, but having RDJ voicing Mr. Peanut sure comes close.
And no, my love for RDJ doesn’t stop there. I loved him in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Soloist, Tropic Thunder, Charlie Bartlett, A Scanner Darkly, and Wonder Boys. And thanks to Netflix, I’m going to watch Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus tonight. Yes siree bob, I am.