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11 things Robert Downey Jr. revealed during his Tony Stark-like Reddit AMA

Robert Downey Jr. took to Reddit for an AMA on Tuesday in anticipation of The Judge, which the actor called “the closest thing to a perfect film I’ve ever been part of” in response to a Reddit user.

In his AMA, the actor covered everything from his time as Iron Man, to upcoming film projects, to his favorite late-night snack. Here are the 11 most interesting answers, with full Downey Jr. charm intact.

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Robert Downey Jr. says 'Guardians' is the best Marvel movie

According to Tony Stark, Tony Stark needs to step up his game.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, actor Robert Downey, Jr.—Iron Man himself—told the paper that Guardians of the Galaxy, “in some ways, is the best Marvel movie ever.” Surprised? Given the similarities between his portrayal of Tony Stark and his actual public persona, he doesn’t blame you. “It’s odd for someone with—on occasion—an ego the size of mine to actually say that,” said Downey. READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: Meet the new boss in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

If you’re part of a group that has already saved the world nine times, eventually you can’t help but wonder: Isn’t it somebody else’s turn?

Unfortunately, that kind of thinking directly leads to the latest global threat in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Entertainment Weekly‘s Comic-Con 2014 preview gives you an exclusive First Look at the big, bad robot causing all the grief in next summer’s superhero team-up.

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Mark Ruffalo posts first cast photos from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' set

Avengers Assemble! While filming for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron has been in progress since early April, today marks the first official day that all six Avengers — Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner – were reunited on the set, according to a tweet from Ruffalo.

Though that alone would have been enough to excite fans, the actor — seemingly well aware of what the public really wants — took things one step further by tweeting out a few photos of the cast posted on his Instagram and Tumblr. One photo shows the elusive Black Widow herself, a.k.a. Johansson, in a character-branded track jacket. (And it looks like the short red curls are back to stay!) The other? A reunion photo with Ruffalo’s fellow science bro Downey, Jr., of course.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Sting duet on 'Driven to Tears' -- VIDEO

If you thought Robert Downey Jr.’s brown eyes and his sense of humor were the sexiest things about him, you were wrong. Because the man can sang.

Iron Man himself recently joined Sting on stage for a duet of “Driven to Tears.” The two shared a mic in front of a very happy crowd as Downey showed off his soulful, sultry, and downright shocking vocal chops. Needless to say, if I were building a band of Hollywood actors, he would officially be my lead singer. And Johnny Depp would be my guitarist. Actually, that would make for a great reality show.

Watch Downey and Sting duet below:
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Help us solve the mystery! Who's your favorite Sherlock Holmes? -- POLL

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced Sherlock Holmes to the world in his 1887 novel A Study in Scarlet. Since then, the London-based detective best known for his logic, use of disguises, and overall ability to solve just about anything has been portrayed on screens both big and small. From Basil Rathbone’s 1930′s version of the character, featuring his signature pipe, to Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent adaptation, every Sherlock has a little something different to offer its audience.

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Who are Hollywood's biggest stars... when they're stripped of their superpowers?

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In the current era of The Avengers and Batman Vs. Superman, it’s impossible to be a fan of the comic-book genre and not have a well-considered argument to the question, “Who’s the Most Powerful Superhero?” Superman, of course, is the most obvious answer in any superpower battle-royale debate, but there are strong and more interesting claims to be made for the others, too. (Except Hawkeye. Sorry, guy.)

In Hollywood offices, there are similar conversations going on all the time about their own legion of superheroes, those famous actors and actresses who can open a movie in New York, Nebraska, and Nepal, whether it be a romance, an action-adventure, or a raunchy comedy. But with more and more of the industry now tilted towards Comic-Con-approved tent-pole pictures, the pecking order for actors today is heavily weighted by his or her ability to land a major role in a superhero franchise. It is the lifeblood of a long and prosperous career. For example, playing Batman not only elevated Christian Bale to the Hollywood A-list — positioning the indie actor for other major studio movie roles — but his enhanced financial security allowed him to continue to gamble on the eclectic roles he preferred in the first place, in movies like The Fighter and Rescue Dawn.

When the right actor gets the right superhero role, it becomes virtually impossible to separate the artist from the character. The cape becomes part of their public persona, one that can help or hinder their other on-screen roles. But what happens when Hollywood’s heroes are stripped of their superpowers? That is to say, what is Robert Downey Jr. without Tony Stark’s armor? What is Hugh Jackman when his Wolverine claws are clipped? Do we still pay to see their movies, or do we give them the cold-shoulder, like old-school Lois Lane used to give old-school Clark Kent? Who is the most powerful superstar when they’re nothing more or less than their Hollywood alter ego?

After looking at the actors and actresses who are major players in current comic-book franchises, we examined their recent box-office and critical reputation when they’re not in costume, and then ranked them in order to see who really flies the highest and has the biggest muscles in the movie universe. READ FULL STORY

Terrence Howard on his 'Iron Man' departure: I was 'pushed' out

Capping an exciting year of interview oversharing, Terrence Howard went on Watch What Happens Live last night. Although nominally pitching his role in The Best Man Holiday, Howard wound up taking a question about a role from half a decade ago. The actor originated the role of James Rhodes in Iron Man — but he didn’t return for the sequels, which saw Don Cheadle play the character in ever-more-elaborate robo-suits. READ FULL STORY

Britannia Awards: See outtakes from Robert Downey Jr.'s presentation to Ben Kingsley -- VIDEO

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That’s Sir Ben to you. Robert Downey Jr. did the honors presenting an award to Ben Kingsley at this weekend’s Britannia Awards in L.A. — but not before getting a little practice in first. In the exclusive video below, check out his test runs. Best moments? The shout out to some of Kingsley’s lesser-known roles (Lord Uplandtowers in 1973′s Wessex Tales, anyone?) and Downey’s De Niro impression. The Britannia Awards air tonight at 9 p.m. on BBC America.

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Robert Downey Jr. tops Forbes' list of highest-paid actors

It pays to be Iron Man.

Between June 2012 and June 2013, Iron Man 3 and Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. netted an estimated $75 million, nabbing him the No. 1 spot on Forbeslist of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actors. Unlike the Celebrity 100 List, this one is all about money, something that Downey knows a lot about recently. The Iron Man trilogy has grossed over $2 billion while The Avengers is now the third-highest grossing film ever.

A decade ago, if you had said that Downey would be King of Hollywood, you probably would have been met with laughter. Even though he appeared in some well-regarded projects — even receiving a Golden Globe for Ally McBeal and an Oscar nod for Chaplin — his drug abuse and erratic behavior was well documented and prevented studios from investing too heavily in his projects. He soon cleaned up, bounced back, and reinvented himself with his career-making turns in Iron Man and Tropic Thunder. READ FULL STORY

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