Fugs and Fabs: Iron Man 3 UK Screening

In five more years I foresee a new Internet game called “RDJ or Tim Burton?”

[Photos: Getty]

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  1. deee

    Wow, that is a lot of side boob in slide 4.

    Do you really think RDJ is ON like that all the time? I sense he’s more like Robin Williams – will often turn up the volume way too high but mostly uses the off button.

    • Helen

      I’ve seen him dial it waaaayyy down in interviews. Smart, thoughtful guy, surprising as that may be. Very well-read.

      • GFY Heather

        I’m sure he’s not, but I also think he’s actually a highly, highly intelligent person, which means it is probably hard to keep him focused on one thing. So even if he’s not Energy Turned Up To 11 all the time, he’s probably always got some wheels churning.

        • lilywise

          Toddler = yes. You named the exact vibe I always have with him. “You’re adorable and funny and so very, very energetic that I can only hang out with you for about 10 minutes before I need a nap.”

      • Orange Clouds

        Yes, his interviews are 50% “What the heck are you on about?” and 50% “Wow, you are brilliant.” He is a highly intelligent guy with a brain that crosses the breadth and width of the universe one second just to get lost on something completely random the next.

  2. LoriK

    “RDJ or Tim Burton?”

    I literally LOLed. It’s funny ’cause it’s true.

  3. Rose

    Questionable choice, yes, but Sam Barks does seem to be pulling it off. She’s just young enough to get away with visible bra and not look TERRIBLE… or maybe I’m just amazed that her getup is the least questionable one in this slideshow.

    • Corriner

      I just can’t with those sandal-boots though.

      IN WHAT WEATHER are those sensible?

      • Dazie


        Open toed booties. What nutter thought THOSE up? Boots are for cold weather, snuggly socks, hot cocoa. Visible toes are for mai tais and beaches and hot cabana boys.

    • Rita

      The whole thing looks to me like it was purchased at Wet Seal. Do they still have those? I think I owned a white shirt from there that was the twin of that one, about a bajillion years ago, of course.

  4. mary lou bethune

    So many exhibitionists ! RDJ has the right idea , though- don’t take yourself seriously-
    but will Hall, Goop, etc listen?

  5. Helen

    Downey and wife Susan look good. I don’t even mind the sneakers with the suit on him, somehow he makes it work. Usually I hate that.

    The rest… uh, at least Hall has decent makeup and hair?

    • Breda

      Rebecca Hall’s head is polished, but I’m not sold on that shade of lipstick for her – just slightly too orange – and I’m REALLY not sold on that shade of hair. I think her normal dark hair suits her so much better.

  6. Carrie

    I think RDJ is sartorially delightful. Well, delightful all around really. Even though I’m not toally on board with the footwear, I think he manages to do something unique with menswear without looking completely ridiculous – his clothes seem to suit his personality without being totally clownish. Sometimes I feel bad for men because they don’t have a heck of a lot of choice.

    • CC


    • Erin

      I adore RDJ — I love a comeback story and the ability to have fun at one’s own expense. And can we talk about how much he IS Tony Stark. A better match for a character and actor may not exist. However, I cannot stop staring at his shoes in each and every one of the photo calls he’s done for Iron Man 3, as I’m sure they contains lifts.

  7. Leah M

    I don’t know who Samantha Barks is, but even if she is not better than that shirt, she has GOT to be better than the open toed boots. Gak… just writing open toed boots made me lose a little piece of my soul.

    • Corriner

      Yes! that’s what I was saying above!

      If it’s hot out, your toes are breezy and your ankles are sweltering, and if it’s cold, you are risking the loss of your toes to frost bite. I honestly don’t get it.

  8. Lauren

    Kimberly Wyatt’s hair looks like 10 miles of bad road. So fried. It took me a bit to notice that the dress was even THERE.

  9. Jules

    RDJ can do whatever he wants. Because he should be dead. I mean, he was completely, dangerously whacked out for a while there. But he pulled himself back from the brink of disaster and now has people paying him $50 million a picture, or whatever it is. Shoot, I’d be dancing a jig while wearing lederhosen too. I feel the same way about Drew Barrymore. Anyone who could pull themselves back from going so far over the edge is allowed to enjoy life every day in whatever manner they see fit. Ooh, RDJ and Drew B. in a movie together – why has this not happened?

    • Sajorina

      And the fact that they are happily married and are parents makes it all even more special because it seems like they’ve grown up and are taking life seriously while doing what they love and having fun!

  10. Orange Clouds

    I love Susan and Robert Downey Jr’s relationship, after having been together for a decade they are still obviously best of friends and just simply so great together.

    • BrownEyedBetty

      I didn’t realize they’ve been together for that long. Something about them pleases me. He’s a Nut but a loveable Nut. For whatever reason, I always love to hear what he has to say in interviews, on the red carpet and at award shows. And he cuts a dashing look most of the time, even with sneakers on. and HooEE, that’s some side boob!

  11. Jen

    Why are they all wearing blaaaaaaaaaaaahck?

    It doesn’t look like Sam Barks meant to show her bra. No excuse for that silliness – you should know what a flash will do to your outfit – but this just makes me feel kind of bad for her.

  12. witjunkie

    Remember when people first started noticing the flash made black clothes see-through, and everyone was all, “teehee” and they were part of photo collages in People with titles like “Red Carpet Whoopsies”? And now I just assume it’s on purpose.

  13. Donna

    When I saw the side-boob slide for Rebecca Hall, I thought, “There’s a lady that has not yet had children.”

  14. Rayna


    Sheer is not over yet, nude lips and hooves appear poised for a Second Coming (or maybe never left the building) and now we have a zombie attack of weird and/or inappropriate jumpsuits or jumpsuit adjacent outfits.

    It’s all just too much. Please join me in the bar for martinis, diet Pepsi, herbal tea, etc. and crunchy snackage.

    • Sajorina

      I had a Strawberry Daiquiri at lunch, but I’ll join you for a Mojito and snacks!

  15. Sajorina

    I want to play that game! RDJr looks handsome and quirky… I love that about him! I covet Rebecca’s shoes! WANT them!

  16. Claire1

    I agree with you about how Susan Downey must be so patient….
    but then I think “OK….but I’ve seen RDJ in cargo pants and a tight black T……and that might drive me to be patient too”

  17. JonesyGirl

    Kimberley has a tart face.

  18.  Janice

    As someone who thinks RDJ is a good, but not a great actor, a tedious personality, and is mystified when people call him “handsome”: well-played, sir. You’re suitable, sharp-looking, and just quirky enough.

  19. clair de lune

    Am I the only one who expects to hear “Susan Downey Junior”?

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