Germanly Played, Robert Downey Jr.


GWYNETH: Good day, Robert.

RDJ: Guten Tag, Lady Paltrow. Fine day for it. Fine, fine day.

GWYNETH: For what?

RDJ: For wearing my manty-hosen, Queen G.

GWYNETH: Manty-hosen?

RDJ: It’s what I call my lederhosen. My German garb. We’re in Munich, after all. I thought I’d dress the part. Why no dirndl, Duchess GOOPsalot?

GWYNETH: Robert, I can’t be seen engaging in hijinks. I have a cookbook now. Two, actually. I’m a mogul.

RDJ: Tell me, O Bride of GOOPenstein, does one of the recipes call for a pinch from a Pepper Potts?

GWYNETH: Very funny, Robert. You’re like the spirit of Richard Simmons in the body of a movie star Eagle Scout.

RDJ: That is the HIGHEST compliment, GOOP Beverly Hills.

[Photo: Getty]

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  1. Kristina
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    We can only hope it will be a long press tour! Robert, you fill me with immense joy. What a lovely mid-day treat to boost me to the weekend!

    • Cecily
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      Could not have said it better. He is a rollicking national treasure and makes me laff.

    • Kara K
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      Word. It’s delightfully terrible yet I want to paw every fabric, because most things he wears have a wonderful tactile element to them.

  2. Josephine
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    Dear Gwyneth,
    You know what I like about you? You’re pretty hard to flap.
    Love,
    Jo

    Dear Robert,
    …Your sport coat is very nice.
    Leaving it at that,
    Jo

  3. Katie Lynn
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    Oh, RDJ! You are my spirit animal and can really do no wrong. Seriously. If anyone else had done this we would be talking about how lowbrow or offensive and stereotypical it is. But when RDJ does it? It is a DELIGHT.

  4. Alicia
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    Why is he still hot despite all this goofiness? Or maybe because of the goofiness?

  5. Corriner
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    In the third photo he really does look like he just scented a boy down a well.

    • Mrs. Ditter
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      Yeah, that bit had me snorting out loud with laughter. Thank you, FugGirls.

      • Jennifer
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        I can’t stop laughing at the Lassie reference. Best comparison ever.

  6. Jenny Hutcherson
    +1

    Yeah, as goofy as he is, he is still one of the most attractive men in Hollywood. Seriously, I’d leder his hosen. (Sorry).

  7. linda
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    I LOVE RDJ!!!!

  8. Maryse
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    He is a delight.

  9. Mouse
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    It’s true. We will accept anything he does. Because he is RDJ. That is all.

  10. Louise
    +1

    I DEMAND GIFS

    • Mongerel
      +1

      Truly. Where is the pesky petition link so everyone can register their outrageously outraged opinionette, and thus get listed in some vulture’s database.

  11. babyeater
    +1

    Listen, he’s absolutely allowed to do what he wants. The dude barely ages, therefore, he can wear clothing from any age. Because I’m getting a serious 30′s vibe from this, whatever nationality we’re attributing it to.

  12. Lily (@Lily1129)
    +1

    God bless ‘im. Only RDJ could pull this off and not be obnoxious.

  13. Danna
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    This post made my day!

  14. Stefanie
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    OH man. Im so going to get my GFY membership revoked but I just don’t “get” RDJ or the love for him.

    • annie
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      I’m with you on that Stefanie. I just don’t get it at all, he’s annoying.

      • lilywise
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        I’ll ride this train, too. Looking at these photos was exhausting; I can’t imagine having to work with him.

        • Heather
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          I find him entertaining to watch but agree that I think if I had to work with him, I might want to punch him.

          • Claire1
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            From what I understand ( only one person, doing tech, on only one film) he is actually very professional on the set. Much more at ease playing the role than doing the whole horse and pony show of the red carpet.

            • Sajorina
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              What I’ve heard from people who worked with him on “Charlie Bartlett” (one of MY favorite movies) is that he’s very professional and a lot of fun to work with!

          • Denise
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            I worked on the Iron Man set, and he’s much less shtick-y (I totally just made up that word) when he’s at the job. He tends to focus on the work. From the crew’s point of view at least, he isn’t terribly high-maintenance or annoying.

    • Random Michelle
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      I don’t know about anyone else, but I like him so much because he straightened himself out from what looked at the time to be career (and perhaps life) ending nightmare mistakes.

      As someone prone to immense screw-ups myself, I’m always glad when people are able to recover their own mistakes. I’m especially glad when someone is able to overcome addictions.

      Also, I love silliness. Someone who is sober and silly (but not rude) is awesome, in my book.

  15. patuxxa
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    The hills are alive with the sound of Downey!

  16. Kris
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    Bride of GOOPenstein and GOOPenheimer! Made my day! LOVE it!

  17. Anne
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    Someone wants to leder his hosen? i’d much rather hosen his leder.
    ba dump!

  18. Me
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    Thank you, Stefanie. You are not the only one who does not “get” RDJ. He looks ridiculous! Gwyneth looks great though!

  19. christa
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    I adore RDJ. Nothing like a bad boy turned good. Though through these pics you can totally see why people wanted to party with him all the time, and kind of see that his personality may be prone to extreme behaviors!

  20. Alli
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    LOVE Troop Beverly Hills!

  21. Squirrel!
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    Mmm… I DO enjoy the cut of RDJ’s jib.

  22. gina
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    THANK YOU, RDJ, AND FUGSTERS
    RDJ, you’re still the coolest high school kid ever

  23. stef
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    I love it when I see sock marks on celebrities!!!!

  24. Squirrel!
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    Ack! I just copied and pasted the URL for this post on my FB page to share this gloriousness (subject AND dialogue) with the world… and the thumbnail choices were torso shots of Parker Posey, Rumer Willis, and Andrea Riseborough! :-(

  25. moi
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    I love him unreservedly. He just took this whole load of fame bullhockey and ran with it.

  26. lilywise
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    Minority Report: I find him tiresome and exhausting.

    • sacchrainkiss
      0

      …. He wasn’t in Minority Report, that was Tom Cruise, who IS tiresome and exhausting.

      • Heather
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        I think lilywise meant that it is a report from the minority, as in, the opinion stated is not the common one.

  27. g
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    It’s “Guten Tag” (with a capital t). I’m SO sorry for nitpicking – but I’m from Austria (and thus speak German) and that small t is simply glaring at me ;D

    • Heather
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      I like to think RDJ wouldn’t know that and would say it with a lowercase t. ;)

  28. Sandra
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    It’s a great Alan Cumming costume, but Halloween isn’t for another six and half months.

    • Charlotte
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      +1

      Have they ever done a film together? If not, who can I bribe to make that happen?

  29. Sajorina
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    They both look exactly as I expect them to: Gwyneth looks beautiful and poised & RDJr looks like the hilarious genius that he is! He is a treasure! I ♥ them and like to think they have fun together!

    And THIS is one of the funniest posts EVER!!! I lost it after “In France, I will wear a guillotine…” *tears running down my face*

  30. Daenerys
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    BEST POST EVER! Heather you are on a roll. The lassie post has to be my favorite! And for the record- I just might throw myself down a well if that was the little doggie who would come find me.

  31. Chicklet
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    It’s settled: From now on, I will refer to Gwyneth Paltrow solely as Duchess GOOPsalot.

  32. witjunkie
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    Those of us who love RDJ are like those who love Pacey…if you didn’t grow up with him, you probably will never really understand it.

    • Cassandra
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      I’m only twenty and I adore RDJ, but perhaps I am an exception that proves your rule. I do not understand the Pacey love at all.

      • Claire1
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        I didn’t get the Pacey love till I started watching Fringe.
        I TOTALLY have the Peter love.
        ( shaddup!!! I know how that sounds! But that was his name on the show)

        • Claire1
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          …and I just realized that recently, I broke up with him for Richard Castle….and well……..Richard….anyone?
          Goodness! there is something horribly wrong with me….
          ;)

    • Charlotte
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      I don’t know, I find that a lot people my age (I’m 23) love RDJ because they only became familiar with him after he got cleaned up. I mean, I love him regardless, but my familiarity with him ranges from “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” onwards, and I’d say it’s the same with most millennials, who know him as a great actor that does fun, (primarily) comedic roles, rather than as a former addict who turned himself around.

  33. Tiffany
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    He did wear a jacket with a mandrin collar to China, so perhaps he is going to dress in country-specific costumes for each stop on the tour. You might not be that far off!

  34. Kyasarin
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    Your RDJ commentary is very nearly as entertaining as the man himself.

  35. esther p.
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    i completely busted up laughing at the first photo, then the preceding commentary. the combo of RDJ and Fug Girls can’t be beat!

  36. Charlotte
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    “GOOP Beverly Hills” made me cry with laughter.

    RDJ is a national treasure. And may even be dressing as a national treasure on a red carpet in the near future.

  37. Zulk
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    You know how you feel about Johnny Depp? That’s how I feel about RDJ. Like how did someone I adored so hard turn out like this?

  38. Cati
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    I had to comment on this: I´m actually from Bavaria and work in Munich. It might sound disturbing for every non-Bavarian but it´s not that unlikely to see people from there dressed in Lederhosen and Dirndl (“Tracht” wie call it) on an average weekday. It´s not a Oktoberfest costume ;) so IMHO perfectly choosen for a red carpet event in Munich. I bet he got a lot of love from the locals for wearing it.

    • coexxi
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      Hey… I’m from Tyrol and I think so, too. It is really not offensive (there are MORE offensive outfits on the “Wiesn”) and that uncommon. And I think he chic-ed it up accordingly for the event. There is NO comparison to Johnny Depp. RDJ is more campy fun and JD seems to think he is cool.
      The Lassie line was the best!

      • Cati
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        Now I am actually tempted to wear my Dirndl for work tomorrow XD In fact me and my work bff just talked about how awesome it would be to invent a “wear your Tracht in the office” friday. A little Bavarian adjustment to the casual fridays :)

  39. Heta
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    I want Jennifer Lawrence and RDJ to be in a movie together. The press tour for that would please me to no end.

  40. Chris P
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    …why is this not tagged with “Man Fugs” and “Secretly Awesome?”

    I mean, this is so insane it crosses back into awesome. (And yes, I read the commentary. I still think that this is completely bonkers, and the fact that GOOP is trying so hard to look completely unfazed makes this all the more hilarious.)

    • Chris P
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      That is, the commentary about how you actually see people on the train dressed like this in Bavaria. The Fug Girls’ commentary just makes him seem even more batshit.

      Re: Millennials and their love affair with RDJ – that’s basically it, but it’s not like we don’t KNOW. And honestly, I admire him more for getting cleaned up (like I wish Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, et al., would do).

      • Cati
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        PS: You´re absolutely right. Don´t try to pull this off anywhere else in Germany. People will think you´re completely insane or a least little akward.

  41. jules
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    I love you RDJ – that is all.

    Except why isn’t Guy Pearce on this tour as well? He’s not bad on the eye either.

  42. Bambi Anne Dear
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    Well at least he has good calves to bare and his hair looks nice.

  43. Kristina
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    Man he went whole hog on this one: there are EDELWEISS on his neckerchief.

  44. wordphreak
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    He’s a little too full of himself. And not delightful at all.