Thursday, 4th September 2008
In Japan Entertainment News,
Downey Jr visits Japan to promote Iron Man
Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr visited Tokyo yesterday to promote his new film Iron Man.
The actor attended a press conference at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel as he visited the country for the first time since his Oscar-nominated portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in 1993, reports Japan-Zone.com.
Asked why he chose to take on the role of a superhero, Mr Downey Jr replied: "I got tired of making movies that nobody saw. And I figured that after 25 years of making movies, I was bound to have one good year."
The actor also stars in the new film Tropic Thunder directed by Ben Stiller.
According to the Internet Movie Database, he names Peter O'Toole as his favourite actor and was previously jailed for drug possession.
Iron Man opens in Japan on September 27th and a sequel is also scheduled for release in 2010.