Robert Downey Jr. Interview


Robert Downey can't quite remember why he was on the phone to Guy Ritchie the first time Sherlock Holmes was mentioned, but it was to give him some advice about the trailer for his comic thriller RocknRolla, not to bid for the lead in his $80m Victorian detective caper. But Downey does remember that when the conversation finally swung round that way, Ritchie told him he'd be too old for it anyway. For some reason, though, this wasn't the end of it. Within a matter of months, or maybe even weeks of that chat, a press conference was held at the Freemasons Hall in central London, announcing the news that Downey had signed to play the eccentric sleuth. It seemed weird at the time, but now, just over 12 months later, the film is imminent, and what at first looked like stunt casting now appears to be a stroke of crazy genius. Once a cadaverous codger with a deerstalker hat and fogey pipe, Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous literary creation gets a jolt of adrenaline with Downey's firecracker performance, cutting a psychedelic swathe through the fog of Old London Town. Here, he talks about the challenge of playing the most brilliant man there never was...


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