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Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes -- FIRST PICTURES

Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes -- FIRST PICTURES

Here are the very first pictures of Robert Downey Jr. filming Sherlock Holmes on Friday, currently filming in Central London.

When asked what he could bring to a character portrayed countless times on film and television, RDJ has joked: “Clearly I’m going to do it better than it’s ever been done. The more I read about it the more overwhelmed I was by the weight of it and the amount of people who will be watching to see if it’s gotten right.”

Check out the pictures below–it looks like RDJ and his stunt double are conferring with each other on how to jump off the building they’re standing on. Also pictured: director Guy Ritchie.

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Credit: Big Pictures; Photos: INFdaily, Bauergriffinonline
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150 Responses to “Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes -- FIRST PICTURES”

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  1. 1
    gina Says:

    He looks like Charlie Chaplin.

  2. 2
    UM Says:

    Charlie Chaplin

  3. 3
    cute Says:

    For some reason, the word ‘cute’ suddenly just popped into my mind as soon as I saw this.

  4. 4
    Doc Says:

    Try the late Jeremy Brett.

  5. 5
    Caring Says:

    He looks more like Charlie Chaplin! A role he already played years ago!

  6. 6
    se Says:

    He seems like Charles Chaplin. I wouldn’t watch any kind of movie of him. He was arrested long time in prison. This men is a real criminal!

  7. 7
    Debra77 Says:

    I agree Charlie Chaplin. I adore Robert D. It is always great to see a come back story..But he is miscasted as Holmes. I think Sasha is a better fit. I hope who ever does it will be true to the character and not try to update it with a comedic turn.

  8. 8
    Maddyct Says:

    Wha Guy looks soooo cute !!!!!!!!!!
    He ‘s Handsome and so sexy !!!!

  9. 9
    Kealyn Says:

    I think he looks kinda good as Sherlock. I love the Sherlock Holmes stories, and I can’t wait to see this movie.
    Robert is amazingly talented, and I’m sure he will bring this movie to live.

  10. 10
    postwatcher Says:

    Alan Rickman (plays Severus Snape) should have been cast as Holmes.

    He has a beautiful voice. Would have been PERFECT. Guy Ritchie is a moron.

  11. 11
    mermaid Says:

    Were is Dr Watson???
    mr jared, we want dr watson JUDE LAW!

  12. 12
    spike1975 Says:

    I like robert downey but the look is all wrong.
    Unless this is a sherlock holmes disguise its bad.
    Sherlock has always been dressed as a gentleman, smart suit ect.
    He does look like charlie though, loved that film. Got me watching the real chaplin movies.

  13. 13
    hEATHER Says:

    Could they not have found a less Chaplin-esque topper for the guy?

  14. 14
    ashly Says:

    “se”, you are an idiot, not to mention *******.

  15. 15
    Brandon Says:

    Looks a bit off. I know Holmes isn’t above disguising himself as whomever he wants, but… I’m not sure… seems off-kilter.

  16. 16
    SEX Says:

    FVVVVVKIN’ SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    FVVVVK MEEE ROBERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  17. 17
    meowww Says:



  18. 18
    Fruit Loop Says:

    I don’t think he looks sexy here at all.

  19. 19
    postwatcher Says:

    Who the hell is that girl in the last picture supposed to be? Eliza Doolittle.

    Maybe Guy is really making My Fair Lady Instead,

    or possibly Mary Poppins and Downy Jr. is a chimney sweep.

  20. 20
    Steve taylor Says:

    Obviously this is Holmes in disguise……

  21. 21
    marieanne Says:

    Mr. Holmes’ attire was as sharp as his intellect.
    Downey in costume is comical..

  22. 22
    larua Says:

    Robert is Always SExy

  23. 23
    Herewego Says:

    He looks like a thug, I am sorry. My idea of Sherlock is like the one from Masterpiece Theater (OK, he might be a little bit on top; but I expect SH to be prim and proper).

    Holmes-his Physical appearance.
    Holmes is tall and thin-he himself claims to be 6ft tall-but his friend Watson claims he is over 6ft.
    He has black hair and grey eyes, thin lips and ‘a hawk-like’ nose.
    Holmes has a strident voice.
    Although Holmes has never excercised for the fun of it, he is always fit and ready for the action that takes place in the stories, and is ready to see off
    his attackers with either boxing or Baritsu-a form of martial art. He is also proficient at single-stick and fencing.

    This is the way he was described. They did not mention what he wears though. But I don’t think he would be a slouch.

  24. 24
    kc Says:

    Didn’t he already play Charlie Chaplin?

  25. 25
    Jenna Says:

    RDJ is an awesome actor, and I truly think Holmes fans should take a moment and be delighted that such a talented man is stepping into these shoes.
    I’m going to judge the movie when I see it… Can’t tell much from the pictures, as some said this may be Holmes in disguise, or it may not be.

    I can’t wait to watch this movie, either way.

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