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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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D: Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be clean shaven and tall!

…Ah, well. I guess I’ll judge this movie when it comes out, rather than gawk at pictures and complain.

Holmes is supposed to be clean shaven

I truly think Holmes fans

he preview shows RD looking sharper

Christian bale @ 07/23/2009 at 10:18 pm

OMFG I FREAKIN LOVE ROBERT DOWNWT JR!!!!!! HE’S JST AS HOTT AS CHRISTIAN BALE <33333

Christian bale @ 07/23/2009 at 10:25 pm

sorry I meant *DOWNEY

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086661/

Great series. Watched it as a kid, and recently re-discovered it and watching it again as an adult… Still just as awesome.

RDJ will have to step up to this one.

Commentee @ 08/01/2009 at 4:48 pm

So… I checked out the trailors for this. Very dissappointing. Doesnt seem sleuth-like or intellectual at all… looks more like a James Bond film. Boo!

Hey no way is this a sherlock holmes attire.. he’s definitely holmes in disguise.. i hear christian bale is gonna play watson.. he’s ok.. downing’s a great guy but i think holmes is more f a hugh jackman role.. that intensity is definitely lacking in RDJ.. not refuting he’s damn good of course.. just maybe slightly out of place as the inscrutable sherlock holmes.. but definitely looking forward to it!! :)

Go to Las Vegas and put down a bet that this movie will be one of the big movie bombs of all time……………..

I’ve always liked Downey as an actor EXCEPT in “WEIRD SCIENCE” but as Sherlock Holmes RIDICULOUS !!!!! I have seen the trailers ,whoever wrote the screenplay and whoever cast Downey should be cast into the CINEMATIC GARBAGE HEAP never to do another travesty. Arthur Conan Doyle is spinning in his grave. Looks like it might have been good as something other than Sherlock Holmes.

RDJ is a fabulous actor he takes his character and makes you beleive he actually exists, iron man, SH, etc. some actors always do the same character you know what i mean?? Like George Clooney, he does the same type of character in every movie hes been in, i think RDJ is good because you know what ever movie hes been in is gonna be good:) cant wait for IronMan 2!!!

Obviously this is Holmes in disguise… exactly

I really loved this movie a lot. I like this actor and I loved him in the movie Iron man, he was kinda cool looking dude.

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I loved Sherlock Holmes. The books were great and saw was the movie. Good work RDJ, good work

Well,
Sherlock Holmes is really excentric and Robert is a little too,even out off his role of Tony Stark ( iron man) ( you can see that in the interviews)I think He can play this role with success, I love his work. Yeah,indeed he looks like charlie chaplin, but people in the XVIII have the same costumes…But that[s all,I will watch that movie before saying anything,I don´t wanna look prejudice.Good luck,Robert!

Thank you for the good info.

Maksudl Haque Arif @ 02/11/2011 at 2:52 am

I have read all the books of Sherlock Holmes.And I think RDJ is the best Sherlock Holmes.I love this man and for me,He is the Sherlock holmes.

Somehow Robert Downey Jr. lacks something about Sherlock Holmes. He doesn’t has the X factor nad mysterious look.

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They did not mention what he wears though. But I don’t think he would be a slouch.He does look like charlie though, loved that film. Got me watching the real chaplin movies.

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