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Robert Downey Jr Covers 'Men's Fitness' January/February 2012

Robert Downey Jr Covers 'Men's Fitness' January/February 2012

Robert Downey Jr. shows off his rugged physique on the cover of January/February’s issue of Men’s Fitness.

Here’s what the 46-year-old Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows actor had to share:

About playing Tony Stark in Iron Man: “I guess I had some notion about [being an action hero]. I think I wanted to be able to look good and defend myself and all that stuff. I’ve always really enjoyed that genre, but I mean, it’s pretty outlandish. I’m not particularly tall or strong or fast or aggressive. Yet, I’m not faking it. To me, it’s a cosmic chuckle.”

On his wife Susan: “What can I even say about her? I’m crazy about her. Everybody’s opinion isn’t right all the time, but as far as averages go, if she wants to, she could hit to the same seat in the bleachers over and over and over again. That sort of consistency is awe-inspiring. We give each other the freedom to explore who and what we really are, which is great, because we’re always changing. I know I’ve changed a fair amount over the last decade, but she’s changed 10 times more than I have.”

On rescuing two kittens: “Eighteen months ago, I’m saying, ‘I don’t want any rescue pets within 100 yards of either of my residences, I’m sorry. I don’t want some, like, tripod, abused animal.’ I was adamantly opposed to the whole idea. And now I couldn’t imagine living without them. I’ve become one of those people where the Missus is like, ‘They don’t want to see iPhone pictures of our kittens right now. Stop it.”

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FYI: Robert is wearing Levi’s.

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17 Responses to “Robert Downey Jr Covers 'Men's Fitness' January/February 2012”

  1. 1
    The Dame Says:

    But why does he have his shirt on!?!?!? SACRILEGE! :’((

  2. 2
    Mimi Says:

    Love him! He’s so hot with a real man’s nose! Take that Brad Pitt and your girly upturned nosed. I’m so happy he got sober and is still entertaining us!

  3. 3
    PARTY Says:


    SANTA!!!!! HO HO HO!!!!

  4. 4
    Quill Says:

    Love the airbrushing and enhancements!

  5. 5
    PARTY Says:



  6. 6
    For Robert Says:

    I’m so happy he’s turned his life and career around. He’s become a very good actor and I hope his success continues for a long time.

  7. 7
    mya Says:

    kinda odd for someone to not wanna rescue a pet?? i mean ppl dont have to but to be so opposed to it is weird.

  8. 8
    stange Says:

    @mya: Yeah but he did in the end

  9. 9
    mya Says:

    @stange: yes i read that – but i found the first part to be weird.

  10. 10
    jess Says:

    my newest video here :D

  11. 11
    SnOOKIE Says:

    @PARTY: Jared, ban this psycho

  12. 12
    m Says:

    at least he is honest about it

  13. 13
    mya Says:

    @m: uh.. ok? im pretty sure i didnt imply he was dis-honest. i just ‘said’ the comment was weird. i dnt see whats wrong with a rescue-animal. And its a good thing he got past it 2.

  14. 14
    mmm Says:

    This is a dangerous post for my ovaries

  15. 15
    Carla Says:

    Love this man.

  16. 16
    Lola Says:

    He is so cute with Susan….they’re going to be wonderful parents! :)

  17. 17
    jako Says:

    errrrrrrrr when he shoot this photo?
    coz from the link you will curious like me.

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