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Robert Downey, Jr. Confirms $50 Million Pay for 'Iron Man 3'

Robert Downey, Jr. Confirms $50 Million Pay for 'Iron Man 3'

Robert Downey, Jr. holds hands with his wife Susan as they leave their rainy date night at Spago on Monday (May 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 48-year-old Iron Man 3 actor and his wife also stepped out to lunch over the weekend, where they were joined by their adorable 14-month-old baby boy Exton!

“Isn’t that crazy?” Robert recently said when he confirmed to GQ that he made $50 million for Iron Man 3. “They’re so pissed. I can’t believe it. I’m what’s known as a ‘strategic cost.’”

“You have a little bit of dough and you can manage everything. You have a little bit more dough, and you reach out toward the boundaries of where you think you can now go, and the wind blows the wrong way and you’re f–ked for five years,” Robert added about making money in his early days.

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14 Comments

# 1
quack quack quack @ 05/09/2013 at 5:18 am

what would hollywood do without all the lame pedestrians staring at a movie screen to justify their existence , pay these puppets a lot less that’s what !

# 2

that kid look like him alot

# 3

Robert & Susan are the best couple ever.

# 4

i like RDJ LOTS, he’s one of my favs. But in this case, I think in today’s world with crumbling economies everywhere and many struggling, with people in Bangladash making 30 cents an hour, well he sounds crass and insensitive talking about the gazillions he was OVERpaid. One of the reasons why many countries sometimes dislike Americans is because of that kind of pompous bragging and when the world sees ovie stars throw money around and LOL while talking about making millions, well it doesn’t help the US’s image abroad.

# 5

@Justme:

I agree with you Justme. Of course we know movie studios make millions and sometimes billions..And I actually understand that actors should receive their fair share since it is their image people pay to see onscreen..BUT then it shows how out of touch these stars become when the average family man paying $20 dollars for his kids to see this $50 million dollar man makes if he’s lucky $40k.

# 6

Isn’t that what he made for the avengers… not for iron man 3? Either way, while I like him a lot, it’s OBSCENE that these people make this kind of money. Excuse me while I weep over the execs constantly bemoaning people “stealing” their money by downloading movies. Here’s a thought: stop giving grotesque paychecks to your stars and downsize a little so it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to see a movie.

# 7
Nepotismma Roberts @ 05/09/2013 at 5:10 pm

Robert, you should really give credit to the franchise for alot of it too. I don’t know how many people go to those movies to see Robert Downey Jr. Not many, I suspect.

# 8

$50 million buys a lot of cocaine! Ouch!
RDJ used to be an okay actor who picked interesting roles (see Chaplin and Home for the Holidays etc). Now…he’s so annoying. Overactor. Iron Man is a sucky franchise; Tony Stark is the most annoying Avenger. Boring, unimaginative film making. Nothing against blockbusters but even James Cameron can write something better than the crappy avengers.

# 9

That woman is so lucky.

Poor child @ 05/10/2013 at 9:08 pm

That kid looks like his mom. Poor thing.

Well yay for you, Robert. Arg…this makes me so angry. Not only is it totally outrageous to pay that kind of money to somebody who pretends for a living, it’s even more outrageous that he jokes about it. You don’t HAVE to take it, you ****. He told Jimmy Kimmel he wasn’t even in the scenes where Ironman’s helmet is close. (“I was probably at a day spa”) Yeah, haha. That’s real funny to those of us working 2 jobs so we can feed our families. Seriously, RDJ and Paltrow belong together cause they both have the same warped sense of reality. I also use to like him but he’s become a pompous a$$ with a boring shtick and waving his money in front of everyone is disgusting at best. Fan lost, Bobby.

His wife is a fameho. She’s got to stick her face in every picture. She annoys me.

@Hannah He was joking on Jimmy Kimmel. He obviously works a lot on Iron Man (action scenes, specially). It seemes that he wasn’t the one who decided his payment, it was more like ”let’s see how far we can go”.
Marvel got a LOT of money, and it all goes to their pockets. Robert, otherwise, many times gives the money to charity – and I really don’t see him as a diva, expensive person.

Ottoni Bastos @ 05/17/2013 at 9:57 pm

@N:

The big irony is that this overrated actor,Sucky super hero ,etc… is the main reason for most part of casual audience go see the avengers,thats why Marvel paid $50m for him.

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