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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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Gwyneth Paltrow & Robert Downey, Jr.: Iron Man's 'EW' Cover!

Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey, Jr. show off their Iron Man 3 swag on the cover of EW‘s Iron Giants issue.

Here’s what the Iron Man 3 co-stars had to share:

Gwyneth, on getting in the Iron Man suit: “There was some talk in Iron Man 2 that she would get in the suit, and at one point there was this amazing [concept] drawing of her and Tony. She was in a suit with her hair blowing, and the suit had boobs and stuff. It’s better to be in the man’s suit because it says I can kick ass in this thing as much as any guy. It’s sort of the comic-book version of a Cinderella story. She starts timid and sort of cleaning up after Tony, and then she evolves into full strength and a superhero.”

Robert, on being an older superhero: “I’m going to be 50 in a couple years. I caught myself the last few years losing sight of that because I work with young people and I see Hemsworth and I relate to that. But then I’m reminded, ‘He is that; you are something else.’”

Gwyneth, on Robert being irreplaceable as Iron Man: “Personally, I think it would be very hard for someone to step into Iron Man, because it is so Robert. You’ve got pathos, you’ve got humor, you’ve got a facility with language and improvisation and an incredible pain underneath it all. It’s difficult to replicate that.”

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Robert Downey, Jr.: New York Stock Exchange Bell Ringer!

Robert Downey, Jr. suits up while ringing the opening bell at New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday (April 30) in New York City.

The 48-year-old actor attended the event to promote his upcoming action flick Iron Man 3.

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“I know you’re all here because you’ve been doing something special in the fantastic five buroughs, this great city, this great empire state,” Robert shared with students at a screening the night before.

He added, “I just wanna say I’m here to honor you and say the future of this city, this state, this nation—you guys can do whatever you want. I guarantee you. Just keep doing the right thing and you’re going to be running the joint in a minute.”

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Robert Downey, Jr. & Tobey Maguire: 'GMA' Guys!

Robert Downey, Jr. poses for some pics as he arrives for a taping of Good Morning America on Monday (April 29) in New York City.

The 48-year-old actor went on the program to chat about Iron Man 3, which hits theaters on May 3.

“So much of what drove the success of the Iron Man franchise was our female audience, so I thought, we gotta get Gwyneth [Paltrow] in the [Iron Man] suit,” Robert said about his co-stars getting to wear the suits.

Also visiting the show that day was Tobey Maguire, who was there to promote The Great Gatsby. The next day, Tobey‘s co-star Isla Fisher also dropped by!

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FYI: Isla is wearing a Jenni Kayne top, 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt, and Casadei pumps.

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Avril Lavigne & Robert Downey Jr.: Guests on 'Leno'!

Avril Lavigne rocks a little black dress while performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday (April 26) in Burbank, Calif.

“We are performing on @jayleno tonight! 11:35/10:35c… Here’s to Never Growing Up!” the 28-year-old singer tweeted with a pic. Check out the cute pic below!

Avril was joined on the show by Robert Downey Jr, who promoted his new flick Iron Man 3, hitting theaters on Friday, May 3!

The day before, Robert‘s co-star Gwyneth Paltrow also appeared on the show to chat about the highly-anticipated film.


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