Robert Downey Jr.’s topsy-turvy career remains in full rocket mode with the release of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes this week – but the Iron Man star has gotten himself into a pickle with producers of the winter blockbuster after a gay quip he made during an interview on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman Dec. 16. Studio execs are squirming after RDJ pointed out the obvious homoerotic overtunes in the bromance between Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and chum Dr. Watson (Jude Law) while chatting with Letterman, PopEater says.
“The studio wants to position this as an action-packed adventure, not ‘Brokeback Mountain 2…..”
After years of arrests and drug busts, reformed Hollywood wildchild Robert Downey Jr. has rebound nicely with starring roles in hit vehicles like Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes. But will the accomplished star’s next big role come behind the camera? Robert, now 44, believes his days on the big screen are numbered and a turn as a director is in the foreseeable future.
Robert Downey Jr. has earned the Hugh Hefner Seal of Approval to portray the men’s magazine boss in a proposed biopic based on his life.
Over the past year, the Iron Man has regularly expressed an interest in taking on the lead role in a retelling of the aging Lothario’s life story — but he has now been given the green light from Hef himself.
“Downey and I have talked about it and it is a very real possibility. He’s a marvelous actor and I would be honored if he decided to do it…”