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Q+A Robert Downey Jr.

TONY STARK HIMSELF LOOKS BACK ON A DECADE OF IRON MAN, SCIENCE BROS, AND HIS NEXT PROJECT.

IRON MAN WAS THE BIG BANG that gave birth to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008, and Robert Downey Jr. was the spark that ignited it. Back then, Tony Stark was considered a B-list superhero, and Downey was reaching for a comeback after recovering from addiction, which threatened not only his career but his life. Both proved to be stratospheric stories of success and redemption. Over the past decade, Downey has taken the billionaire playboy philanthropist from selfish to selfless, from rule breaker to

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