Considering that the first time father and son worked together in the experimental film Pound, and a five-year old Robert Downey Jr’s first line of movie dialogue was “Have any hair on your balls,” you wouldn’t expect the relationship between a wildly creative actor/producer and the director of Putney Swope to be the stuff of Ozzy and Harriet. In fact, there is a very warm and fuzzy dynamic right now between father and son. The latter just presented the former with another grandchild; and this weekend, Downey Jr has lent his clout to doing right by dad in a retrospective of films from a true ironman of eclectic avant-gard cinema. A fundraiser for The Friends Of Cinefamily, Truth And Soul Inc. is a whole weekend’s worth of festivities that began last night with a panel discussion between father and son. Events include appearances by Paul Thomas Anderson & Louis CK; tonight’s a screening of Poundand a restored print of Greaser’s Palace, the other one of dad’s movies that RDJ appeared in as a child. Tomorrow brings a Putney Swope gala screening at the Ace Hotel’s United Artist Theatre. Here, Downey Jr talks about his relationship with his storied father, and his own inevitable trip to the director’s chair. But first, that immortal first double Downey movie moment:
I’ve added to the gallery HQ pictures of Robert during the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards presenting the ‘Hollywood Supporting Actor’ to his friend and co-star Robert Duvall.
The Fan Carpet has dedicated today’s Fansite of the Day spot to Incredibly Downey Jr.
Site Opened: May, 2011
Image Gallery Count: 24887
Known For: Iron Man (2008)
Up Next: The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Last Known Dating: Susan Downey
Quote: “The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be.”
Fun Fact: Names Peter O’Toole as his favorite actor.
Profile Page: Resume
Welcome to this world little girl.
Girl Joy!! Avri Roel Downey, 7lbs, 20 in., 3:22 a.m. 11-4-14… Pretty like mama, and dimples like my uncle Jim!
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) 5 Novembre 2014
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