Actor Robert Downey Jr., wearing Gucci, attends the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala honoring Martin Scorsese and David Hockney presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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Remember lining up on the playground to choose teams for kickball? And, that one lucky kid always got picked first? Well, if Hollywood had its own version of the sport, there’s one person everyone would want on their team: Robert Downey Jr.
Yep, RDJ has been dubbed the industry’s most valuable movie star, according to New Yorkmagazine. What, exactly, was the criteria? Well, they considered more than just box office stats, taking into account critics’ reviews, likeability ratings, social media buzz, award nominations and wins — all of it. Downey, 48, took the cake for “overall Hollywood value,” while Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sandra Bullock followed closely behind.
Robert Downey Jr. poses at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Thanks Nicole for donating some pics.
Just one word: EPIC!
If the results of this vote teach us anything, it’s that voters find intelligent men hot. Downey was always ludicrously good-looking, but as he’s gotten older and relied more on his sheer charisma and obvious smarts, he’s only gotten sexier. As Sherlock and Tony Stark, he dispelled forever the notion that inventors should be anything but a mega-babe. Sorry, merely-average looking geniuses: you need to try harder.
At the risk of stating the obvious, it’s Tony Stark, all boundless energy and intelligence and charisma. If you could actually catch his attention for more than 30 seconds, it would totally be worth it.
STROKE OF CHARM
Here he is posing with dozens of little Iron Men
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) September 17, 2013