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‘Gravity’ almost starred Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr., according to the director.

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According to the director of ‘Gravity,’ the movie almost starred Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr. instead of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Alfonso Cuaron, 52, revealed the news during a 90-minute interview with “The Hollywood Masters,” a series held at Loyola Merymount University in Los Angeles, in front of the college’s film and television students.

“I thought I had written a small movie … just one character floating in space,” Cuaron said. “We started developing stuff (trying) to figure out the technology. And the luxury (was) that we could try many things.”

Cuaron revealed he originally approached Angeline Jolie for the role of Ryan Stone, which eventually went to Sandra Bullock. “I had conversations with Angelina, but then she went to do one film, and then she was going to direct (the upcoming 2014 drama ‘Unbroken’),” Cuaron explained. “Something happens, you part ways.”

Robert Downey Jr.
was in talks to play astronaut Mike Kowalski, but the director said his participation was hampered by the technology used to film “Gravity.” (What does that even mean?) The role went to George Clooney instead.

“Gravity” went on to earn more than $700 million, and has been nominated for 10 Oscars.

How do you think the movie would have been with Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr. in the leads?

Posted Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Robert Downey Jr. filming “The Judge” in Massachusetts!

Believe it or not, this is a man of 48. Does he age?

Anyhoo, The Judge is about a successful lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder.

The film, which is set to be released next year, also stars Dax Shepard, Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester, Billy Bob Thornton, and more.

Photos: FameFlynet

Posted Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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Robert Downey Jr. wears lederhosen to the premiere of ‘Iron Man 3′!

Who doesn’t love Robert Downey Jr.?

This may be the first time I’ve ever seen anyone rocking a lederhosen on the red carpet. Robert Downey Jr., 48, was spotted last night wearing this festive outfit at the ‘Iron Man 3′ premiere in Munich, Germany, (well that explains it).

His costar Gwyneth Paltrow also appeared at the premiere, and looked much more red-carpet ready! How adorable are the two of them, seriously.


Posted Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 9:09am
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Robert Downey Jr. injured on the set of ‘Iron Man 3′

Robert Downey Jr. was injured yesterday on the set of ‘Iron Man 3′.

The 47-year-old actor hurt his ankle performing a stunt. “Robert Downey Jr. sustained an ankle injury on the set of ‘Iron Man 3′ in Wilmington, North Carolina while performing a stunt. There will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates,” Marvel Studios said in a statement.

The third installment is scheduled to release on May 3, and stars Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall.

Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2012 at 9:09am
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