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The 14 Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies, Ranked
By LIAM GAUGHAN
Due Date
“Due Date” brings Robert Downey Jr. together with Zach Galifianakis in this hilariously absurd road-trip-gone-wrong movie. Downey Jr. seamlessly blends sarcasm with sentimentality and forms a strange yet touching bond with Galifianakis on their chaotic trip back to California.
Chef
The 2014 independent comedy “Chef” is perfect for Marvel fans who loved watching Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau collaborate in the “Iron Man” movies. Downey Jr. plays the ex-husband of Favreau’s ex-wife, and they have a perfectly awkward dynamic that makes for tons of laughs.
Good Night & Good Luck
Downey Jr. shined in his supporting role as Joseph Wershba in “Good Night, and Good Luck,” proving he can steal the show no matter how big or small the part may be. His powerful performance had audiences close to tears during an emotional conversation with his wife.
Soapdish
“Soapdish” pokes fun at the ridiculous plot lines that dominate soap operas, and Downey Jr. does a great job playing TV producer David Seton Barnes. Barnes is constantly scheming and is a creepy, cynical character, but it’s fun to see Downey Jr. in an unusual role.
Bowfinger
Downey Jr. plays the money-hungry studio executive Jerry Renfro in “Bowfinger,” a film that explores how Hollywood prioritizes making money over everything. He nails his role and fully captures the ignorant, uninterested attitude of a studio exec just looking to fatten his wallet.