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Stories You're Talking About: Robert Downey Jr. Is a Hero to Young Fan

Stories You're Talking About: Robert Downey Jr. Consoles Young Fan Expecting Iron Man

Originally posted 06/16/2013 01:15PM

Blame it on the costuming.

When Iron Man super-fan Jaxson Denno discovered he was not meeting the super hero, but rather the actor who portrayed him, the 1½-year-old was super sad.

But our readers were touched as Iron Man 3 star Robert Downey Jr. met up with the child and tried to stem Jaxson's disappointment in meeting the actor, and not the fantasy man in the suit. See the story here.

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PHOTO: Robert Downey Jr. Tries to Cheer Up a Young Iron Man Fan

Robert Downey Jr. Comforts a Child Disappointed Not to Meet Iron Man

Originally posted 06/13/2013 08:20AM

Not even Iron Man can solve every problem.

The superhero's alter ego, Robert Downey Jr., found that out first-hand this week, when he encountered 1½-year-old super-fan Jaxson Denno – who just couldn't wait to meet Iron Man.

Only problem: Downey, in the Western Massachusetts towns of Sunderland and Shelburne Falls to shoot his latest, The Judge, was not wearing his Iron Man outfit.

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Ashley Hamilton: I Struggled with Anorexia and Bulimia

Ashley Hamilton Opens Up About Eating Disorder

Originally posted 05/18/2013 09:00AM

With Iron Man 3 breaking box office records, nobody is happier about the film's success than actor Ashley Hamilton, who plays a small but pivotal role of former military officer Jack Taggert.

Hamilton, whose band The Wondergirls also performs the song "Let's Go All the Way" on the soundtrack with Robbie Williams, says he's "really grateful for somebody giving me an opportunity again. I just didn't have that before."

The 38-year-old son of George Hamilton has had more than his fair share of troubles when it came to drug and alcohol abuse.

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5 Things to Know About 11-Year-Old Iron Man 3 Star Ty Simpkins

Ty Simpkins: 5 Things to Know About the Iron Man 3 Scene Stealer

Originally posted 05/16/2013 03:00PM

Ty Simpkins currently stars as the young boy who gives a helping hand – and a hard time – to Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, but there is much more to the New York City native, who has been acting since he was 3 months old.

Simpkins, 11, has already starred on two different daytime soaps (One Life to Live and Guiding Light), worked with Oscar winner Kate Winslet on three movies (All the Kings Men, Little Children and Revolutionary Road) and become the face of a new horror franchise (Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2, expected later this year).

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Iron Man 3 Not as Much Fun as Original – or The Avengers

Iron Man 3 Not as Much Fun as Original – or The Avengers

Originally posted 05/02/2013 11:00AM

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It's hard to know how battling a giant alien millipede might affect a guy, but it seems to have turned Iron Man 3's Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) into Bruce Wayne.

This post-Avengers Iron Man is a brooding insomniac, tinkering in his Batcave and so mired in existential angst that he's having panic attacks. He's so dour, it's actually a relief when a madman attacks his Malibu manse, blowing it off the map in one of the film's most spectacular scenes.

At least then we don't have to spend the entire threequel in Tony's head.

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Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron Join Oscars Telecast

Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron Join Oscars Telecast

Originally posted 02/07/2013 08:20AM

PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, Channing Tatum, will make his debut on the Academy Awards stage this month as one of four newly announced special guests who are joining the Feb. 24 broadcast.

Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe are the other three actors who will make special appearances, producers said Thursday.

The four join a list of previously announced Oscar presenters, including Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep and Mark Wahlberg.

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Robert Downey Jr. Injured on Iron Man 3 Set | Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. Injured on Iron Man 3 Set

Originally posted 08/16/2012 11:35AM

Iron Man might be invincible but actor Robert Downey Jr. is far from it.

The 47-year-old actor injured his ankle while filming Iron Man 3 on Wednesday.

"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.

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PEOPLE Review: The Avengers Saves the Day!

PEOPLE Review: The Avengers Saves the Day!

Originally posted 05/05/2012 09:45AM

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Superheroes have it easy: We only expect them to save the planet every now and again. Superhero movies, though, have the daunting task of illuminating our souls.

Dazzling effects, strong stories and bold heroes mean bubkes unless they inspire us. Thank the gods, The Avengers is just what it ought to be – inspired.

After five recent films about the solo exploits of Marvel heroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, outclassing Edward Norton), The Avengers weaves its narrative threads into a vibrant display of effects wizardry with characters to love and wit to spare.

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Robert Downey Jr. & Wife Susan Take in a Coldplay Concert | Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. & Wife Susan Take in a Coldplay Concert

Originally posted 05/03/2012 05:55AM

It was date night at the Hollywood Bowl during the first of Coldplay's three scheduled shows.

New parents Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan arrived at the venue in a chauffeured ride. The Avengers star jumped out first, then opened the door for his wife, who was sitting in the front seat. He escorted her into the venue and kept his hand on her back.

Despite the paparazzi attention, the two looked happy and smiled together, holding hands as they were ushered into the venue and given the VIP treatment.

Meanwhile, a pregnant Molly Sims and hubby Scott Stuber took in the show, arriving through a VIP entrance after walking a short distance away from down the hill. The two then disappeared through the artists' entrance,where they remained for the rest of the night.
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Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man Is Avengers Fans' Favorite

Robert Downey Jr. Wins Over the Most Avengers Fans as Iron Man

Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:00AM

In real-life, Robert Downey Jr. doesn't possess superhuman strength, genius intellect or that famed power suit.

But Iron Man, his on-screen Avengers alter-ego gifted with his body, brains and superhero wardrobe, isn't lacking – and fans of the franchise agree.

According to data collected on the movie's Facebook page, 37 percent of fans polled would most like to be Iron Man (identity: Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark) if they could transform into any Marvel superhero.

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