Ellen: Robert Downey, Jr. New Baby
Robert Downey, Jr., came by Ellen to talk about his new movie The Judge. Robert is having a new baby, a little girl. He said he’s very excited because he knows it’s going to be a whole new experience. Ellen wondered if he picked out a new name. Will it be Ellen?
“Ellen Downey? God, I’m going to run that by headquarters,” he said.
Ellen TV: Robert Downey, Jr. Vanity Fair & Comeback
Ellen said she read the recent article in Vanity Fair about Robert Downey, Jr., and Ellen said his story is a good one. He had a lot of success early on, then a rocky period, and then a lot of success again. Ellen wondered if he reflected on this a lot.
Robert said he definitely preferred life the way it is now. But he said your life is a lot better if you do what you’re supposed to do, rather than try to go out and be crazy. Ellen said he’s doing the best work he’s ever done and he’s an inspiration for getting clean and being so extraordinary. Ellen said he was great at doing Chaplin.
Ellen: Robert Downey, Jr., Iron Man
Robert said he felt a strong connection to Tony Stark and he had a great experience getting involved with
Iron Man. He said he does a lot of work to stay in great shape for the movies. He said he has to take five pounds from the stomach and move it to the shoulders.
So will there be an Iron Man 4? Downey said that they’re in negotiations to work on it, but when Ellen pushed him, he basically said yes.
Ellen TV: Robert Downey, Jr. The Judge
Robert Downey, Jr., is in the new movie The Judge. He said the movie is about a jerk lawyer who has to go to small town Indiana to deal with his dad and his first love is there. There’s also something going on with her daughter, but he’s not sure what. Ellen said you know exactly what’s up with the daughter. He said it’s not really a courtroom drama, it’s a beautiful story about family.
Ellen: Robert Downey, Jr., On Losing His Mom
Robert his mom was going through a number of health troubles when he was filming The Judge. In the movie, his character loses his mom. Just recently, Robert’s mom in real life passed away. He wrote a beautiful tribute to her on Facebook.
Robert said he credits his mom with helping him get sober. He said there’s something about a mother’s voice that puts you in check.
Ellen’s Surprise For Robert Downey, Jr.
Ellen surprised Robert with a gift for his children. For his son, Ellen gave him an Iron Man car seat. Then he gave him some baby clothes for his new daughter. All of the clothes said “Ellen” on them, so that’s why Ellen thought Ellen would be a great name.
Ellen TV: Robert Downey, Jr. Epic or Fail
Ellen played a game with Robert where they watched a snippet of a YouTube video and then held up paddles that said either epic or fail, giving their opinion on what was about to happen. The videos included an ice bucket challenge where the person who was supposed to pour the bucket on someone else accidentally poured it on himself, a truck which flipped over several times before landing on his tires again, and an actor who stood on a chair while doing Shakespeare and fell down. It was a hilarious segment! Both Robert and Ellen changed their votes a lot, so it was hard to keep score. All of the videos seemed like fails, too, so I think this game was rigged from the start.