Robert Downey Jr. Sucks A Mean Thumb

The actor is doing all kinds of photo shoots and interviews to promote his film, Iron Man, including a sit-down with Parade magazine where he talked about motivation for getting clean, his marriage and why in the heck he decided to take a stab at being an action star.

“I went after Iron Man because Keanu Reeves got The Matrix, and Johnny Depp got Pirates,” the Oscar-nominated actor confessed. “I’m looking at all these posters of the movies I’ve seen with my son, and I’m thinking, ‘Damn! I could do that!'”

As for these pictures, the first thing I want to point out is dang, Robert’s got some purdy hands. And in response to the first five commenters who want to point out to me that the feminine hands caressing his face don’t belong to him–I know, they’re mine. I do a little hand modeling on the side. I have the face of a blogger and the hands of a supermodel.