Robert Downey Jr. Accepts Prestigous Award And Talks New Projects

Robert Downey Jr. certainly has a lot to talk about. The actor received the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Renaissance Award at its annual gala on Saturday, in honor of his decades-long career and recent total throw-down comeback. The event was sold-out and featured a conversation between Downey and director Todd Phillips (of The Hangover, highest-grossing R-rated comedy ever!) who directed Downey in the soon-to-be-released movie Due Date.

The Iron Man also talked a bit about some exciting new projects he’s working on that seem set to keep propelling his rising star even higher. Due Date he boasted is his favorite movie he’s ever worked on! That’s a pretty loaded claim, compared to acclaimed and popular movies like Iron Man, Tropic Thunder and The Zodiac (we’ll leave The Soloist out…)

“It’s kind of my favorite thing I’ve ever done,” he said. “Hate to say it. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.”

Add to that list the Wizard of Oz prequel Oz: The Great and Powerful. RDJ would star in the 3-D movie as, who else?- the great and powerful Oz!

“Now Sam Raimi looks like he’s going to be at helm of it,” said Downey.
“My management firm says it might be a go. I’ll hook up with Sam and
see what he thinks.”