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February 13, 2024 48 secs

Everybody knows Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, but it turns out he was almost cast as a DC villain first. 

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Direct from Hollywood with Ryan Seacrest.

Speaker 2 (00:03):
With Killian Murphy and Robert Downey Junior star in Christopher
Nolan's masterpiece Oppenheimer with Killian in the lead role, and
his six film relationship with the director goes all the
way back to Batman begins when Killy was cast as
a villain Scarecrow, but Robert Downey Junior just revealed movie
history might have been very different, as he was also
considered to play Batman's nemesis n five. Robert told the
crowd during a career retrospective at Los Angeles' American Cinema Tech,

I heard about the role and I was like, I'm Scarecrow,
and then I remember, meaning Nolan for teen realized he
doesn't seem like he's really leaning in on this interview.
He was polite and all that, but you could tell
when someone's thinking the collaboration's not going anywhere. Robert Downey
Junior there who clearly made enough of an impression on
Nolan that he thought of him for Oppenheimer, which is
on v O D

Speaker 1 (00:46):
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