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When it comes to the greatest career turnarounds in Hollywood, it’s hard to look past Robert Downey Jr.; a decade ago he couldn’t even get insured for a movie role, and now he’s the highest-paid star in Hollywood – thanks to The Avengers and Iron Man 3, which grossed close to $3 billion between them – not to mention the crown jewel of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.

Before he reprises the role of Iron Man for next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Rdj has returned to his indie roots, reuniting with Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau for the comedy Chef, and during a recent interview Favreau has spoken about the “big gamble” of casting the actor as Stark in 2008′s Iron Man:

“I remember when we cast Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, and I was told no several times,” Favreau tells 100.3 Jack FM. »

- Gary Collinson

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