‘He doesn’t want me to be taller than him’: Robert Downey Jr wasn’t sure about his height while filming with Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man, didn’t like his co-star wearing high heels

Robert Downey Jr. has become as big and iconic as an actor could be in his prime. His work as Iron Man is already quite legendary and people are eagerly waiting for him to return in Avengers: Secret Wars in a certain way. RDJ is known to have had a rocky background growing up, and his long acting career didn’t really take off until he was cast and as a Iron Man. But even when he was cast in the role, it was seen as a risky move. From being a dubious casting choice to becoming synonymous with Tony Stark, Downey has done something entirely commendable. But there are some facts about him that all of his die-hard fans should know.

Tom Cruise Iron Man

We know that he was not the first choice for Iron Man as Tom Cruise was in contention. But even Tom Cruise agreed that Downey Jr. was born to be Tony Stark. On top of that, you would probably even know that Downey practices martial arts for a healthy lifestyle. And, he has been using his resources to fight the climate crisis for many years with the Footprint Coalition. Downey Jr. is certainly a generous guy, but there are also a few surprising and really eccentric things about him.

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The eccentric Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

Did you know he carried his own furniture wherever he went to shoot a movie? During the manufacture of Captain America: Civil War, while everyone had a trailer, RDJ had 5 small trailers lined up for him. And now for another interesting fact about her that was revealed by her Iron Man co-star Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr. didn’t like when she wore high heels.

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Here, watch his old interview during the press tour of iron man 3:

Downey Jr. seems a little insecure here, but you’ll understand his feeling because he’s obviously not the biggest in the room. He wasn’t trying to put Gwyneth Paltrow down, but he was trying to elevate his own character. Robert Downey Jr. is 5′ 8″ tall. But we picked several instances where Tony Stark turned out to be as big as Steve Rogers and sometimes as big as Thor. It made sense because even in animated space, Tony Stark turned out to be a relatively tall guy.

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Just look at this photo of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Iron Man, Captain America and Thor

That’s the kind of stuff we miss about Robert Downey Jr. Right now he’s churning out some awesome stuff like Netflix. Greedy under his and his wife’s production company, Team Downey. But all Iron Man fans are waiting for his possible return in Avengers: Secret Wars, which is set to release on May 1, 2026.

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