Robert Downey, Jr. Perfects the Art of the Underdog You may have heard about this guy named Robert Downey Jr., who is only, like, the hottest thing in Hollywood right now thanks to the runaway success of Iron Man. Apparently, it's been a busy seven weeks for Downey since Iron Man premiered. After all, every studio you've ever heard of has been courting the guy. It's the kind of troubled-dude-makes-good story that Hollywood eats up. Especially because he's doing such a good job playing the nice guy these days.

He's already been asked to play Hugh Hefner in a forthcoming biopic and he's said to have his eye on Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes project (let's hope it's more Snatch, less Swept Away; no Madonna, please GOD), and he's currently in negotiations to star in Cowboys & Aliens, which -- as you might have guessed by the title -- is a sci-fi Western. There have been worse ideas than mingling those two genres, don't you think?

Now that I've heard all of these rumors, I officially can't picture anyone else in any of these roles. Is there any way he can do all three?




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