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    Iron Man

    In the Iron Man special features Robert Downey Jr. mentions he trains Wing Chun and he did some Jujitsu for his role which I thought was cool...little nod to Bruce Lee in a new Marvel flick.

    Lee had WC for foundation in the blockbuster "Enter The Dragon" who's poster you see in "Saturday Night Fever" up on Travolta's wall with Pacino "Serpico" and that blond girl. Now Downey Jr. uses WC as foundation in the current popular block buster hit.

    Brandon Lee had some for the feature "The Crow" Ip Man should be proud

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    http://forum.kungfumagazine.com/foru...p/t-33947.html

    downey on oprah

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5LBhk_O684

    @ the three minute mark he gets into bil jee lol at it's like abbreviating the fight uz if the guy is blind, the fight is pretty much over. it makes me smile to see dude on letterman his rehab team must be proud...hopefully motivated!.

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    Robert Downey Jr. on Oprah. (third thumbnail down on the left)
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    Robert Downey Jr's Sifu Eric Oram, is now in London with Downey Jr. working on the film Sherlock Holmes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Redmond View Post
    Robert Downey Jr's Sifu Eric Oram, is now in London with Downey Jr. working on the film Sherlock Holmes.
    Cool man

    My buddy does BJJ and is almost an Electrician...four years ago he was robbing fools getting out of rehab, Downey as Ironman makes me proud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by diego View Post
    Cool man

    My buddy does BJJ and is almost an Electrician...four years ago he was robbing fools getting out of rehab, Downey as Ironman makes me proud...
    I feel the same for Robert. I give props to anyone who makes a come back after drugs, gangs, or whatever.
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    He's been doing it for awhile too. I remember seeing him at one of William Cheung's seminars in 03 or 04.

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    ttt 4 2018!

    A decade later and we still have yet to fully capitalize on Downey's Wing Chun in Iron Man.



    6 days ago
    Robert Downey Jr. Improvised The Most Iconic Line In 'Iron Man'

    Rebecca Shepherd in ENTERTAINMENT

    'I am Iron Man' - probably the most iconic line from the film if not the entire Marvel franchise, would you agree? Well, it was ad-libbed by Robert Downey Jr. believe it or not.

    Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, said that the short and snappy line was said by Downey Jr. when the first film was released, a decade ago.

    We wonder whether there were some strange looks knocking around the studio.

    In an interview with Deadline, Feige said the impact the line had on The Marvel Universe at large was also far-reaching.

    "That success inspired us to go further in the trusting ourselves to find balance of staying true to the comics and the spirit of the comics but not being afraid to adapt and evolve and to change things."


    via GIPHY

    NME reported that he also said that part of the success of the line came from how it developed the character of Tony Stark further.

    "If you're changing something for no reason, that's one thing, but if you're changing something because you want to double-down on the spirit of who the character is? That's a change we'll make.

    "Tony Stark not reading off the card and not sticking with the fixed story? Him just blurting out 'I am Iron Man?' That seems very much in keeping with who that character is."


    Credit: PA

    According to Joe Russo, director of Avengers: Infinity War, Iron Man was pivotal to the subsequent success of the franchise saying: "When you talk about Marvel's rise, Iron Man set the tone of all of it."

    Joe Russo knows.

    And so does everyone else by the looks of things because Robert Downey Jr. has previously been hailed as Marvel's Best Movie Actor. Ever.

    According to Ranker, Downey Jr pips James McAvoy, Tommy Lee Jones and Hugh Jackman to the number one spot. Elsewhere on the list, Ryan Reynolds was at number 53 with Deadpool, harsh.

    But, I think we can all agree that Robert is a deserving winner, can't we?


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    The 53-year-old actor is a big martial arts fan and has been practising 'Wing Chun' since 2003. He has incorporated his training into some of his movies, with his teacher Eric Oram saying: "Robert does all his own stuff when it comes to fights. When the camera is on him, it's really him doing it." What a show off.

    He's gone on to have three Iron Man sequels, as well as starring in The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and most recently, Avengers: Infinity War.

    We guess the ad-libbing paid off after all then?
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