Robert Downey Jr as Sherlock Holmes

February 18, 2009 10:22am CST
yes. i just read it on MSN today, courtesy of guy ritchie's news regarding about his divorce with Madonna, that Robert Downey Jr is set to play the famous Detective Sherlock Holmes and Ritchie, of course, is the director. along side, Jude Law will play Dr Watson - Holmes' side kick. after the success of Iron Man, which I could say revived Downey's career, i think he will be perfect one for Sherlock Holmes. before, when i first heard that he will play Iron Man, i just couldn't picture him with the character because all i could think about was actors like James Marsden or young actors like the guy who play the lead in John Tucker. but when i saw the film, I was mesmerized. he did it so well that i watched it for four times. and even bought a DVD copy. if only minus the drugs, Downey could by far surpass Brad Pitt's fame. i think he's one of the best and respected actors in hollywood - alongside with johnny depp. =)
2 responses
@Shellyann36 (11562)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Oh now that is a good idea! I think that Iron Man revived his career as well. I really like him as an actor. I was very excited to see how pumped up he got for Iron Man. I will be looking for this movie to make its way to my screen! Oh and yes Johnny Depp is totally HOT!!!
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
lol. very hot. i got all the Pirates of The Caribbean DVDS.. all four. and i miss johnny in his 21 jumpstreet days. and downey is a hottie too. i love him in chances are and hearts and soul. =)
18 Feb 09
Oh dear. I have nothing against Downey - he's a very good actor. No offense, but Sherlock Holmes? That role needs a top-class British actor. There's something just not right about an American playing it. I suppose it's because I'm British, so have always imagined him as quintessentially English. Still, at least it's not someone like Arnie or something... Downey could do really well. I doubt he'll surpass the amazing Basil Rathbone, though!
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
i know. it would really feel different if someone British would play the character but let's see how this goes. i hope you will accept my invitation. =)