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“He Couldn’t believe that”: Johnny Depp Admitted His Long Hollywood Career Couldn’t Beat Robert Downey Jr’s Stardom as Iron Man

Johnny Depp and Iron Man

Both Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. are prodigies when it comes to acting. With one making his mark as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and the other getting his name penned down as the beloved Avenger, Iron Man, both actors have created quite the legacy.

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Actor Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr.’s friendship goes back decades with them starting off in Hollywood almost at the same time. Johnny Depp admits that his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow was nowhere near Iron Man. Well, at least in the eyes of his son.

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Iron Man Left Johnny Depp’s Son Speechless

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

In an old interview with Radio Times, Johnny Depp stated that he and “Bob,” referring to Robert Downey Jr., had known each other for a “million” years as they both climbed up the ladder of success together. He continued by saying that the Due Date actor was someone he admired and had quite a good relationship with.

While talking about his son, Jack, Depp revealed that the boy is team Iron Man all the way. He recalled an incident where Robert Downey Jr. and his wife came over to his house for dinner. He stated that his then nine-year-old son could not believe that he was sitting next to Iron Man. Depp hilariously mentioned that he could see Captain Jack Sparrow leave his son’s eyes as he was completely mesmerized by the Avenger’s presence. Well, who could blame the kid when Captain Jack is a daily presence in his life?

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Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr.’s Friendship

Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr for Sherlock Holmes 3
Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr

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Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp have supported each other through thick and thin over the past years. According to The New York Post, after the ordeal Depp went through during the prolonged defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, the Dolittle actor face timed the former and congratulated him on his win, saying “John, thank God it’s over.”

In another incident, OK! reported that Downey Jr. was constantly pushing the Sherlock Holmes team to bring Depp on board for the third movie. A source told the outlet, “Bob wants Johnny on board, come hell or high water.” Fans have claimed that the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory actor had also supported Robert Downey Jr. when he was in rehab, and now, both the actors seem to be sticking together, through thick or thin.

In a time where celebrity feuds can be found left and right, it is almost refreshing to see a duo that stands strong next to each other. It seems like the friendship has only grown in the previous years and does not seem to be falling apart, at any time in the future.

Source: Radio Times 


Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.