Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most controversial actors in Hollywood history. He was an incredibly gifted actor at a young age and his career started to take off in the mid to late 1980s and was even nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for taking on Charlie Chaplin in “Chaplin.”
But then the drugs took hold as they often do with young Hollywood celebrities and ultimately landed him in jail as a convicted felon. Nobody thought he would make a comeback but he proved everyone wrong when he snagged the titular role in Marvel’s “Iron Man,” Tony Stark in 2007.
And Robert Downey Jr. just went full Tony Stark with this heroic announcement that might change the world.
“Avengers: Endgame” marked the final chapter of phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and unless you’ve been living under a rock over the last six weeks then you probably know Tony Stark passes away at the end.
Downey Jr. was arguably the most important part of the entire MCU because it all began with him – and he was compensated as such. Although it’s nearly impossible to calculate how much money Downey Jr. has made playing Tony Stark, most experts believe it’s somewhere in the $500 million range.
And now he’s putting that money to good use because at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening, Downey Jr. announced the launch of a new organization that will utilize advanced technologies to clean up the environment.
It will be called The Footprint Coalition and is scheduled to officially launch in less than a year.
Downey joked during his speech, “Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” Downey Jr. said, relaying that he had been given these insights a few weeks back by a roundtable of experts. He said, “God I love experts. They’re like Wikipedia with character defects.”
Throughout his 20-minute speech, Downey Jr. painted AI as a significant technological advancement that gave him hope — only to admit that he also found himself alarmed over the state of the environment like every other liberal.
He claimed, “I have this quiet sense of crisis. I’m a one-man carbon footprint nightmare colossus.”
At least he admits it. Most Hollywood celebrities don’t want you to know the lengths in which they single-handedly pollute the environment.
One A-list actor who condescends about the environment and hypocritically refuses to accept he’s a part of the problem is Leonardo DiCaprio.
When DiCaprio won his first Academy Award for Best Actor in “The Revenant,” in his acceptance speech he audaciously said, “Climate change is real. It is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world… who speak for all of humanity.I thank you all for this. Let us not take this planet for granted – I do not take tonight for granted.”
The Academy Award audience erupted in a thunderous applause.
But DiCaprio owns the 11th largest yacht in the world, which costs around $200 million and regularly sails it with only a couple people on board. DiCaprio also frequently flies throughout the world on a private jet, owns multiple estates and drives expensive cars.
And although both DiCaprio and Downey Jr. are actively trying to fix environmental issues maybe they should change their lifestyles first.