ByJo Isnain, writer at
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Jo Isnain

Everybody loves RDJ right? He's freaking Iron Man for sakes! But I love how like he went from a very small and young role to Tony Stark AKA Iron Man in Avengers, Avengers Age of Ultron and the anticipated Captain America: Civil War. RDJ has had some pretty awesome roles throughout the years but these 5 roles are my favorite roles of RDJ.

5.Hank Palmer in The Judge

In this movie RDJ plays a divorced lawyer takes a trip back to his hometown when his mother died and triggers a renewed tension between he and his father. His father Judge Joseph Palmer had been arrested for a hit and run death. Hank then steps in to defend his father when another lawyer couldn't even if his father doesn't want him to. Why is this one of RDJ's best roles? In this movie he made a hell of a good lawyer, a very persuasive person, a handsome and yet sophisticated person. This movie brings the showoff, sophisticated and playboy personality of RDJ.

4.Paul Avery in Zodiac

Is there any role where he DOESN'T look this stylish and handsome. In this movie RDJ plays a rather stubborn and foolish but popular journalist. I wouldn't say that he suffers from OCD in this movie but more like organized, he is someone who's clean, organized, calm, accepts a challenge and hates blood. Also he's got that rocking goatee there, that's cool. I'm also pretty sure this is kind of his like first or second movie with Mark Ruffalo.

3.Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

As much as I love Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, I still think RDJ made a pretty solid Sherlock Holmes. As you all know who Sherlock Holmes is, a very popular English detective who has solved many cases throughout the years. So I don't really have explain that much to you, so moving on...

2. Kirk Lazarus AKA Sarge Lincoln Osiris in Tropic Thunder

I'm a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude
I'm a dude playing a dude disguised as another dude

This has got to be one of RDJ's best roles ever, Tropic Thunder is a movie full of A-list stars such as Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Brandon T Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise and more. This movie features RDJ as an award winning Austrailian actor known for his bad boy antics off-screen, and then undergoes an experiment to turn him into the African-American Sargeant Lincoln Osiris. This is a very good role for RDJ he plays an Austrailian award-winning actor who is portraying an African-American sargeant and with an African-American accent and still stays in character until the end of the movie. What you're seeing above is Lincoln Osiris or rather Kirk Lazarus wearing a wig, fake beard, and brown contacts.

1. Tony Stark AKA Iron Man in Iron Man (movies), The Avengers, Avengers Age of Ultron and Captain America Civil War

We all know it was going to come down to this role and of course everyone knows who Tony Stark is and RDJ's portrayal of Tony Stark is more than perfect, he proves he can handle being cocky and awesome. The role of Iron Man is what made Robert Downey Jr well, Robert Downey Jr! There is no one else I see perfect enough for the role of Tony Stark than Robert Downey Jr. I mean yes anyone can become Tony Stark AKA Iron Man but it's RDJ who brings him life in the most perfect way.

These 5 roles are by far my favorite roles of Robert Downey Jr. He went small role to big shot Avenger. Let me know what you think in the comments below.


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