In a candid revelation, host Jimmy Fallon bestowed high praise upon Robert Downey Jr., hailing him as one of the finest actors he has ever had the privilege of sharing the stage with.
The duo recently graced The Howards Stern Show, where they reminisced about their auditions for the Christmas rom-com, The Holiday, masterfully directed by the esteemed Nancy Meyer.
Regrettably, neither Jimmy nor Robert managed to leave an indelible impression on director Nancy during the auditions. However, it was a different tale for Jimmy, who found himself utterly captivated by the prowess of the Iron Man actor.
In awe, Jimmy recalled the moment he sat across from Robert, declaring him as the absolute best actor he had ever encountered in his entire life.
Recalling the experience of auditioning for The Holiday, Jimmy recounted how the encounter with Robert was nothing short of mind-blowing, prompting him to contemplate an exit from the industry.
He divulged that it was the final audition he ever pursued for a role, a pivotal moment that led him to bid farewell to the audition circuit.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Robert Downey Jr. gears up for an upcoming feature in Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated film, Oppenheimer, a project that is sure to captivate audiences with its brilliance. On the other hand, Jimmy Fallon’s acclaimed Late Night Show remains temporarily off-air due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
The meeting of these two remarkable talents brought forth a fascinating tale of admiration, introspection, and the ever-evolving landscape of the entertainment industry.