Robert Downey Jr. Admits His 'Mother Was Horrified' by His Blackface in 2008's Tropic Thunder

Robert Downey Jr. Admits His 'Mother Was Horrified' by His Blackface in 2008's Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr. is opening up about his controversial role in Tropic Thunder 12 years after making the film.

While promoting his new movie Dolittle, the actor, 54, spoke candidly about one of his most debated characters, Kirk Lazarus, during a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

In the 2008 Ben Stiller-directed satire, Downey Jr. played a committed Australian method actor who surgically darkened his skin for the role of a black soldier in a war movie.

“My mother was horrified,” Downey Jr. admitted while looking back at the casting process.

“‘Bobby, I’m telling ya, I have a bad feeling about this.
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