March 6, 2008

Tropic Thunder

Yes, that's Ben Stiller suited up for his new movie, Tropic Thunder.... but who's that Black actor in the middle, trailing Stiller? I would never have guessed if I hadn't read it here... it's Robert Downey Jr. The movie makes fun of actors and Downey plays a white Oscar-winner cast in the role of a black man.

Comedies don't win awards, but maybe this one might -- for makeup.


Mike Belgrove said...

One of the other writers on Highbrid Nation wrote about Robert Downy playing a black man. He worries that Al Sharpton might have something to say about it, lol. Honestly as a black person I think it's kinda cool that movie make-up has gotten to the point where you can make someone look like another race and if the pics I've seen of Robert Downy in costume are accurate than they did a really good job! Plus Robert is a very capable actor so I'm sure he wont come across as stereo typical or offensive. I could be wrong though.

Bryher1 said...

Thanks for commenting, Mike. Downey Jr. is very talented... and it appears he's got himself focused again, so I bet he'll do a good job.