The untold truth of Robert Downey Jr.

He may be best known as genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Tony Stark, but Robert Downey, Jr. isn’t as big on technology as this on-screen superhero. “I am like those guys that dressed up like chimpanzees in the opening sequence of A Space Odyssey,” he jokingly told GQ in 2016. “People who can type, they’re like Merlin.” He went on to say, “To me, tech ultimately is a distraction from experience. And, look, information is experience. You experience things when you get information. But I’ll tend to sub-intentionally misplace my phone or my iPad or whatever multiple times a week.”

However, that didn’t stop Downey from teasing castmate Chris Evans following his viral Twitter rant about technology in early 2019. “Dear All Technology, Remember the 90’s when you just WORKED???” the Captain America star wrote at the time. “I don’t need a ‘smart’ feature on my TV, thermostat, lights, music, refrigerator, security cameras, and f-ing car. You’re a major pain in all of our asses. You’re not worth it. Signed, Everyone.” 

In response, Downey tweeted, “Hey @MarkRuffalo looks like Cap needs a little tutoring from the science bros.” To which Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo replied, “Call or DM us whenever you need assistance, @ChrisEvans. Also language.” (Have we mentioned we love this cast?)

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