Iron Man screen test, Sept 2006. Possibly the first time RDJ portrayed the legendary Tony Stark. Let’s join hands and be thankful for this moment.
Here’s what RDJ had to say about it:
I think Iron Man wound up being the first time I screen-tested since Chaplin. As far as I was concerned, it was destiny. I just wasn’t going to let lack of perseverance, lack of preparation, or lack of prayer get in the way. I just went crazy — in a good way. And suddenly it occurred to me, Oh my God, Stan Lee might not know this, but everything he created has all been leading to this moment. It’s me.
Excuse me while I melt into a puddle of feels.