Wow. Robert Downey Jr. exploded into mainstream fame thanks to the Iron Man franchise, but he’s been around the block for years, and has plenty of acting chops. This is less playboy billionaire and more tear-jerker stuff. I love his comedic roles (and that includes the Marvel films if we’re honest with ourselves), but it’s time for him to stand out in the global conscience in another way.
Also, Vera Farmiga who was fantastic in Up in the Air, and Robert Duvall, who’s one of the oldies you can never get sick of. Screw the Michael Bay films; this is where the good stuff’s at.