Robert Downey, JR. wants to direct movies after retiring from acting

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 14:59

Washington: Hollywood actor Robert Downey, JR. has revealed that he would like to become a director after retiring from acting.

Downey, 46, remembered co-actor Mel Gibson dismissing the idea to ever direct a movie while they were working on ‘Air America’ in 1990, and soon after was taking charge behind-the–scenes.

The ‘Iron Man’ has decided to follow in the footsteps of his co-star.

“The great thing was working with Mel right before he went off and did Hamlet and started directing. I remember him telling someone on the set, ‘I would never be a director, it’s a terrible idea,’ and three years later he couldn’t not direct,” Contactmusic quoted the actor as telling Los Angeles Times.

“That’s kind of where I’m heading towards now. I feel it’s almost irresponsible learning what I’ve learned and having the influences and relationships I’ve had to not try to infuse that with movies more as a director,” he added.

ANI



First Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 14:59

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