Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
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Unlikely heroes

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Mark III armor) in the movie “Iron Man” is not the first respected actor to take on a heroic role after a career that may not seem suited for it.. Here are a few other actors who’ve recently donned a cape, or pirate’s scowl, or just a plain black suit and become cinema good guys. (Industrial Light & Magic)
Ed Norton in “The Incredible Hulk.”
Ed Norton in the upcoming “The Incredible Hulk.” (Michael Gibson / Universal Pictures)
Tobey Maguire in “Spider-Man.”
Tobey Maguire in “Spider-Man.”  (Columbia Pictures)
Nicolas Cage in “Ghost Rider.”
Nicolas Cage in “Ghost Rider.”  (Jasin Boland / Columbia Pictures)
Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix”
Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix Reloaded.” (Melinda Sue Gordon / Warner Bros. Pictures)
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (Stephen Vaughan / Associated Press)
George Clooney as Batman
George Clooney in “Batman & Robin.” (Robert Isenberg)
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