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“I wanted to get her before she turned 30”: Robert Downey Jr. Proposed His Wife Susan Downey in a Not So Iron Man Way

Robert Downey Jr. is perhaps one of the most well-recognized and ubiquitously celebrated actors of our generation. And if not for his larger-than-life personality combined with the inimitable weirdness of his being, and the career-ending (if not life-threatening) addiction that he spiraled into and later overcame, Downey Jr. would probably be just another great actor this era has been blessed with. But RDJ is beyond that and he brings so much more to the table that his name itself has somewhat become an honorary brand in Hollywood. 
And behind RDJ growing into his full potential and becoming who he is today lies the partnership (in life and work) of the woman who met him at the most defining moment of his life.
RDJ and Susan Downey

RDJ and Susan Downey

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Robert Downey Jr. Finds His Life Partner in Susan Levin
In the early 2000s, Robert Downey Jr. was still finding himself digging a way back into the Hollywood mainstream after his unceremonious exit in the late 90s. Films like Gothika, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Zodiac, and Tropic Thunder were slowly but cautiously placing him back on the map among the A-listers. And it was on the sets of the 2003 psychological horror-thriller that RDJ ended up meeting the person who would stand firmly by his side and watch his incredible rise in Hollywood in the decade to come.
RDJ and Susan DowneyRDJ and Susan Downey
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The actor later told in a 2009 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, “Whatever I was hungry for when I met Susan, I couldn’t have known how much more satisfying what I got would be.” His wife, on the other hand, held a vastly different opinion of him:
“I thought he was a brilliant actor, but it didn’t go beyond that. I saw him more like a professor or someone’s older brother. He’s this incredible amalgam of contradictory traits that is never boring. He’s completely eccentric but grounded. He’s someone who has lived so much life yet has almost a Peter Pan kind of never-grow-up quality.”
Gothika (2003)Gothika (2003)
Susan Downey (née Levin) served as a producer on Gothika in which Robert Downey Jr. starred opposite Halle Berry. Downey, who had still been battling addiction and was on the road to sobriety, found himself getting mighty fascinated by the idea of getting down on one knee. Months after the filming was done, the pair became official. 21 months later, they were married.
The Incredible Romance of RDJ & Susan Downey  
At first recollection, perhaps it was not the best of impressions, although it may definitely have been a memorable one. In a 2014 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Susan Downey claims what her first thought was upon meeting the star of the 2003 film, Gothika: 

“We were up in Montreal prepping for Gothika, and we had lunch with the director and Halle Berry. Everybody else ordered Japanese, but Robert told us how oatmeal was the ‘superfood.’ He brought his own packets of oatmeal to have at lunch. And he had this box of various herbs and stuff. And then he started doing these yoga moves. I mean, he was interesting but weird.”

Robert Downey Jr. and Susan DowneyRobert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey

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A few months after the film’s premiere, the pair were already walking the red carpet together in October 2003. In November, they were engaged. In 2004, during an appearance on Oprah, the producer, and her then-fiance recalled how he finally got around to asking the question:

“It was her birthday and I wanted to get her before she turned 30, so I waited right before midnight, and I got her a bunch of stuff and then there was a ring. And she opened that, and I said … What did I say?” 

To this, Susan Downey replied, “‘I was wondering if, maybe, you’d wanna, like, be my wife one day.’” 18 years later, the pair is one of the most loving and endearing power couples in Hollywood who now not only have their own production company but always make sure to be present by each other’s side to celebrate every accomplishment, however big or small.

Source: The Oprah Winfrey Show 

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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