The Judge Co-Stars Praising RDJ

Robert Duvall 

“He’s very very talented and, you know, he’s very relaxed. I think sometimes–he would be [relaxed] anyway, perhaps–but I think sometimes, when you’re in control of everything, it’s your project, you’re the producer, and you’re the driving force, in a way, I think sometimes it’s easier, even though there’s more responsibility on you. Sometimes there’s a relaxing of things that go along with that because you are in charge, so to speak.”

Billy Bob Thornton 

“Oh, Downey’s terrific to work with. He has an amazing energy, and he comes into a scene really alive and he really, I think, ah– he’s really supportive, you know, of other actors. He’s not an envious actor or any of that kind of thing. You know, not a guy who– he may steal a lot of scenes, but he doesn’t try, you know? He only does because he’s that good. He’s very supportive, and I think, makes everyone around him better.”

Vera Farmiga

“It’s pretty incredible watching him work and how fast his wit is. He’s an incredible writer as well. And, um…what can I say? I adore him. I absolutely adore him. As a scene partner, but also as a producer sort of watching, you know, kind of having a watchful eye over everything, making sure that, you know, we’re telling the most intimate, detailed, nuanced story we can tell.”


VIDEO ROUND-UP: RDJ and ‘The Judge’ press.


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Press junket



TRANSCRIPT: LACMA Q&A with Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall


NOTE:  Below is a transcript of the Q&A that was held after the LACMA screening of The Judge on September 25, 2014 in Los Angeles.  

(Transcript by hedgehog-goulash7, who was lucky enough to attend)


The contrast between the two actors couldn’t seem more apparent.  Robert Duvall, introduced first to the standing-room-only audience at Film Independent’s pre-release screening of “The Judge” at the L.A. County Museum of Art, is quintessentially straight-faced, seemingly carved from granite, reserved and quiet.  Robert Downey Jr., on the other hand, bounces onto the stage, all whip-smart energy and volleys of words, a smile flashing every few moments.

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ON THE SET:  Robert Downey Jr. talks about The Judge, courtesy of Warner Bros.