Robert Downey Jr. was unrecognizable at a recent event. The Marvel star shaved his head bald. The shocking new photos of the actor immediately went viral on social media. Robert attended an award show with his wife Susan. He was without his trademark brown hair. Read on to see the photos for yourself.
Marvel star shocks fans with his bald head
On Saturday night (November 19), Robert Downey Jr. attended the 13th Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California. He looked like a different man. Some fans mistook him for bald billionaire Jeff Bezos. Robert showed off his newly shaven bald head.
The Iron Man star has rocked spikey hair with dark sunglasses over the years. Robert had fans doing a double take when the photos were shared on social media. He wore a black blazer with a white button-down shirt, black tie, and matching black pants. His wife Susan wore a black evening gown.
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The couple also rubbed elbows with Elvis star Austin Butler on the red carpet. When the photos first hit Twitter, fans had no idea who they were looking at. They couldn’t believe that it was Robert Downey Jr. Some of them were in shock over his new look.
- “Now, why is he bald?”
- “I genuinely didn’t recognize him for a whole minute.”
- “Not RDJ shaving his head and going bald…”
As you can see, Marvel fans had questions about Robert Downey Jr’s bald head. He went bald for his new role in HBO’s The Sympathizer. Robert took to Instagram to inform fans that his kids were cutting his hair. He joked that he didn’t “want to have to wear a bald cap.”
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So, he explained to his son Exton, 10, and Avri, eight, that he wanted to go bald. His kids used a pair of electric clippers on him. In his Instagram caption, Robert wrote: “The things we do for our work… and our kids.” The Hollywood star first debuted his new look at the screening of Sr, a Netflix documentary about his late father.
Robert Downey Jr’s kids shaved his head
Robert Downey Jr also attended the 2022 AFI Festival. He’s trying to prepare for his new role, which is nothing like his character in the popular Marvel films. At that event, Robert wore a blue patterned blazer over a black T-shirt and matching blue pants. He also wore blue-tinted shades.
The Sympathizer is directed by Chris Smith. It’s already received praise and critical acclaim. As for his role, Exton Elias says that Robert is taking on “five roles or something.” The actor wants to push himself after his last role in Avengers: Endgame.
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What are your thoughts on the unrecognizable photos of Robert Downey Jr? Do you like his new bald look? Or, do you think he looks better with his signature hair? Sound off below in the comment section.
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