Civil rights campaigners and film critics alike were last night celebrating the expunging of Mr. Downey Jr's dubious cinematic CV. No longer will it have reference to the pig's ear he made of The Singing Detective, freeing Mr. Downey to make 'Iron Man 9 - Return to Oz'.
Previously, on the advice of his agent, Mr. Downy had chosen to be arrested on multiple drug and gun crimes in an attempt to seem vaguely interesting. Yet in 1992 he was nominated for an Academy Award for being the only person to stay wake through the whole of 'Chaplin'.
One fan remarked: 'Who knew that 'Weird Science' would be his most challenging role? I'd completely forgotten he was a criminal...let alone an actor'.