“Robert Downey Jr. is the best thing in The Avengers. Though, I feel we’re getting to the point that if the question were, “What’s the best thing about living on Earth?” the answer would still be “Robert Downey Jr.”— Mike Ryan, Huffington Post (“What’s the best thing about The Avengers?”) (x)
"He's the reason these movies are happening: If Iron Man had not done well, obviously we would not be doing these movies ... He's like the matriarch. He's the dad. If he would have come to set with a different attitude or certain disposition, the fish could rot from the head down. I can't say enough about the guy. He's such an amazing man: His energy and his positivity and his friendliness and his charm, it just breeds allegiance, and as a result everyone just fell in line and it became a family right away, kind of thanks to him."