Robert Downey Jr. has had, obviously, a very good year, what with massive box office successes in Iron Man and Tropic Thunder and an Oscar nomination for the latter. USA Today spoke to him on set of Sherlock Holmes, which he’s shooting for Guy Ritchie at the moment – and also published a new picture from the film, showing Rachel McAdams’ Irene Adler.

Downey told the paper about his reaction to his Oscar nomination (for Best Supporting Actor) for Tropic Thunder. “It’s so funny to me that the role is a guy who is an Oscar-seeking moron. His whole motivation is Oscars. Irony is synonymous with pretty much everything that is going on.”

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