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‘You Have a Big Mouth and a Crazy Mind’: Robert Downey Jr. and Jodie Foster Reunite to Discuss TV Triumphs and Being ‘Surprisingly’ Open to Iron Man Return

Robert Downey Jr. and Jodie Foster discuss their TV hits "The Sympathizer" and "True Detective: Night Country," as well as Marvel and "Oppenheimer."

Their careers have intersected over time, starting when Foster directed Downey in her 1995 Thanksgiving comedy “Home for the Holidays,” where he played the sweet-natured but rebellious black sheep of the family. Foster was a hard-bitten cop in “True Detective: Night Country,” writer-director Issa López’s reimagining of the crime franchise that centered on Alaska Native communities. Downey tackled four roles — a CIA agent, a university professor, a congressman and an indie filmmaker, each representing a facet of the American power structure — in Korean director Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of the post-Vietnam War novel “The Sympathizer.”

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