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  • Robert Downey Jr. initially refused to deliver Tony Stark's "I am Iron Man" line in Endgame 1 / 8

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  • Directors Joe and Anthony Russo details how RDJ was originally against saying the line 2 / 8

  • Apparently, the actor said "it's hard" and he doesn't want to "get into that emotional state" 3 / 8

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  • He was eventually convinced by producer Joel Silver and shortly before they filmed it 4 / 8

  • Interestingly in a stage in LA, adjacent to the one RDJ screen tested for Iron Man 5 / 8

  • Which undoubtedly made him more emotional 6 / 8

  • It was a fantastic line and everyone's glad RDJ did it especially with the way he delivered it. 7 / 8

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