Edelstein on Robert Downey Jr.’s Controversial Press Conference

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New York's own David Edelstein weighs in on the controversy surrounding a recent press conference for The Soloist, one in which a journalist managed to ruffle Robert Downey Jr.'s feathers by referencing the infamous "full retard" speech from Tropic Thunder: "Downey is a great actor and deserves all kinds of respect for keeping his demons at bay, but there ought to be a rehab center for celebrity self-righteousness." [Projectionist]