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  • 'The Judge' stars, director and producer reexamine the evidence

    'The Judge' stars, director and producer reexamine the evidence
    Playing a slick attorney in "The Judge," Robert Downey Jr. traded Iron Man's armor for more tailored threads. The movie, which opened the Toronto International Film Festival in September, is a crowd-pleaser — funny, suspenseful and sometimes quite moving — anchored by a number of fine performances, particularly Downey and Robert Duvall, who play Hank and Judge Joseph Palmer, an estranged son and father working things out the hard way. We spoke to the actors, director David Dobkin and producer Susan Downey at a recent Envelope Screening Series event. Here are excerpts from the conversation.
  • 'The Judge': Don't touch Robert Duvall's food. Please.

    'The Judge': Don't touch Robert Duvall's food. Please.
    When director David Dobkin makes a movie, ideally he likes to put his cast through three weeks of rehearsal beforehand to work on the script, improvise and suss out back stories. With the courtroom and family drama "The Judge," which stars Robert...

    'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr. now has some material for his reel

    If you've seen "The Judge," you know there's a lot going on in this movie. There's a story about an estranged father (Robert Duvall) and son (Robert Downey Jr.). There's a criminal mystery involving the dad. There's a courtroom drama. There's a love...

    'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr., the 'missus' and 'Norma Rae'

    'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr., the 'missus' and 'Norma Rae'
    Robert Downey Jr. stars in "The Judge." He's also a producer on the film, the first from Team Downey, the production company he runs with his wife, Susan. That meant Downey watched the movie many, many more times than he normally sees his own films....

    Robert Downey Jr. on 'Judge': 'I can't believe I'm not the title character'

    Robert Downey Jr. wasn't sure he wanted to play another attorney. And Robert Duvall had his doubts about whether he should play an old-timer battling memory loss. And yet, they both came on board "The Judge," the first movie from Team Downey, the...