Iron Man

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Tony Stark / Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr.
  • James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes: Terrence Howard
  • Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger: Jeff Bridges
  • Virginia ‘Pepper’ Potts: Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Christine Everhart: Leslie Bibb
  • General Gabriel: Bill Smitrovich
  • J.A.R.V.I.S. (voice): Paul Bettany
  • Harold ‘Happy’ Hogan: Jon Favreau
  • Yinsen: Shaun Toub
  • Raza: Faran Tahir
  • Phil Coulson: Clark Gregg
  • William Ginter Riva: Peter Billingsley
  • Abu Bakaar: Sayed Badreya
  • Major Allen: Tim Guinee
  • Award Ceremony Narrator (voice): Will Lyman
  • Guard: Tom Morello
  • Guard: Marco Khan
  • Guard: Daston Kalili
  • Guard: Ido Mor
  • Jimmy: Kevin Foster
  • Pratt: Garret NoΓ«l
  • Ramirez: Eileen Weisinger
  • Ahmed: Ahmed Ahmed
  • Omar: Fahim Fazli
  • Howard Stark: Gerard Sanders
  • Viper 1: Tim Rigby
  • Viper 2: Russell Richardson
  • Amira Ahmed: Nazanin Boniadi
  • Colonel Craig: Thomas Craig Plumer
  • Dealer at Craps Table: Robert Berkman
  • Woman at Craps Table: Stacy Stas
  • Woman at Craps Table: Lauren Scyphers
  • Engineer: Frank Nyi
  • Air Force Officer: Marvin Jordan
  • Jim Cramer: Jim Cramer
  • Woman In SUV: Donna Evans
  • Kid in SUV: Reid Harper
  • Kid in SUV: Summer Kylie Remington
  • Kid in SUV: Ava Rose Williams
  • Kid in SUV: Vladimir Kubr
  • Kid in SUV: Callie Croughwell
  • Gulmira Kid: Javan Tahir
  • Gulmira Mom: Sahar Bibiyan
  • Reporter: Patrick O’Connell
  • Reporter: Adam Harrington
  • Reporter: Meera Simhan
  • Reporter: Ben Newmark
  • Flight Attendant: Ricki Lander
  • Flight Attendant: Jeannine Kaspar
  • Flight Attendant: Sarah Cahill
  • Stan Lee: Stan Lee
  • Air Force Lieutenant: Justin Rex
  • Zorianna Kit: Zorianna Kit
  • Stan’s Girl: Lana Kinnear
  • Stan’s Girl: Nicole Lindeblad
  • Stan’s Girl: Masha Lund
  • Stan’s Girl: Gabrielle Tuite
  • CAOC Analyst: Tim Griffin
  • CAOC Analyst: Joshua Harto
  • CAOC Analyst: Micah A. Hauptman
  • CAOC Analyst: James Bethea
  • Gulmira Villager (uncredited): Mike Cochrane
  • Reporter (uncredited): Flavia Manes Rossi
  • Nick Fury (uncredited): Samuel L. Jackson
  • Georgio (uncredited): Russell Bobbitt
  • Dubai Beauty (uncredited): Crystal Marie Denha
  • Dancer in Ballroom (uncredited): Laura Liguori
  • Village Dad (uncredited): Anthony Martins
  • Airforce Officer (uncredited): James M. Myers
  • Dubai Beauty #1 (uncredited): America Olivo
  • Staff Sergeant (uncredited): Sylvette Ortiz
  • Voice (uncredited): Ajani Perkins
  • News Cameraman (uncredited): Toi Rose
  • Whiplash One (voice) (uncredited): David Zyler
  • Dubai Beauty (uncredited): Allison McAtee

Film Crew:

  • Executive Music Producer: Hans Zimmer
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Christopher Boyes
  • Additional Editor: Michael Tronick
  • Stunt Double: Vince Deadrick Jr.
  • Stunt Double: Loyd Catlett
  • Casting: Sarah Halley Finn
  • Director of Photography: Matthew Libatique
  • Comic Book: Stan Lee
  • Producer: Avi Arad
  • Producer: Kevin Feige
  • Production Design: J. Michael Riva
  • Costume Design: Laura Jean Shannon
  • Editor: Dan Lebental
  • Stunt Double: Richard Cetrone
  • Executive Producer: Peter Billingsley
  • Supervising Art Director: David F. Klassen
  • Art Direction: Richard F. Mays
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Daniel Sudick
  • Additional Photography: Gabriel Beristain
  • Utility Stunts: Craig Stecyk
  • Utility Stunts: Freddie Hice
  • Utility Stunts: Eddie J. Fernandez
  • Comic Book: Jack Kirby
  • Executive Producer: Jon Favreau
  • Screenplay: Art Marcum
  • Screenplay: Matt Holloway
  • Comic Book: Larry Lieber
  • Comic Book: Don Heck
  • Utility Stunts: Mic Rodgers
  • Casting: Randi Hiller
  • Additional Editor: Derek Brechin
  • Music Supervisor: Dave Jordan
  • Additional Music: Ryeland Allison
  • Original Music Composer: Ramin Djawadi
  • Utility Stunts: Chris Palermo
  • Utility Stunts: Joe Bucaro III
  • Utility Stunts: Geo Corvera
  • Unit Production Manager: Louis D’Esposito
  • Additional Editor: Greg Parsons
  • Additional Music: Atli Γ–rvarsson
  • Utility Stunts: Thomas Rosales Jr.
  • Utility Stunts: Ben Hernandez Bray
  • Special Effects: Stan Winston
  • Assistant Art Director: Michael E. Goldman
  • Utility Stunts: Clay Cullen
  • Utility Stunts: Rosine ‘Ace’ Hatem
  • Executive Producer: David Maisel
  • Co-Producer: Victoria Alonso
  • Associate Producer: Jeremy Latcham
  • Stunt Coordinator: Keith Woulard
  • Utility Stunts: Jason Rodriguez
  • Screenplay: Mark Fergus
  • Screenplay: Hawk Ostby
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Ross T. Fanger
  • Additional Music: Bobby Tahouri
  • Utility Stunts: J. J. Perry
  • First Assistant Director: Eric Heffron
  • Utility Stunts: Bob Brown
  • Utility Stunts: Mario Roberts
  • Utility Stunts: Max Daniels
  • Utility Stunts: Freddy Bouciegues
  • Utility Stunts: Gilbert Rosales
  • Utility Stunts: Brian Simpson
  • Utility Stunts: Jon Braver
  • Utility Stunts: Gene Hartline
  • Utility Stunts: Mark Kubr
  • Utility Stunts: Tim Trella
  • Utility Stunts: Theo Kypri
  • Utility Stunts: Luke LaFontaine
  • Graphic Designer: Dianne Chadwick
  • Additional Music: Lorne Balfe
  • Executive Producer: Ari Arad
  • Stunt Double: Donna Evans
  • Art Direction: Suzan Wexler
  • Property Master: Russell Bobbitt
  • Utility Stunts: Kevin Scott
  • Music Editor: David Klotz
  • Unit Production Manager: Sara E. White
  • Utility Stunts: Anthony Martins
  • Utility Stunts: Tom Elliott
  • Utility Stunts: Richard Bucher
  • Music Supervisor: Richard Bernard
  • Utility Stunts: Brian Brown
  • Utility Stunts: Matt Leonard
  • Stunt Coordinator: Tim Rigby
  • Post Production Supervisor: Luminita Docan
  • Stunt Double: Clay Donahue Fontenot
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Frank E. Eulner
  • Stunt Coordinator: Thomas Robinson Harper
  • Utility Stunts: Daniel Arrias
  • Utility Stunts: Ray Siegle
  • Stunt Double: Greg Fitzpatrick
  • Second Unit Director: Phil Neilson
  • Utility Stunts: Chad Randall
  • Stunt Double: Oakley Lehman
  • Utility Stunts: Brian Machleit
  • Utility Stunts: Norm Compton
  • Stunt Double: Mike Justus
  • Music Editor: Shannon Erbe
  • Script Supervisor: Cristina Weigmann
  • Utility Stunts: James M. Halty
  • Utility Stunts: Steve Holladay
  • Script Supervisor: Rebecca Robertson
  • Utility Stunts: Michael Hilow
  • Utility Stunts: Anthony Kramme
  • Costume Design: Rebecca Gregg
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Jonathan Taylor
  • Animation Supervisor: Hal T. Hickel
  • Utility Stunts: Nito Larioza
  • Gaffer: Michael Bauman
  • Utility Stunts: Robert Alonzo
  • Visual Effects: Andy Hass
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: John Nelson
  • Stunts: Sandy Berumen
  • Utility Stunts: J.J. Dashnaw
  • Storyboard Artist: Philip Keller
  • Storyboard Artist: David Lowery
  • Utility Stunts: Chris Carnel
  • Stunt Double: Daniel Stevens
  • Stunts: Victor Winters-Junco
  • Music Coordinator: Jojo Villanueva
  • Utility Stunts: Rex Reddick
  • Production Supervisor: David J. Grant
  • Utility Stunts: Michael Runyard
  • Production Supervisor: Gary R. Wordham
  • Military Consultant: Harry Humphries
  • Executive In Charge Of Post Production: Charlie Davis
  • Utility Stunts: Keith Splinter Davis
  • Scoring Mixer: Alan Meyerson
  • Effects Supervisor: Shane Mahan
  • Utility Stunts: Mark Aaron Wagner
  • Utility Stunts: Dino Dos Santos
  • Stunts: Alvin Zalamea
  • Stunt Driver: Tammie Baird
  • Utility Stunts: Matt Baker
  • Utility Stunts: Mark Chavarria
  • Utility Stunts: David Ott
  • Utility Stunts: David Castillo
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Ben Snow
  • Second Assistant Director: Michael J. Moore
  • Utility Stunts: Paul Eliopoulos
  • Post Production Assistant: John Bartnicki
  • Utility Stunts: Laurence Todd Rosenthal
  • Stunt Driver: Joost Janssen
  • Additional Music: Clay Duncan
  • Utility Stunts: Hannah Kozak
  • Utility Stunts: Tad Griffith
  • Utility Stunts: Richie Gaona
  • Stunt Driver: Craig Rondell
  • Utility Stunts: Greg Anthony
  • Storyboard Artist: Eric Ramsey
  • Utility Stunts: Annie Ellis
  • Utility Stunts: Riley Harper
  • Utility Stunts: Anderson Martin
  • Utility Stunts: John T. Cypert
  • Utility Stunts: Kevin Derr
  • Stunts: Sebastiano Cartier
  • Storyboard Artist: Stephen Platt
  • Utility Stunts: Paul Sklar
  • Production Assistant: Trinh Tran
  • Utility Stunts: Krisztian Kery
  • Utility Stunts: Todd Warren
  • Utility Stunts: Glenn Goldstein
  • Utility Stunts: Darryl Reeves
  • Lighting Technician: Gary Scalzo
  • Utility Stunts: Mike Rufino
  • Stunts: Travis Fienhage
  • Utility Stunts: Paul Crawford
  • Utility Stunts: J.C. Robaina
  • Utility Stunts: Danielle Wait
  • Utility Stunts: Cain Smead
  • Utility Stunts: John Pohmisano
  • Utility Stunts: Damien Moreno
  • Utility Stunts: Ross A. Jordan
  • Utility Stunts: Brandon Johnson
  • Utility Stunts: Jorge Cisneros
  • Utility Stunts: Mark Chapman
  • Utility Stunts: Hal Burton
  • Music Coordinator: Rebekah Johnson
  • Executive in Charge of Finance: Matt Finick
  • Post Production Assistant: Patrick McMahon
  • Translator: Ilham Hosseini

Movie Reviews:

  • izgzhen: Imaginative illustration of an epic story. It combines the modern background society, e.g. terrorism, with the unconventional high-tech fantasy. Our leading actor Robert Downey Jr. deeply embodies the soul of the Iron Man in himself. We common people never lived this way πŸ˜›
  • Gimly: **A long form review originally posted in 2010:**

    Marking the beginning of the latest Marvel franchise, _The Avengers_, is Jon Favreau’s _Iron Man_.

    I’m quite fond of Super Hero movies, I don’t love them to the same extent that I do the slasher or psychological thriller genres, but they do hold a small place in my heart all to themselves. I’m pretty pumped for this whole “Avengers” thing to come to fruition, ’cause honestly it’s all been great so far, starting with Iron Man, whom Robert Downey Jr. (_Natural Born Killers, Gothika, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, A Scanner Darkly, Zodiac, Sherlock Holmes, Due Date_) portrays, and incredibly so.

    It’s important to set yourself a starting point. More specifically, what I mean is, a reason. Batman’s parents were murdered, and his home was destroyedby crime; The Punisher’s whole family was murdered in front of him and he big-time snapped; characters like the X-Men and the Fantastic 4 are defending themselves and end up having a penchant for world-saving. Those are all fine, and so long as you have one, I’m happy. But I really kind of like Tony Stark’s reason for becoming Iron Man… He’s a dick. That’s why. He’s a dick that supplies the world with the most lethal weapons in existence, and they take lives left, right and centre. Then, he’s put through the world where they get used, and finally is told by the person who helped him escape that world, not to waste his life. He believes he is still alive for a reason, he decides that reason is to become a dick that is intent on privatising world peace. Which I think makes perfect sense.

    That may have come across as sarcasm, but I was deadly serious. Tony Stark becomes Iron man, and that’s why. It works fantastically. We then get to see all the incarnations of his suit, how difficult it was to make, what it runs on, the technology, everything. And I’m a huge fan of back story, which Iron Man delivers.

    It’s sort of the antithesis of DC’s _Batman Begins_. Though they’re both young adults that come from money with no family, a British butler (although Iron man’s butler Jarvis was transformed into AI for the film [he was an actual person in the comics]), they have a board of directors take care of their family’s billionaire business until they’re ready to eventually take the reins, they both become “____ Man” and go about saving the innocent, not through superpowers but technology. I’m sure I could go on. But they’re also incredibly different. Where Batman is a total bad ass, the gothic unknown defender of the night that uses fear as a weapon to protect his home town, and yet refuses to kill; Iron Man is a bright, shiny, loud attention grabber, who goes all international to fight crime, he wants the world to know he’s Iron Man and his enemies are totally lame, so no wonder he has no qualms about killing! Batman’s secret identity, Bruce Wayne, is an angsty tosser, that tries way to hard. But Tony Stark, is a witty, brilliant inventor, who has basically harnessed all of Batman’s training, strength, weapons, vehicles and flight, improved them, and put them in to a single suit. So though I personally prefer Batman as a hero, I prefer Tony Stark as a character.

    The interaction between Stark and Pepper Potts, played by Gwyneth Paltrow (_Se7en, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow_) was incredible. It just goes to show what good casting can achieve, even in an action flick, the dialogue is hilarious and clever. Is it possible for a Super Hero movie to be a bad Super Hero film but a great film? I guess it is.

    The antagonists are lacking to say the least, and their dispatching leaves even more to be desired. Which is normally not too huge when you get the rest so perfect, unfortunately, it’s a comic book film, about Super Heroes, and Super Villains. They fight one another over and over, in fact that’s pretty much what the comics are about in their entirety, so it’s quite a major short coming. That being said, it’s really the only one that _Iron Man_ has. In a way though, they’re a similar comparison to the latest Batman films again; Iron Monger and Whiplash are flashy, but disappointing, where The Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow and Ra’s al Ghul are top notch as bad guys. Whereas Ironman’s Obadiah Stane and Ivan Vanko were great characters, but Batman’s The Joker is only seen in his villain persona, and Harvey Dent, Jonathan Crane and Henri Ducard are nothing more than vessels for their alter-egos.

    All that aside, the film is just plain good, and you don’t need to be a fan of Iron Man, Super Heroes or comics in general to enjoy _Iron Man_.

    82%

    -Gimly

  • tmdb44006625: Iron Man did a lot more than just launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was the first comic book movie in a long time to integrate the fantastical nature of superheroes and supervillains into a real world setting with consequences. It also showed how great of a filmmaker Jon Favreau is and rebooted the career of Robert Downey Jr.

    For all this, Iron Man is a fantastic movie, still one of the best MCU films. It’s so much fun to watch. Yet it displays a lot of intelligence, exploring the internal dilemma of a man profiteering off war when faced with the harsh reality that he is part of a system that corrupts absolutely.

  • The Peruvian Post: When director Jon Favreau and Sarah Halley cast Robert Downey Jr, they glimpsed something magnificent: a more-than-skilled actor who faultlessly portrayed the role of Tony Stark. Despite Favreau’s initial decision in choosing a fresh face, he ended up delighted due to his charismatic, natural and comfortable attitude. He did not realise it yet, but he was moulding with the right measures a whole superhero cinematic universe which lasted until today and still goes for more.

    The filmmakers took the proper time to introduce a character whose production was undecided since New Line Pictures argued that the main character [Iron Man] had no potential to be brought up to the theatres. Therefore, planning from scratch a prosperous superhero who was not related to the typical Fantastic Four, X-Men or Spider-Man [famous superhero films of the 2000s] was quite a challenge. However, the director unquestionably demonstrated his skills at the visual effects, the rock metal music, the accurate dialogues for each moment and finally, the remarkable development of each persona. How exactly?

    Establishing the visual effects of a high-speed-altitude enthusiast was marvellous, considering the time of the creation. The way Favreau adjusted the Iron Man gave numerous innovative perspectives of a superhero while in battle. If we first watched the ‘Spidey Sense’, then it was time to behold the flying upper and upper. What an achievement ladies and gentleman! Taking into account the sound effect, it was splendid in every single way because it gave decent time to evoke emotions, from sadness to awesomeness, it permitted to feel the sensation of building a strong armour or flying as fast as possible.

    Man! That AC/DC hard rock music was well-defined to this fascinating character. Did I mention that Downey’s son is growing on music? He has a band, and it’s called “The Dose Band”. Just watch the School of Rock’s report. Probably there is where the influence came by. On the other hand, this film gives such iconic quotes which will live on our memory: “Is it better to be feared or respected?”, “Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk”, “I am Iron Man”. WOW! What potential we have got here! Finally, but not least, the impeccable action scenes and drama ones were the highest achieves Iron Man had got. The sequence in the cavern traped with Dr Yinsen serves to the protagonist time to reflect on himself and the responsibility he has in protecting the world against high-tech diseases.

    Plus, the very unusual but gorgeous chemistry between Tony Stark and his secretary/companion Pepper Potts is another striking feature which is not considered at all was. When Kevin Feige, the current president of Marvel Studios, was asked about his desition about casting Gwyneth Paltrow he confessed the following: “Gwyneth is the embodiment of a leading lady. She brings intelligence, poise and an incredible range of talent to this role”. Throughout the movie, these two characters happened to be facing their professional and sentimental relationship naturally owing to the Iron Man. The way Pepper Potts clings on to the fact that his beloved boss is in troublesome scenarios, it’s just pure tenderness and shows how much potential this couple has.

    The cast assuredly introduced not only convincing performances but strong characters which will be handy for the following Marvel instalments, just watching Jeff Bridges as the badass Iron Monger is superb! The film producer nailed it! If someone asked me about the flaws it has presented, probably I would say the dark tone, some petit explicit scenes (bearing in mind there are children as spectators) and the lack of sense of humour at times. Still, it is mostly pure perfection.

    [83/100]

  • The Peruvian Post: When director Jon Favreau and Sarah Halley cast Robert Downey Jr, they glimpsed something magnificent: a more-than-skilled actor who faultlessly portrayed the role of Tony Stark. Despite Favreau’s initial decision in choosing a fresh face, he ended up delighted due to his charismatic, natural and comfortable attitude. He did not realise it yet, but he was moulding with the right measures a whole superhero cinematic universe which lasted until today and still goes for more.

    The filmmakers took the proper time to introduce a character whose production was undecided since New Line Pictures argued that the main character [Iron Man] had no potential to be brought up to the theatres. Therefore, planning from scratch a prosperous superhero who was not related to the typical Fantastic Four, X-Men or Spider-Man [famous superhero films of the 2000s] was quite a challenge. However, the director unquestionably demonstrated his skills at the visual effects, the rock metal music, the accurate dialogues for each moment and finally, the remarkable development of each persona. How exactly?

    Establishing the visual effects of a high-speed-altitude enthusiast was marvellous, considering the time of the creation. The way Favreau adjusted the Iron Man gave numerous innovative perspectives of a superhero while in battle. If we first watched the ‘Spidey Sense’, then it was time to behold the flying upper and upper. What an achievement ladies and gentleman! Taking into account the sound effect, it was splendid in every single way because it gave decent time to evoke emotions, from sadness to awesomeness, it permitted to feel the sensation of building a strong armour or flying as fast as possible.

    Man! That AC/DC hard rock music was well-defined to this fascinating character. Did I mention that Downey’s son is growing on music? He has a band, and it’s called “The Dose Band”. Just watch the School of Rock’s report. Probably there is where the influence came by. On the other hand, this film gives such iconic quotes which will live on our memory: “Is it better to be feared or respected?”, “Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk”, “I am Iron Man”. WOW! What potential we have got here! Finally, but not least, the impeccable action scenes and drama ones were the highest achieves Iron Man had got. The sequence in the cavern traped with Dr Yinsen serves to the protagonist time to reflect on himself and the responsibility he has in protecting the world against high-tech diseases.

    Plus, the very unusual but gorgeous chemistry between Tony Stark and his secretary/companion Pepper Potts is another striking feature which is not considered at all was. When Kevin Feige, the current president of Marvel Studios, was asked about his desition about casting Gwyneth Paltrow he confessed the following: “Gwyneth is the embodiment of a leading lady. She brings intelligence, poise and an incredible range of talent to this role”. Throughout the movie, these two characters happened to be facing their professional and sentimental relationship naturally owing to the Iron Man. The way Pepper Potts clings on to the fact that his beloved boss is in troublesome scenarios, it’s just pure tenderness and shows how much potential this couple has.

    The cast assuredly introduced not only convincing performances but strong characters which will be handy for the following Marvel instalments, just watching Jeff Bridges as the badass Iron Monger is superb! The film producer nailed it! If someone asked me about the flaws it has presented, probably I would say the dark tone, some petit explicit scenes (bearing in mind there are children as spectators) and the lack of sense of humour at times. Still, it is mostly pure perfection.

    [83/100]

  • r96sk: My first taste of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A great start!

    I absolutely enjoyed seeing ‘Iron Man’. Robert Downey Jr. is terrific as the titular character, who is a blast to watch throughout – love the design! The plot is very entertaining, I like how it tells the story; simply, but very effectively. Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, meanwhile, all add to the film with good performances.

    The special effects are very neat, as are all the action sequences. I will say the score isn’t the strongest, at least in terms of what I’d expect from this sorta film. I wouldn’t say it’s bad per se, just not as spectacular as it could’ve (should’ve?) been; especially with someone like Ramin Djawadi composing. I love a film with great music, so hopefully that improves as I watch the MCU expand.

    I know, I’m extremely late to this particularly party but happy to finally begin watching.

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