1. Robert Downey Jr. in Home for the Holidays
Release Year: 1995
Directed By: Jodie Foster
Starring: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Claire Danes, Cynthia Stevenson, Charles Durning
For all intents and purposes, Robert Downey Jr. has been something of a leader within the Marvel Cinematic Universe after appearing in Iron Man, the first official MCU movie, in 2008. Since then, he has appeared in 10 more projects under the multi-billion-dollar film franchise as the beloved character of Tony Stark. But now that Downey has hung up his Iron Man suit for the foreseeable future, you might be missing him a little extra these.
Over the holidays, you can throw it back to the ’90s when he starred in the Thanksgiving family dramedy Home for the Holidays.
From director Jodie Foster, Home for the Holidays stars Holly Hunter as single mother Claudia Larson, who ventures home to Baltimore on her own to spend Thanksgiving with her family. Claudia quickly becomes exhausted by her family’s quirks and big personalities, as you’re wont to do during the holidays.
However, Claudia’s Thanksgiving looks up when she hits it off with her brother Tommy’s (Downey) friend, Leo (Dylan McDermott). Foster allowed Downey to exercise his comedy chops with improvisation, making for an energetic performance his fans will love.
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