GiantsFan14 wrote:i disagree, while his official title may have been that of a 'supporting actor', he was anything but in the movie. his role played a huge part and of all the characters, his was definitely the most important to the movie and probably had the most screen time of any of the many actors. if a great movie would suck without a supporting actor (and while it wouldnt be as good i don't think the movie would suck without downey), that tells me that the character's role played a huge part of the movie and he was anything but just a "supporting actor".
the movie was an awesomly done satire from beginning to end. from the fake trailers to the ending which turns it into the exact movie that it makes fun of. the worst character in the movie was probably jack blacks, and that's just in comparison to everyone else. all of the acting was very good and every character added something to the film imo, just none were as great as downey (which is why i am hesitant to lump him in as just another supporting actor).
The fact of the matter is he was a supporting actor, there were no leads in that movie. Really if you want to choose a lead it would be Stiller before anyone else, the movie revolved around his character. Even so his wasn't a lead role, he was still just in a supporting role like everyone else. If a movie sucks by removing one of five main supporting characters that tells me the acting aside from his isn't very good. But you know what? It doesn't matter. Like I said in a post a long way back, nobody can say (X) movie is the funniest ever, it's all subjective. You can only base you opinion from the movies you have sampled. You wanna say Tropic Thunder is the funniest movie you have ever seen that's fine. We can go around in circles all day long with this and never agree, that's the great thing about critiquing films.
One thing I think we do agree on is Scarlett Johanssen is awesome.