Robert Downey Jr. Confronts Snobbish Exec Before Howard Stern Interview

The 'Iron Man' actor recalls he got into a minor altercation in the green room after a 'little nebbish big wig' suddenly told him to get 'out of the way' while he was watching a television screen with others.

AceShowbiz - Robert Downey Jr. didn't have the best time during his recent visit to SiriusXM's new Los Angeles studio. In an interview with Howard Stern on Monday, October 7, the 54-year-old actor recalled he had a pretty intense moment in the show's green room right before his appearance.

The "Iron Man" star said he got into an argument with a snobbish executive before he came into the studio. "I was just standing out there...standing in front of the TV screen when this little nebbish big wig says 'out of the way!' " Downey shared.

The "Ally McBeal" alum said he told the executive that he was watching the television with everyone else, but the exec yelled at him, "Who the f**k are you?" An upset Downey wouldn't let the guy get away with his rude behavior, jokingly telling Stern, "I'm going to have to light this guy up."

Stern informed his audience that Downey is a martial arts master, so he could have "killed" someone in the green room if he wanted to. "You could have killed someone in my greenroom," the shock jock jokingly said. The movie producer, however, assured that the argument never got physical and he did not name the executive involved.

Lamenting about people with this kind of rude attitude, the "Avengers: Endgame" star said some people with "certain status...[they think] they are the master of their environment." He added that Los Angeles is filled with "status games."

During the interview, Downey also said that he recently shaved his head, which explained why the exec didn't recognize him. He said that even Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Levine had to do a double-take when seeing the actor in the green room.

Stern was in Los Angeles to help the launch of SiriusXM's new studio. He also interviewed Kimmel, Jennifer Aniston and Arnold Schwarzenegger during his first show on the West Coast.

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