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Robert Downey Jr. and Jimmy Fallon have an Emotional Interview

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Just how emotional can Robert Downey Jr. get? Answer: very.

While paying a visit to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the Avengers star participated in an “Emotional Interview”: an exchange that had him answering questions from Fallon depending on a given emotional situation.

A self-described “emotional chamelon,” Downey moved effortlessly from “emotionally philosophical” (“To know, the question is already understanding in its asking,” he replied to Fallon when asked why to be an actor) to “fishing for compliments” (he combated Fallon’s Emmy comments by talking about his perfectly tailored suit.) The actor also cycled through “Robert smells bacon,” “Jimmy forgets to wish Robert a happy birthday,” (spoiler alert: he actually did) and “Overly calm,” concluding with the random but hilarious exchange of “Robert doesn’t know what a car is.”

Watch the full interview below: