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Robert Downey Jr. Admits He Struggles To Control His Ego

April 24, 2009 Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr. struggles to control his ego. The "Soloist" actor finds it difficult to remain levelheaded about his career and often has to remind himself acting is just a job.

He explained: "It's always about ego. My challenge is to hold my own space and remember what purpose I'm serving. And I'm serving a purpose. My purpose is to be of service."

After recently starring in hit movies "Iron Man" and "Tropic Thunder," the 44-year-old actor admits he almost let his stardom get the better of him.

He explained: "You have a billion-dollar box office year and you start wondering if there isn't more to you. Maybe I'm more than I thought... Nope!"

In "The Soloist," Robert plays a Los Angeles journalist Steve Lopez, who befriends a homeless musician and shares his story with the city.

The star has revealed he had to follow strict rules while making the movie, which also stars Jamie Foxx.

He explained: "Don't be endomorphic and talk too much. Don't be too funny. We don't need any sexy beats here. You know? And it's not heart wrenching soul-stripping drama. It's a story. It's a character study. And it's a character study of someone who is not a character. It's a character study of someone who is studying someone else."

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