Director David Fincher claims that Robert Downey Jr.’s entitled ass would leave jars of his urine around the set of Zodiac as a protest against working overtime. You would think IN THIS ECONOMY, RDJ would appreciate the work. Then again, I’m assuming he doesn’t punch a time clock. Fucking movie stars.
Fincher makes this claim in an interview in Keanu Reeves’ new documentary about the film industry, Side By Side. Was everyone interviewed on a park bench or sitting on a curb in Los Angeles feeling glum? I’d totally watch cinematic treasure Martin Scorcese speaking with Sad Keanu beside a trash can.
In RDJ’s defense, Fincher is known to be a notorious perfectionist who tends to terrorize his actors by doing 250 takes of a single scene. Imagine what he’s like when his Vulcan girlfriend doesn’t bounce on the D correctly? “AGAIN! DO IT AGAIN!” “But you came…” “I DON’T CARE! IT MUST BE PERFECTION!” No wonder her eyebrows keep falling off.
Also, it’s completely possible RDJ was pissing himself out of fear and luckily he had containers around. They never caught The Zodiac. Supposedly the guy who did it is no longer with us, but still. Did you see that movie? You’re sunning yourself with your beehived girlfriend beside a deserted lake and some guy in a homemade Ku Klux Klan/ninja ensemble comes lumbering up to stab you? No one wants to receive a crazy letter with a code and bloodstains in the mail. RDJ was probably Howard Hughes-ing cuz’ he didn’t want to go to the bathroom alone.