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Robert Downey Jr. calls interviewer a “schmuck”, storms off [VIDEO]

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Robert Downey Jr. calls interviewer a “schmuck”, storms off [VIDEO]
Robert Downey Jr. has no time for journalists trying to bring up his past. None at all. God forbid someone try to get him talking about his dark(er) past. A lesson British Channel 4 News journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy learned first-hand in the most awkward of awkward interviews. 

While promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man sat down for a chat with Guru-Murthy and soon lost his cool before walking out, even going as far as to call the interviewer a “schmuck”, simply because he asked questions about the actor’s former drug use and incarceration. 

Downey Jr. tried to keep his cool, but the look in his eyes said it all and things got cringe-worthy QUICK and spiralled out of control until the 50-year-old finally announced ”It's just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here” and left.

The questions weren’t *that* annoying, but hey - to each his own. Check out the drama below, starting at the 4:00 mark.