The actors, who delivered an impromptu tango on the red carpet, portray two men who develop a close bond in the movie. Robert's character, a newspaper columnist, finds himself increasingly involved in the life of a Jamie's homeless musician when he begins to write about him
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The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was among the first to see the movie this week
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Robert Downey Jr and Jamie Foxx resume bonds at 'Soloist' premiere
21 APRIL 2009
Their new flick is called The Soloist, but Robert Downey Jr and Jamie Foxx were very much a double act at the film's LA premiere this week. The co-stars hammed it up for the cameras on the red carpet with an impromptu tango.
In the film – which is based on a true story - the pair play unlikely pals who develop a close friendship. Double Oscar-nominee Robert portrays Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, who finds himself drawn into the life of mentally ill homeless musician Nathaniel Ayers - Jamie's character - when he begins to write about him.
Robert says making the film was a moving experience. "What I took away from it more than anything else was... sometimes you make a movie and sometimes the movie makes you. And this was one of those type of things."
Stars turning up for a first look at the drama – which was directed by Atonement filmmaker Joe Wright – included Hollywood beauty Halle Berry, looking fun and funky in a striped jersey dress, and Dublin-born hunk Jonathan Rhys Meyers.