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Robert has eyes set on action roles

india Updated: Jan 31, 2010 17:38 IST

Sherlock Holmes

Hollywood hunk Robert Downey Jr is in awe of his action star image and has no plans to turn his back on the genre for more serious ones as he gets older. The 44-year-old actor, who can be seen bare-knuckle boxing in

Sherlock Holmes

and performs many of his own stunts in upcoming superhero movie

Iron-Man 2

admits he is enjoying his new reputation,



"If the material is still good and you still like to work with the people - why not?

Sherlock Holmes

was a life-changing experience. That's due to the extensive research we did and because I could actually realise such a big project," Downey said.

"I would still play characters like Sherlock in the future. Although, I will probably have another child and an alcohol free vineyard by then," he added. The actor enjoyed filming

Iron-Man 2

but admits it has been hard work getting in and out of his suit.

"Well the suit was a bit lighter, but not light enough for my liking. I had more self-confidence shooting the second film, but I wouldn't say we had fun. We wanted to take more time. We really looked into the storyline thoroughly to make it as good as possible," Downey Jr said. The movie, a star-studded affair has a cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, who reprises her role as Pepper Potts, Scarlett Johansson, who plays Natasha Romanoff and her sexy alter-ego, Russian spy Black Widow and Mickey Rourke, who plays super-villain Whiplash.