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Robert Downey Jr Wants To Sell You a Phone

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In between shooting movies and making kids cry, Robert Downey Jr has found time to sign a massive deal with mobile phone company HTC to become their new spokesperson. He got $12 million for the gig, which isn’t bad at all.

From Bloomberg:

HTC has enlisted actor Robert Downey Jr. for a two-year global marketing deal worth about $12 million to promote the Taiwanese company’s smartphone brand, according to two people with knowledge of the plans.

Downey will feature in the campaign as himself, not the characters he plays in movies including Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, and will have final say over creative elements, the people said, declining to be named because the talks aren’t public. The maker of the slim, metal HTC One handset will likely feature Downey in television, print and billboard ads, they said.

I’m ride or die for the iPhone, but you know people are mad suggestible and anyone who’s super into RDJ will probably make the switch… or maybe not? I dunno, but I feel like people are really impressionable. The HTCs look nice, but I’ve never actually used one. Either way, good for him raking in even more money. I love when rich people get richer!!

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