Did you know Robert Downey Jr. once starred in an Elton John video? And how about all the major roles Mickey Rourke didn't take? Find out some cool facts about the cast of "Iron Man 2"!

Fun Facts on the cast of "Iron Man 2"

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert lived with Sarah Jessica Parker for seven years during the 1980s.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth was maid of honor at Madonna’s wedding to Guy Ritchie.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett has a younger twin brother, Hunter Johansson.

Mickey Rourke

Mickey has at least seven tatoos, including a tiger head on his left shoulder, a bull skull on his right bicep, and a shamrock on his left forearm.

Don Cheadle

Don plays the saxophone.

Sam Rockwell

“I have a constant sort of melancholy approach to acting that fuels me. I want to do everything,” Rockwell once said.

Jon Favreau

Jon is of Jewish and French/Italian descent.

Robert Downey Jr.

Downey Jr. once worked as a piece of living art in a SoHo nightclub in New York City.

Mickey Rourke

Rourke used to own a gym in West Hollywood called Shapiro.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Paltrow turned down the role of Rachel Keller in “The Ring,” which went to Naomi Watts.

Scarlett Johansson

Johansson auditioned for the lead role in 1998 “The Parent Trap,” which finally went to Lindsay Lohan.

Don Cheadle

Cheadle briefly worked as a stand-up comic earlier in his career.

Jon Favreau

An excellent poker player, Favreau has played in the World Poker Tour — when he has time.

Robert Downey Jr.

Downey Jr. starred in Elton John’s 2001 music video “I Want Love.”

Sam Rockwell

Sam is an only child.

Scarlett Johansson

Johansson was cast in “Iron Man 2” after Emily Blunt dropped out due to other commitments.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth and actress Drew Barrymore share the director Steven Spielberg as their godfather.

Mickey Rourke

Rourke has turned down lead roles in 1986 “Highlander,” 1987 “The Untouchables” and 1988 “Rain Man.”

Don Cheadle

Cheadle traveled to Sudan with five members of Congress to see refugee camps and to meet survivors of the genocide.

Sam Rockwell

In 1994, a Miller Ice beer commercial finally enabled Sam to quit his other jobs to concentrate on his acting career.

Jon Favreau

Favreau met his close friend and onscreen partner Vince Vaughn when they both starred in bit roles in 1993’s “Rudy.”

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert met his wife, Susan Downey, on the set of the 2003’s “Gothika.”

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