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Elon Musk: the real-life Iron Man

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Robert Downey Jr used the entrepreneur as a role model for his part in the 2008 film Elon Musk is the archetypal serial entrepreneur, with a string of successes before the startups that would make him famous. Robert Downey Jr turned to Musk for help getting into character as Tony Stark for the 2008 film Iron Man. Musk’s enthusiastic embrace of technology for technology’s sake and his desire to push the limits of what was possible for private enterprise made him a close real-world analogue for Marvel’s billionaire arms dealer.
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