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'Iron Man' Star

I've NEVER Seen

an 'Iron Man' Movie!!!

10/16/2012 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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One of the guys who played a key role in "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" and "The Avengers" has made a shocking confession ... HE'S NEVER ACTUALLY WATCHED ANY OF THE MOVIES!

Paul Bettany -- who got paid TONS of cash to provide the voice for Tony Stark's computer J.A.R.V.I.S. -- dropped the bombshell to Digital Spy ... admitting he has absolutely no interest in the story and has never even read the full script for any of the 3 movies.

Bettany even joked that he feels like he's ripping off the movie studio -- "I walk in, I say some lines on a piece of paper for two hours, and then they give me a bag of money and I leave and I go about my day."

Not only that, he says it makes fan encounters a bit awkward, adding "I'm plagued by fanboys who love J.A.R.V.I.S. ... They come up and I've got no idea what they're talking about."

So check out the clip (below) and see Bettany's hard work pay off ...

52 COMMENTS

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1.

Mick Russom    

I'll do that job, be respectful and enthusiastic, and promote the franchise. I cant believe people who are essentially greedy thieves get breaks like this.

549 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

It's a small role in a big film. How interested do you have to be to read a few lines? Besides, he says his kids watch it. That'll do.

549 days ago
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Latch Johnson    

Not surprising. Lots of actors never watch the movies they are in. This spring tmz ran a story about one of the main characters from The Goonies admitted he never saw the movie as well.

549 days ago
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smarmy joe    

So now the voice of the computer is a "key role" in the film? Maybe HAL in 2001, but J.A.R.V.I.S.? Hardly a key role.

549 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

This isn't surprising. I've heard actors say in interviews that they don't watch movies or shows they're in because it makes them feel weird or self conscious or something.

549 days ago
6.

able_walker    

A movie star that hates movies..typical.

549 days ago
7.

Logan R    

So 2 geeks that live in their mom's basement regognize this guy and now he's "plauged"? Get over yourself, be lucky anyone recognizes you.

549 days ago
8.

xiam007    

what a class act....I mean tool......

549 days ago
9.

St James III    

Dude, I just do it for the check. LOL!!

549 days ago
10.

Throwback kid    

All morning I couldn't concentrate on my work in the office, Instead I couldn't stop wondering if Paul Bettany had ever seen Iron Man before? my co workers were equally baffled. Thank you TMZ for clearing this up for all of us

549 days ago
11.

Freda_67    

I'm not the only one who hasn't watched Iron Man???

549 days ago
12.

Phishie from Philly    

He's actually Omish!
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Phishie from Philly a

549 days ago
13.

sara jane    

CAN TMZ PLEASE WRITE ABOUT SOMETHING I GIVE A **** ABOUT? MAKE SOMETHING UP! JEEZ!!!!!!

549 days ago
14.

truthbetold    

Why are people complaining the he hasn't read the script when he says he never gets sent a script? How is he supposed to be enthusiastic and read a script when the studio doesn't even bother to give him one to read?

549 days ago
15.

MrR    

That makes two of us!

549 days ago
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