@fallschirmjager: Tbf,RDJ's career was floating in mediocrity and just because Caine had been inover 100 movies they weren't all blockbusters that everyone saw and knew him pre-2005.
Michael Caine has been acting since the 1950's. If you didn't know who he was prior to 2005 you don't know anything about movies.
RDJ was equally as famous for his drug problems.
Affleck's been acting since like 1980 and wasn't in a blockbuster until like 1998 when he was in Armageddon or Good Will Hunting. That's half his career he was doing minor films like Chasing Amy.
Please cut the s!$t. When superhero movies started picking up RDJ wasn't in the limelight and Iron Man gave his career new life and Caine's career predates the majority of people who know him as Alfred,they mightive seen him once before or a couple times but he wasn't "mainstream" until recent. RDJ WAS "mainstream" but not around Iron Man and now he is again.
P.S. You hurt my feelings by saying I don't know anything about movies...