Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. Declined Avengers: Endgame Oscar Campaign
Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. specifically asked Disney not to be put forward for Best Actor after his performance in Avengers: Endgame.
While many fans expected Robert Downey Jr. to be put forward for Best Actor during Disney’s Avengers: Endgame Oscar campaign, it turns out the star asked not to have his name included in the “For Your Consideration” list. After Robert Downey Jr.’s final emotional performance as Iron Man it seemed natural that Disney would want him to earn a Best Actor award for his role not only in Avengers: Endgame, but as recognition for his long-standing role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But when Robert Downey Jr. appeared on The Howard Stern Show, he explained that he specifically asked not to be included in the Avengers: Endgame Oscar Campaign for his Iron Man role. After Howard Stern praised Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man performance as “excellent” he questioned how he felt about the possibility of winning an academy award for the role. Robert Downey Jr. humbly explained that he didn’t see his Iron Man performance in that way, even though others might do. Here’s what Robert Downey Jr. had to say on the matter:
“I’m so glad you brought this up because there was some talk about it and I said let’s not and because I’m much more like you than you might really want to believe. I listen to the show and I agree with most all of your opinions, varied though they may be. Occasionally, you’ll go on some tributary trail of thought I’ll go like ‘oh that’s not how I see it, but I love that you see it that way,’”
You can check out the interview with Robert Downey Jr. below.
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Robert Downey Jr. was last seen as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
Source: The Howard Stern Show