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Here's why Robert Downey Jr. chose to leave Oscar's race for his staggering performance as Ironman.

By Bombay Talkies 10 10, 2019 | 12:55 PM
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Ever since Robert Downey Jr., aka Ironman, laid down his life in an epic encounter against the mad Titan Thanos to save the earth from destruction, the fans have left no stones unturned for an Oscar nomination for Robert Downey Jr. The actor, who been playing Tony Stark otherwise known as Iron Man in the summer release, delivered a groundbreaking performance in the Russo Brothers directorial. The campaign for an Academy Award nomination for RDJ reached throughout the world, and the ones affected also included director Joe and Anthony Russo. Be that as it may, Disney tossed water on everybody's expectations by not nominating Downey for Oscars 2020 under the Best Actor category. Clearly, MCU fans were baffled.

 

Downey has now opened up on the hype around the Oscar nomination and uncovered he had opted to leave the Oscar run. The on-screen character made the disclosure when he was welcomed as a guest on The Howard Stern Show.

 

"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 [and] I'll go like, 'Oh that's not how I see it, but I love that you see it that way,'" he said.

 

The actor went on to state that he never thought the MCU would grow the way it has. "I'll tell you the truth. I didn't expect [the Marvel Cinematic Universe] to become what it became, and it is this very large, multiheaded Hydra at this point," he said.