When I met the other day the categories why Walt Disney would have decided to campaign for the Oscars with "Avengers: Endgame" surprised the absence of Robert Downey Jr. for best actor, a category that had been commented on in the past.
At The Howard Stern Show the actor spoke openly about this subject revealing that it was he who asked precisely to stay out of that campaign. The presenter of the program pointed out that many of the industry do not like superhero movies, hence they have never had many nominations for the Oscars, something that the actor subscribed.
I am very happy that you brought up the subject because it was discussed, and I said: ‘Let's not do it’ and because I look much more like you than you really want to believe, ”Downey Jr. told Stern. I listen to the program and I agree with most of your opinions, however varied they may be. Occasionally, you go on some tax trail of thought and I say: ‘Oh, that's not how I see it, but I love that you see it that way. '
I will tell you the truth. I didn't expect (the Marvel Cinematic Universe) to become what it came to be, and right now it's a great HYDRA with many heads.
Downey also commented on the recent statements by director Martin Scorsese that did not leave Marvel Studios cinema especially well, as we already commented via Twitter days ago.
It's his opinion. I mean, it is broadcast in theaters. I appreciate your opinion because I think it's like anything. We need all the different perspectives to be able to reach an intermediate point and move on.
It should be remembered that Robert Downey Jr. has been nominated for an Oscar for other works, including the best actor by Chaplin in 1992 and the best supporting actor by “Tropic Thunder” in 2008.
Via information | THR