Robert Downey Jr: I will win an Oscar

2013-04-17 12:05
Los Angeles - Robert Downey Jr says it is inevitable he will win an Oscar.

The Iron Man 3 star believes it is just a matter of time before he collects an Academy Award because he knows he is one the "best actors" of his generation.

Downey cheekily said: "I know it's going to happen. That's just a fact (...) Because it just doesn't make sense.

"That's why I don't mind showing up and watching everybody else get them (...) Look, even if I don't get one directly, eventually they're just going to have to give me one when I get old. So no matter how you slice it, I'm getting one (...) I should probably have more, but zero's fine."

The 48-year-old actor has been nominated for an Oscar twice before; for Best Actor his portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in 1992's Chaplin and Best Supporting Actor in 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder.

'I couldn’t care less'

Despite Downey's bravado, he insists he isn't bothered if wins awards for his acting and is just content that people like his movies, especially his portrayal of Tony Stark in the Iron Man franchise.

In an interview in the new US issue of GQ magazine, he said: "I don't care. I used to think I cared, and I couldn't care less.

"Now, I'm not saying I wouldn't get a little choked up, but it is amazing to see how people are literally hyperventilating when they get up there, because they have such an attachment to this outcome.

"I mean, it's not like we're at the Olympics or something."


  • Boom Boom Afridi - 2013-04-17 17:08

    downey jr. - from drug addict jailbird to multi million dollar movie star and one of my fav actors - good on you sir!

  • Zirk van den Berg - 2013-04-19 22:20

    Downey should've won the Oscar for Chaplin. If memory serves me right, they gave it to Pacino that year for going "whoa!" in a terribly overwrought performance. I'd say just there is where Downey should've realised the Oscars mean next to nothing. Wonderful actor.

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