Russos: Robert Downey Jr. Should Get An Oscar For Avengers: Endgame!

The Russo Brothers
already know who should get the 92nd Academy Award for Best Actor – he’s
our Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr.!

RDJ is arguably one of the finest actors of our generation.
His movies, so far, have made over $13.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Strangely
enough, he has never won a single Oscar. He did receive a couple of nominations,
but it’s not hyperbole to say that he deserves more than that.

Especially after his strong performance in Avengers: Endgame, it’s high time the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences showed some real love to the Iron Man actor. That’s what the directors of the April 26 release, Anthony and Joe Russo, believe. In a new interview with The Washington Post, Joe said:

His cumulative
body of work from these movies is staggering. If you look at the work over just
even the last four films he’s done, it’s phenomenal. . . . He deserves
an Oscar perhaps more than anyone in the last 40 years because of the way that
he has motivated popular culture.

Joe concluded by saying that with some of his emotional
scenes in Endgame, RDJ has the world in
tears right now
. Meanwhile, Anthony called attention to the 54-year-old actor’s
exemplary work ethic. According to the co-director:  

He has a very involved
process — a more involved process than any actor we’ve ever worked with. He
digs deeper, and he works harder than anybody. . . . Downey really just goes
the extra mile for everything — it’s like everything he’s doing is something to
his core.

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame (Photo Credit - Marvel)

Even though they believe that that RDJ is deserving of an Oscar, the Russo Brothers can’t be very confident that the Academy will take his Endgame performance into consideration. Joe explained:

I go back and look at
past Oscar winners like ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘My
Fair Lady,’ ‘The Sound of Music,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Godfather 2,’ ‘The Sting,’
‘Rocky’ — we’re talking about some of the most popular films ever made. It
feels like there’s now a prejudice against popular cinema. In a way, that’s somewhat

It’s not just the Russos who are pressing the Academy to
recognize Robert Downey Jr.’s performance in 22nd Marvel Cinematic Universe entry. Many
of the fans are urging the same. Check out the following tweets, for instance!

It remains to be seen whether RDJ walks away with the 13.5 inch tall, 8.5-pound weighing statuette in the end. But even if he doesn’t, he still has millions of fans around the globe that love him 3000.

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