Robert Downey Jr. has stated that he believes he will win an Oscar in the near future because he is one of the “best actors” of his generation.
Speaking to GQ, Downey Jr. 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 eles get them.”
He then added, “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.”
Downey Jr. has been nominated for an Academy Award twice before. In 1992 he was awarded a nomination in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin. This was then followed up by a Best Supporting Actor nomination for 2008’s Tropic Thunder.
The actor stated in the same interview that he didn’t mind if he never won any accolades for his performances, and just wants people to pleased with his moves.
“I don’t care. I used to think I cared, and I couldn’t care less,” Downey Jr. told GQ. “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 attachement to this outcome. I mean, it’s not like we’re at the Olympics or something.”
Downey Jr. also raised doubts over whether or not he would continue with the Iron Man franchise after the third instalment. “How many genres movies can I do?” stated the actor. “How many follow ups to a successful franchise are actually fun?”
Iron Man 3 will be released in the United States on May 3rd, and stars Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Ben Kingsley.