In the last hours, Robert Downey Jr. made a strange request that soon went viral: he was not nominated for the 2020 Oscars for his performance in Avengers: Endgame.
The actor – who was previously nominated for the golden statuette in 1993 for "Chaplin", and in 2009 for "A movie war" – resonates as one of the possible candidates for the secondary category, but at this stage of his life he did not He wants to be linked to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood.
In a radio interview with Howard Stern, the interpreter talked about his interpretation in the successful Marvel production, and the driver told him that his work "was excellent" because it gave credibility to the character of Tony Stark / Iron Man, and that he deserved to be nominated "I'm glad you mention this issue, because they talked about that and what I say is‘ Don't do it, "Downey Jr. said before a possible candidacy.RELATED
On the other hand, the actor also referred to the elephant in the room: the controversial statements of Martin Scorsese, who outlined very hard comments about superhero movies.
"I tried, you know?" Said the filmmaker when asked if he had seen any feature film. "But that is not cinema," replied the director of "Taxi Driver" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
"I appreciate your opinion because, as in everything, we need different perspectives so that we can go back to the center and move on," said Downey Jr. However, he did not deprive himself of saying that, although he was not offended by the filmmaker's words , did consider that they "make no sense".
Recall that Scorsese – who is just over a month of premiering "The Irish" by Netflix (which curiously also stomps in the Oscar race) -, had expanded more on superhero movies, making a distinction with other works .
“Honestly, the closest I can relate to these films, with their actors doing the best they can under those circumstances, are the theme parks. It is not the cinema of human beings trying to transmit emotional and psychological experiences to other human beings, ”he said.
This is not the first time that opinions on these unbeatable films are issued at the box office. Marvel boss Kevin Feige came out in defense of his productions last year, and gave his argument.
"It may be easy to rule out visual effects or flying people or spaceships or gross revenues of one billion dollars," Feige said.
“I think it's easy to say that you've already been rewarded in a certain way. Hitchcock never won recognition for best director, so the awards are not everything, ”he concluded.