Actor Robert Downey Jr played the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies for more than a decade from Iron Man in 2008 to Russo Brothers directorial Avengers: Endgame earlier this year.
The Russo Brothers have once again backed Robert Downey Jr for an Oscar nomination for his performance in their directorial Avengers: Endgame. Downey Jr, played the role of Tony Stark an industrialist, genius inventor, superhero and CEO of Stark Industries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies for more than a decade from Iron Man in 2008 to Endgame earlier this year.
While speaking to media, Russo said, “We don’t make movies for awards. Yes, making this was exceedingly difficult. But we made the two most expensive movies ever back-to-back. And I want to back for one thing, and that’s Robert Downey.”
Russo added, “I don’t know if I have ever seen in cinema history a global audience react to performance the way they did to Robert Downey in that film. There were people bawling in movie theatres, hyperventilating. I mean, that is a serious performance, when you can touch audiences all over the world to that point. We’ve never seen anything like that, and if that doesn’t deserve an Oscar, I don’t know what does.”
Endgame was the conclusion of the 22 film arc that had Thanos as the primary antagonist and the Avengers the only ones standing between him and the complete annihilation of the universe.
It was Tony Stark who ultimately ended the threat of the Mad Titan Thanos, his Black Order members and his army of Outriders, by snapping his fingers. However, Tony’s body couldn’t take a toll, ultimately killing him. Robert Downey Jr holds two Oscar nominations already, one for Chaplin and the other for Tropic Thunder.
Avengers Endgame scored a rating of 94 percent at Rotten Tomatoes, which is one of the good grades so far. The consensus reads, “Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga.”
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