Avengers: Endgame directors say Robert Downey Jr. should be awarded an Oscar for Iron Man

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Avengers: Endgame marks the end of an era for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, and it brings its viewers on a rollercoaster of emotions. Particularly notable is Robert Downey Jr’s role as Iron Man, who brings the film to a perfectly bittersweet close.

The American actor has brought the superhero to life in films spanning over 11 years, making Marvel what it is today.

His role is so iconic, that the directors for Avengers: Endgame think he should be considered for an Oscar.

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His journey as Tony Stark first kicked off with Iron Man in 2008, and since then, he has starred in nine Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Robert Downey Jr. as the iconic superhero.


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All Marvel fans will agree his part in Avengers: Endgame is particularly moving, and arguably one of his best MCU films to date.

The Russo brothers—Joe and Anthony Russo—who directed Avengers: Endgame recently said Robert deserves an Oscar for his acting talent and all of the effort he’s put into the movies throughout the years.

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“His cumulative body of work from these movies is staggering. If you look at the work over just even the last four [Marvel] films he’s done, it’s phenomenal,” Joe Russo said.

“He deserves an Oscar perhaps more than anyone in the last 40 years because of the way that he has motivated popular culture.

“He has the world in tears right now,” he added.

Robert Downey Jr., 54, is already a two-time Oscar nominee, so perhaps the Oscar’s 2020 is his chance to shine!

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Many netizens also took to Facebook to express their enthusiasm over the actor receiving the award in 2020.

“If @RobertDowneyJr doesn’t get nominated…AND WIN an #Oscar for his performance in #AvengersEndgame they seriously need to revamp the whole system,” Marvel fan Kevin Barnett posted on Twitter.

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While another added, “He definitely deserves an Oscar!!! Robert Downey Jr was the best ironman and no one would ever replace him for the best ironman!!!”

What do you think? Did you think his part in Avengers: Endgame was Oscar-worthy? Let us know in the comments.

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