Avengers: Endgame directors think Robert Downey Jr deserves Oscar for profound performance

The directing duo think RDJs performance should secure a win (Picture: Rex – Getty)

Avengers: Endgames directors Joe and Anthony Russo are rallying for Robert Downey Jr to be honoured with an Oscar for his profound performance.

Were with them all the way.

The directing duo spoke out about superhero movies often being overlooked (despite Black Panther scooping up a fair few awards), reasoning that theres a disconnect between the Academy and popular audiences.

However, for Joe Russo, its the Iron Man actors performance that should secure the win for Endgame, which flew past Avatar to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.

Despite acknowledging that they didnt make the movie for awards, Joe pointed out: I just want to stump for one thing, and thats Robert Downey.

Avengers: Endgame's Robert Downey Jr
The stars performance had fans hyperventilating (Picture: Rex)

The director added to Daily Beast: I dont know if I have ever seen – in movie history – a global audience react to a performance the way they did to Robert Downey in that movie.



There were people bawling in movie theatres, hyperventilating. I mean, that is a profound performance, when you can touch audiences all over the world to that degree. Weve never seen anything like that, and if that doesnt deserve an Oscar, I dont know what does.

Robert, 54, left audiences sobbing when Tony Stark finally met his end after more than a decade in the MCU.

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However, it was later revealed that his iconic I am Iron Man line, said before he sacrificed himself to defeat Thanos, wasnt in the original script.

Tony used to not say anything in that moment, the directors explained during a Q&A in Washington DC.

And we were in the editing room going, “He has to say something, this is a character who has lived and died by quips.” And we just couldnt, we tried a million different last lines.

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