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Robert Downey Jr. is fine with not winning an Oscar for playing Iron Man

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Downey, who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spoke with Howard Stern this week about the film. Stern, who said he loved "Endgame," suggested Downey should be rewarded for his performance. "Because it's a superhero movie they turn [up] their nose at it," Stern said about Academy voters. "The performance is excellent. It's a totally believable character."Downey replied, "I'm so glad you brought this up because there was some talk about [an Oscar campaign for his work]. And I said, 'Let's not.'"Disney launched its 2019 For Your Consideration website earlier this month and the record-breaking "Avengers: Endgame" is among the films advertised in its campaign for Oscar accolades. There is no bid for Downey for best actor, although "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau said he's in favor of it. "He has my vote for sure," Favreau told VarietyRead More – Source