Belfast Telegraph

Downey Jr: I'll get that Oscar

Robert Downey Jr insists he will one day get the Oscar he deserved for his role in Chaplin in 1992.

The Due Date star was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the biopic but lost out to Al Pacino for Scent Of A Woman.

But Robert told GQ magazine he doesn't care, because one day he'll win an Academy Award when someone else deserves it more than him.

Robert said: "No I wasn't hurt.

"First of all, I want to qualify that there is no physical pain by not winning something. There is psychological turmoil and lack of understanding, but what is really going on here? Because I can say that I've been stiffed. I can lie, and pretend I worry. But I don't care. I. Don't. Care. Honestly.

"There was a time when I thought the only way out of hell was to win a certain type of award. And then I thought, what a pitiful existence.

"Look, as long as I stick around I'm going to end up with a bunch of them anyway as they're going to run out of people to give them to. And I'm probably going to win it one year when someone else deserves to win it. Why? Because it's my time, goddamit. And that's the way s**t works around here. I'm just an uptight mutt at the top of his game. Welcome to Hollywood, b***h!

"I'll see you at the Vanity Fair party and I'll be holding that golden statue you deserve 'cause guess what? It happened to me too!"


From Belfast Telegraph