February 22, 2024

Christopher Nolan is all praise for Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man “casting” and “charisma”.

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Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan recently admired Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man casting during his lengthy appearance on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert.

The British-American filmmaker praised Robert Downey Jr.’s “charisma” as Tony Stark and what made him work with the actor on Oppenheimer.

“With anybody you work with, with actors…you’re looking for some kind of connection emotionally, empathetically,” the director said about being attracted to RDJ. “You’re looking for some kind of generosity. He has this incredible generosity of spirit,” Christopher Nolan said of the star. “It means when he’s in a scene with other people he’s making sure they are all doing their best, that they are all able to bring their best to the table. He’s helping them clarify those emotional connections.”

Christopher Nolan applauded his Oppenheimer star’s work as Tony Stark aka Iron Man, which carried the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a decade.

“I’ve always wanted to work with him. I’ve always seen that in his work,” The Dark Knight director added. “And he has such charisma as Tony Stark.”

Christopher Nolan said Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man is “one of the most consequential casting decisions that’s ever been made in the history of the movie business.”

The American actor gained global recognition and became a Marvel fan-favorite as Iron Man during his appearance in ten films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Robert Downey Jr. began his superhero journey with the film Iron Man in 2008 and said his goodbyes in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, where his character was killed. The superhero sacrificed his life to defeat Thanos and thus saved the universe.

Meanwhile, Robert Downey Jr.’s portrayal of Lewis Strauss in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer earned him a 2024 Oscars nom for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

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