February 25, 2024

Robert Downey Jr. recently gave a shout-out to Margot Robbie’s Barbie movie performance.

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Oppenheimer star Robert Downey Jr. seemingly aimed at Margot Robbie’s Oscars snub, saying she is not getting “enough credit” for leading the 2023 blockbuster Barbie movie.

According to Variety, Robert Downey Jr. joined his fellow best-supporting actor nominees of the upcoming 2024 SAG Awards, Sterling K. Brown from American Fiction and Willem Dafoe from Poor Things for an hour-long discussion.

During the discussion, the 58-year-old American actor expressed his thoughts on actress Margot Robbie’s lack of recognition by the Academy this year. “Margot Robbie is not getting enough credit, in my opinion,” the fan-favorite MCU actor said while participating in a SAG-AFTRA conversation. “America [Ferrera] has this amazing speech. And by the way she nails it!” he added.

“I’m watching it and go, ‘Wow, that was a really tough one. That’s like a one act play. The whole movie hinges on it.’ But it’s the cuts away to Robbie so actively listening that I realize Greta is really on to something here.,” Robert Downey Jr. continued referencing Ferrera’s now-famous Barbie monologue.

“But it’s Robbie who had to trust … and it’s hard when someone who has the fucking two-page passage and they go, ‘Ok now let’s jump in and get Bob,’ and you’re like, ‘I’ve been listening to this all day and now I have to make it work!’,” he added speaking about Robbie’s performance.

Robert Downey Jr. also earned a Best Supporting Actor nom for his performance in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer at the Oscars 2024.

Barbie’s leading lady Robbie was one of the year’s biggest Oscar snubs after the Academy did not nominate the star as Best Actress. Meanwhile, Ferrera landed an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Ryan Gosling also landed an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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