Robert Downey says the MCU influences his acting skills!
One of the MCU stars, Robert Downey Jr., admitted that his appearance in the cinematic universe affected the quality of his acting. As you know Robert Downey Jr. alias RDJ is an actor considered a “hero” for Marvel Studios. The reason is that his role as Tony Stark in the 2008 Iron Man movie became the entry point for the production company to create a hitherto popular cinematic universe.
Although Marvel Studios was initially hesitant to hire RDJ’s services, especially at the time when he had just been released from prison for a drug case, the actor showed that he was capable of bringing this character to life. And finally, RDJ becomes a major figure in the MCU. However, Robert Downey Jr. later admitted that his role as Tony Stark in the MCU influenced the quality of his performance as a Hollywood actor.
In his interview with The New York Times, RDJ said that his role as Iron Man at that time was truly total. And during his role as Iron Man in the MCU, he had such an impact on his acting career that he eventually appeared in several films, one of which was Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.
“Yes. One hundred percent, and I know there was a point where Christopher Nolan supported (RDJ), let’s train the other muscles, but let’s do it while doing something we haven’t/rarely done before.”
As we know, after his role as Tony Stark in the MCU and his success in bringing the cinematic universe to popularity, RDJ’s career skyrocketed immediately. RDJ has starred in many popular movies including Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Dolittle, and most recently of course Oppenheimer. In the movie, RDJ starred with Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, and many others.
RDJ himself decided to end his role as Tony Stark in 2018 in the movie Avengers: Endgame. He is shown dead after sacrificing himself to end Thanos’s life. Although he no longer plays the character of Tony Stark, his career in the MCU has managed to influence the quality of Robert Downey Jr.’s performance and this certainly gives him the opportunity to work even more.