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Robert Downey Jr. names the best movie he's been in - and it's not from Marvel
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Robert Downey Jr. names the best movie he's been in - and it's not from Marvel

Robert Downey Jr. names the best movie he's been in - and it's not from Marvel
Photo: © ANP

Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most popular actors around and has starred in a host of acclaimed, successful movies.

He is most famous for his role as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while he has been nominated for two Academy Awards - Best Actor for Chaplin and Best Supporting Actor for Tropic Thunder.

Even with his impressive CV, though, he believes his newest movie, Oppenheimer, is the best film he has ever worked on.

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“Just going to flat out say it: This is the best film I’ve ever been in,” he told Deadline.

“I cannot wait for you all to experience it.

"This is what a summer blockbuster, when I was growing up, used to be. It just kind of, like, changed your life. But again, you know, it’s why Chris Nolan is who he is.”

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Downey Jr. explained how he perhaps played Iron Man for too long in the MCU and his acting chops suffered as a result.

Downey Jr. praises Cillian Murphy

Oppenheimer tells the story of the birth of the atomic bomb via The Manhattan Project. It is based on the book 'American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer' which was co-written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherman. Cillian Murphy is in the title role.

Murphy has long been a collaborator with Nolan, working with the director on projects like Batman Begins and Inception. This time is different, however, in that he is the leading man, and Murphy's co-star Downey Jr. was full of praise for the Irishman's performance in the new movie.

"He is so beyond exceptional … been on some tough projects ... I have never seen anyone have a bigger lift in the history of my career than Cillian Murphy playing Oppenheimer," he said on the Armchair Expert podcast.

"He is perfectly disposed to have the relationship with Chris Nolan, to have this opportunity come up, and to have the wherewithal, the gift and the intestinal fortitude to survive making it."

Oppenheimer will be released on 21 July 2023.

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