He’s gearing up for the release of “Iron Man 3” and during promotions, Robert Downey Jr covered GQ magazine’s May 2013 issue. While rocking design duds from Dolce & Gabbana and Todd Snyder for the Peggy Sirota-shot front page, the 48-year-old actor chatted about everything from his acting qualities to his Oscar dreams.
“I’m probably one of the best… But it’s not that big [of] a deal,” the “Avengers” star explained about his fellow group of actors. “It’s not like this is the greatest swath or generation of actors that has ever come down the pike.”
“I love saying no. I’m very good at deconstructing. I’m a very good troubleshooter for why something is unlikely to work. And most everything is unlikely to work,” Robert explained.
When discussing his successful career, the bad boy revealed he’s ready for the downfall if or when it happens. “This period of time, this shall pass. Fortunately I’ve been around the block enough- I’m not ill-prepared. And I love change. I love it when the lightning bolt hits the genny and you’re down for two hours on the set. Now, this isn’t a lightning strike, this is like the warning of a gathering storm.”
As for winning an Oscar, Mr. Downey admitted, “I, personally, would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape now and I didn’t have at least one. You know, honestly my real answer is: I don’t care. I used to think I care, and I couldn’t care less. Now, I’m not saying I wouldn’t get a little choked up, but it is amazing to see how people are literally hyperventilating when they get up there, because they have such an attachment to this outcome.”
He continued, “Look, even if I don’t get one directly, eventually they’re just going to have to give me one when I get old. So no matter how you slice it, I’m getting one.”
For more on Robert’s interview, be sure to visit GQ and catch “Iron Man 3” in theaters May 3rd!