The “Iron Man 3″‘ star had no qualms ranking his own acting abilities in the May issue of GQ.
“I’m probably one of the best,” Downey, 48, claimed. “But it’s not that big a deal. It’s not like this is the greatest swath or generation of actors that has ever come down the pike.”
Downey’s also sure that an Academy Award win is in his future-though he’s already been nominated twice without nabbing an Oscar.
“I, personally would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape now and I didn’t have at least one,” Downey continued.
As inevitable as the golden statuette seems to Downey, the actor criticized his colleagues who got emotional on the Dolby Theatre stage.
“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. I mean, it’s not like we’re at the f—–g Olympics or something,” Downey said. “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.”
The action star also confirmed that he had been paid lavishly for his work in “The Avengers,” telling GQ that he took home a paycheck for around $50 million. Co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chris Evans reportedly earned a comparatively paltry $2 to $6 million.
“Isn’t that crazy?” Downey said. “They’re so p—-d. I can’t believe it. I’m what’s known as ‘a strategic cost.'”
Despite how lucrative his work as a superhero has been, Downey also hints that he’s ready to head in a different direction with his career. But he admits that he’ll have a hard time leaving the ‘Iron Man’ world.
“Here’s the thing,” Downey said. “At whatever point I’m done with this, I’m going to have a bit of a crisis, because I probably haven’t even fully ingested how much I’ve enjoyed it, how much it’s meant. It so came out of relative obscurity as this second-tier character from the Marvel universe, and I feel I was part of making it something more.”
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