Robert Downey Jr. calls Oppenheimer ‘the best movie I’ve ever been in’

Actor Robert Downey Jr. called Oppenheimer the best movie he’s ever been in.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. called Oppenheimer the best movie he’s ever been in.

Best known for his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Downey Jr. has had a long career. In addition to his work in the superhero genre, he collaborated with David Fincher in the 2007 film Zodiac and received Oscar nominations for his roles in Chaplin and Tropic Thunder.

His next film is Oppenheimer, a historical thriller directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar). He plays the real-life character Lewis Strauss, a supporting character in the film starring Cillian Murphy as the title character. Before the ongoing actors’ strike, the film’s cast appeared at the UK premiere.

“I’m just going to say it with all my might: This is the best movie I’ve ever been in,” said the Iron Man actor called at the premiere, “and I can’t wait for you all to experience it.”

“He’s one of our great actors, and while a generation of kids know what a great movie star he is, they haven’t seen his subtlety and brilliance,” Nolan said The Los Angeles Times. “I wanted to get him to do something completely different, to lose himself in another person. When was the last time we saw this? “Chaplin”? The directors are very aware of Downey’s talent, but with the incredible energy that can pierce the screen, it’s difficult to find the right fit for him.”

Did the Oppenheimer cast leave the premiere?


Yes, after the UK premiere, the Oppenheimer cast, which included Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh and Matt Damon, Left in support of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. While the strike continues, they are no longer allowed to do any press work or promote the film.

Oppenheimer will be released on Friday July 21, 2023 by Universal Pictures.