Robert Downey Jr. predicts undeserved award

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Robert Downey Jr. stars in this 2008 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The plot surrounds Tony Stark (Downey Jr.), who as an industrialist and master engineer builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero, Iron Man.
November 7th, 2010

Robert Downey Jr. thinks he will win an Oscar when he doesn't deserve to.

The 'Iron Man' star - who lost out on a Best Actor accolade in 1992 for his role in 'Chaplin', despite being favorite to win - insists awards ceremonies don't necessarily recognize people for their talents or achievements, but decide when is the right "time" to give out an honour.

He said: "As long as I stick around, I'm going to end up with a bunch of them anyway as they're going to run out of people to give them to.

"And I'm probably going to win it one year when someone else deserves to win it. Why? Because it's my time. And that's the way s**t works around here. I'm just an uptight mutt at the top of his game."

Despite his prediction, the 45-year-old star insists he doesn't care about winning awards anymore.

He told Britain's GQ magazine: "I want to qualify that there is no physical pain in not winning something. There is psychological turmoil and lack of understanding, but what is really going on here? I can lie, and pretend I worry but I don't care. Honestly.

"There was a time when I thought the only way out of hell was to win a certain type of award. And then I thought, 'What a pitiful existence.' "