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Robert Downey Jr. highlights Margot Robbie's overlooked 'Barbie' excellence

Robert Downey Jr. appreciated Margot Robbie's work in the film 'Barbie' after her Oscars snub

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Robert Downey Jr. highlights Margot Robbie's overlooked 'Barbie' excellence

Robert Downey Jr. appreciated Margot Robbie's work in the film 'Barbie' after her Oscars snub

Robert Downey Jr. highlights Margot Robbies overlooked Barbie excellence
Robert Downey Jr. highlights Margot Robbie's overlooked 'Barbie' excellence

Robert Downey Jr. highlighted that Margot Robbie didn't receive adequate credit for her role in Barbie, released on July 21, 2023.

During an interview with  the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Robert expressed admiration for the 33-year-old actress performance in Barbie, in the wake of her Oscars 2024 snub.

The Iron Man star  said, "Margot Robbie‘s not getting enough credit, in my opinion, because America Ferrera has this amazing speech, and she nails it."

He continued, "But it’s the cutaway [shot] to Robbie so actively listening. It’s when I realize, ‘Oh, OK, now I see Greta’s really onto something here, but it was Robbie who had to trust her." 

Robert added, "And let’s not kid ourselves, it’s hard when someone else has the two-page passage and they go, alright, now let’s jump in and get Bob."

"And you’re just like, ‘I’ve been listening to this all day, now I have to listen to it and make it work," the 58-year-old actor said.

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Margot Robbie snubbed in the 2024 Oscars nominations:

For the unversed, Margot received Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for her role in Barbie but was not nominated for Best Actress at the 2024 Oscars.

Robert Downey Jr. highlights Margot Robbies overlooked Barbie excellence

The absence of her nomination, along with filmmaker Greta Gerwig not getting a nod for Best Director, has gained significant attention in the past week.

As per Deadline, the Babylon actress reacted to the Oscar nominations for the first time after a SAG screening of Barbie at Los Angeles' Academy Museum.

She said, "There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed, I just suspect it’s bigger than us. It’s bigger than this movie, it’s bigger than our industry. We set out to do something that would shift culture."

 "Affect culture, just make some sort of impact and it’s already done that, and some, way more than we ever dreamed it would. And that is truly the biggest reward that could come out of all of this," Margot added.

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