Robert Downey Jr. Reveals The Eye-Catching Place He Keeps His Oscar

The Marvel star took home his first Academy Award for his performance in Oppenheimer.
Robert Downey Jr. backstage at the 2024 Oscars
Robert Downey Jr. backstage at the 2024 Oscars
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Robert Downey Jr. recently won his very first Academy Award ― and the Oppenheimer star already has some firm ideas about what you should and shouldn’t do with your Oscar.

“I don’t think you should walk around to the afterparties and carry it. I don’t think you should flaunt it,” he told E! News last week.

“I couldn’t get him to carry it around that night,” his wife, Susan Downey, chimed in.

Despite the actor’s insistence on not boasting about his statuette, he also doesn’t “think you should use it as a toilet paper holder or anything,” either.

When E! asked where his Oscar was in his house, Robert said: “Right now, it’s in the entryway.”

The Iron Man actor took home the Best Supporting Actor award last month, and thanked his “terrible childhood and the Academy,” in his speech.

It was his first win and third Academy Award nomination.

Robert Downey Jr. pictured shortly after winning his Oscar
Robert Downey Jr. pictured shortly after winning his Oscar
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Robert was first nominated in the Best Actor category for his role as Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin, but has since explained it was a blessing in disguise that he didn’t win at the time.

“I was young and crazy, and it would have put me under the impression that I was on the right track,” Robert, who was just 28 years old at the time, said during an interview on The View in January.

The Marvel star never gave up hope on winning an Oscar, and ― as he told GQ in 2013 ― he always figured he’d win at least one.

“Well, I know it’s going to happen,” he told the magazine at the time, confidently adding, “That’s just a fact.”

“I, personally, would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape now and I didn’t have at least one,” Robert postured. “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.”


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