Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Robert Downey Jr.'s Oscar hopes are shutdown thanks to Paramount.

Robert Downey Jr.who managed to have the biggest career comeback for any actor of alltime,has had his possible Oscar worthy performance in "the Soloist", which would've been released in time for consideration, has been pushed back to March '09.
For all of those who care,Oscars tend to be given out to films and actors that fall in the "artsy-drama-English" category...Unfortunatly, Downey has been passed up many a time especially his dead-on portrayal of Charlie Chaplin, back in the early 1990's.
Given the fact that his acting in "Iron Man" and "tropic Thunder" both demand attention, but his year end topping off turn in "The Soloist",which also stars Jamie Foxx mind you,should be a contender which Paramount had been banking on to compete against a probable Oscar competion with "dark Knight". But as of last week, the partnership with Dreamworks dissolved,and the fact that the film was a Dreamworks production, in a bit of revenge pushed the film back to March 2009- guaranteeing Downey's chances of not getting an Oscar for his performance in that film or his possible chances in getting one for "tropic thunder or at best "Iron Man".
This proves again the fact that almost every actor from the "X generation" has had the hardest time in gaining if any acceptance in Hollywood as a certified Actor. The few that come through such as Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt...their time in film is nothing in comparison to the actors and actresses that I grew up watching who had near to none tv acting experience...Robert Downey Jr. has proven himself time and time again and has gotten the "high Hat" every time. If he gets screwed out of a Oscar this year, I hope whoever they do give it to chokes on it.


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