On Sunday night, Robert Downey Jr. secured the Critics Choice Award for the best supporting actor in a movie. However, instead of delivering a traditional acceptance speech, the “Oppenheimer” star decided to take a lighthearted approach by sharing some of his most memorable and amusingly harsh reviews from critics.
Kicking off his speech, Downey noted that he had been contemplating the reviews of his work earlier that day from members of the Critics Choice Association. “I was thinking this morning, I love critics. … You know, they’ve given me such beautiful feedback, really just so many great moments, and some of it is so poetic,” he humorously expressed.
The actor then proceeded to share snippets of these critiques, turning them into a comical moment for the audience. “I just want to share some of their thoughts with you over the years,” he continued.
He presented the first review with a touch of humor, describing it as kind of like a Haiku: “Sloppy, messy and lazy.” The subsequent critique took a more metaphoric turn: “Like Pee-Wee Herman emerging from a coma.” This one, originating from a Brit, was labeled as “a puzzling waste of talent.” The final review, which Downey noted lingered, was described as “amusing as a bed-locked fart.”
Despite the amusing recollection of less-than-flattering reviews, Downey took a moment to express his gratitude to his colleagues on the set of “Oppenheimer,” affectionately referring to them as his “Oppenhomies.” He humorously acknowledged that every day of filming felt like having his ego’s “ass handed to [him] at the door” and added, “I think it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.”
In a delightful twist, Robert Downey Jr. managed to turn potential criticism into a moment of levity, showcasing his ability to find humor even in the face of less-than-glowing reviews.
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