January 04, 2024

Celebrity

Robert Downey Jr. talks about his role in ‘Oppenheimer’

Christopher Nolan-directed film 'Oppenheimer' was released on July 21, 2023

By Celebpost Desk January 04, 2024
Robert Downey Jr. talks about his role in ‘Oppenheimer’
Robert Downey Jr. talks about his role in ‘Oppenheimer’

Robert Downey Jr. has talked about his character in Christopher Nolan-directed film Oppenheimer.

The 58-year-old actor, who played the role of Admiral Lewis Strauss in the historical film, revealed that he has always been a 'Cold War enthusiast' so he already knew about his character.

“I knew a little bit about my character, Admiral Lewis Strauss, because I'm kind of a Cold War enthusiast,” Robert said during his conversation with the W Magazine.

He further said, “I don't know why I've been obsessed with it. I think that, sadly, that period informs where we are at nowadays in the world.”

“I knew that Lewis Strauss was involved in the development of the proximity fuse and that he headed up the Atomic Energy Commission. I didn't really know about Strauss’s rivalry with Oppenheimer. But clearly, after 20 minutes into reading the script, I realized that that would be thematic,” The Avengers: Endgame star added.

For those unversed, Oppenheimer was released on July 21, 2023 and collected 953.8 million USD at the global box office.