Robert Downey Jr. Wears Aviator Glasses at the Oscars 2024

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Robert Downey Jr. achieved a pinnacle of cinematic accolade at the 96th Academy Awards when he secured the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer.” 

This accomplishment marked the culmination of an awards season dominance, with Downey Jr. previously clinching Supporting Actor awards across various prestigious ceremonies, including the Golden Globes, Critic’s Choice Awards, SAG Awards, and BAFTA Film Awards. His acceptance speech was as memorable as his performance, humorously thanking a range of influencers in his life, from his challenging upbringing to his wife, Susan Downey, whom he likened to a veterinarian who rehabilitated a once “snarling rescue pet” back to vibrancy.

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In “Oppenheimer,” Downey Jr. portrayed Lewis Strauss, a character of substantial complexity and the adversary to the titular atomic weapons scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, played by Cillian Murphy. Strauss, a figure with humble beginnings as a traveling shoe salesman who evolved into an amateur physicist, was instrumental in the development of the hydrogen bomb. The role showcased Downey Jr.’s versatile acting prowess and secured him his first Oscar win after previous nominations in both leading and supporting categories for his roles in “Chaplin” and “Tropic Thunder,” respectively.

A notable aspect of Downey Jr.’s appearance at the Oscars this year was his choice of eyewear. The actor wore a pair of stylish aviator glasses that complemented his black ensemble. They featured a square shape that straddled the line between traditional and modern, complete with the quintessential double brow bar that aviators are renowned for. This accessory choice added an effortlessly sleek touch to his overall look for the evening.

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Downey Jr.’s nomination came alongside notable performances by Sterling K. Brown in “American Fiction,” Robert De Niro in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Ryan Gosling in “Barbie,” and Mark Ruffalo in “Poor Things.” Despite the stiff competition, the actor’s season-long dominance and standout performance in “Oppenheimer” had set such high expectations that Brown said in an interview last month that he knows he would be losing the award to the “Oppenheimer” star.