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Robert Downey Jr. is known to be many things, but humble is not one of them. 

The dapper actor is living up to his Iron Man character Tony Stark on the cover of the latest issue of GQ Magazine, and we have an inkling he isn’t one bit sorry about feeling like he’s better than just about every other actor in the game. 

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The 48-year-old actor took a break from his red metal outfit and suited up in another superhero favorite, leather, for the cover of GQ.

In the corresponding interview, he opened up about everything from the Oscar that he’s sure without a shadow of doubt that he will win, to his on par acting abilities. 

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Downey throws a bit of shade, but we’re sure he picked that attitude up from Mr. Stark himself. 

Take a look at some excerpts from the interview below. 

On the inevitability of his winning an Oscar:

“I, personally, would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape now and I didn’t have at least one. …Because I’m young enough, and I’m running down being occupied with these kind of genre movies, close enough. Even the next thing we’re doing with [my wife], I’m so confident about it. It’s the best script the studio has; it’s the best thing I’ve read in years. You know, honestly, my real answer to that is: I don’t care. I used to think I cared, and I couldn’t care less. Now, I’m not saying I wouldn’t get a little choked up, but it is amazing to see how people are literally hyperventilating when they get up there, because they have such an attachment to this outcome. I mean, it’s not like we’re at the f–king Olympics or something. …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.”

On his acting abilities: “I’m probably one of the best. …But it’s not that big a deal. It’s not like this is the greatest swath or generation of actors that has ever come down the pike.”

On knowing what will and won’t work: “I’m very good at deconstructing. I’m a very good troubleshooter for why something is unlikely to work. And most everything is unlikely to work.”

Be sure to check out the entire article over at GQ.

Photo Credit: Peggy Sirota / GQ

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