by DAVID NG at breitbart.com
Robert Downey, Jr. said that working on the upcoming movie Oppenheimer confirmed his belief that men start wars and the planet should be ruled by women.
The actor — who plays U.S. Atomic Energy Commission chairman Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer — made the comments in an interview with the Associated Press, during which the giggling reporter asked a leading question about his thoughts on “patriarchy and war.”
“Men start wars and the entire planet should be a matriarchy,” he said. “But I’ve never changed position on that… This was just a triple confirmation.”
The actor is clearly wrong in his implication that only men start wars. Numerous female leaders — including Catherine the Great of Russia, Isabella I of Spain, and the Empress Dowager Cixi of China — have instigated wars or invasions throughout history.
Oppenheimer — which is set to open July 21 — dramatizes the development of the atomic bomb, focusing on the work by J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) on the Manhattan Project. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the Universal movie features a large ensemble cast that includes Downey, Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, and Kenneth Branagh.
As Breitbart News reported, Downey, Jr. praised President Joe Biden during a 2021 World Economic Forum event, claiming that the commander in chief will bring the U.S. “back to principle.”read more