Robert Downey Jr hates watching footage of him attending the Oscars with his ex-wife because a fashion blunder made him look ridiculous.

The CHAPLIN star opted to wear platform shoes to the big night in 1993 because he wanted to appear to be taller than his wife DEBORAH FALCONER.

He recalls, "I said, 'Damn, she's not going to be taller than me this year, not on my night.'

"I wore these Ziggy Stardust platform shoes. Imagine leather shoes with five Goodyear tyres on the bottom."