Robert Downey Jr receives Male Movie Star Trophy; thanks the 'great Stan Lee'

Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 11, 2019, 03.25 PM (IST)

It just seemed right to honour Robert Downey Jr the Male Movie Star award at People's Choice Awards. Downey Jr, earlier this year, bid farewell to his beloved character Iron Man in the fitting finale of the Avengers series. 

Fans across the world mourned along with superheroes the inevitable end of Iron-Man the character. 

On Sunday, as the 54-year-old actor, who played Iron Man AKA Tony Stark in the Marvel franchise, kept his acceptance speech short but made sure to honour several important figures.

While delivering his speech, the actor thanked Disney, Marvel and the American directors Russo brothers who cast him in Marvel movies.

He also thanked American comic book writer, Stanley Martin Lieber, the man behind the Marvel Comics saying, "the late great Stan Lee, this is for you, buddy."

Downey Jr. also honoured Kevin Hart, who won The Comedy Act of 2019. This was Hart`s first official public appearance since his near-fatal car crash in September. 

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While delivering his speech, the actor thanked Disney, Marvel and the American directors Russo brothers who cast him in Marvel movies.