The actor swaggered onstage to a chorus of high-pitched cheers from the audience to receive the favorite action movie star award for Iron Man 3. The film also won for favorite action movie and favorite movie.
Iron Man earned the people’s vote, but it’s Downey who is winning the people’s hearts. The man behind Tony Stark is always ready to please his fans and show his thanks, handsomely capturing the spirit of the People’s Choice Awards. It’s time for Downey – not Iron Man – to become the official superhero of the PCAs. Here’s why he’s qualified:
1. He’s Got Super(ish) Strength
That’s not plastic. Those awards are made out of real Waterford crystal, but you can’t tell by the seemingly effortless way Downey handles them.
2. He Says No to Duck Face
No pursed lips here! During selfie time, Downey knows it’s best to put on a charming smile.
3. He Keeps His Ego in Check
Downey brought his longtime assistant Jimmy Rich as his guest to this year’s PCAs and included Rich in his acceptance speech, sharing, “He is my super power and my secret weapon and my right-hand man for the last 10 years. He was there every scene, every day, every sequel, every action movie I ve ever done.”
4. He Rocks All Black Flawlessly
The actor went darkly clad from head-to-toe, and still shined. How do you do it, RDJ?
5. He Keeps Winning
This man has the “it” factor mastered. Last year, Downey left the People’s Choice Award with two actor wins.
6. He’s a Great Listener
Back-to-back wins from the people show: The fans tell Downey what they want, and he gives it to them.
7. He Treats Everyone With Respect
Inanimate objects included.
8. He Takes His Business Seriously
Downey channels Iron Man’s awesomeness into everything he does, from fan interactions to red carpet posing, without the fancy body armor.
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