Robert Downey Jr.’s Epic Speech for MTV Movie Awards Generation Award
Robert Downey Jr. received the MTV Generation Award during the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12, 2015. Presenting the award was his fellow cast members from the hit blockbuster franchise series, The Avengers, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.
Before Downey brought down the house with his amazing speech, he told his cast mates from The Avengers to take a knee. And of course when Robert Downey, Jr. tells you to take a knee – you do as you are told. He went on to say:
“In the 34 years that have passed since the birth of MTV, I’ve grown up, I’ve struggled, I’ve failed. I’ve partied way too much. I begged for second chances and literally clawed my way to the top. With my fellow Avengers, I advise you to dream big, work hard, keep your noses clean, be of service, and because you can, define your generation.” He continued, “If a man is judged by the company he keeps,” he said of his Avenger co-stars. “then I must be doing something right, because look at who I’m rolling with.”
The MTV Generation Award is the “Movie Awards” highest honor, acknowledging an actor who has engaged the MTV audience throughout their career. Past recipients include Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.
We have the video of the exclusive sneak peek of the Avengers: Age of Ultron below. What can we expect from the movie this time around? “When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.”
What did you think of the clip? Are you excited to see the next Avengers Movie? The movie will open on May 1, 2015.
If you missed the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, we have the complete list of WINNERS here.