This is going to be a big year for Robert Downey Jr and it looks like ShoWest has decided to honor him early. We get the scoop from the professionals at Variety:
Robert Downey Jr. will be presented with ShoWest’s Male Star of the Year award at the confab’s closing night ceremony March 13. Downey Jr. next will be seen in “Charlie Bartlett,” bowing Feb. 22. He’ll also be starring as the titular character in Marvel Entertainment’s “Iron Man,” due May 2.
ShoWest 2008 will run March 10-13 at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas casinos.
Robert Downey Jr. looks like he is going to rule the role of Tony Stark. I am very much looking forward to Iron Man and am itching to see it. My love for robot armor is the primary reason for drooling over this film; but from what I have seen – it looks like Downey will be bringing us one of the best performances in a comic book movie to date. Him getting this award only confirms my suspicions and further fans the flames of excitement.
May 2nd will be upon us soon enough and I will be there with bells on.
One Robert Downey Jr. film that I loved, and need to watch again is Chaplin. He was outstanding in that role, and watching the story of one of Hollywood’s earliest comedic geniuses was quite a treat for me. Robert honored Chaplin with his performance and if you have not yet had a chance to see the film – you should certainly check it out.