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Robert Downey Jr thanks Marvel’s ‘late great Stan Lee’ in People’ Choice Awards acceptance speech

Jr isn’t a person of many phrases with regards to awards acceptance speeches, however he made positive to thank the late on the People’s Choice Awards.

The actor, 54, was honoured with the Male Movie Star award on the 2019 People’s Choice Awards on Sunday night time for his position in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame.

He saved his speech brief and candy however made positive to thank the comedian e book legend who forged him as Tony Stark, in any other case often called .

Robert informed the gang: ‘Well look, I just got to come up here and open the show so I’ll simply say thanks Disney, thanks , thanks Russo brothers.

‘And most of all, to the late, great Stan Lee. This is for you, buddy.’

Stan, who had famously made refined cameo appearances in all of his superhero motion pictures, handed away in November 2018 on the age of 95.

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He handed away six weeks earlier than his 96th birthday after being rushed to hospital earlier in the day.

Robert Downey Jr People's Choice Awards
Robert devoted his award to the late Stan Lee (Picture: Getty Images)

Stan had informed followers in February that he had been admitted to hospital for pneumonia, and his explanation for demise was listed as cardiac arrest with respiratory failure.

Avengers: Endgame noticed Iron Man sacrifice himself for the betterment of humanity, and the movie ended up turning into the very best grossing movie of all time, after taking $2.eight billion (£2.2 billion) on the field workplace.

 Stan Lee
Stan Lee at all times made refined, sudden cameos in his motion pictures (Picture: Getty Images)

As effectively as a People’s Choice Award, Robert has additionally been put ahead for an Oscar for his position in the film, in response to an inventory made by Disney Studios Awards.

The Oscars can be going down on 9 February 2020, although Robert has insisted he doesn’t really need the award.

He informed Howard Stern: ‘I’m so glad you introduced this up as a result of there was some speak about it, and I stated “let’s not”.

‘I’ll inform you the reality. I didn’t count on [the Marvel Cinematic Universe] to turn out to be what it grew to become, and it’s this very giant, multiheaded Hydra at this level.’

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