Robert Downey Jr. received the American Cinematheque Award for his contribution to the development of cinema. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ceremony took place on October 14 in Beverly Hills.
The performer of the role of Sherlock Holmes preferred to have the honorary trophy presented to him by Mel Gibson, who, according to Downey Jr., was of great help in period of struggle with alcohol and drug addiction.
"Each of them is not sinless. If you are not, then you are engaged in some other fucking industry. Therefore, you must forgive him and let him work normally, '' said the actor from the stage.
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas shared their memories of working together or friendship with Robert Downey. Jon Favreau and other actors and directors.
In particular, Jamie Foxx joked that after the release of `` Soldier of Failure '' Robert Downey deprived black actors of work, because now he can easily play even Martin Luther King.
The actor's father presented a short movie, shot by him in 1969, in which young Robert played the role of a man pretending to be a dog.
The Topic of Article: Robert Downey Jr. stood up for Mel Gibson.