Friends, family and colleagues pay tribute to Robert Downey at the annual irreverent after dinner event produced by the American Cinematheque.
Did You Know?
Garry Shandling, Mel Gibson and Jamie Foxx appeared in an 8 minute opening film "brainstorming" (without success) what they could do at the event. Jeff Roe directed and edited the film, which was shot at Rogers & Cowans offices courtesy of their - and Robert Downey Jr's PR Agent Alan Nierob. See more
Robert Downey Jr.
[his acceptance speech
I asked my friend Mel Gibson to present this award for me for a reason. When I couldn't get sober, he told me not to give up hope and encouraged me to find my faith. It didn't have to be his or anyone else's as long as it was rooted in forgiveness. And I couldn't get hired, so he cast me in the lead of a movie that was actually developed for him. He kept a roof over my head and food on the table and most importantly he said if I accepted responsibility for my wrongdoing ...