The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago has honored actor Robert Downey Jr. with its Renaissance Award.
Downey was in Chicago on Saturday to accept the award. The center gave Downey the recognition due to the face his is “one of the most respected and versatile actors of his generation.”
Downey reflected his past drug and alcohol problem, as well as his current success.
“Those three movies are the most representative of my work,” he said of his favorite flicks. “I’m just glad that I didn’t cheese out and phone in a performance on films that did so well.”
Downey said three of his movies are the “most representative” of his work: Tropic Thunder, Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes.