Flanked by his Avengers co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth (who all got down on their knees to listen to him) Robert Downey Jr gave an emotional speech upon receiving his Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards last night. The actor, of course, has come a long way, and offered up plenty of advice in his inspirational speech.
“In the 34 years that have passed since the birth of MTV, I’ve grown up, I’ve struggled, I’ve failed, I’ve succeeded, I’ve partied way too much. I’ve squandered, resisted, repented, laboured… I begged for second chances, and literally clawed my way to the top.”
“Dream big, work hard, keep your nose clean,” he advised the audience. “Be of service, and yes, because you can — define your generation.”
Looking at his co-stars on the floor, he said: ‘If a man is judged by the company he keeps, then I must be doing something right, because look at who I’m rolling with.”
Watch it in full, below.
(via Entertain This)