From Charlie Chaplin to Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr. has played some incredible roles over his long and impressive career. At the 2015 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (April 12), his incredible efforts were rewarded when he took the stage to accept the Generation Award -- as presented, of course, by his whole Avenger family.
Jeremy Renner, Scarlet Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans all took the stage to present this prestigious award to their iron- armored comrade, noting that "he can be charming, passionate, intensely funny, and seriously intense," and that "when you describe his characters, you are also describing the man who plays them."
Oh, and of course, he's pretty much Tony Stark, because:
After a short montage of all his celebrated roles, Robert himself arrived -- to "Back in Black," his entrance song from "Iron Man 2," of course.
And then THE WHOLE TEAM took a knee.
RDJ was invited to the very first Movie Awards in 1992, he told the audience, and has wanted a Generation Award of his very own since 2005 when it was awarded for the first time to Tom Cruise. Although he's struggled over the years, he's now "clawed his way to the top" and found a squad that any genius billionaire playboy philanthropist could be proud of.
"If a man is judged by the company he keeps, then I must be doing something right," he added. BRB, feeling like:
"On behalf of my fellow Avengers," he concluded before unveiling the new "Avengers: Age of Ultron" clip. "I invite you to work hard, dream big, keep your nose clean, be of service and -- yes, because you can -- define your generation."
Relive the epic moment in all its heroic glory below.
Guys. GUYS. Who else is emotionally compromised right now? Because now we have to watch that insane "Age of Ultron" clip again, so pull yourself together and see our beloved Science Bros, Hulk and Iron Man, go toe-to-toe: