Robert Downey Jr. thanked the man behind Marvel, late American comic book writer Stan Lee while receiving the trophy for Male Movie Star of 2019 for Avengers: Endgame at the People's Choice Awards. The 54-year-old actor, who played Iron Man AKA Tony Stark in the Marvel franchise, kept his acceptance speech short but made sure to honour several important figures, reported E!Online. Jennifer Aniston On Receiving The Icon Award At People’s Choice 2019: ‘Friends’ Was Truly — It Was The Gift Of A Lifetime.
While delivering his speech, the actor thanked Disney, Marvel and the American directors Russo brothers who cast him in Marvel movies. He also thanked American comic book writer, Stanley Martin Lieber, for the man behind the Marvel Comics saying, "the late great Stan Lee, this is for you, buddy. People’s Choice Awards 2019 Complete Winners’ List – Robert Downey Jr, Avengers: Endgame and Stranger Things Bag Top Honours.
"Downey Jr. also honoured Kevin Hart, who won The Comedy Act of 2019. This was Hart's first official public appearance since his near-fatal car crash in September.