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Downey nails acceptance speech at Globes

By now, you know the highlights of Sunday’s Golden Globes. Avatar won best director and dramatic movie. Some argue it was undeserving; my general feeling is “Meh.” You also know that host Ricky Gervais got in a beautiful dig at Mel Gibson. But I thought the best part of the night was the acceptance speech of Robert Downey Jr. after winning the award for best actor in a musical or comedy. My favorite line:

“I don’t have anybody to thank. These guys, they needed me! Avatar was gonna take us to the cleaners. If they didn’t have me they didn’t have a shot, buddy!”

His speech didn’t impress some as much as his beard did. Eric Eisenberg of Cinema Blend thinks his tight, Tony Stark grill means there’s some reshooting of Iron Man 2 going on. But We Are Movie Geeks said it’s for another project entirely.

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