Robert Downey Jr. meets young fan whose life was changed by Marvel Hero

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Robert Downey Jr. interviews a 10-year-old autistic named Vincent about how Iron Man inspired him while he was the guest host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

During guest accommodation The Ellen DeGeneres Fair, Robert Downey Jr. met a young fan who claims the Iron Man star changed her life. Downey Jr. replaced DeGeneres on a show this week. Downey Jr. and DeGeneres have been dating since she first interviewed him on his show over 15 years ago. She has had it several times since to promote her Iron Man upcoming films and films Dolittle. This is his first time appearing on the show solo as a host. Other clips from the show revealed that he would interview Rami Malek, invite the Black Eyed Peas to perform their hit single RITMO, and play games like “On the Spot” with audiences.


The first one Iron Man released in theaters in 2008 and is based on the comic book series of the same name. CEO and scientist Tony Stark lives big, enjoying the fortune of Stark Industries until he is shot down by a missile and captured in Afghanistan. With only an electromagnet preventing shrapnel from the missile from entering his heart, he works alongside fellow inmate Yo Hinsen to build electromagnet-powered armor and escape imprisonment. Back home, Stark perfects the costume to become the superhuman Iron Man.

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Ellen Tube uploaded a video of Downey Jr. interviewing 10-year-old Vincent and his parents. Vincent’s mother explained that Vincent stopped talking at age 1 and was diagnosed with autism at age 4. When Downey Jr. asked what it was like to lose the ability to communicate, Vincent replied: “painful.Vincent’s father explained that it was difficult for Vincent to make friends and express his needs. Vincent then proudly said his parents bought him an Iron Man helmet. the helmet, he could talk about it, using his imagination to channel Iron Man and become a more confident version of himself. Vincent’s father claimed that Vincent “transformed into another child“within 24 hours. Watch the Downey Jr. video on The Ellen DeGeneres Show below:

Downey Jr. said that despite having amazing guests and playing fun games with the audience, interviewing Vincent was the part he was most waiting for and the story “really grabbed“him. Downey Jr. connected with Vincent and pointed out that they had something in common: both of them could use the same Iron Man mask. He also shared that it gave them both.”a voice.Downey Jr. then admired the side-by-side comparisons of Vincent and Downey Jr. dressed as Tony Stark and posing identically. The two then congratulated each other before Downey Jr. announced that he had teamed up. to Shutterfly to donate $ 20,000 to the family.

Many people underestimate the significant impact that superhero movies and comics can have on young minds. Kids who watch these everyday characters transform into superheroes and save the world are inspired and believe they can do it all. It is important for children to have positive role models like these heroes to improve their self-confidence. Specifically, people with autism are looking for examples of good role models and a chance to escape to a fantasy world that they can understand, a world that Marvel is good at creating. Celebrities like Downey Jr. who take the opportunity to play a character like Iron Man to connect with people who admire them is to be commended.

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Source: The Ellen DeGeneres Show / Youtube

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