Downey Jr. is ShoWest’s Male Star of the Year

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. will be honored as male star of the year at ShoWest 2008.

Downey will receive the award at a March 13 awards gala set to close the exhibition conference. ShoWest begins March 10 at the Paris and Bally’s hotels in Las Vegas.

“For almost four decades, Robert Downey Jr. has been entertaining moviegoers with a resume of films that is as diverse and impressive as anyone could imagine,” ShoWest co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said.

Downey Jr. also stars in the upcoming Tropic Thunder and Charlie Bartlett.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter