Known to millions of movie fans worldwide as “Ironman,” actor Robert Downey, Jr. says he’s always been drawn to all things military. That may help explain why the mega-star made the trip to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio for a free screening of his new movie, “The Judge,” in which he doesn’t play a superhero…at least not in the comic-book sense.
“Wright-Patt is kind of like momma bear’s above ground cave…”
In an age when so many Hollywood liberals and their political allies show little to no genuine respect for the sacrifices of America’s military, Robert Downey, Jr.’s gesture stands out.
Daytondailynews.com reports that military personnel and their families jumped to their feet, screaming and yelling, when Downey made a surprise entrance to the packed theater.
Military personnel and their friends and family packed the 900-seat theater on the base to watch Downey’s latest film where he portrays Hank Palmer a Chicago lawyer who confronts his past in a rural Indiana hometown.
By clicking on the video above, you can see how the popular actor paid tribute to the men and women of the Air Force during his visit to Wright-Patterson.
“For me, it’s just a way of reminding myself that there are people out there who put their lives on the line so I can go out and make movies … their sacrifice allows us to have that freedom,” Downey said.
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures | Marvel Enterprises
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