#MCM: 7 Reasons (and Gifs) Why We Absolutely Love Robert Downey Jr.

LOS ANGELES – JAN 18: Robert Downey Jr. visits the CBS Photo Booth during the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS, the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music and television. Broadcast live from the Microsoft Theatre Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)

Sure, it’s Monday, the most dreaded day of the week for most, but we’re here to lighten it up with amazing Robert Downey Jr. gifs and reasons why he’s so…well, amazing! RDJ is our #MCM.

Some know him as RDJ, others as the man born to be Tony Stark/Iron Man, he’s Robert Downey Jr.! And as if you need a reason for why RDJ is an incredible human, this #MCM dedicated to the actor has seven!

Robert Downey Jr. may be one of the most recognized and respected actors today, but it wasn’t always this way. The Avengers actor had a rough start in life (and several more horrible years after that), but he has since beat the odds, which is another reason why we love him. There are many success stories out there, but Robert Downey Jr.’s is easily our favorite.

#1 Effortlessly Fun and Cool

There’s cool, and then there’s RDJ cool, a coolness not many can achieve. Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t even have to try, he knows how to make an entrance and puts a smile on everyone’s face. Don’t take my word for it, you’ve all seen clips of Comic-Con, Award Shows, after-parties, RDJ is always the center of attention without asking or needing to be. The actor is also a former Saturday Night Live cast member, funny runs in his veins.

#2 Warmest Smile

The gif speaks for itself.

#3 Loves Kids

A handsome, fun, and talented man who also loves children? Need we say more?

#4 He OWNS Movie Roles

RDJ doesn’t simply brilliantly bring his characters to life, he literally becomes these characters. There’s Chaplin, Harry Lockhart (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Kirk (Tropic Thunder), Sherlock Holmes, Hank Palmer (The Judge), and many more… But let’s be honest, there is one character that stands out among the rest as THE ultimate Robert Downey Jr. role. The one who he effortlessly claimed as his — Iron Man. Simply put, Robert Downey Jr. IS Tony Stark.

#5 Best Success Story EVER

There are few success stories that beat Robert Downey Jr.’s. The actor bounced back from a rough start in a life of drug addiction. We’re all damn proud of you, Rob!

#6 He Sings

Guys, Robert Downey Jr. can sing! Triple threat? No way! RDJ can do even more. We’re pretty sure he can do everything.

#7 Awesome Human

He’s humble. Okay… if you’ve seen even just one RDJ red carpet appearance or acceptance speech, you believe “humble” is not the correct description, but he totally is! It’s all just part of his cool personality, but underneath it all, Robert Downey Jr. is a sweetheart who loves to give back.

Robert Downey Jr. fans can catch the actor on the big screen next as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming later this summer on July 7, 2017.