News Hollywood Honors Robert Downey Jr. By Raphael Chestang 4:47 PM PDT, October 16, 2011 Robert Downey Jr. was the lucky recipient of the 25th American Cinematheque award on October 14, but even on his special day all the actor could think about were his family and friends. "It's nice to give us an excuse to get together besides Thanksgiving," said Robert, whose whole family came out to celebrate with him at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday. Robert's good friend Jodi Foster also made an appearance, dishing on her favorite Robert Downey Jr. role."My favorite performance of his is of course Tropic Thunder," Jodie gushed. "I'm sure everybody says the same thing. I thought it was absolute genius." Other notable guests included Mel Gibson, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Joel Silver. Click the video for more.