The timing is perfect. He kicked his demons to the curb a while ago, and now Robert Downey Jr. is riding high on great performances and sweet gigs like Tony Stark and Iron Man heroics, plus some Zodiac killing, and extra-furriness with Diane Arbus. And now, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that he is one of the recipients for a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Joining Downey Jr. on the cinematic side of things is Tinkerbell (presumably due to the new movies coming out), Tim Burton, Leslie Caron, Cameron Diaz, Charles Durning, Ralph Fiennes, Hugh Jackman, Sir Ben Kingsley, and William H. Macy. You know that it's a tough accolade to capture when you can become knighted before receiving a star.

The dates that the stars will be revealed hasn't been determined, but they will happen some time in 2009. In the meantime, we can watch Downey Jr. change his race for the world of cinema in Tropic Thunder, which opens on August 15.
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