*SPOILERS AHEAD FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME... AND LIKE EVERY OTHER MARVEL MOVIE THAT IRON MAN HAS EVER BEEN IN*
Now that the dust has had a chance to settle and the previous box office records are nothing but broken shards laying at Avengers: Endgame's feet, it's time to talk about something very important: the legacy of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.
Endgame served as the finale of one long arc for Downey's Tony Stark that played out across multiple films and sub-franchises over the course of eleven years, an almost unparalleled accomplishment for an actor. In starting the role, ending it, and everything in between, Downey undoubtedly left his mark on the MCU and pop culture as a whole. It will be a long time before anybody else even thinks about attempting to don that goatee again.
So as a memoriam of sorts for Downey as Tony Stark, let's take a stroll down memory lane and revisit all ten of his various appearances and performances as the character in the MCU. Whether he was becoming the first superhero in the MCU, serving as something of an antagonist in another character's film, or simply appearing as a supporting character to help bolster another actor/character, Downey delivered consistently incredible performances.