In this case, the MOTH may be more of a good-sport award.

The picture comes from an American Cinematheque fete for Mr. Downey this past Friday, in which he was honored for his general, sustained delightfulness.

But after RDJ offered some forgiving words toward Mel Gibson and accepted his award, he entered into what seems to be a sustained mugging competition with Mel on the reception stage.

The strange thing here is that, with the loosened tie and the wayward collar, Downey actually looks less put-together than Gibson. But keeping a non-crazy look in your eye can go a long way.

—R.B.

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