Its that time again! Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Entertainers of the Year issue is about to hit newsstands. The special double issue highlights the top actors, musicians, authors, and whoever else caught your eye during 2008. Some of the notables who make appearances on the list are record breaking Olympian Michael Phelps, actors Tina Fey and James Franco, author Stephenie Meyer, and even the cast and crew of The Dark Knight. I know your wondering to yourself, who can top The Dark Knight for Entertainer of the Year? Non other than the man behind the iron mask of course, Robert Downey, Jr!

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Downey has had a sorted history in Hollywood sprinkled with highs and lows. He has been in and out of the limelight for the past few years, but in 2008 he made his move. With the critical and commercial successes of both Iron Man and Tropic Thunder, Downey has shown that he still has what it takes to get people in theaters. He’s already signed on to reprise his role as Tony Stark in Iron Man 2, and The Avengers, plus he is currently filming Guy Ritchies’ Sherlock Holmes, where he is playing the title role. By making us laugh, and keeping us on the edge of our seats this year, Robert Downey Jr. has earned this title fair and square.