MTV today announced that the remarkable Robert Downey Jr. will receive the MTV Generation Award during the MTV Movie Awards that will air LIVE on Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. Robert Downey Jr., known as one of Hollywood's most versatile actors, will be presented the award by his Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron co-stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.

In advance of the film's May 1, 2015 premiere, fans can also look forward to the world premiere of an exclusive 90-second clip from the blockbuster film that will be introduced by the cast during the telecast. Said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV:

"Throughout his career, Robert Downey Jr. has mesmerized audiences by capturing the humanity in larger-than-life characters like Charlie Chaplin, Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark. He's a brilliant actor and a Hollywood icon, and we are proud to recognize his tremendous passion and talent with this year's Generation Award."

The MTV Generation Award is the MTV Movie Awards highest honor, acknowledging an actor who has engaged the MTV audience throughout their career. Past recipients include Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise and Jim Carrey.

Avengers: Age of Ultron cast joins the star-studded line-up for this year's show, including host Amy Schumer, Comedic Genius recipient Kevin Hart, Trailblazer Award recipient Shailene Woodley and confirmed presenters Miles Teller, Reese Witherspoon, Vin Diesel, Sofia Vergara and Jimmy Kimmel. Additional presenters and performers will be announced. In addition, fans can begin voting todayfor the 2015 MTV Movie Awards Best Hero award, presented by Mtn Dew Kickstart, which will be voted entirely via social media hashtags. The nominees include:

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Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies) - #VoteBilboMTV

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1) - #VoteKatnissMTV

Star-Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy) - #VoteStarLordMTV

Thomas (The Maze Runner) - #VoteThomasMTV

Tris Prior (The Divergent Series: Insurgent) - #VoteTrisMTV

Two-time Academy Award nominee, Robert Downey Jr. will next appear in the highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron which is a follow up to Joss Whedon's The Avengers in 2012. Robert has received praise from critics and mass audiences alike for his performance in the role of 'Iron Man'- in addition to the two Avengers installments, he has starred in 3 Iron Man films- Iron Man (2008), Iron Manق(2010), and Iron Manك (2013) which have all had tremendous box office success.

This year's MTV Movie Awards nominees span every film genre from dystopian universes (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Maze Runner) to heart-felt coming of age stories (The Fault In Our Stars and Boyhood), out-of-this-world comedies (Guardians of the Galaxy, Neighbors, The Interview, The Wedding Ringer and Top Five), real-life heroes (Selma and American Sniper) and more. Fans can cast their votes for their favorites athttp://www.MovieAwards.MTV.comthrough Saturday, April 11. Voting for "Movie of the Year" will continue throughout the live broadcast of the show.

The 2015 MTV Movie Awards will once again officially kick-off the summer blockbuster season, promising to deliver yet another epically funny, explosive, over-the-top show that features fan favorite films, actors and musicians. The telecast will air across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels and 200 digital media properties reaching more than half a billion households around the world. Official sponsors of the 2015 MTV Movie Awards include FIAT brand, GEICO, Mtn Dew Kickstart, Taco Bell and T-Mobile. A limited number of MTV Movie Awards tickets will be available to the General Public for purchase beginning Tuesday, March 31st at 12:00pm ET /ى:00am PT.  CLICK HERE to purchase.

B. Alan Orange