Robert Downey Jr.

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Date of Birth April 4, 1965
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 55 years old
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Robert Downey Jr.

Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor, producer, and singer. His career has been characterized by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, before a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. In 2008, Downey was named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world, and from 2013 to 2015, he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood's highest-paid actor. His films have grossed over $14.4 billion worldwide, making him the second highest-grossing box-office star of all time. At the age of five, he made his acting debut in Robert Downey Sr.'s film Pound in 1970. He subsequently worked with the Brat Pack in the teen films Weird Science and Less Than Zero. In 1992, Downey portrayed the title character in the biopic Chaplin, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a BAFTA Award.

Born: Robert John Downey Jr, April 4, 1965, New York City, New York, U.S.
Education: Santa Monica High School
Occupation: Actor, producer, singer
Years active: 1970–present
Children: 3
Parent(s): Robert Downey Sr. (father)
Relatives: Jim Downey (uncle)
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About Robert Downey Jr.

Actor who began playing Iron Man in the Marvel film series in 2008. He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ally McBeal in 2000 and another for Best Actor for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in 2009. He has also starred in such films as Zodiac, Tropic Thunder, Chaplin, and The Judge.

Before Fame

He began acting at the age of five when he played a puppy in the film Pound, which was directed by his father Robert Downey, Sr.

Achievement

He is a martial artist and he devotes much of his free time to his practice of Wing Chun.

Family Life

He dated actress Sarah Jessica Parker in 1984 after meeting on the set for Firstborn, then married Susan Downey in 2005. He and Susan had a son named Exton on February 7, 2012 and a daughter named Avri on November 4, 2014. He also had a son named Indio with Deborah Falconer, whom he was married to from 1992 to 2004.

Associations

He co-starred with Woody Harrelson in the 1994 crime film Natural Born Killers.

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Latest information about Robert Downey Jr. updated on March 04, 2021.

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