Robert Downey Jr.
April 4, 1965
56 years old
5 ft 8.5 in | 174 cm tall
78 kg | 172 pounds
45 in | 114 cm
9 US | 42.5 EU
35 in | 89 cm
Robert John Downey Jr. was born in Manhattan, New York, United States, on April 4, 1965, is an American actor.
Young Robert Downey Jr. first started acting career in his father's movies.
He made his big screen debut at the age of five in comedy film Pound (1970) in role as Puppy, directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr..
He landed his television debut in Saturday Night Live (1985–1986) in various characters.
He got his first break with a roles as Jimmy Parker in drama film Tuff Turf (1985) with James Spader and as Ian in comic science fiction movie Weird Science (1985) with Kelly Le Brock.
Robert's breakthrough performances came as Julian Wells in drama film Less Than Zero (1987).
He made his stage debut in a play "Alms for the Middle Class" (1982), at the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York, at the age of 17.
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his performance as Charlie Chaplin in biographical comedy drama movie Chaplin (1992).
He was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Kirk Lazarus in action comedy film Tropic Thunder (2008) directed by Ben Stiller.
He portrayed Tony Stark / Iron Man in The Marvel Cinematic Universe films:
Iron Man (2008)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
The Avengers (2012)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Black Widow (2021)
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Sherlock Holmes in mystery action movie Sherlock Holmes (2009). He played the same character in sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) neo-noir black comedy crime with Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan
Zodiac (2007) thriller opposite Mark Ruffalo and Jake Gyllenhaal
Natural Born Killers (1994) satirical black comedy crime with Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis
Wonder Boys (2000) comedy drama opposite Michael Douglas, Katie Holmes and Tobey Maguire
Richard III (1995) drama with Ian McKellen and Annette Bening
Heart and Souls (1993) fantasy comedy drama opposite Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard and Elisabeth Shue
Soapdish (1991) comedy romance with Sally Field and Kevin Kline
U.S. Marshals (1998) action crime thriller with Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes
Only You (1994) romantic comedy opposite Marisa Tomei and Billy Zane
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) historical drama opposite George Clooney
A Scanner Darkly (2006) animated science fiction thriller opposite Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder
True Believer (1989) courtroom drama opposite James Woods
The Singing Detective (2003) musical crime comedy opposite Mel Gibson, Katie Holmes and Robin Wrigh
Dolittle (2020) comedy family fantasy in role as Dr. John Dolittle, with Tom Holland and Rami Malek
He played various characters in Saturday Night Live (1985–1986).
Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985) television biographical miniseries drama in role as Bruno Mussolini
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995) CBS television Christmas special in role as Mr. Willowby
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Larry Paul in Fox legal comedy drama television series Ally McBeal (2000-2002).
Studied classical ballet at the age of ten in England.
Attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York.
Attended Santa Monica High School in California.
Has an older sister, Allyson.
Was a huge fan of the Iron Man comics as a child.
Close friend with Kiefer Sutherl and Mel Gibson.
Featured in music video for Elton John "I Want Love" (2001).
He sung on several soundtracks for his films.
He released a jazz album "The Futurist" in 2004.
Founded production company "Team Downey", with his wife Susan in 2010.
Good friends with Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, James Spader, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.
Childhood friends with Moby.
Peter O'Toole is his favorite actor.
Serves on the board of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition.
Lives in Venice and Malibu, California.
He dated Calista Flockhart (2000), Marisa Tomei (1993) and Sarah Jessica Parker (1984-1991).
He was married to actress and singer Deborah Falconer (1992-2004), they have one son.
He married producer Susan Levin in 2005, they have a son and a daughter.