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Robert Downey Jr.

Born: 1965

Biography

Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1966) is an American actor and producer. 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 later in his career. 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. At the age of five, he made his acting debut in his father Robert Downey Sr.'s film Pound in 1970. He subsequently worked with the Brat Pack in the teen films Weird Science (1985) and Less than Zero (1987). 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. Following a stint at the Corcoran Substance Abuse Treatment Facility on drug charges, he joined the TV series Ally McBeal, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He was fired from the show in the wake of drug charges in 2000 and 2001. He stayed in a court-ordered drug treatment program and has maintained his sobriety since 2003. Initially, completion bond companies would not insure Downey, until Mel Gibson paid the insurance bond for the 2003 film The Singing Detective. He went on to star in the black comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), the thriller Zodiac (2007), and the action comedy Tropic Thunder (2008); for the latter, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Downey gained global recognition for starring as Tony Stark / Iron Man in ten films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Iron Man (2008), and leading up to Avengers: Endgame (2019). He has also played the title character in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes (2009), which earned him his second Golden Globe, and its sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Downey Jr., licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Resources

Movies

Natural Born Killers

Wayne Gale in Natural Born Killers

Short Cuts

Bill Bush in Short Cuts

Iron Man

ტონი სტარკი / რკინის კაცი in Iron Man

The Shaggy Dog

Dr. Kozak in The Shaggy Dog

Zodiac

Paul Avery in Zodiac

Lucky You

Telephone Jack in Lucky You

Chaplin

Charles Spencer Chaplin in Chaplin

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes

Chances Are

Alex Finch in Chances Are

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Joe Wershba in Good Night, and Good Luck.

A Scanner Darkly

James Barris in A Scanner Darkly

Wonder Boys

Terry Crabtree in Wonder Boys

Johnny Be Good

Leo Wiggins in Johnny Be Good

Gothika

Pete Graham in Gothika

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Harry Lockhart in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

The Singing Detective

Dan Dark in The Singing Detective

Bowfinger

Jerry Renfro in Bowfinger

Richard III

Earl Rivers in Richard III

U.S. Marshals

John Royce in U.S. Marshals

Weird Science

Ian in Weird Science

Air America

Billy Covington in Air America

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Dito in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

The Avengers

Tony Stark / Iron Man in The Avengers

True Believer

Roger Baron in True Believer

Charlie Bartlett

Nathan Gardner in Charlie Bartlett

Heart and Souls

Thomas Reilly in Heart and Souls

Hugo Pool

Franz Mazur in Hugo Pool

Soapdish

David Seton Barnes in Soapdish

Only You

Peter Wright / Damon Bradley in Only You

Home for the Holidays

Tommy Larson in Home for the Holidays

The Gingerbread Man

Clyde Pell in The Gingerbread Man

One Night Stand

Charlie in One Night Stand

Up the Academy

Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited) in Up the Academy

Less Than Zero

Julian in Less Than Zero

Tuff Turf

Jimmy Parker in Tuff Turf

Restoration

Robert Merivel in Restoration

In Dreams

Vivian Thompson in In Dreams

Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness

Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness

Due Date

Peter Highman in Due Date

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

(voice) in Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

Back to School

Derek in Back to School

Black and White

Terry Donager in Black and White

The Pick-up Artist

Jack Jericho in The Pick-up Artist

The Soloist

Steve Lopez in The Soloist

1969

Ralph Carr in 1969

Love and Distrust

Rob (segment "Auto Motives") in Love and Distrust

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Lionel Sweeney in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Iron Man 3

Tony Stark / Iron Man in Iron Man 3

Game 6

Steven Schwimmer in Game 6

Too Much Sun

Reed Richmond in Too Much Sun

Firstborn

Lee in Firstborn

Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant

Tony Stark (archive footage) in Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight

Himself in Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight

Whatever We Do

Bobby in Whatever We Do

Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow

Narrator in Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow

The Outsider

Self in The Outsider

The Judge

Hank Palmer in The Judge

Hail Caesar

Jerry in Hail Caesar

The Route V50

Traveller in The Route V50

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Mr. Willowby in Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Danger Zone

Jim Scott in Danger Zone

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe

Self / Tony Stark / Iron Man in Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe

Chef

Marvin in Chef

Friends & Lovers

Hans in Friends & Lovers

The Incredible Hulk

Tony Stark (uncredited) in The Incredible Hulk

Marvel: 75 Years, from Pulp to Pop!

Self in Marvel: 75 Years, from Pulp to Pop!

Baby It's You

Stewart in Baby It's You

Avengers: Infinity War

Tony Stark / Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War

The Last Party

Self in The Last Party

Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound

Self - Tony Stark / Iron Man in Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound

Greaser's Palace

Boy in Covered Wagon (uncredited) in Greaser's Palace

I Am Steve McQueen

Narrator (voice) in I Am Steve McQueen

Iron Man 2

Tony Stark / Iron Man in Iron Man 2

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Tony Stark / Iron Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tony Stark / Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Captain America: Civil War

Tony Stark / Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War

Pound

Puppy in Pound

Sherlock Holmes 3

Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes 3

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Self in Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Lethargy

Animal Therapist in Lethargy

Dolittle

Dr. John Dolittle in Dolittle

I Am Iron Man

Self in I Am Iron Man

Tropic Thunder

Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

in Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

That's Adequate

Albert Einstein in That's Adequate

All-Star Weekend

Mexican Stranger in All-Star Weekend

Mad Mel: The Rise and Fall of a Hollywood Icon

Self (archive footage) in Mad Mel: The Rise and Fall of a Hollywood Icon

Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country

Self in Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country

Voom Portraits

Self in Voom Portraits

One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly'

Self / Barris in One Summer in Austin: The Story of Filming 'A Scanner Darkly'

Pieta

Self in Pieta

Rented Lips

Wolf Dangler in Rented Lips

Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented

Self in Sherlock Holmes: Reinvented

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: A Perfect Chemistry

Self in Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: A Perfect Chemistry

Arrival

Eddie in Arrival

Avengers: Endgame

Tony Stark / Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame

Fertile La Toyah Video Magazine #2: The Kinky Issue!

in Fertile La Toyah Video Magazine #2: The Kinky Issue!

Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King

Self in Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King

Animal House: The Inside Story

Self in Animal House: The Inside Story

Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

Tony Stark / Iron Man (archive footge) in Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

MoPOP Founders Award 2020 Honoring Alice in Chains

Self in MoPOP Founders Award 2020 Honoring Alice in Chains

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage) in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

A Fan's Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming

Self in A Fan's Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming

America

Paulie Hackley in America

Eros

Nick Penrose in Eros

Phase 2 Tag Scenes: A Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two

Self in Phase 2 Tag Scenes: A Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two

Sr.

Self in Sr.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Punk Party Crasher (uncredited) in Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Oppenheimer

Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer

2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Self - Presenter in 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Vertigo

John 'Scottie' Ferguson in Vertigo

Equilibrium

Nick Penrose in Equilibrium

Inside Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer

Self - Lewis Strauss in Inside Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer

The Age of A.I

Executive Producer in The Age of A.I

Downey's Dream Cars

Robert Downey Jr. in Downey's Dream Cars

Two Girls and a Guy

Blake in Two Girls and a Guy

Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons

Self (archive footage) (uncredited) in Arnold & Sly: Rivals, Friends, Icons

Kambakkht Ishq

Self (archive footage) (uncredited) in Kambakkht Ishq

TV Shows

Family Guy

Patrick Pewterschmidt (voice) in Family Guy

Ally McBeal

in Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

Larry Paul in Ally McBeal

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Self in Jimmy Kimmel Live!

LIVE with Kelly and Mark

in LIVE with Kelly and Mark

The View

Self in The View

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Late Night with David Letterman

Self in Late Night with David Letterman

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

GMTV

Self in GMTV

Live from Studio Five

Self in Live from Studio Five

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Self in The Ellen DeGeneres Show

This Morning

Self - Interviewee in This Morning

The Early Show

Self in The Early Show

The Frank Skinner Show

Self in The Frank Skinner Show

The Oscars

Self in The Oscars

Saturday Night Live

Self - Various Characters in Saturday Night Live

Punk'd

Self in Punk'd

The Graham Norton Show

Self in The Graham Norton Show

Mussolini: The Untold Story

Bruno Mussolini in Mussolini: The Untold Story

The Reichen Show

Self in The Reichen Show

The Chef Show

Self in The Chef Show

The Age of A.I.

Self - Host in The Age of A.I.

Off Camera with Sam Jones

Self in Off Camera with Sam Jones

American Masters

Self in American Masters

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman

Self in My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman

MTV Movie & TV Awards

Self in MTV Movie & TV Awards

Finding Your Roots

Self in Finding Your Roots

Marvel Studios Assembled

Tony Stark / Iron Man (archive footage) in Marvel Studios Assembled

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Self in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Loki

Tony Stark / Iron Man (archive footage) (uncredited) in Loki

The Sympathizer

Claude / Nicos Damianos / Professor Hammer / Ned Godwin in The Sympathizer

Kids' Choice Awards

Self in Kids' Choice Awards

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self in Late Night with Seth Meyers

WWE Raw

Self (archive footage) in WWE Raw

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Frame

Tony Stark / Iron Man in The Frame

The Graham Norton Show

Self - Guest in The Graham Norton Show

Downey's Dream Cars

Self - Host in Downey's Dream Cars

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

Marvel Studios Legends

Tony Stark / Iron Man (archive footage) in Marvel Studios Legends

Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways

Self in Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways

Off Script with The Hollywood Reporter

Self in Off Script with The Hollywood Reporter

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Self in Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

The Showbiz Show with David Spade

in The Showbiz Show with David Spade

Honest Trailers

Tony Stark / Iron Man (archive footage) in Honest Trailers

Sock or Hat?

Self in Sock or Hat?

Stark Expo Shorts

Iron Man / Tony Stark in Stark Expo Shorts

Entertainment Tonight

Self in Entertainment Tonight