Robert Downey Jr is definitely one of the top-most popular and talented actors from the Hollywood film industry today. Apart from being recognized for his numerous eccentric character portrayals in movies, Robert Downey Jr is also a talented singer too.
Although Robert Downey Jr received immense success as a young actor when he entered Hollywood, there was a period of lull where he combated substance and alcohol abuse problems. However, Robert Downey Jr emerged as one of the most respected and skilled big screen artists after rehabilitation and is recognized the world over as ‘Iron Man’ from the Marvel movie franchise.
Thanks to his immensely impressive acting skills and huge popularity Robert Downey Jr is considered to be one of the handful of actors in the Hollywood movie industry who ensure box office super hits with their brand.
About Robert Downey Jr
|Real Name||Robert John Downey Jr|
|Nickname||Bob Downey, Bob and RJD|
|Date of Birth||4th April 1965|
|Age (as of November 2018)||53 years|
|Place of Birth||Manhattan (New York City)|
|Education||High School dropout|
|Height||5 ft 9"|
(175 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Robert Downey Sr|
|Sister||Allyson Downey (Elder)|
|Net Worth||INR 2207,00,00,000|
(USD 300 Million)
|Famous for||Tuff Turf, Weird Science (1985), Back To School (1986), The Pickup Artist (1987), Johnny Be Good, 1969 (1988), True Believer (1989), Air America (1990), Too Much Sun (1991), Chaplin (1992), Heart and Souls (1993), Hail Caeser, Natural Born Killers (1994), Richard III, Restoration (1995), Danger Zone, One Night Stand, Two Girls and a Guy (1997), The Gingerbread Man, US Marshals (1998), Friends & Lovers, Black and White (1999), Wonder Boys (2000), Gothika (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Good Night and Good Luck (2005), The Shaggy Dog, Fur (2006), Zodiac (2007), Iron Man, Tropic Thunder (2008), The Soloist, Sherlock Holmes (2009), Iron Man-2, Due Date (2010), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), Iron Man-3 (2013), Chef, The Judge (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018)|
|First Movie||CHILD ARTIST - |
LEAD ACTOR -
Tuff Turf (1985)
|Favorite Actor||Peter O'Toole|
|Hobbies||Martial arts (Wing Chun)|
Robert Downey Jr remains one of today’s globally recognized Hollywood actors in the entire American film industry. Robert Downey Jr is most renowned for playing quirky and eccentric characters, with his unique, soft dialogue delivery style.
Robert Downey Jr’s age is around 53 years as Robert Downey Jr was born on the 4th of April, 1965 in Manhattan, New York City. Robert Downey Jr’s height is around 5 ft 9 inches (175 cm) while Robert Downey Jr’s weight is around 78 kg (180 lbs). In his spare time, Robert Downey Jr loves to practice martial arts, especially Wing Chun, as part of his hobbies.
Robert Downey Jr’s father was Hollywood actor, Robert Downey Sr., while Robert Downey Jr’s mother was also a Hollywood actress, Elsie Ass. Although Robert Downey Jr does not have any brothers, Robert Downey Jr’s elder sister is Allyson Downey. Robert Downey Jr’s ex-girlfriends include Jennifer Jason Leigh, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, actress Winona Ryder, actress Marisa Tomei and was also rumored to be in relationship later with actress Calista Flockhart. Earlier Robert Downey Jr was married to actress Deborah Falconer, from 199 till their divorce in 2001. However, Robert Downey Jr is married again now and Robert Downey Jr’s wife is Susan Downey, whom he is married to since 2003. Robert Downey Jr and Susana Downey have a daughter, Avri Downey and son, Exton Downey, while Robert Downey Jr and his ex-wife have a son, Indio Falconer Downey as well.
Talking about his commercial success, Robert Downey Jr’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 2207 crores (USD 300 Million).
As for his success a recognition as a talented actor in the Hollywood film industry, Robert Downey Jr has received numerous awards and has been credited with numerous award nominations too.
The list of Robert Downey Jr’s award-wins include winning the British Association of Television and Film Awards (BAFTA) for Best Actor in a Leading Role for her impressive portrayal of legendary comic artist, Charlie Chaplin, in ‘Chaplin’ (1993), as well as having 1 BAFTA award nomination too. Apart from this, Robert Downey Jr has also had 2 Academy Award (Oscar) nominations till date as well.
Robert Downey Jr is the winner of the Golden Globe Awards’ Best Cast award for ‘Short Cuts’ (1994) and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his impressive role in ‘Sherlock Holmes’ (2010). for his TV appearances, Robert Downey Jr is the winner of the Golden Globe Awards’ Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Films, apart from having 2 Golden Globe Award nominations too.
Robert Downey Jr has also been awarded the 2015 MTV Movie Awards’ MTV Generation Award, apart from having had around 6 MTV Movie Award nominations also.
Robert Downey Jr also won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Superhero for his acclaimed role as Iron Man in ‘The Avengers’ (2013), the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actor for his role in ‘Iron Man-3’ (2014), the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor for his role in ‘The Judge’ (2015) and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Star for his role in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2018). Besides winning these 5 awards, Robert Downey Jr also had 12 People’s Choice Award nominations till date as well.
Robert Downey Jr is also the winner of the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Heart and Souls’ (1993), the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Iron Man’ (2009) and the Saturn Award for Best Actor again, for his role in ‘Iron Man-3’ (2014). Apart from having won these 3 awards, Robert Downey Jr has also had 3 Saturn Award nominations also.
Interesting Facts About Robert Downey Jr
- Although Robert Downey Jr smokes we do not know if Robert Downey Jr drinks alcohol too.
- Robert Downey Jr grew up in a troubled home with a drug-addicted father who introduced him to marijuana at age 6, which started his downward spiral in his younger days. It was after numerous trips to rehabs that Robert Downey Jr was finally able to straighten up and focus on becoming a talented and popular actor in Hollywood.
- Robert Downey Jr dropped out of high school so that he could shift to New York and learn acting.
- In the year 2014-15, Robert Downey Jr was ranked as the highest-paid actor from all over the world, by the Forbes magazine.
- Robert Downey Jr thanks actor Mel Gibson who finally insured him so that he could act in professional movies in Hollywood.
- Robert Downey Jr is a talented singer and has released numerous songs and a few albums as well.