Robert downey jr

Robert Downey Jr. Is an American actor known for roles in a wide variety of films, including "Iron Man," "The Avengers, "Sherlock Holmes" & "Chaplin."
Robert Downey Jr. Is an American actor known for roles in a wide variety of films, including "Iron Man," "The Avengers, "Sherlock Holmes" & "Chaplin."

Who Is Robert Downey Jr?

Born in thành phố new york City on April 4, 1965, Robert Downey Jr. Began acting as a young child. He made his first film appearances and was a cast thành viên on Saturday Night Live in the 1980s, but his growing success was marred by years of struggles with drug abuse. Eventually turning his life around, he earned a resurgence of critical & popular acclaim, và is considered one of Hollywood's A-list actors.

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Net Worth

As of 2019, Robert Downey Jr. Has an estimated net worth of $300 million và is one of the highest-paid actors in the industry.


Downey is 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Early Movies và 'SNL'

Downey made his earliest feature film appearances in such films as Baby, It's You (1983), Firstborn (1984), Weird Science (1985) & Back to School (1986). From 1985 to '86, he was a regular cast thành viên of Saturday Night Live, NBC's popular sketch-comedy program.

'The Pick-up Artist,' 'Less Than Zero'

Downey's first leading role on the big screen was a charming womanizer in The Pick-up Artist (1987), a thắm thiết comedy co-starring Molly Ringwald that was written và directed by James Toback. His breakthrough performance came in 1987 with Less Than Zero (1987), in which he co-starred with Andrew McCarthy. Downey played the tiệc ngọt loving, cocaine-addicted Julian Wells in the film.

Substance Abuse Problems

Sadly, the story line & character rang especially true for Downey, who had been introduced lớn drugs at the age of eight by his father, and developed a full-fledged addiction as he headed into his 20s.

"Until that movie, I took my drugs after work và on the weekends," he later explained. "Maybe I'd turn up hungover on the set, but no more so than the stuntman. That changed on Less Than Zero. I was playing this junkie-faggot guy, and, for me, the role was lượt thích the ghost of Christmas future. The character was an exaggeration of myself. Then things changed, and, in some ways, I became an exaggeration of the character. That lasted far longer than it needed to lớn last."

A stint in drug rehabilitation followed shortly afterward, but Downey's struggles with drugs & alcohol would continue. And yet, his career continued khổng lồ advance forward. By the early 1990s, Downey had established a reputation as a critically acclaimed A-List actor. He earned praise for his comic turn as a shifty soap opera producer in Soapdish (1991), co-starring Sally Field, Kevin Kline và Whoopi Goldberg. More adoration followed when Downey landed a featured role in Short Cuts (1993), the critically lauded ensemble film by Robert Altman.

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Movies of Critical Acclaim


A particular high point in Downey's career came in 1993, when he was nominated for an Academy Award (Best Actor) for his performance in Chaplin (1992), directed by Richard Attenborough. In the highly acclaimed film, which didn't go over nearly as well with audiences as with critics, Downey nimbly portrayed the legendary Charlie Chaplin from ages 19 khổng lồ 83. The role displayed his dramatic range as well as his considerable talent for physical comedy. By this time, the 27-year-old Downey had come khổng lồ be seen as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, but he had also earned a reputation as a troubled & controversial figure in Hollywood.

'Natural Born Killers,' 'Richard III'

In the wake of his critical success with Chaplin, Downey anchored a documentary about the 1992 presidential election, The Last Party. In 1994, he appeared in the lãng mạn comedy Only You, as well as in Oliver Stone's acclaimed but controversial Natural Born Killers. The following year, the actor starred in the period film Restoration alongside Meg Ryan and Sam Neill; an updated film version of Richard III, co-starring Ian McKellen và Annette Bening; và the Jodie Foster-directed Home for the Holidays, also starring Holly Hunter.

Personal Life and Challenges

Downey's personal life had expanded, too. In May 1992, he married actress Deborah Falconer. Two years later, the couple had a son, Indio, naming friend và actor, Anthony Michael Hall, as the boy's godfather.

If Downey was ever really grounded by his new status as husband và father, it was short-lived. In June 1996, the actor was stopped by police after driving naked in his Porsche on Sunset Boulevard, & found not only lớn be without clothes, but in possession of cocaine, heroin và a .357 Magnum. Less than a month later, và just a few hours before he was slated lớn be charged, Downey ran afoul of the law again after he was found passed out in a neighbor's house.

For the next several years, Downey's life was a haze of headline-generating, dependency induced mistakes và their consequences. There was a 12-month stay in prison, and another visit khổng lồ drug rehab. In November 2000, Downey was again arrested, this time in a Palm Springs khách sạn room, where he was discovered with cocaine & in a Wonder Woman costume. He was charged with felony drug possession.

Downey's trial, originally mix for late January, was delayed for several months while his lawyers negotiated with prosecutors. In March 2001, the two sides failed khổng lồ reach a plea bargain, và the case was set for a preliminary hearing at the kết thúc of April. On April 24, 2001, Downey was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of an undisclosed "stimulant." Downey's personal life was in turmoil, too, as Falconer sued him for divorce in 2004.