Robert Downey Jr.

Biography

Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. Downey made his screen debut in 1970, at the age of five, when he appeared in his father's film Pound, and has worked consistently in film and television ever since. During the 1980s he had roles in a series of coming of age films associated with the Brat Pack. Less Than Zero (1987) is particularly notable, not only because it was the first time Downey's acting would be acknowledged by critics, but also because the role pushed Downey's already existing drug habit one step further. After Zero, Downey started landing roles in bigger films such as Air America (1990), Soapdish (1991) and Natural Born Killers (1994). He played Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Between 1996 and 2001, Downey was frequently arrested on drug-related charges and went through several drug treatment programs, but had difficulty staying clean. After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000, Downey joined the cast of the hit television series Ally McBeal, playing the new love interest of Calista Flockhart's title character. His performance was praised and received accolades, but his character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey finally achieved lasting sobriety and his career began to take off again. He appeared in semi-independent films such as The Singing Detective (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), and A Scanner Darkly (2006). He also had supporting roles in the mainstream films Gothika (2003) and Zodiac (2007). In 2004, Downey released his debut studio album The Futurist.

In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the comic book adaptation Iron Man. The film was a huge success; the opening weekend for Iron Man is still in the top 20 openings of all time. He reprised the role of Tony Stark in the 2010 sequel, Iron Man 2, and will again in 2012 in The Avengers and in the third movie of the planned trilogy, Iron Man 3, due to open in 2013. In addition to receiving commercial success, Downey's performance in the first Iron Man film received rave reviews. Downey was nominated for—and won—a number of end-of-year awards from critics and film associations around the world. Downey's other 2008 films included Charlie Bartlett and the Ben Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder, in which he portrayed an Australian method actor overly engrossed in his role as an African-American soldier. He received his second Oscar nomination for the film, in the category of Best Supporting Actor. In 2009, Downey starred as the titular lead character in Guy Ritchie's adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, released Christmas 2009. Soon after, Downey won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for that portrayal of the famous detective

Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. Downey made his screen debut in 1970, at the age of five, when he appeared in his father's film Pound, and has worked consistently in film and television ever since. During the 1980s he had roles in a series of coming of age films associated with the Brat Pack. Less Than Zero (1987) is particularly notable, not only because it was the first time Downey's acting would be acknowledged by critics, but also because the role pushed Downey's already existing drug habit one step further. After Zero, Downey started landing roles in bigger films such as Air America (1990), Soapdish (1991) and Natural Born Killers (1994). He played Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Between 1996 and 2001, Downey was frequently arrested on drug-related charges and went through several drug treatment programs, but had difficulty staying clean. After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000, Downey joined the cast of the hit television series Ally McBeal, playing the new love interest of Calista Flockhart's title character. His performance was praised and received accolades, but his character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey finally achieved lasting sobriety and his career began to take off again. He appeared in semi-independent films such as The Singing Detective (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), and A Scanner Darkly (2006). He also had supporting roles in the mainstream films Gothika (2003) and Zodiac (2007). In 2004, Downey released his debut studio album The Futurist.

In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the comic book adaptation Iron Man. The film was a huge success; the opening weekend for Iron Man is still in the top 20 openings of all time. He reprised the role of Tony Stark in the 2010 sequel, Iron Man 2, and will again in 2012 in The Avengers and in the third movie of the planned trilogy, Iron Man 3, due to open in 2013. In addition to receiving commercial success, Downey's performance in the first Iron Man film received rave reviews. Downey was nominated for—and won—a number of end-of-year awards from critics and film associations around the world. Downey's other 2008 films included Charlie Bartlett and the Ben Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder, in which he portrayed an Australian method actor overly engrossed in his role as an African-American soldier. He received his second Oscar nomination for the film, in the category of Best Supporting Actor. In 2009, Downey starred as the titular lead character in Guy Ritchie's adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, released Christmas 2009. Soon after, Downey won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for that portrayal of the famous detective

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Gender Male

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1965-04-04

Place of Birth New York City - New York - USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Avengers: Infinity War - Part II as Tony Stark / Iron Man
2018 Sherlock Holmes 3
2018 Avengers: Infinity War - Part I as Tony Stark / Iron Man
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming as Tony Stark / Iron Man
2016 Captain America: Civil War as Tony Stark / Iron Man
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron as Tony Stark / Iron Man
2014 Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! as Himself
2014 The Judge as Henry 'Hank' Palmer
2014 I Am Steve McQueen as Narrator
2014 Chef as Marvin
2014 Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe as Himself / Tony Stark / Iron Man
2013 Iron Man 3 as Tony Stark / Iron Man
2012 Marvel Studios: Building a Cinematic Universe as Himself
2012 The Avengers as Tony Stark / Iron Man
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows as Sherlock Holmes
2011 The Consultant as Tony Stark
2010 Due Date as Peter Highman
2010 Love and Distrust as Rob
2010 Iron Man 2 as Tony Stark / Iron Man
2009 Live from Studio Five(2 episodes)
2009 The Soloist as Steve Lopez
2009 Sherlock Holmes as Sherlock Holmes
2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness as Kirk Lazarus (uncredited)
2008 Tropic Thunder as Kirk Lazarus
2008 The Incredible Hulk as Tony Stark (uncredited)
2008 Comic Books Unbound as Himself
2008 Iron Man as Tony Stark / Iron Man
2008 Charlie Bartlett as Nathan Gardner
2007 Lucky You as Telephone Jack
2007 Zodiac as Paul Avery
2007 Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
2006 A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints as Dito
2006 Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus as Lionel Sweeney
2006 Hubert Selby Jr: It' ll Be Better Tomorrow as Narrator
2006 A Scanner Darkly as James Barris
2006 The Shaggy Dog as Dr. Kozak
2005 The Outsider as Himself
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. as Joe Wershba
2005 Game 6 as Steven Schwimmer
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang as Harry Lockhart
2004 Eros as Nick Penrose
2004 The Route V50 as Traveller
2003 Gothika as Pete Graham
2003 The Singing Detective as Dan Dark
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(3 episodes)
2003 Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin as Himself
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2003 Whatever We Do as Bobby
2000 Wonder Boys as Terry Crabtree
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Black and White as Terry Donager
1999 Bowfinger as Jerry Renfro
1999 Friends & Lovers as Hans
1999 Family Guy(2 episodes)
1999 In Dreams as Vivian Thompson
1998 U.S. Marshals as John Royce
1998 The Gingerbread Man as Clyde Pell
1997 One Night Stand as Charlie
1997 Ally McBeal(2 episodes)
1997 Ally McBeal(114 episodes) as Larry Paul
1997 Two Girls and a Guy as Blake Allen
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 Hugo Pool as Franz Mazur
1996 Danger Zone as Jim Scott
1995 Richard III as Earl Rivers
1995 Restoration as Robert Merivel
1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree as Mr. Willowby
1995 Home for the Holidays as Tommy Larson
1995 The Frank Skinner Show(1 episode)
1994 Only You as Peter Wright / Damon Bradley
1994 Natural Born Killers as Wayne Gale
1994 Hail Caesar as Jerry
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Short Cuts as Bill Bush
1993 The Last Party as Himself
1993 Heart and Souls as Thomas Reilly
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 Chaplin as Charles Spencer Chaplin
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1991 Soapdish as David Seton Barnes
1990 Too Much Sun as Reed Richmond
1990 Air America as Billy Covington
1989 Chances Are as Alex Finch
1989 True Believer as Roger Baron
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1988 1969 as Ralph Carr
1988 Johnny Be Good as Leo Wiggins
1987 Less Than Zero as Julian Wells
1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam as (voice)
1987 The Pick-up Artist as Jack Jericho
1986 Back to School as Derek
1985 Weird Science as Ian
1985 Tuff Turf as Jimmy Parker
1984 Firstborn as Lee
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(3 episodes)
1983 Baby It's You as Stewart
1982 Late Night with David Letterman(1 episode)
1980 Up the Academy as Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited)
1975 Saturday Night Live(18 episodes) as Various
1975 Moment to Moment as Himself
1972 Greaser's Palace as Small boy in covered wagon
1970 Pound as Puppy
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes) as Robert Downey Jr.

Production

2014 The Judge … Executive Producer
2006 A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints … Producer

Directing

1985 The Twilight Zone(2 episodes) … Director

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