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Robert Downey Jr Biography: The Rise, Fall and Hollywood Icon

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Robert Downey Jr. is a name that resonates with fans of cinema around the world. From his early breakout roles to his triumphant comeback, Downey’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Known for his charisma, talent, and undeniable screen presence, he has captured the hearts of millions and solidified his place as one of the most iconic actors of our time. Let’s delve into the life and career of Robert Downey Jr. biography, a man who has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

Robert Downy Jr Born on April 4, 1965, & age 58 yrs (as of 2023) in Manhattan, New York City, Robert Downey Jr was introduced to the world of acting at an early age. His father, Robert Downey Sr., was a filmmaker, and his mother, Elsie Ann Ford, was an actress. Downey’s passion for performing was ignited, and he made his acting debut at the age of five in his father’s film, “Pound.” It was evident from the start that he had inherited his parents’ talent and love for the craft.

Robert Downey’s getting fame began in the 1980s when he appeared in notable films such as “Weird Science” (1985) and “Less Than Zero” (1987). He garnered critical acclaim for his performances, displaying a natural ability to embody diverse characters with depth and authenticity. His magnetic presence on screen made him a sought-after actor in Hollywood, and it seemed like the sky was the limit for his career.

RDJ’s Detailed Biography

Real Name Robert John Downey Jr.
Nick Name RDJ, BOB, BOB Downey, Iron Man
Famous Role Chaplin Iron Man Sherlock Holmes
Date of Birth April 4, 1965 (age 58, as in 2023) 
Birth Place Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Physical State
Height In Feet – 5’81/2
In Meters – 1.74 m
In Centimeter – 174 cm
Weight In KG – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 Lbs
Body Measurements Chest – 43 Inches
Waist – 32 Inches
Biceps – 15 inches
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Personal Life
Home Town Greenwich Village
Occupations Actor, Producer
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
School Santa Monica High School, California
College Not Studied
Family Father – Robert Downey Sr. (Actor)
Mother – Elsie Ann (née Ford) (Actress)
Sister – Allyson 
Partner(s) Sarah Jessica Parker (1984–1991)
Spouses Deborah Falconer ​(m. 1992, div. 2004)​
Susan Downey ​(m. 2005 To Current)
Children Son – Indio Falconer Downey (Actor) Known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and Jackie (2013)
Daughter – Avri Roel Downey
Son – Exton Elias Downey
Religion Jewish Buddhist
Ethnicity Robert’s father is of half Lithuanian Jewish, one quarter Hungarian Jewish, and one quarter Irish, descent, while Robert’s mother was of English, Scottish, German, and Swiss-German ancestry.
Fan Mail Address Robert Downey Jr.
Team Downey
1311 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291-3739
Hobbies Martial Arts Wing Chun
Favorite Actor Peter O’Toole
Debut Film – Pound (1970)
TV – Saturday Night Live
Album – The Futurist
Years active 1970–present
Controversies He said he had been addicted to drugs since the age of eight, due to the fact that his father, also an addict, had been giving them to him. In April 1996, Downey was arrested for possession of heroin, cocaine, and an unloaded .357 Magnum handgun while he was speeding down Sunset Boulevard.
Girlfriends & More
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Debora Falconer (m. 1992-2004)
Susan Downey (m. 2005 – Present)
Girlfriends Calista Flockhart (2000)
Marisa Tomei (1994) 
Debora Falconer Ex. Wife (1992-2004)
Winona Ryder (1988) 
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Rumored)
Sarah Jessica Parker (1984-1991) 
Net Worth: $365 Million
Net Worth $365 Million
Name: Robert Downey Jr.
Salary: $30 Million +
Monthly Income: $2.5 Million +

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Some Interesting Facts About Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr Biography
  1. Does Robert Downey Jr smoke? – Yes
  2. Does Robert Downey Jr Drink? – Not
  3. Robert Downey Jr before fame in April 1996 was arrested for the occupancy of drugs – heroin, cocaine and an unloaded .357 Magnum handgun while he was speeding down sunset Boulevard.
  4. He slept his neighbor’s home when he was on parole, he trespassed into a neighbor’s home while under the influence of controlled substance and fall asleep in one of the beds.
  5. He spends 6 months in Los Angeles Country Jail for he missed one of the court-ordered drug tests.
  6. Robert Downey Jr. done his commercial successful films, Iron Man and Tropic Thunder in 2008. That changes experience through his career.
  7. After his successful movies Iron Man and Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller wrote got Downey’s entry in the 2008 edition of The Time 100, “Yes, Downey is Iron Man, but he really is Actor Man … In the realm where box office is irrelevant and talent is king, the realm that actually means something, he has always ruled, and finally this summer he gets to have his cake and let us eat him up all the way to the multiplex, where his mastery is in full effect. — Ben Stiller, the 2008 Time 100, entry No. 60, “Robert Downey Jr.”
  8. He hired by the NBC for television series God, the Devil and BOB but was fired when he failed to attend rehearsals.
  9. He comes from a movie family. Robert Downey Sr. was a filmmaker and Downey Jr.’s mother was an actress.
  10. He has other famous relatives. Downey Jr. is related to both Harry Connick Jr. and Barbara Walters.
  11. He’s been acting since he was a kid. Robert’s first movie experience was in his father’s film ‘Pound’ when he was only 5.
  12. He also appeared as a writer and singer on Vonda Shepard’s Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life album, and sang with Sting a duet of “Every Breath You Take” in an episode of the series.
  13. Was he a ‘Brat’? While not considered a core member of the 80s band of young actors referred to as the ‘Brat Pack,’ many consider him part of the larger group associated with the Brat Pack.
  14. A power couples. Downey Jr. once dated actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
  15. He has his own company. Robert and his wife Susan own their own production company, Team Downey.
  16. He’s got a set of pipes. Downey Jr. often lends his vocal talents to the soundtracks of films he is in and has released his own album.
  17. With friends like these… Downey Jr. was once let out of rehab for a day to shoot a music video for Elton John.
  18. Don’t call it a comeback. Following being cast as Tony Stark in ‘Iron Man,’ Downey Jr. rose to the ranks of Hollywood’s megastars.
  19. Robert Downey Jr. has made significant investments in real estate and is also a film producer.
  20. Robert Downey Jr. won the title role of Chaplin.
  21. Robert Downey Jr’s son Indio special appears in the opening scene of 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in a younger version of RDJ’s character.
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