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Other Profession(s): Producer
Famous For: Iron man in "Marvel Cinematic Universe"
Higher Education: Santa Monica High School
Robert Downey Jr., an American actor, was born in New York in 1965. He is the son of performer Elsie Downey and writer, director, and cinematographer Robert Downey Sr. Robert's mother has English, Scottish, German, and Swiss-German ancestry, while his father is half-Lithuanian Jewish, a quarter Hungarian Jew, and a quarter Irish. Downey left Santa Monica High School to focus solely on performing.
In 1970: Downey Jr. made his acting debut in “Pound” when he was just 5.
In 1987: Downey played the lead for the first time in "The Pick-up Artist."
In 1989: One of Downey's works was the rom-com "Chances Are."
In 1992: In "Chaplin," Downey played the most well-known version of "Charlie Chaplin.
In 1999: Robert Downey Jr made an appearance in the psychological suspense film "In Dreams."
In 2003: Along with Halle Berry, Downey starred in the paranormal suspense film "Gothika."
In 2005: He performed "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," which increased his fame in the field.
In 2008: In "Iron Man," Downey played the eccentric character of "Tony Stark," which became his first big box office success.
In 2011: Downey's sole motion picture in 2011—Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows—had a worldwide release.
In 2012: In "The Avengers," which also starred Samuel L. Jackson, Downey played Tony Stark.
In 2013: In Iron Man 3, Downey recurred as Tony Stark.
Achievements and Awards:
For Chaplin, Downey was nominated for an Academy Award and won the BAFTA for Best Actor.
He joined the cast of the Ally McBeal TV show, for which he was honored with a Golden Globe.
Downey was detained on several occasions between 1996 and 2001 for alleged drug-related offenses.
Downey struggled with bipolar disorder for a long time.