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Robert Downey Jr. Biography Age, Height, Net Worth,

Robert Downey Jr. is American actor known for roles in wide variety of films, including ‘Iron Man,’ ‘The Avengers, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Chaplin. Dolittle’

Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr.

An American actor by the name of Robert Downey Jr. is well recognized for his work in a number of movies, including “Iron Man,” “The Avengers,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and “Chaplin Dolittle.’

Who Is Robert Downey Jr?

Born in New York City on 4 April 1965, 

Began acting as 

Young child. He made his first film appearances. 

an actor on Saturday Night Live in

In 1980, his growing success was marred by years of struggles with drug abuse. Eventually turning life around, he earned a resurgence of critical and popular acclaim and was considered one of Hollywood’s A-list actors.

Net Worth

Robert Downey Jr. is one of the highest-paid performers in the business, with an average net worth of $300 million as of 2019.

Height

Robert Downey is 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Early Movies and ‘SNL’

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

 

Robert Downey Jr

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


Substance Abuse Problems

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

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

Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.

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

‘Chaplin’

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

 

‘Natural Born Killers,’ ‘Richard III’

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

Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr

Personal Life and Challenges

Robert Downeys personal life had dilated. In might 1992, he married role player Deborah huntsman. 2 years later, the couple had son, Indio, naming friend and actor, Anthony Michael Hall the boy’s godfather.

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

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

WIKI FACTS & ABOUT DATA
Full Name: Robert John Downey Jr.
Stage Name: Robert Downey Jr.
Born: 4 April 1965 (age 57 years old)
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York
Nationality: American
Parents: Robert Downey Sr., Elsie Ann
Height: 1.74 m
Siblings: Allyson Downey
Girlfriend • Spouse: Susan Downey (m. 2005), Deborah Falconer (m. 1992–2004), Sarah Jessica Parker (ex.)
Occupation: Actor • Filmmaker
Net Worth: $170,000,000

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