BORNRobert Downey Jr. was born on April 4th, 1965, in New York.
His father, Robert Downey, was an actor and a director, while his mother, Elsie Ann, was an actress. Also, Robert has a big sister named Allyson.
DEBUT INTO ACTINGRobert made his debut as an actor at the age of five in the film "Pound", writted and directed by his father. During his childhood, he always had minor papers in his father's films.
CAREERWith only seventeen years he dropped out of high school and tried to start his acting career in New York. At the start, he had to do little jobs, like working as a waiter or a shoe salesman.
FIRST OPPORTUNITYHe had his first opportunity in Hollywood with the film "Baby It's You". In the next years he was in "Weird Science", "El Primogénito" and "Back to School". And After two years, thanks to this films he arrived in Saturday Night Live, where he participated in eight episodes.
CHAPLINDowney Jr. was chosen for playing the role of Charles Chaplin in "Chaplin". His interpretation amazed the people and he was nominated for the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. Unfortunately, he only won the BAFTA award.
CAREER TROUBLESFrom 1996 through 2001, Robert was arrested numerous times on charges related to drugs. He said that he was addicted to drugs since a kid, due to his father, which was an addict that gave drugs to him.
TV SERIESHe joined the TV series "Ally McBeal", for which he won a Golden Globe Award. However, he was fired because he was in charge of drugs.
REHABILITATIONHe got his first post-rehabilitation acting job, lip-syncing in the video for Elton John's single "I Want Love".
Downey was able to return on the big screen and made many more films, for example, "Gothika".
DEBUT INTO MUSICHe marked his debut into music with the album titled "The Futurist". The album has gotten eight songs, which he wrote.
FAMILY: SUSAN LEVINIn August 2005, Susan Levin and Robert got married. Robert met Susan in the set of "Gothika",
In February 2012 was born their first child, Exton Elias.
And 2 years later was born their second child, Avri Roel.
BLOCKBUSTER FILMSIn 2008 was released the film "Iron Man", where Downey was the principal character. This film received a lot of amazing reviews and public interest. It was a blockbuster film.
After, he appeared in "Tropic Thunder", which also got good ratings, and Downey was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
SUCCESSSince 2009 until now he has acted in a lot of amazing films like:
In 2009, "Sherlock Holmes",
In 2010, "Iron Man 2"
In 2011, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", which is the sequel of "Sherlock Holmes"
In 2012, "The Avengers"
In 2013 he did "Iron Man 3", ending the trilogy.
In 2015, "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
In 2018, "Avengers: Infinity War"
In 2019, "Avengers: Endgame". He was in many other films. He gets better every year, playing perfectly every role.