Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

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Age
49
Birthday
Apr. 4th, 1965
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
5' 8

Robert Downey Jr.'s Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Ally McBeal TV Show
Ally McBeal
 

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Chef
2012 - The Avengers
2010 - Due Date
2010 - Iron Man 2
2009 - The Soloist
2009 - Sherlock Holmes
2008 - Tropic Thunder
2008 - The Incredible Hulk
2008 - Iron Man
2007 - Lucky You
2007 - Zodiac
2007 - Charlie Bartlett
2006 - A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
2006 - A Scanner Darkly
2006 - The Shaggy Dog
2005 - Good Night, and Good Luck
2005 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
2004 - Eros
2003 - Gothika
2003 - The Singing Detective
2000 - Wonder Boys
1999 - Bowfinger
1999 - In Dreams
1998 - U.S. Marshals
1998 - The Gingerbread Man
1997 - Two Girls and a Guy
1997 - One Night Stand
1997 - Hugo Pool
1995 - Home for the Holidays
1995 - Richard III
1995 - Restoration
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1994 - Only You
1993 - Heart and Souls
1993 - Short Cuts
1992 - Chaplin
1991 - Soapdish
1990 - Air America
1989 - Chances Are
1989 - True Believer
1988 - 1969
1988 - Johnny Be Good
1987 - The Pick-Up Artist
1987 - Less Than Zero
1986 - Back to School
1985 - Tuff Turf
1985 - Weird Science
1983 - Baby It's You
1980 - Up the Academy

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
John Cougar Melloncamp
19
Himself
1
Patrick Pewterschmidt (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) in Greenwich Village, New York City, at 1:10 pm. He's the son of underground filmmaker 'Robert Downey Sr.'.

His first part in a movie was in his father's Pound (1970), in which 5-year-old Downey played a puppy. When he was 20 years old, he joined Saturday Night Live (1985) for one season. After that, he went to Hollywood. In 1987, he got the leading role in director 'James Toback' film The Pick-up Artist (1987), co-starring with 'Molly Ringwald'. The same year, he played drug addict Julian Wells in the movie Less Than Zero (1987).

In 1992, he played 'Charles Chaplin' in Sir 'Richard Attenborough's film Chaplin (1992). For his astonishing performance, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In the year 2000, he guest-starred in the comedy series Ally McBeal (1997), where he portrayed the attorney Larry Paul, who became Ally's love interest. For that performance, he won the Golden Globe for "best supporting actor in a comedy series". On Ally McBeal (1997), Downey got to show that he can sing as well as act, when he sang Joni Mitchell's "River," Chances Are as a duet with 'Vonda Shepard' , and "Every Breath You Take" together with 'Sting'. He released one song of his own, "Snakes," on the Ally McBeal (1997) album "For Once in My Life," and a full album of his own work entitled "The Futurist" in 2005.


TRIVIA:
  • In a symbolic attempt to bury his decadent 1980s Brat Pack image and begin a new phase of his life and career after filming _Chaplin (1992)_ (qv) in 1991, he (literally) buried the clothes that he wore in 1987's _Less Than Zero (1987)_ (qv) in the backyard of his house.
  • (13 February 1998) He got into fight with another inmate at the Los Angeles County Jail, where he was serving time for a probation violation, and was treated for a cut over his nose.
  • While drunk, he wandered into a neighbor's Malibu home that he thought was his own, and fell asleep on the bed. He was arrested for being under the influence of drugs, which was a third violation of his probation.
  • During his days of drug addiction, Robert once wandered into a stranger's house and passed out on a child's bed.
  • Childhood friend of Richard Hall aka 'Moby (I)' (qv).
  • According to an interview he gave to Newsweek in February 2009, when Downey went to Japan for their opening of _Iron Man (2008)_ (qv), he was detained on entry because Japanese authorities ran his passport and found it linked to "some incredible criminal activity" (namely Downey's multiple arrests and incarcerations on drug-related charges in the 1990s and 2000s). For failing to disclose these convictions, Downey was interrogated for six hours and was almost barred from entry into Japan. It was finally decided that he could enter Japan for the Iron Man premiere but he is never to be allowed into Japan again.
  • Before he starred as _Iron Man (2008)_ (qv), Downey had done films with three of the actors who played Batman: with 'George Clooney' (qv) in _Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)_ (qv); with 'Val Kilmer' (qv) in _Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)_ (qv); and with 'Michael Keaton' (qv) in _Game 6 (2005)_ (qv).
  • As a result of his father's work ('Robert Downey Sr.' (qv) was (and is) an independent filmmaker), Downey the younger spent a great deal of his childhood on the move. He lived at various points in Connecticut, New York, California, London, Paris, and Woodstock.


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