Robert Downey Jr Wiki Biography: Robert John Downey Jr. commonly known a Robert Downey Jr. or RDJ is a popular American Actor and a Producer who was in Manhattan, New York, United States.
RDJ is well known for his role as Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the movie Iron Man and its sequel, Avengers and its sequel. He is also known for portraying Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes film and its sequel. He has also appeared in various other movies like Chaplin, The Judge, and Dolittle. RDJ was also nominated two times for Oscar in the years 1993 and 2008.
Downey is quite popular on social media platforms. He has around 49.5m followers on Instagram. Besides Instagram Downey Jr. is also popular on Facebook and Twitter. He has around 38 Million and 16.1 Million followers on Facebook and Twitter respectively.
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|Real Name||Robert John Downey Jr.|
|Nick Name||Robert Downey Jr., Downey Jr. or RDJ|
|Date Of Birth||April 4, 1965|
|Birth Place||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|School||Santa Monica High School|
|Profession||Actor and Film Producer|
Robert Downey Jr. Career
- Downey’s career started at the age of 5 with the movie Pound in 1970 written and directed by his father.
- In his entire career, RDJ has worked in over fifty movies from Chaplin, Natural Born Killers, Good Night and Good Luck A Scanner Darkly to A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
- He has also won a total of 41 awards and 111 nominations. He was nominated for Oscar in 1993 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his movie Chaplin (1992) and was also nominated for Oscar in 2009 for best performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for the movie Tropic Thunder (2008).
- RDJ has won Golden Globe Award for three times in 1993, 2001 and 2010. He has even won the BAFTA award for best actor for the movie Charlie Chaplin and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
- RDJ has seen a lot of ups and downs in his career but he gained a huge recognition for his role as Iron Man in Marvel Cinematic Universe’ movie Iron Man in 2008.
- He also played many iconic roles in the movies Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man’s sequel, Avengers, Spider-Man Homecoming, The Judge and Dolittle.
- According to Forbes, RDJ was even the world’s highest paid actor in the year 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Age, Height, Weight
Robert’s age is 56 years. He is 5 feet 8.5 inches tall and his weight is 77 kgs. His eye and hair colors are Dark Brown and Black respectively.
|Height||In Feet & Inches:- 5’8.5’’ |
In Centimetres:- 173.99 cm
|Weight||In Kgs:-77 Kgs. |
In Pounds:- 169.7 lbs
|Body Measurements||Chest:- 43 Inches|
Waist:- 32 Inches
Biceps:- 15 Inches
|Clothing Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||9 US|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
Robert Downey Jr.’s Family
Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965, in Manhattan in New York City, United States. His mother’s name is Elsie Ford. His father’s name is Robert Downey Sr. who was an Actor and a Producer. He also has a sister named Allyson Downey. RDJ has three children Indigo Falconer Downey from his former partner, a second son Exton Elias Downey and a daughter Avri Roel Downey.
|Father||Robert Downey Sr.|
Married Life & Girlfriend
RDJ is married to Susan Downey in 2005. They both met on the set of the movie Gothika in 2003. As per internet sources, Robert asked Susan three times to marry him before she said yes. At that time, RDJ was so addicted to drugs that Susan put a condition to leave his bad habit of taking drugs before marrying him.
It took almost 2 years for him to leave all his habits. Then in the year 2005, RDJ ‘s dream to marry Susan came true and they both get married in a Jewish ceremony at Amagansett, New York on August 27, 2005. They have two children. Before Susan, Robert was even married to Deborah Falconer but divorced in 2004.
Some Interesting Facts About Robert Downey Jr.
- RDJ has even worked as a piece of living art on a SoHo nightclub in New York City.
- As per internet sources When he was just 8 years old, his father Robert Downey Sr. used to give him drugs and marijuana joint.
- Downey Jr. got arrested and has been behind the bars for being under the influence of drugs many a times and even was once released on bail on $5000 bail.
- When he just was 11 years old, his parents got divorced and this leads him to be addicted of drugs.
- RDJ married with his first wife just after dating for only 42 days
- Robert has ranked 60 in the Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
- Downey Jr. has been a huge fan of Iron Man comics since his childhood.
- Since 2008 RDJ has played the role of Tony Stark aka Iron Man ten times. The movies in which he appeared as Tony Stark are as follows: Iron Man in 2008, Cameo in The Incredible Hulk in 2008, Iron Man 2(2010), The Avengers in 2012, Iron Man 3(2013), then in Avengers: Age of Ultron(2015), Captain America: Civil War in 2016, small role in Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017, Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and last in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
- RJD charged $1 million for his role in the movie Spider-Man Homecoming.
- A total of 6 out of his 10 Marvel movies grossed over $1 billion at worldwide box office.
- RDJ’s favourite colour is teal.
- His favourite actor is Peter O’Toole.
- RDJ’s favourite movies are Tropic Thunder and La Grande Bouffe
- He also likes pets and cats and dogs are his favourite pets.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Salary and Net Worth
|Net Worth||Around $300 Million USD|
|Earnings in 2020||$75 million|
|Income Source||Actor, Model, and Producer|
|Cars||10 cars including 1965 Chevrolet Corvette, Audi E-Tron, Audi R8, and Nissan GTR|
|Houses||Hamptons Windmill House|
|Does RDJ, Consume Alcohol?||Yes|
|Does He Smoke Cigarettes?||Stopped in 2018|
|Does Downey Jr., Drive?||Yes|
|Can he Swim?||Yes|
|Does Robert, Yoga Practitioner?||No|
|Is RDJ, a Jogger?||Yes|
|Robert Downey Jr.’s Hobbies||Practicing Kung Fu, Painting, Music|
|Food||Filet Mignon Meatballs|
|Music||Sesame Street and Classic Rock|
Robert Downey Jr.- Life At A Glance
RDJ: “PUPPY” TO “TONY STARK”
“The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.” ~ RD Jr
This quote from Robert Downey Jr. (aka IRON MAN) totally sums up his own life. He is a human being with lots of up and down in his life and like most people he has some good and bad phases.
RDJ’s career can be divided into four phases:
- Career debut with Robert Downey Sr’s 1970 comedy movie “Pound” at the age of 5, where he acted the role of puppy. The only thing worth remembering about that movie is that this was Jr’s debut.
- The Charlie Chaplin biopic gave him that recognition & fair share of popularity he was due for and he was also nominated for Academy Award for best actor.
- In 1996 during traffic stop for speeding, he was then arrested for drunk driving, possession of heroin and unloaded pistol he was carrying while driving a pickup truck. This was his first reported scenario with the law at age of 31. He sentenced to prison for three years, and granted probation with requirements of random drug testing and drug counselling. The actor’s drug-related problems aggravated from 1996 to 2001, leading to various arrests, rehab visits and incarcerations. After emerging clean and sober in 2003, Downey began to rebuild his career again.
- In May 2008, whole world witnessed none other than our own most beloved Tony stark. Downey achieved critical acclaim and worldwide box office success for his starring role in Iron Man (2008) and with 2019 this character came to an halt with the dialogue of “I AM IRON MAN”.
QUICK FACTS ON RDJ
- POLITICAL VIEWS
- “I wouldn’t say that I’m a Republican or a liberal or a Democrat.” Quoted from Robert Downey Jr’s infamous interview on channel 4 where he left the interview midway in 2015 while promoting AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON movie.
- HE APPEARED IN AN ANTI TRUMP ADVERTISEMNET IN 2016 ELECTION OF USA.
- FOOD HABIT
- As per the interviews he gave to various media outlets reiterated many times that he is a vegan.
- SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS AFFINITY
- He is a Jewish Buddhist and has close affinity towards Hare Krishna movement. He is also aligned towards Christianity.
- ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM
- He has shown his interest towards The Footprint Coalition, an organization he launched to reduce carbon footprints around the world using advanced technology like artificial intelligence and machine learning.
MOVIE RECOMMENDATION FROM HIS FILMOGRAPHY:
1) AVENGERS: END GAME (2019) and other parts of marvel saga
GENRE: ACTION, EXCITEMENT, VISUAL TREAT.
2)SHORT CUTS (1993)
GENRE: EMOTIONAL DRAMA
3)TRUE BELIEVER (1989)
GENRE: COURT DRAMA
4)RICHARD III (1995)
GENRE: PERIOD DRAMA
5)BABY IT’S YOU (1983)
GENRE: ROMANTIC DRAMA
6) KISS KISS, BANG BANG (2005)
GENRE: MURDER MYSTERY
7)SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009&2011)
GENRE: DETECTIVE THRILLER