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Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business. Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 104 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Avengers
The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man
(2012)
Iron Man
Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man
(2008)
Iron Man Three
Iron Man Three Tony Stark
(2013)
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark / Iron Man
(2015)

Filmography

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 2019 Untitled Avengers Movie (filming)
Tony Stark / Iron Man
 2019 The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (pre-production)
Dr. John Dolittle
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War (post-production)
Tony Stark / Iron Man
  Sherlock Holmes 3 (announced)
Sherlock Holmes
  Untitled John Brinkley Biopic (announced)
Dr. John Brinkley
 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming
Tony Stark / Iron Man
 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming, NBA Finals: Watch the Game (Video short)
Tony Stark
 2016 Captain America: Civil War
Tony Stark / Iron Man
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Tony Stark / Iron Man
 2014 The Judge
Hank Palmer
 2014 Chef
Marvin
 2013 Iron Man Three
Tony Stark
 2012 The Avengers
Tony Stark / Iron Man
 2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes
 2010 Due Date
Peter Highman
 2010 Love & Distrust (Video)
Rob (segment: "Auto Motives" by Lorraine Bracco)
 2010 Iron Man 2
Tony Stark
 2009 Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
 2009 The Soloist
Steve Lopez
 2008 Tropic Thunder
Kirk Lazarus
 2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (Video short)
Kirk Lazarus (uncredited)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk
Tony Stark (uncredited)
 2008 Iron Man (Video Game)
Tony Stark (voice)
 2008 Iron Man
Tony Stark / Iron Man
 2007 Charlie Bartlett
Nathan Gardner
 2007 Lucky You
Telephone Jack
 2007 Zodiac
Paul Avery
 2006 A Scanner Darkly
James Barris
 2006 The Shaggy Dog
Dr. Kozak
 2005 Family Guy (TV Series)
Patrick Pewterschmidt
- Fat Guy Strangler (2005) ... Patrick Pewterschmidt (voice)
 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck.
Joe Wershba
 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Harry Lockhart
 2005 Game 6
Steven Schwimmer
 2004 The Route V50 (Short) (uncredited)
 2004 Eros
Nick Penrose (segment "Equilibrium")
 2003 Gothika
Pete Graham
 2003 The Singing Detective
Dan Dark
 2003 Whatever We Do (Short)
Bobby
 2000-2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Larry Paul
- Love Is All Around: Part 2 (2002) ... Larry Paul (uncredited)
- Heart and Soul (2002) ... Larry Paul (uncredited)
- The Wedding (2001) ... Larry Paul (credit only)
- Home Again (2001) ... Larry Paul
- Queen Bee (2001) ... Larry Paul
 2002 Lethargy (Short)
Animal Therapist
 2000 Bob Dylan: Things Have Changed (Video short)
 2000 Auto Motives (Short)
Rob
 2000 Wonder Boys
Terry Crabtree
 1999/I Black & White
Terry Donager
 1999 Bowfinger
Jerry Renfro
 1999 Friends & Lovers
Hans
 1999 In Dreams
Vivian Thompson
 1998 U.S. Marshals
Royce
 1998 The Gingerbread Man
Clyde Pell
 1997 Hugo Pool
Franz
 1997 Two Girls and a Guy
Blake
 1997 One Night Stand
Charlie
 1996 Danger Zone
Jim Scott
 1995 Restoration
Robert Merivel
 1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (TV Short)
Mr. Willowby
 1995 Home for the Holidays
Tommy Larson
 1995 Richard III
Rivers
 1994 Only You
Peter Wright
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Wayne Gale
 1994 Hail Caesar
Jerry
 1993 Short Cuts
Bill Bush
 1993 Heart and Souls
Thomas Reilly
 1992 Chaplin
Charles Spencer Chaplin
 1991 Soapdish
David Seton Barnes
 1990 Too Much Sun
Reed Richmond
 1990 Air America
Billy
 1989 Chances Are
Alex Finch
 1989 True Believer
Roger Baron
 1989 That's Adequate
Albert Einstein
 1988 1969
Ralph Carr
 1988 Rented Lips
Wolf Dangler
 1988 Johnny Be Good
Leo Wiggins
 1987 Less Than Zero
Julian
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Jack Jericho (as Robert Downey)
 1986 America
Paulie Hackley
 1986 Back to School
Derek Lutz
 1985-1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Rudy Randolph III / Jimmy Chance / ...
- Anjelica Huston and Billy Martin/George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic (1986) ... Jimmy Chance / Various (as Robert Downey)
- Jimmy Breslin and Marvin Hagler/Level 42/E.G. Daily (1986) ... Various (as Robert Downey)
- Catherine Oxenberg and Paul Simon/Ladysmith Black Mambazo (1986) ... Young Paul Simon / Dirk Landers / Various (as Robert Downey)
- Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) ... Dr. Pummel / Various (as Robert Downey)
- Griffin Dunne/Rosanne Cash (1986) ... Rudy Randolph III (as Robert Downey)
 1985 Deadwait (Short)
 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series)
Bruno Mussolini (as Robert Downey)
 1985 Weird Science
Ian (as Robert Downey)
 1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Punk Party Crasher (uncredited)
 1985 Tuff Turf
Jimmy Parker (as Robert Downey)
 1984 Firstborn
Lee
 1983 Baby It's You
Stewart
 1980 Up the Academy
Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited)
 1972 Greaser's Palace
Small boy in covered wagon (uncredited)
 1970 Pound
Puppy (as Bob Downey)
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Other Works:

Release of the music video for the single, "I Want Love," by Elton John, from John's album, "Songs From the West Coast," released October 1, 2001. The video was directed by Matthew Bice, and featured Robert Downey Jr., the only person to physically appear in the video, lip-syncing the entire song, in what appears to be a ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 27 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 26 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bob Downey | Robert Downey | Robert Downey Jr

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

Mel Gibson cast me in The Singing Detective (2003), even though an insurance company wouldn't cover it because it was my first film after my release from behind bars. The best part was when Mel gave me a motorcycle while we still had two weeks left to shoot. I go,"'Are you trying to ruin this movie? What if I have an accident?" He goes, "No, no. I figure if you made it two-thirds of the way ... See more »

Trivia:

(June 22, 1999) Sent to a rehab center at the Los Angeles County jail while waiting for an August 5 hearing. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays egotistical but likable scoundrels See more »

Nickname:

RDJ See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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