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Robert Downey Jr.

Born
Robert John Downey, Jr. , Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Birthday
1965-04-04
Occupation
Actor, Screenplay
Spouse(s)
Deborah Falconer (1992–2004; 1 child)
Susan Downey (2005–present)
Years Active
1970–present
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Biography
Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. Downey made his screen debut in 1970, at the age of five, when he appeared in his father's film Pound, and has worked consistently in film and television ever since. During the 1980s he had roles in a series of coming of age films associated with the Brat Pack. Less Than Zero (1987) is particularly notable, not only because it was the first time Downey's acting would be acknowledged by critics, but also because the role pushed Downey's already existing drug habit one step further. After Zero, Downey started landing roles in bigger films such as Air America (1990), Soapdish (1991) and Natural Born Killers (1994). These higher-profile roles eventually led to his being cast as Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Between 1996 and 2001, Downey was frequently arrested on drug-related charges and went through several drug treatment programs, but had difficulty staying clean. After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000, Downey joined the cast of the hit television series Ally McBeal, playing the new love interest of Calista Flockhart's title character. His performance was praised and received accolades, but his character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey finally achieved lasting sobriety and his career began to take off again. He appeared in semi-independent films such as The Singing Detective (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), and A Scanner Darkly (2006). He also had supporting roles in the mainstream films Gothika (2003) and Zodiac (2007). In 2004, Downey released his debut studio album The Futurist. In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the comic book adaptation up, released Christmas 2009. Soon after, Downey won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for that portrayal of the famous detective.
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By Kim Yarngo Posted on 2018-04-18 11:56:44.967

He`s funny

By Clcomsub yang Posted on 2015-04-16 06:24:39.537

YES! Totally agree!

By 酷樂 Posted on 2014-05-16 08:18:31.133

Funny guy~

By Matty Posted on 2013-12-11 20:34:11.593

love the Iron Man Films The best

By Ahmed Al-Fishawy Posted on 2013-05-02 00:17:58.687

bombooooooo

By Doc Posted on 2013-01-15 20:53:13.767

recreated himself after rehab and see what a great actor he became

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