Robert John Downey Jr. commonly know a Robert Downey Jr. or RDJ is an American actor and producer. He was born on April 4, 1965, in Manhattan, New York, United States.
RDJ is well known for his acting as Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the movie Iron Man and it’s sequel, Avengers and it’s sequel, and Sherlock Holmes and it’s sequel. He also appeared in the other movies like Chaplin, The Judge and Dolittle. RDJ nominated Oscar for two times in the year 1993 and 2008.
Downey is quite popular on social media platforms. He has around 46.9m followers on Instagram. Downey Jr. also has a massive fan following on Facebook and Twitter also. He has around 32m and 15m followers on Facebook and Twitter respectively.
|Full 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|
|Profession||Actor and Film Producer|
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Robert Downey Jr. Carrer
Downey’s career started at the age of five with the movie Pound in 1970 written and directed by his father. In his full career, he worked in over fifty movies like Chaplin, Natural Born Killers, Good Night and Good Luck A Scanner Darkly, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. He has won over 41 awards and 111 nominations. He was nominated for Oscar, 1993 for Best Actor in a Leading Role in Chaplin movie, 1992 and Oscar, 2009 for best performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in movie Tropic Thunder, 2008. RDJ won Golden Globe for three times in the year 1993, 2001 and 2010. He also won BAFTA award for best actor in Charlie Chaplin, Academy of Science Fiction, Fiction and Horror film.
RDJ saw many ups and downs during his career but he gained a huge recognition as Iron Man in Marvel Cinematic Universe’ movie Iron Man in 2008. He also played an iconic roles in the movie Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man’s sequel, Avengers, Spider-Man Homecoming, The Judge and Dolittle. According to Forbes, RDJ was the world’s highest paid actor in the year 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Age, Height, Weight
Robert’s age is 55 years. His height is 5 feet 8.5 inches and weighs 77.1 kg. His eye colour is Dark Brown and hair colour is Black.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Family
Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, United States. His mother’s name is Elsie Ford and father’s name is Robert Downey Sr.. He has one sister name Allyson Downey. RDJ has three children Indigo Falconer Downey from his former partner, Exton Elias Downey and a daughter Avri Roel Downey.
|Father||Robert Downey Sr.|
Robert Downey Jr.’s Spouse and Relationship
RDJ is married to Susan Downey in 2005. They both met on the set of Hale Berry Thriller Gothika in 2003. Robert asked Susan three times to marry him before she said yes. At that time, he was so addicted to drugs so Susan put a condition before marrying him. RDJ has to leave his bad habit of taking drugs before marrying Susan.
It took 2 years for him to leave his habit and in 2005, the dream of RDJ comes true and they both get married in a Jewish ceremony at Amagansett, New York on August 27, 2005. Both of ’em have two children. Before Susan, Robert was married to Deborah Falconer.
Robert Downey Jr. Facts and Trivia
- RDJ, once worked as a piece of living art on a SoHo nightclub in New York City.
- His father Robert Downey Sr. used to give him drugs and marijuana joint when he was 8.
- Downey Jr. was arrested for being under the influence of drugs many times and even was once release from jail on $5000 bail.
- When he was 11, his parents get divorced and this leads him to be fond of drugs.
- After dating for 42 days RDJ married with his first wife.
- Robert also ranked 60 in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
- He lived and gave life to the same character of Tony Stark aka Iron man in Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk in the same year 2008 .
- Downey Jr. is a huge fan of Iron Man comics as a child.
- He has played the role of Tony Stark aka Iron Man ten times. And the list of movies is as follow: Iron Man in 2008, The Incredible Hulk in 2008 in a cameo, Iron Man 2 in2010, The Avengers in 2012, Iron Man 3 in 2013, Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015, Captain America: Civil War in 2016, Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017 in a small role, Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
- Downey charged $ 1 million in the movie Spider-Man Homecoming.
- 6 out of his 10 Marvel movies grossed over $1 billion at worldwide box office.
- RDJ’s favourite color is teal.
- His favourite actor is Peter O’Toole.
- Downey’s favourite movie is Tropic Thunder and La Grande Bouffe
- His favourite pets are cats and dogs.
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Robert Downey Jr.’s Salary and Net Worth
|Net Worth||Around $300 Million USD|
|Earnings in 2020||$75 million for his role in Avengers: Endgame|
|Income Source||Actor, Model and Producer|
|Cars||10 cars including 1965 Chevrolet Corvette, Audi R8, Nissan GTR and Audi E-Tron|
|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|