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Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Robert John Downey Jr.

Birth Date :

April 04, 1965

Birth Place :

New York, New York, USA

Spouse :

Deborah Falconer (actress, 29-May-92 - 26-Apr-04), Susan Levin (producer, since 27-Aug-05)

Claim to fame :

As Charlie Chaplin in "Chaplin" (1992)

Biography


Previously known to be a talented yet troubled actor because of his involvement with drugs, Robert John Downey Jr. fabulously has risen from his downfall to once more shine in the spotlight as one of the finest thespians of his generation. A son of independent filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Ford, acting inevitably has become an inseparable part in Robert's life from the day he was born on April 4, 1965 in New York City. Gradually getting familiar with show business supported by his mother's influence, surely it did not take a long time for him to develop a fascination in performing, even to begin his initial step in the field, thanks to his father's decision to include him in his 1970 effort of "Pound" at a mere age of 5. The fact that he had to live in different places like Connecticut, Paris, Woodstock, London, and California due to Downey Sr.'s profession apparently did not prevent him to nurture his interest for the boy then enthusiastically joined the Stagedoor Manor, a performing arts summer camp, to hone his skills in portraying characters, improvisation, also vocal technique.

Entering his early teen, Robert was forced to face the divorce of his parents in 1978, followed by the departure of his father also sister Allyson to California as he chose to remain with his mother in New York. However, the teen later decided to rejoin them four years later and entered the state's Santa Monica High School where he frequently was selected to perform in its stage productions. By this time, his desire to pursue an acting career had become really hard to resist so that he recklessly left his study earlier upon Downey Sr.'s approval before headed back to New York to start working his path in the entertainment world. After a handful of small parts in productions of either local or off-Broadway theaters, including those of "American Passion" and "Alms for the Middle Class", a good chance struck him when an agent who spotted his potentiality helped him to try out for film auditions in Los Angeles.

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Robert Downey Jr. and His Wife Welcome Second Child

November 05, 2014 08:48:32 GMT

and his wife Susan Downey have welcomed their second child, a daughter, in Los Angeles, PEOPLE reports. The new additional bundle of joy will join the couple's son Exton and Robert's son from his previous marriage, Indio.
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Robert Downey Jr. Owns the 'A' Sign in 'The Avengers'

October 20, 2014 02:55:32 GMT

The upcoming "" sequel may not give a close up look at the Stark Tower for the gigantic "A" sign was already taken down and bestowed upon The actor recently revealed that Marvel gave him the 30-foot tall sign after he jokingly asked for it.
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Robert Downey Jr. to Join 'Captain America 3'

October 14, 2014 02:10:14 GMT

is joining in "Captain America 3", Variety reports. Sources close to the situation say that the Iron Man depicter is in final talks to play billionaire Tony Stark in the third "Captain America" movie which is set to start production in early 2015 for a May 6, 2016 release. Downey already signed up for the upcoming "" and "The Avengers 3".
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Video: Robert Downey Jr. and Jimmy Fallon Have Intense Staredown on 'Tonight Show'

October 09, 2014 09:04:42 GMT

had an intense staredown with when he stopped by "" on Wednesday, October 8. The skit featured the two guys dressing as hermits complete with long hair pondering the mysteries of the universe while sitting in the snowy mountains.
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Robert Downey Jr. Backtracks on 'Iron Man 4' Confirmation

October 08, 2014 08:06:27 GMT

is messing with fans. The Tony Stark depicter previously said there was no "" in the pipeline and then said yes when asked by if he's in talks for the fourth film, but now he returns to his "no" statement.
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Robert Downey Jr. Will Ask Matthew Broderick's Permission to See Ex Sarah Jessica Parker

October 08, 2014 05:52:11 GMT

opened up about his past relationship with in a radio interview with on "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday, October 7. He said he would ask permission from before seeing Sarah.
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Robert Downey Jr. Confirms He's Negotiating for 'Iron Man 4'

October 08, 2014 03:44:34 GMT

gave a definite "yes" to the question whether "" would be made. In an interview with , the actor confirmed that he was in the middle of negotiations to return to the profitable franchise.
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Robert Downey Jr. Says He Will Do 'Iron Man 4' If Mel Gibson Directs It

October 04, 2014 04:48:28 GMT

is still contemplating whether or not he will do "", but it will be easier for him to make a decision if an old friend of his is involved. Speaking to Deadline, the actor says he would love to return for another solo movie if serves as a director.
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Robert Downey Jr. Remembers His Late Mother in Touching Facebook Post

September 27, 2014 03:06:13 GMT

has penned a heartfelt tribute to his mother Elsie who passed away on Monday, September 22. The actor, who is gearing up for the promotional activities for his new movie "", took to Facebook on Friday, September 26 to share a touching post detailing his mother's life story, including her struggles as an actress and battle with alcohol.
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Robert Downey Jr. Takes a Stand for His Family in 'The Judge' New Trailer

September 18, 2014 07:24:16 GMT

ditches his Iron Man armor to tackle a more serious role in father-son drama "". A new trailer for the movie has now landed online, giving a glimpse at the actor's portrayal of a brilliant, unscrupulous Chicago lawyer which has generated Oscar talks.
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Robert Downey Jr. Appears in Court to Support Son Indio's Drug Plea

September 13, 2014 05:44:45 GMT

appeared in court on Friday morning, September 12 to support his son, Indio Falconer Downey, who pleaded guilty to felony drug possession and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The arraignment was originally scheduled for August 29, but was delayed due to Indio's time in rehab treatment.
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Report: Robert Downey Jr. Cast in 'Assassin's Creed'

September 13, 2014 04:45:05 GMT

reportedly has joined "" cast. According to Moviepilot, the Iron Man depicter in Marvel Cinematic Universe is tapped to play Leonardo da Vinci in the adaptation of Ubisoft's popular video game series.
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Robert Downey Jr. on Son Indio's Drug Issue: 'It's a Family Problem'

September 10, 2014 08:59:23 GMT

opens up about his eldest son, Indio Falconer Downey, in a new Vanity Fair cover story. The 49-year-old actor tells the magazine of his son, who was recently arrested for cocaine possesion, "He's his mother's son and my son, and he's come up the chasm much quicker than we did."
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Robert Downey Jr.: No Plan for 'Iron Man 4'

September 08, 2014 00:31:28 GMT

While promoting "" at the Toronto Film Festival, revealed what he knew about Marvel's future plan for the "" franchise. Sadly, the actor squashed any hope that "" is on the cards. "There isn't one in the pipe. No, there's no plan for a fourth 'Iron Man'," Downey told Variety.
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Robert Downey Jr. and Pregnant Wife Susan Premiere 'The Judge' at TIFF

September 05, 2014 08:08:39 GMT

brought his pregnant wife Susan to the premiere of his new movie "" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The couple was all smiles as they hit the red carpet Thursday, September 4 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.
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Robert Downey Jr. on Possible Black Widow Movie: Scarlett Johansson Deserves a Break

September 03, 2014 09:04:05 GMT

has weighed in on talks about whether or not Black Widow should get her own movie. Speaking to USA Today, the actor gave a diplomatic comment on the issue. "Doesn't Scarlett deserve a break?" he said with a laugh, noting that would soon become a first-time mom.
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Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Charged With Felony Drug Possession

August 08, 2014 05:44:16 GMT

's son, Indio Falconer Downey, has been charged with felony drug possession following his cocaine arrest on June 29. According to TMZ, Indio, 20, was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
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Robert Downey Jr. Hints at His Return to 'Iron Man 4'

July 24, 2014 04:18:42 GMT

is not ready to hang up his "" suit just yet. While he's not sure if the fourth film would be his, the actor told Entertainment Weekly in a new interview that he would love to reprise his role in the next installment.
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Robert Downey Jr. Is the Highest Earning Actor in Hollywood

July 22, 2014 03:46:06 GMT

tops this year's list of Forbes' Top Earning Actors in Hollywood. According to Forbes, the "" actor earned around $75 million from June 2013 until June 2014. That was the same income which made Robert top Forbes' list last year.
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Robert Downey Jr. and His Wife Expecting Baby Girl

July 09, 2014 22:29:58 GMT

It's official, and his wife Susan are expecting another child. The "" actor, 49, announces the baby news himself on his social media like Twitter and Facebook, revealing the gender of the baby and when it's due.
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Robert Downey Jr. Blames Genetic Component on Son's Drug Addiction

July 01, 2014 00:41:40 GMT

has released a statement over his son's arrest through his rep. Indio Falconer Downey was arrested on Sunday, June 29 afternoon in West Hollywood on suspicion of cocaine and drug-paraphernalia possession.
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Robert Downey Jr. Is Hotshot Lawyer in 'The Judge' Trailer

June 20, 2014 07:20:30 GMT

goes to court in the first trailer for family crime drama "". He plays a successful lawyer who returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of a murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.
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Robert Downey Jr. Joins Twitter and Instantly Attracts Followers

April 12, 2014 14:21:51 GMT

The Twitterverse welcomes The "" star has officially joined the microblogging site and has written "You know who I am" as his bio.
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Kids' Choice Awards 2014: Full Winners List

March 30, 2014 06:00:40 GMT

and were the top winners at the 27th Annual Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards. The British boyband and the "" actress took two nods each at the Saturday, March 29 ceremony.
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Video: Robert Downey Jr. Performs an Amazing Duet With Sting

January 16, 2014 03:28:59 GMT

sure can sing, but he is actually a very good singer. In a video that arrived via YouTube, the "" star is seen joining onstage to deliver an amazing live performance of a song called "Driven to Tears".
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Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr. and Mila Kunis Among Golden Globe Presenters

January 07, 2014 02:14:45 GMT

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces the first set of presenters for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. "" actress , "" hunk and "" beauty are among the stars to present awards at the event.
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Report: Robert Downey Jr. Wants Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster for 'Avengers 2'

January 03, 2014 07:51:23 GMT

reportedly wants to share his success in Marvel cinematic universe with and . A source tells Radar Online that he is trying to bring his two friends into one of the upcoming "Avengers" movies.
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The Rock Beats Robert Downey Jr. as Forbes' 2013 Highest-Grossing Actor

December 17, 2013 05:06:00 GMT

Dwayne "" Johnson is named 2013's highest grossing actor at the worldwide box office by Forbes. He wins the top spot with $1.3 billion after going neck and neck with "" actor who settles at the runner-up place with $1.2 billion.
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Terrence Howard Blames His 'Iron Man 2' Cut on Robert Downey Jr.

November 16, 2013 01:10:38 GMT

discussed the reason why he didn't reprise his role in "". He revealed the drama behind his cut from the tentpole franchise during a recent appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live", saying that his statement was "going to get me into a lot of trouble."
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Robert Downey Jr. Ranked as Hollywood's Most Valuable Movie Star

October 23, 2013 07:33:07 GMT

For the second consecutive year, actor is named Hollywood's most valuable movie star by New York Magazine's Vulture. The site compiled the list based on combined domestic and overseas box office totals, studio value, likeability, Oscars, critics' scores, Twitter mentions and tabloid value. Earlier this year, the "" star also topped another list, that of Forbes' highest paid actors.
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