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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. Named Highest-Paid Actor With $80 Million Payday

August 05, 2015 02:12:00 GMT

"" star has topped Forbes' list of the World's Highest-Paid Actors for the third year in a row. From June 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015, Downey Jr. earned $80 million, up from $75 million last year.
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Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Pinocchio' Taps Paul Thomas Anderson as Scribe and Possible Director

July 02, 2015 03:51:42 GMT

Warner Bros. is moving forward with its long-in-development live-action "". According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has enlisted Paul Thomas Anderson to write a draft and possibly direct , who will portray Gepetto, in the tale about a wooden puppet who wants to become a human boy.
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Robert Downey Jr. Helped Marvel and Sony Pick the New Spider-Man

June 24, 2015 04:15:47 GMT

While most casting process involves directors to choose the star for their movies, that didn't happen in the search of a young Spider-Man for an . They were producer Amy Pascal and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige who chose the star to play a young Spider-Man with the help of .
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Robert Downey Jr. Tells Mark Ruffalo: Hulk Is in 'Captain America: Civil War'

June 17, 2015 08:42:35 GMT

Two notable Marvel superheroes who haven't been enlisted to appear in the upcoming pic "" are 's and 's . Earlier this month, a rumor said that Hulk would be involved in "Civil War". The rumor seems to get a confirmation as Ruffalo said that his co-star, , told him that Hulk would be in "Civil War".
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Robert Downey Jr. Tells Fans to Pick Their Side for 'Captain America: Civil War'

June 01, 2015 08:33:29 GMT

There has been a speculation that Marvel's superhero pic, "", will pit 's Tony Stark against ' Steve Rogers. A photo uploaded by Downey Jr. adds fuel to the speculation while at the same time possibly reveals how Marvel will promote the highly anticipated movie.
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Robert Downey Jr. Trashes Indie Movies: They Are 'Too Exhausting and Sometimes Suck'

May 02, 2015 04:50:35 GMT

It seems that won't be doing indie movie anytime soon. The "" actor scoffs and gives a resounding "no" when asked if he has any interest in doing arthouse movies during the breaks between Marvel's tentpole movies.
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Robert Downey Jr. Reunites With Ex Sarah Jessica Parker and Has a Great Dinner

April 29, 2015 09:58:12 GMT

admitted that he recently reunited with ex in New York. He opened up in an interview with on Tuesday, April 28 about the meeting and how his ex had impressed him.
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Robert Downey Jr. Hilariously Shows Tons of Emotions on 'Tonight Show'

April 28, 2015 08:05:42 GMT

was all smiles during his appearance on "" on Monday, April 27. The Iron Man of "" hilariously played the recurring "Emotional Game" with host .
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Robert Downey Jr. Debuts First Image of Daughter Avris

April 25, 2015 04:53:41 GMT

appeared to be in good spirit as he sat down for an interview on the "" on Thursday night, April 23, during when he shared the first ever image of her baby daughter Avris. The proud father was all smiles as the photo of his cute little girl was projected on the show's giant screen.
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Robert Downey Jr. Walks Out of Interview After Asked About His 'Dark Periods'

April 23, 2015 04:50:45 GMT

walked out of promotional interview for "" with Krishnan Guru-Murthy. He said "bye" to the BBC Channel 4 host after being asked about deep personal questions.
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Scarlett Johansson and Co-Stars Reunite at 'Avengers 2' London Premiere

April 22, 2015 02:54:19 GMT

"" continued their globetrotting to promote the movie. After hitting Hollywood and South Korea, they invaded London on Tuesday, April 21. , , , , , and hit red carpet for the special screening.
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David Letterman Enlists George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey as Guests for Final 'Late Show' Episodes

April 14, 2015 05:03:03 GMT

Nearing his retirement, has enlisted a bunch of celebrities to appear on his final 28 broadcasts of the "Late Show". Among them are , , and .
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Robert Downey Jr. Officially Joins Instagram, Posts First Pic With 'Avengers' Co-Stars

April 14, 2015 04:54:46 GMT

has officially joined Instagram. The "" actor shared on Monday, April 13 an epic first photo of him, and "" co-stars seated all in a row backstage at "".
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Robert Downey Jr. to Receive Generation Award at 2015 MTV Movie Awards

April 03, 2015 09:48:17 GMT

is picked as the recipient of the Generation Award at this year's MTV Movie Awards. , , , , and will present him with the award and debut a new "" clip.
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Robert Downey Jr. Presents 3D Bionic 'Iron Man' Arm to Disabled Boy

March 13, 2015 02:00:58 GMT

has become a real-life superhero for a little boy who was born with a partially developed right arm. In a video he posted on Facebook on Thursday, March 12, Robert dressed up as Tony Stark to deliver a robotic "" arm to Alex, who loves superheroes.
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Robert Downey Jr. Shares Iron Man Character Poster in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

February 26, 2015 02:10:52 GMT

Just one day after a new "" poster was released, shared an Iron Man character poster. Looking cool in the red-and-gold suit, the character is seen crouching on the ground. A building and flying drones are seen in the background. In addition to sharing the photo, the Tony Stark depicter teased that there would be a "big announcement" in the coming days.
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People's Choice Awards 2015: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans Among Winners in Movie

January 08, 2015 06:48:21 GMT

The winners of 2015 People's Choice Awards have been revealed. During the ceremony which took place on Wednesday, January 7, winners from various categories in movie, TV and music were announced. In movie category, and were among those who took home trophies. The depicter was honored with the Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor trophies, while his teammate in "" won Favorite Action Movie Actor award.
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Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Amy Adams Among Golden Globes Presenters

January 07, 2015 07:35:53 GMT

Some presenters who will take part at the 72nd Annual Golden Globes have been revealed. On Tuesday, January 6, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the first batch of presenters for the awards show which include , and .
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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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