Robert Downey Jr. Trivia

  • Robert Downey Jr.
    • 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)


  • Included in People magazine's annual list of Sexiest Men Alive in 2009.
  • Arrested for drugs possessions in 2000 when he was found with cocaine and methamphetimines at Merv Griffin's resort in Palm Springs, California.
  • Signed a deal with HarperEntertainment, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, to write his memoirs scheduled to be released in 2008 (July 2006).
  • His second wedding ceremony in 2005 was attended by 150 guest, including Keanu Reeves, Billy Joel and Sting.
  • Participated at a concert held by Jazz at Lincoln Center, the not-for-profit arts organization, together with Lyle Lovett and Tom Jones on June 6, 2005.
  • Was considered for the role of Zaphod Beeblebrox in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (2005), but it eventually went to Sam Rockwell.
  • Actually was invited to be the opening act for Duran Duran in 2005, but could not make it because of film commitments.
  • Took part in planning, organizing, and hosting a pop festival at Silver Lake in December 2001 for the Hollywood-Sunset Free Clinic.
  • Collaborated with contemporary artist Sam Taylor-Wood to make an art video entitled "Pieta" which then was included in Taylor-Wood's 2001/2002 exhibition of "Mute" at the White Cube 2 art gallery in London.
  • Was featured in Elton John's music video of "I Want Love" in 2001.
  • Was labeled the Sexiest Lawyer by People Magazine in 2000 for his role in "Ally McBeal" (1997-2002).
  • Received a cut over his nose in 1998 during his serving time for a probation violation at Los Angeles County Jail after getting into fight with another prisoner.
  • Underwent daily drug tests when starring in "Two Girls and a Guy" (1997) in which he filmed for only 11 days.
  • Has been the first SNL regular member to earn Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination at Academy Awards when he scored one in 1993 for his portrayal in "Chaplin" (1992).
  • Appeared briefly with his first wife, Deborah Falconer, in "Short Cuts" (1992).
  • Beat Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, and Billy Crystal in obtaining the titular role of "Chaplin" (1992).
  • Literally buried the clothes he wore in "Less Than Zero" (1987) in the back yard of his house as a symbol of leaving his brat pack image to start a new phase in his film career.
  • Obtained the 62nd rank in Channel 4's list of 100 Greatest Movie Stars.
  • Once broke into his neighbor's home in intoxicated condition with the thought that the house was his own and fell asleep on the bed.
  • Had taken various jobs which included cleaning tables at Central Falls restaurant, working in a shoe store, and becoming a living art in a SoHo nightclub before his acting career took off.
  • Studied classical ballet during his time of living in London at the age of 10.
  • Can play piano, bass, and drums, even has been playing the former instrument since age 12.
  • Actually has a surname of Elias, but his father changed it to Downey, a family name of his stepfather.
  • Said that his worst movie experience was when filming "U.S. Marshals" (1998).
  • Has endorsed for Skechers Footwear and Volvo.
  • Owns a production company called Herd of Turtles.
  • Is Moby's childhood friend and best buddy of Anthony Michael Hall who is also his son's godfather.
  • Kept some authentic vintage outfit he had worn in "Chaplin" (1992).
  • Mentioned his father to be the one who introduced him to drugs, offering him a marijuana joint when he was eight years old.
  • Designed the cover-art of his own album, "The Futurist."
  • His favorite film stars include Peter O'Toole, John Malkovich, Christopher Walken, Diane Lane, Moira Kelly, Kim Novak, and Paulette Goddard.
  • Had shared a house with fellow actors Kiefer Sutherland and Billy Zane.
  • Practices Ashtanga Yoga and Wing Chun Kung Fu.
  • Has a nickname of Bob.