Robert Downey Junior birthday, father, height, movies, net worth
Monday 28th August 2017
Robert Downey, Jr is a performer, vocalist, and maker, who showed up in his initially film at five years old. He was born on April 4, 1965, in Manhattan, New York City. his father name is Robert Downey, Sr, who is writer, actor, and director and best known for the 1969 film Putney Swope. His mother name is Elsie, also she was an actress. He has an older sister Alison. He raised in Greenwich Village with an older sister. At the age of 5, he debuts his father's film Pound in 1970. After that, he would play several roles in his father's movies. At the age of 13, his parents got divorced and he started to live with his father in LA. At 16 years old, he drops school and moved to live his mother in New York.
Education and Career
Robert attended Santa Monica High School but he dropped out in 1982 and moved to New York to pursue his acting career. When he was 10 years old he studied classical ballet at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center. Since 5 years old he appeared in the film industry. For the first time, in 1970 he did the small role on his father's film Pound. After that, at seven he appeared in the surrealist Greaser's Palace (1972). In 1983, he began theater role and after two years, he was hired as a new younger cast for Saturday Night Live. But following year he was replaced by some reasons. After some unsuccess, he played a drug-addicted role on Less Than Zero in 1987, which was widely praised. Later 90s, he dropped into many films with bigger budgets and names. In 1993, he starred as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, this role gives him huge popularity in his success. After that, he played different roles in many films but from 1996 to 2001 he was arrested numerous time for drug addiction and puts into a drugs treatment center and sentenced to a three-year prison at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in California. After 5 years of addiction, he recovers himself and moved towards the career. On November 23, 2004, he released his first debut music album The Futurist. In 2006, he returned to Television shows and appeared as a guest role on Family Guy. After his critical career, he appeared hit movies Iron Man and Tropic Thunder in 2008. In 2009, he did another film The Soloist., which made the different record in Hollywood. Similarly, he played several roles which made him a successful actor..
Now, moving on to his personal life, Robert is a 52 years old married man and got married twice.In May 1992, he married with Deborah Falcone, she is an actress. But his married life was not succeeded and got a divorce after 12 years of marriage. In 1993. the couple welcomed a son Indio Falconer Downey. Due to his drug addiction, his life repeated trips to rehab and jail so his marriage reached a breaking point. On April 26, 2004, couple finalized their divorced and his son lived with his wife. In 2003, Robert met producer Susan Levin, quietly struck up a romance during the production of Gothika. After 2 year romance both got married in August 2005 at NewYork. In 2012, their first baby boy was born. And their second child, a daughter was born in November 2014. Since 2003 he has controlled his drug addiction because of his wife and family. To overcome from drugs, he did therapy, meditations, yoga, and the practice of Wing Chun kung fu etc. In one interview he revealed that he has been drug addicted since 8 years old. He spends a quality life with earning around $50 million per year for many years and his estimated net worth is $260 Million.
Awards and Achievements
Downey is addicted actor of an American film Industry. Since a young age, he earns a huge success and established himself as a top ranked actor. During his near 5 decades filmy career, he won more than 15 awards and nominated more than 50 times.for the first time in 1993, he won the best leading actor award from Chaplin and best cast award from Short Cuts in 1994. In 2001, he won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and best-supporting actor from Ally McBeal. He received the best actor awards from Heart and Souls, Iron Man, and Iron Man 3 in 1993, 2009 and 2014 respectively. Again he won the favorite movie actor The Avengers, Iron Man 3, The Judge in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively. From movie Avenger, he again won the best fight award in 2013. Similarly, in 2010, he won the best actor from Sherlock Holmes. Tropic thunder(2008) is the one of the best movies of him ever, who received Austin Film Critics Association (2008), Critics Choice Movie Award(2009), BMI Film & TV Awards (2009) . From tha movie he nimated for the Oscar award in 2009.
Filmography and Television series
Downey is a well-know actor who appeared in films since a young age. A the age of 5, He started his journey in Hollywood industry. His first debut film was Pound (1970), then he played small and biggest role in several movies. Here some selected movies of his career are listed. These are Greaser's Palace (1972), Pretty in Pink (1986), The Pick-up Artist (1987)., Chances Are (1989), Air America (1990), Soapdish (1991), Restoration (1995), Richard III (1995), Two Girls and a Guy (1998), U.S. Marshals (1998), Black and White (1999), The Singing Detective(2003), Gothika,(2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Good Night, Good Luck, The Futurist(2004), Iron Man,(2007), The Avengers(2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) etc. He also has a musical experience; including songs Smile (1992), The Star-Spangled Banner(1993), White Christmas (2000), River (2000), Every Breath You Take(2001), In My Dreams(2003), Broken(2005).
Social network sites
Like his successful career, he is very popular in youngsters too. He has a huge fan following his social networking sites like; Twitter, Facebook etc. In twitter, he has 10.5k followers and more than 4k tweets.It cleared that how much he was popular. Similarly, on Facebook, he has 29048874 likes and 366560 peoples talking about his Facebook. As we can see his Instagram he has 16.6m Followers.