Robert Downey Jr.

4 Apr 1965

Actor, Producer

Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. Downey made his screen debut in 1970, at the age of five, when he appeared in his father's film Pound, and has worked consistently in film and television ever since. During the 1980s he had roles in a series of coming of age films associated with the Brat Pack. Less Than Zero (1987) is particularly notable, not only because it was the first time Downey's acting would be acknowledged by critics, but also because the role pushed Downey's already existing drug habit one step further. After Zero, Downey started landing roles in bigger films such as Air America (1990), Soapdish (1991) and Natural Born Killers (1994). He played Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Between 1996 and 2001, Downey was frequently arrested on drug-related charges and went through several drug treatment programs, but had difficulty staying clean. After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000, Downey joined the cast of the hit television series Ally McBeal, playing the new love interest of Calista Flockhart's title character. His performance was praised and received accolades, but his character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey finally achieved lasting sobriety and his career began to take off again. He appeared in semi-independent films such as The Singing Detective (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), and A Scanner Darkly (2006). He also had supporting roles in the mainstream films Gothika (2003) and Zodiac (2007). In 2004, Downey released his debut studio album The Futurist.

In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the comic book adaptation Iron Man. The film was a huge success; the opening weekend for Iron Man is still in the top 20 openings of all time. He reprised the role of Tony Stark in the 2010 sequel, Iron Man 2, and will again in 2012 in The Avengers and in the third movie of the planned trilogy, Iron Man 3, due to open in 2013. In addition to receiving commercial success, Downey's performance in the first Iron Man film received rave reviews. Downey was nominated for—and won—a number of end-of-year awards from critics and film associations around the world. Downey's other 2008 films included Charlie Bartlett and the Ben Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder, in which he portrayed an Australian method actor overly engrossed in his role as an African-American soldier. He received his second Oscar nomination for the film, in the category of Best Supporting Actor. In 2009, Downey starred as the titular lead character in Guy Ritchie's adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, released Christmas 2009. Soon after, Downey won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for that portrayal of the famous detective

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Filmography (61 titles)

(movie, 2019)
···Untitled Avengers Movie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark · Iron Man)
(movie, 2018)
···Avengers: Infinity War
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark · Iron Man)
(movie, 2017)
···Spider-Man: Homecoming
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Drama
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark · Iron Man)
(movie, 2016)
···The Nice Guys
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Sid Shattuck (uncredited))
(movie, 2016)
···Captain America: Civil War
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark · Iron Man)
(movie, 2015)
···Avengers: Age of Ultron
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark · Iron Man)
(movie, 2014)
···The Judge
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Chef
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Marvin)
(movie, 2013)
7.5Iron Man 3
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark)
(movie, 2012)
···The Avengers
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark · Iron Man)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Sherlock Holmes)
(movie, 2011)
···The Consultant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
By: Leythum
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark)
(movie, 2010)
···Due Date
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Peter Highman)
(movie, 2010)
···Love and Distrust
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Rob)
(movie, 2010)
7.3Iron Man 2
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark)
(movie, 2009)
7.0Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Sherlock Holmes)
(movie, 2009)
···The Soloist
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Steve Lopez)
(movie, 2008)
···Tropic Thunder
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Kirk Lazarus)
(movie, 2008)
7.1The Incredible Hulk
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark (uncredited))
(movie, 2008)
7.9Iron Man
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Tony Stark)
(movie, 2007)
···Charlie Bartlett
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Nathan Gardner)
(movie, 2007)
···Lucky You
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Telephone Jack)
(movie, 2007)
7.5Zodiac
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Paul Avery)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lionel Sweeney)
(movie, 2006)
···A Scanner Darkly
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as James Barris)
(movie, 2006)
···The Shaggy Dog
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Kozak)
(movie, 2005)
···Good Night, and Good Luck.
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Joe Wershba)
(movie, 2005)
···Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Harry Lockhart)
(movie, 2005)
···Game 6
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Steven Schwimmer)
(movie, 2004)
···Eros
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nick Penrose)
(movie, 2003)
···Gothika
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Pete Graham)
(movie, 2003)
···The Singing Detective
Genre: Comedy, Music, Mystery, Crime
Role: Actor (as Dan Dark)
(movie, 2000)
···Wonder Boys
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Terry Crabtree)
(movie, 1999)
···Bowfinger
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jerry Renfro)
(movie, 1999)
···In Dreams
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vivian Thompson)
(movie, 1998)
···U.S. Marshals
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action
Role: Actor (as John Royce)
(movie, 1998)
···The Gingerbread Man
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Clyde Pell)
(movie, 1997)
···One Night Stand
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Charlie)
(movie, 1997)
···Two Girls and a Guy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Blake Allen)
(movie, 1996)
···Danger Zone
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jim Scott)
(movie, 1995)
···Restoration
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Robert Merivel)
(movie, 1995)
···Richard III
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Earl Rivers)
(movie, 1995)
···Home for the Holidays
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Tommy Larson)
(movie, 1994)
···Only You
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Peter Wright · Damon Bradley)
(movie, 1994)
9.4Natural Born Killers
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Wayne Gale)
(movie, 1993)
···Short Cuts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Bill Bush)
(movie, 1993)
···Heart and Souls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as Thomas Reilly)
(movie, 1992)
···Chaplin
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Charles Spencer Chaplin)
(movie, 1991)
···Soapdish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as David Seton Barnes)
(movie, 1990)
···Air America
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Billy Covington)
(movie, 1989)
···Chances Are
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance
Role: Actor (as Alex Finch)
(movie, 1989)
···True Believer
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Roger Baron)
(movie, 1988)
···1969
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Ralph Carr)
(movie, 1988)
···Johnny Be Good
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Leo Wiggins)
(movie, 1987)
···Less Than Zero
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Julian Wells)
(movie, 1987)
···The Pick-up Artist
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jack Jericho)
(movie, 1985)
···Weird Science
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ian)
(movie, 1985)
···Tuff Turf
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jimmy Parker)
(movie, 1983)
···Baby It's You
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Stewart)
(movie, )
···Sherlock Holmes 3
Role: Actor