Top 10 Facts about Robert Downey Jr

Post On: August 19, 2017
In: Actors

One of the most notable actors in Hollywood is explained on Facts about Robert Downey Jr. This American actor was born on 4th April 1965. During his youth, he was a very popular actor. However, his career was ruined because of legal troubles and substance abuse.  During his middle age, Downey is capable to restore his career. Let us find out other interesting facts about Roberty Downey Jr. below:

Facts about Robert Downey Jr 1: the highest paid actor

He was included in the list of the highest paid actors in Hollywood according to the Forbes list in 2012 until 2015. It was estimated that he earned $80 million for his salary in June 2014 until June 2015.

Facts about Robert Downey Jr 2: the debut

Downey was only five years old when he had his debut on screen.   His first role was in Pound (1970). It was a movie by his father, Robert Downey Sr.

Facts about Robert Downey Jr

Facts about Robert Downey Jr

Facts about Robert Downey Jr 3: other appearances

Then Downey appeared in Less Than Zero (1987) and Weird Science (1985). The latter one was a teen science fiction comedy.

Facts about Robert Downey Jr 4: Chaplin

He gained critical success after taking a role in Chaplin (1992). He earned Best Actor in a Leading Role from BAFTA. He was also nominated for Best Actor in an Academy Award.

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Facts about Robert Downey Jr 5: drug abuse

Downey’s career was always under the shadow of drug abuse. He was on drug charges, which made him, settled in California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison. In 2000, he was released from the charges.

Robert Downey Jr 2008

Robert Downey Jr 2008

Facts about Robert Downey Jr 6: Ally McBeal

Downey became the love interest of Calista Flockhart in the notable TV series Ally McBeal after his release from prison.  This role made him got a Golden Globe Award.

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Facts about Robert Downey Jr 7: improvement in career

Downey took part in Zodiac (2007) which increased his career as an actor. He earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actor from the Academy Award due to his role in Tropic Thunder (2008). It was a satirical action comedy movie.

Facts about Robert Downey Jr 8: Iron Man

He got the leading role in Iron Man since 2008. He took the lead role in some movies of Iron Man. He also had a cameo role in other movies in an ensemble cast.

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Facts about Robert Downey Jr 9: Sherlock Holmes

He also took the titular role in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and (2011). It was directed by Guy Ritchie.

Robert Downey Jr and Wife

Robert Downey Jr and Wife

Facts about Robert Downey Jr 10: the debut musical album

The Futurist is the title of the debut musical album of Downey. It was released in the market on 23rd November 2004.

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