Robert Downey Jr. Childhood, Career, Achievements, Biography & more

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Nick Name
Robert John Downey Jr.
Bob, RDJ, Bob Downey
Physical Stats
Height 5 ft 8½ in
174 cm or 1.74 m
Weight78 kg or 172 pounds
Chest43 in or 109 cm
Biceps15 in or 38 cm
Waist32 in or 81 cm
Eye Colour
Hair Colour
Dark Brown
Dark Brown
Personal Life
BirthdateApril 4, 1965
Place of BirthManhattan, New York, USA
Sun signAries
EducationSanta Monica High School(Dropped out)

Robert Downey Sr.(Actor and Filmmaker)
Elsie Ann(Actress)

Marital StatusMarried
WifeDeborah Falconer(1992-2004)

Susan Downey(2005-present)
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Children(Son) Indigo Falconer Downey
(Daughter)Avri Roel Downey
(Son)Exton Elias Downey
Favorite MusicClassic Rock, Sesame Street
Favorite SportBoxing
Favorite FoodFilet Mignon Meatballs
Favorite ColorTeal
Favorite PetCat, Dogs
HobbiesWing Chun Kung Fu, Painting
DebutFilm- Pound(1970- at the age of 5)
TV- Saturday Night Live(1985)
Album- The Futurist(November 23, 2004)

Some Facts about Robert Downey Jr.

♦  Robert Downey Jr.(4 April 1965) is an American actor was born in Manhattan, New York City.

♦  In his childhood, he was surrounded by drugs. His father was a drug addict, allowed him to try marijuana at the age of six.

♦ At the age of 10, he started studying ballet as part of the curriculum.

♦  In 1982, he dropped out of high school and moved back to New York to pursue a full time acting career.

♦  Rolling Stone magazine named Robert Downey the worst cast member for his role in Saturday  Night Life.

♦  In 1987, Downey’s breakthrough performance came with the movie Less Than Zero in which he played Jullian Wells, a drug addict rich boy.

♦  He also played the role of Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin movie in  1992 for which he got the nomination in Academy Awards for best Actors but lost to Al Pacino.

♦  He was arrested many times during 1996-2001 for drug-related charges including cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.

♦  Robert once trespassed into his neighbor’s house under the influence of drugs and fell asleep on his bed.

♦  He won a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a television film Ally McBeal.

♦  After starring in The Avengers and Iron Man 3, he entered the billion-dollar club, both films have crossed 1 billion dollars each.

♦  Downey won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role as Sherlock Holmes.

♦  On May 29, 1992, he married actress/singer Deborah Falconer, unfortunately, because of Downey’s drug addiction, they separated in 2004.  

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Pictured: Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey
♦  In 2003, Robert Downey Jr. met his future wife Susan Levin on the set of Gothika.    

♦  He topped the Forbes list of highest paid actors for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015.

♦  In 2017, Robert Downey Jr. is the 6th highest paid actor, according to Forbes.

♦  Robert Downey’s quotes-

“I’m not a poster boy for good behavior and recovery in Hollywood, I’m just a guy who knows he has a lot to be grateful for.”

“The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.”    

“I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.”

“Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.”

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