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    Robert Downey Jr.


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    Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business. Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and filmographer Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Downey... See full bio »
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    Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 108 nominations. See more awards »

    Known For

    Iron Man Tony Stark
    (2008)
    Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
    (2009)
    Iron Man Three Tony Stark
    (2013)
    The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man
    (2012)

    Filmography

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     2021 Sherlock Holmes 3 (pre-production)
    Sherlock Holmes
     2020 The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (post-production)
    Dr. John Dolittle
     2019 Avengers: Endgame
    Tony Stark / Iron Man
     2018 Avengers: Infinity War
    Tony Stark / Iron Man
     2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Tony Stark / Iron Man
     2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming, NBA Finals: Watch the Game (Video short)
    Tony Stark
     2016 Captain America: Civil War
    Tony Stark / Iron Man
     2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
    Tony Stark / Iron Man
     2014 The Judge
    Hank Palmer
     2014 Chef
    Marvin
     2013 Iron Man Three
    Tony Stark
     2012 The Avengers
    Tony Stark / Iron Man
     2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
    Sherlock Holmes
     2010 Due Date
    Peter Highman
     2010 Love & Distrust (Video)
    Rob / Segment 5 - Auto Motives (True Love and False Hope)
     2010 Iron Man 2
    Tony Stark
     2009 Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes
     2009 The Soloist
    Steve Lopez
     2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (Video short)
    Kirk Lazarus (uncredited)
     2008 Tropic Thunder
    Kirk Lazarus - Hot LZ
     2008 The Incredible Hulk
    Tony Stark (uncredited)
     2008 Iron Man (Video Game)
    Tony Stark (voice)
     2008 Iron Man
    Tony Stark
     2007 Charlie Bartlett
    Nathan Gardner
     2007 Lucky You
    Telephone Jack
     2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (Video short)
    The Boxer (credit only)
     2007 Zodiac
    Paul Avery
     2006 A Scanner Darkly
    James Barris
     2006 The Shaggy Dog
    Dr. Kozak
     2005 Family Guy (TV Series)
    Patrick Pewterschmidt
    - Fat Guy Strangler (2005) ... Patrick Pewterschmidt (voice)
     2005 Good Night, and Good Luck.
    Joe Wershba
     2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    Harry Lockhart
     2005 Game 6
    Steven Schwimmer
     2004 The Route V50 (Short) (uncredited)
     2004 Eros
    Nick Penrose (segment "Equilibrium")
     2003 Gothika
    Pete Graham
     2003 Whatever We Do (Short)
    Bobby
     2003 The Singing Detective
    Dan Dark
     2000-2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
    Larry Paul
    - Love Is All Around: Part 2 (2002) ... Larry Paul (uncredited)
    - Heart and Soul (2002) ... Larry Paul (uncredited)
    - The Wedding (2001) ... Larry Paul (credit only)
    - Home Again (2001) ... Larry Paul
    - Queen Bee (2001) ... Larry Paul
     2002 Lethargy (Short)
    Animal Therapist
     2000 Bob Dylan: Things Have Changed (Video short)
     2000 Auto Motives (Short)
    Rob
     2000 Wonder Boys
    Terry Crabtree
     1999/I Black and White
    Terry Donager
     1999 Bowfinger
    Jerry Renfro
     1999 Friends & Lovers
    Hans
     1999 In Dreams
    Vivian Thompson
     1998 U.S. Marshals
    Royce
     1998 The Gingerbread Man
    Clyde Pell
     1997 Hugo Pool
    Franz
     1997 Two Girls and a Guy
    Blake
     1997 One Night Stand
    Charlie
     1996 Danger Zone
    Jim Scott
     1995 Restoration
    Merivel
     1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (TV Short)
    Mr. Willowby
     1995 Home for the Holidays
    Tommy Larson
     1995 Richard III
    Rivers
     1994 Only You
    Peter Wright
     1994 Natural Born Killers
    Wayne Gale
     1994 Hail Caesar
    Jerry
     1993 Short Cuts
    Bill Bush
     1993 Heart and Souls
    Thomas Reilly
     1992 Chaplin
    Charles Spencer Chaplin
     1991 Soapdish
    David Barnes
     1990 Too Much Sun
    Reed Richmond
     1990 Air America
    Billy
     1989 Chances Are
    Alex
     1989 True Believer
    Roger Baron
     1989 That's Adequate
    Albert Einstein
     1988 1969
    Ralph Carr
     1988 Rented Lips
    Wolf Dangler
     1988 Johnny Be Good
    Leo Wiggins
     1987 Less Than Zero
    Julian
     1987 The Pick-up Artist
    Jack Jericho (as Robert Downey)
     1986 America
    Paulie Hackley
     1986 Back to School
    Derek Lutz
     1985-1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
    Various / Rudy Randolph III / Jimmy Chance / ...
    - Anjelica Huston and Billy Martin/George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic (1986) ... Jimmy Chance / Various (as Robert Downey)
    - Jimmy Breslin and Marvin Hagler/Level 42/E.G. Daily (1986) ... Various (as Robert Downey)
    - Catherine Oxenberg and Paul Simon/Ladysmith Black Mambazo (1986) ... Young Paul Simon / Dirk Landers / Various (as Robert Downey)
    - Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) ... Dr. Pummel / Various (as Robert Downey)
    - Griffin Dunne/Rosanne Cash (1986) ... Rudy Randolph III (as Robert Downey)
     1985 Deadwait (Short)
     1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini-Series)
    Bruno Mussolini (as Robert Downey)
     1985 Weird Science
    Ian (as Robert Downey)
     1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun
    Punk Party Crasher (uncredited)
     1985 Tuff Turf
    Jimmy Parker (as Robert Downey)
     1984 Firstborn
    Lee
     1983 Baby It's You
    Stewart
     1980 Up the Academy
    Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited)
     1972 Greaser's Palace
    Small Boy in Covered Wagon (uncredited)
     1970 Pound
    Puppy (as Bob Downey)
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    Other Works:

    Release of the music video for the single, "I Want Love," by Elton John, from John's album, "Songs From the West Coast," released October 1, 2001. The video was directed by Matthew Bice, and featured Robert Downey Jr., the only person to physically appear in the video, lip-syncing the entire song, in what appears to be a ... See more »

    Publicity Listings:

    2 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 27 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

    Official Sites:

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    Alternate Names:

    Bob Downey | Robert Downey | Robert Downey Jr

    Height:

    5' 8?" (1.74 m)
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    Did You Know?

    Personal Quote:

    [on the Oscars ceremony] It is amazing to see how people are literally hyperventilating when they get up there, because they have such an attachment to this outcome. See more »

    Trivia:

    Attended Junior High School 104 in Manhattan with fellow actors Jon Cryer, Erica Gimpel and Kadeem Hardison. See more »

    Trademark:

    Sarcastic humorous deliveries while remaining completely stonefaced See more »

    Nickname:

    RDJ See more »

    Star Sign:

    Aries

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