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Robert Downey Jr.


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 34 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Avengers
The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man
(2012)
Iron Man
Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man
(2008)
Iron Man Three
Iron Man Three Tony Stark
(2013)
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark / Iron Man
(2015)

Filmography

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  Untitled John Brinkley Biopic (announced)
Dr. John Brinkley
 2014 Chef
Marvin
 2010 Love & Distrust (Video)
Rob (segment: "Auto Motives" by Lorraine Bracco)
 2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (Video short)
Kirk Lazarus (uncredited)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk
Tony Stark (uncredited)
 2008 Iron Man (Video Game)
Tony Stark (voice)
 2005 Game 6
Steven Schwimmer
 2004 The Route V50 (Short) (uncredited)
 2004 Eros
Nick Penrose (segment "Equilibrium")
 2003 Whatever We Do (Short)
Bobby
 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
 1999 Bowfinger
Jerry Renfro
 1999 Friends & Lovers
Hans
 1999 In Dreams
Vivian Thompson
 1997 Hugo Pool
Franz
 1997 Two Girls and a Guy
Blake
 1996 Danger Zone
Jim Scott
 1994 Hail Caesar
Jerry
 1988 1969
Ralph Carr
 1988 Rented Lips
Wolf Dangler
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Jack Jericho (as Robert Downey)
 1986 America
Paulie Hackley
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Autumn-Winter 2004) Played the part of the basketball in a Fox Sports TV campaign. Fox recorded Downey's voice and actually filmed his mouth, using computer graphics to superimpose it on the ball itself. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 27 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bob Downey | Robert Downey | Robert Downey Jr

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[2010] Discipline for me is about respect. It's not even about self-respect; it's about respect for life and all it offers. And not indulging. I have happily reconsidered my position on a bunch of things I didn't want on my "no" list despite all evidence that I couldn't handle them. At the end of the day, anything I think I'm sacrificing I'm just giving up because it makes me feel better. See more »

Trivia:

Is the first regular cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975) to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category "Best Actor in a Leading Role". Joan Cusack and Dan Aykroyd were also nominated for Academy Awards some years before Downey, but both were nominated for supporting roles. See more »

Trademark:

Sarcastic humorous deliveries while remaining completely stonefaced See more »

Nickname:

Bob See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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