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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 33 wins & 84 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 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 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 / Paul Simon / John Cougar Melloncamp / ...
- Jimmy Breslin and Marvin Hagler/Level 42/E.G. Daily (1986) ... Various (as Robert Downey)
- Catherine Oxenberg and Paul Simon/Ladysmith Black Mambazo (1986) ... Paul Simon / Various (as Robert Downey)
- Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) ... Various (as Robert Downey)
- Oprah Winfrey/Joe Jackson (1986) ... John Cougar Melloncamp / Various (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:

TV commercial, "Your Vote is Your Voice," with Robert Downey Jr. and Sarah Jessica Parker, and directed by Lawrence Bridges, for Rock The Vote. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 26 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 24 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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Personal Quote:

(2010, on landing Iron Man (2008)) I prepared for the screen test so feverishly that I literally made it impossible for anybody to do a better job. I had never worked on something that way before; I was so familiar with six or nine pages of dialogue, I had thought of every possible scenario. At a certain point during the screen test, I was so overwhelmed with anxiety about the opportunity that I ... See more »

Trivia:

Was approached to do the part as Zaphod Beeblebrox in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005). See more »

Trademark:

Known for not being especially humble See more »

Nickname:

Bob See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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