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Robert Downey Jr Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Robert Downey Jr Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor and producer. His career has been characterized by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, before a resurgence of commercial success later in his career. In 2008, Downey was named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world, and from 2013 to 2015, he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.

At the age of 5, he made his acting debut in his father’s film Pound in 1970. He subsequently worked with the Brat Pack in the teen films Weird Science (1985) and Less Than Zero (1987). In 1992, Downey portrayed the title character in the biopic Chaplin, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a BAFTA Award. Following a stint at the Corcoran Substance Abuse Treatment Facility on drug charges, he joined the TV series Ally McBeal, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He was fired from the show in the wake of drug charges in 2000 and 2001. He stayed in a court-ordered drug treatment program and has maintained his sobriety since 2003.

Initially, bond completion companies would not insure Downey, until Mel Gibson paid the insurance bond for the 2003 film The Singing Detective. He went on to star in the black comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), the thriller Zodiac (2007), and the action comedy Tropic Thunder (2008); for the latter he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Downey gained global recognition for starring as Tony Stark / Iron Man in ten films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Iron Man (2008). He has also played the title character in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes (2009), which earned him his second Golden Globe, and its sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).

Early life and Family

Downey was born in Manhattan, New York City, the younger of two children. His father, Robert Downey Sr., was an actor and filmmaker, while his mother, Elsie Ann (née Ford), was an actress who appeared in Downey Sr.’s films. Downey’s father was of half Lithuanian Jewish, one-quarter Hungarian Jewish, and one-quarter Irish descent, while Downey’s mother had Scottish, German, and Swiss ancestry. Robert’s original family name was Elias which was changed by his father to enlist in the Army. Downey and his older sister Allyson grew up in Greenwich Village.

As a child, Downey was “surrounded by drugs.” His father, a drug addict, allowed Downey to use marijuana at age six, an incident which his father later said he regretted. Downey later stated that drug use became an emotional bond between him and his father: “When my dad and I would do drugs together, it was like him trying to express his love for me in the only way he knew how.” Eventually, Downey began spending every night abusing alcohol and “making a thousand phone calls in pursuit of drugs”.

During his childhood, Downey had minor roles in his father’s films. He made his acting debut at the age of five, playing a sick puppy in the absurdist comedy Pound (1970), and then at seven appeared in the surrealist Western Greaser’s Palace (1972). At the age of 10, he was living in England and studied classical ballet as part of a larger curriculum. He attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York as a teenager. When his parents divorced in 1978, Downey moved to California with his father, but in 1982, he dropped out of Santa Monica High School, and moved back to New York to pursue an acting career full-time.

Downey and Kiefer Sutherland, who shared the screen in the 1988 drama 1969, were roommates for three years when he first moved to Hollywood to pursue his career in acting.

Personal life

Downey started dating actress Sarah Jessica Parker in 1984 after meeting her on the set of Firstborn. The couple later separated in 1991 due to his drug addiction.

He married actress and singer Deborah Falconer on May 29, 1992, after a 42-day courtship. Their son, Indio Falconer Downey, was born in September 1993. The strain on their marriage from Downey’s repeated trips to rehab and jail finally reached a breaking point; in 2001, in the midst of Downey’s last arrest and sentencing to an extended stay in rehab, Falconer left Downey and took their son with her. Downey and Falconer finalized their divorce on April 26, 2004.

In 2003, Downey met producer Susan Downey (née Levin), an Executive Vice President of Production at Joel Silver’s film company, Silver Pictures on the set of Gothika. Though Susan twice turned down his amorous advances, she and Downey did quietly strike up a romance during production. Despite Susan’s worries that the romance would not last after the completion of shooting because “he’s an actor; I have a real job”, the couple’s relationship continued after production wrapped on Gothika, and Downey proposed to Susan on the night before her thirtieth birthday. In August 2005, the couple were married, in a Jewish ceremony, at Amagansett, New York. A tattoo on one of his biceps reads “Suzie Q” in tribute to her. The Downeys’ first child, a son named Exton Elias, was born in February 2012, and their second, a daughter named Avri Roel, was born in November 2014.

Downey has been a close friend of Mel Gibson since they starred in Air America. Downey defended Gibson during the controversy surrounding The Passion of the Christ, and said “nobody’s perfect” in reference to Gibson’s DUI. Gibson said of Downey: “He was one of the first people to call and offer the hand of friendship. He just said, ‘Hey, welcome to the club. Let’s go see what we can do to work on ourselves.'” In October 2011, Downey was being honored at the 25th American Cinematheque Awards; Downey chose Gibson to present him with his award for his life’s work and used his air time to say a few kind words about Gibson and explain why he chose him to present the award.

Robert Downey Jr Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Bio
Real NameRobert John Downey Jr.
NicknameRJD, Bob, Bob Downey
ProfessionActor
Famous RolesChaplin
Iron Man
Sherlock Holmes
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 174 cm
in meters- 1.74 m
in Feet Inches- 5’8½”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 172 lbs
Body Measurements– Chest: 43 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthApril 4, 1965
Age (as in 2022)57 Years
Birth PlaceManhattan, New York, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
NationalityAmerican
HometownGreenwich Village
SchoolSanta Monica High School (Dropped out)
CollegeN/A
DebutFilm – Pound (1970)
TV -Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Album – The Futurist
FamilyFather Robert Downey Sr.(Actor)
Mother Elsie Ann (Actres)
Sister Allyson
ReligionJewish
EthnicityScottish, German, Swiss, Lithuanian Jewish, Hungarian Jewish, Irish.
Fan Mail AddressRobert Downey Jr.
Team Downey
1311 Abbot Kinney
Venice, CA 90291-3739
USA
HobbiesMartial Arts Wing Chun
Favorite ActorPeter O’Toole
Major ControversiesDowney has been arrested multiple times for possessing and abusing drugs throughout the period of 1996-2001. He was also once caught with cocaine, heroin, marijuana and an unloaded .357 Magnum handgun while speeding on the Sunset Boulevard.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsJennifer Jason Leigh
Sarah Jessica Parker(1984-1991)
Winona Ryder (1988, RUMOR)
Deborah Falconer (1992-2001)
Marisa Tomei (1994)
Calista Flockhart (2000, RUMOR)
Susan Downey (2003-present)
Wife/SpouseDeborah Falconer
(m. 1992; div. 2004)
Susan Downey (m. 2005)
Current Relationship StatusMarried to Susan Downey (m. 2005)
ChildrenSon – Indio
Daughter – Avri
Son – Exton
Money Factor
Net Worth$170 million

Political views

In a 2008 interview, Downey stated that his time in prison changed his political point of view somewhat, saying: “I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t. I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics ever since.” However, when asked about the quote in a 2015 interview to promote Avengers: Age of Ultron, he denied that his previous statement reflected any longstanding beliefs on his part, and stated: “I wouldn’t say that I’m a Republican or a liberal or a Democrat.”

Downey serves on the board of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition.

In January 2020, during the promotions of his film Dolittle, Downey announced that he had made the decision to adopt a vegan diet, in response to the debate about the climate crisis, stating that “I’m a one-man carbon footprint nightmare colossus” and believes he can do his part to contribute. Downey previously announced his opening of The Footprint Coalition, an organization he launched to reduce carbon footprints around the world using advanced technology. The Footprint Coalition promotes technologies that protect the environment such as French insect-farming startup Ynsect, the bio-based alternative to plastic manufacturer RWDC, and bamboo toilet paper manufacturer Cloud Paper.

Music

Downey has sung on several soundtracks for his films, including for Chaplin, Too Much Sun, Two Girls and a Guy, Friends and Lovers, The Singing Detective, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. In 2001, he appeared in the music video for Elton John’s song, “I Want Love”. He released a CD in 2004 called The Futurist, and while promoting his film Tropic Thunder, he and his co-stars Ben Stiller and Jack Black were back-up singers “The Pips” to Gladys Knight singing “Midnight Train to Georgia”.

Downey’s most commercially successful recording venture to date (combining sales and radio airplay) has been his remake of the 1973 Joni Mitchell Christmas song “River”, which was included on the Ally McBeal tie-in album Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas, released in 2000; Downey’s character Larry Paul performs the song in the Ally McBeal episode “Tis the Season”.

Production company

On June 14, 2010, Downey and his wife Susan opened their own production company called Team Downey. Their first project was The Judge.

Discography

Studio album

  • The Futurist (2004)

Soundtrack appearances

YearSongSoundtrack
1992“Smile”Chaplin OST
1993“The Star-Spangled Banner”Heart and Souls OST
2000“White Christmas”Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas
2000“River”Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas
2001“Every Breath You Take”Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life featuring Vonda Shepard
2001“Chances Are”Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life featuring Vonda Shepard
2001“Snakes”Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life featuring Vonda Shepard
2003“In My Dreams”The Singing Detective OST
2005“Broken”Kiss Kiss Bang Bang OST

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRole
1970PoundPuppy
1972Greaser’s PalaceSmall Boy in Covered Wagon
1975Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos TonightHimself
1980Up the AcademyBoy on Soccer Team
1983Baby It’s YouStewart
1984FirstbornLee
1985Tuff TurfJimmy Parker
Girls Just Want to Have FunPunk Party CrasherUncredited
Weird ScienceIan
DeadwaitShort
1986Back to SchoolDerek Lutz
1987The Pick-up ArtistJack Jericho
Less Than ZeroJulian Wells
1988Johnny Be GoodLeo Wiggins
Rented LipsWolf Dangler
1969Ralph Karr
That’s AdequateAlbert Einstein
1989True BelieverRoger Baron
Chances AreAlex Finch / Louie Jefferies
1990Air AmericaBilly Covington
1991Too Much SunReed Richmond
SoapdishDavid Seton Barnes
1992ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
1993Heart and SoulsThomas Reilly
The Last PartyHimselfDocumentary; also writer
Short CutsBill Bush
1994Hail CaesarJerry
Natural Born KillersWayne Gale
Only YouPeter Wright
1995Richard IIIEarl Rivers
Home for the HolidaysTommy Larson
RestorationRobert Merivel
1996Danger ZoneJim Scott
1997One Night StandCharlie
Two Girls and a GuyBlake Allen
Hugo PoolAhmad Rojikin
1998The Gingerbread ManClyde Pell
U.S. MarshalsSpecial Agent John Royce
1999In DreamsVivian Thompson
Friends & LoversHans
BowfingerJerry Renfro
Black and WhiteTerry Donager
2000Wonder BoysTerry Crabtree
2002LethargyAnimal therapist
2003Whatever We DoBobby
The Singing DetectiveDan Dark
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles ChaplinHimselfDocumentary
GothikaPete Graham
2004ErosNick Penrose
2005Game 6Steven Schwimmer
Kiss Kiss Bang BangHarry Lockhart
The OutsiderHimselfDocumentary
Good Night, and Good LuckJoseph Wershba
Hubert Selby Jr.: It/ll Be Better TomorrowNarratorDocumentary
2006A Guide to Recognizing Your SaintsDito Montiel
The Shaggy DogDr. Kozak
A Scanner DarklyJames Barris
FurLionel Sweeney
2007ZodiacPaul Avery
Lucky YouTelephone JackCameo
Charlie BartlettPrincipal Nathan Gardner
2008Iron ManTony Stark / Iron Man
The Incredible HulkTony Stark / Iron ManUncredited cameo
Tropic ThunderKirk Lazarus
2009The SoloistSteve Lopez
Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes
2010Iron Man 2Tony Stark / Iron Man
Love & DistrustRobSegment: “Auto Motives”
Due DatePeter Highman
2011Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsSherlock Holmes
2012The AvengersTony Stark / Iron Man
2013Iron Man 3Tony Stark / Iron Man
2014The JudgeHank Palmer
ChefMarvinCameo
2015Avengers: Age of UltronTony Stark / Iron Man
2016The Nice GuysSid Shattuck
Captain America: Civil WarTony Stark / Iron Man
2017Spider-Man: HomecomingTony Stark / Iron Man
2018Avengers: Infinity WarTony Stark / Iron Man
2019Avengers: EndgameTony Stark / Iron Man
2020DolittleDr. John Dolittle
2023OppenheimerLewis Strauss
TBAAll-Star WeekendMexican Stranger
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