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American actor, film producer, and musician


Robert John Downey, Jr., is an American actor, film producer, and musician. Downey made his screen debut at the age of five when he appeared in one of his father's films, and has worked consistently in film and television ever since. During the 1980s, he had roles in a series of coming of age films associated with the Brat Pack. Less Than Zero (1987) is particularly notable, not only because it was the first time Downey's acting would be acknowledged by critics, but also because the role pushed Downey's already existing drug habit one step further. After Zero, Downey started landing roles in bigger films such as Air America (1990) and Soapdish (1991). These higher-profile roles eventually led to his being cast as Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin, for which he gained an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

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 Growing up, no, but in my mid-30s in Palm Springs, right before an arrest, yes,” Downey said. “It was a premonition. 
— Robert Downey Jr. when asked if he'd ever dressed up as a superhero in his childhood / April 24, 2010
 I think a hero is someone who, if they’re abroad or traveling, they go to the Goop website to find out what restaurants to go to, what clothing shops they might enjoy, and what sights they should see. They do that not fearlessly, but they do it in spite of their fear. 
— Robert Downey Jr. joking when asked to define a superhero / April 24, 2010
 Doing Sherlock Holmes I really got into my development as a martial artist and now coming into Iron Man 2 I really took it a stage further. The thing is anyone can put on a suit and kick ass but it’s another thing to actually know how to fight. 
— Robert Downey Jr. saying his role in Sherlock Holmes helped him prepare for Iron Man 2 / April 23, 2010
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 We love working together. It’s hard not to work together and, believe me, I know my place. Making movies is so energy and time-consuming that it takes you away from your real life for big chunks of time and, so, I get to escape with her as opposed to from her. 
— Robert Downey Jr. loves working with her producer wife / April 22, 2010
 Because I’m married to a producer, I’m also kind of being given an education into what it’s like to manage a bunch of creeps like me, and what it actually takes to get something done, 
— Robert Downey Jr. / April 22, 2010

 I have an Iron Man head at home and various other bits downstairs but my home isn’t a shrine to Iron Man. But I think it’s cool. 
— Robert Downey Jr. / April 18, 2010
 It’s mind-blowing to me because I’d always felt like I wanted to — and could — do something like this. I have probably taken Iron Man 2 more seriously than any other movie I’ve ever done, which is appropriately ridiculous for Hollywood. 
— Robert Downey Jr. can't wait for his fans to watch Iron Man 2 / April 18, 2010
 I don’t joke when I say she is my better half, She truly is. I cannot believe what a fantastic life I have today. But here’s the thing, she didn’t change me at all. She just gave me an ultimatum at a certain point. 
— Robert Downey Jr. is a happy married man / April 09, 2010
 Ultimately, we both changed a lot so that now I can’t ever imagine a life before her. I’ve certainly come to believe that Mrs. Downey and I together are definitely better than me alone or me and anybody else. 
— Robert Downey Jr. is a happy married man / April 09, 2010
 It’s pretty miraculous. Although I’m not sure the public’s opinion of me changed, it was more of a movie industry thing. Nonetheless, it’s mind-blowing to me because I always felt like I could do something like this, even when nobody else agreed. It’s wild. 
— Robert Downey Jr. on the turnaround of his image after acting in the Iron Man / April 09, 2010