Robert Downey Jr. is a popular American actor who has done a lot of prominent work in the entertainment industry. He has done a diverse range of movies that include ‘Iron Man,’ ‘The Avengers, ‘Sherlock Holmes‘ and ‘Chaplin.‘ Due to his talent and hard work he has become one of the most sought after actors in the industry today. However due to his struggle with dugs has is facing many challenges in life. Eventually he has worked hard to turn his life around and earned a lot of critical and popular acclaim both.
Bio & Early Life
Robert Downey Jr was born on 4th April, 1965. You will not be surprised to know that he starting acting since he was a child. He is the son of popular filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. His mother was an actress and he is inspired by her performances. Robert has one older sister Alison and he was raised in Greenwich Village. Initially he did many small roles in his father’s movies. His parents parted ways when he was only 13. However he ended up living with his father and at the age of 16 moved out of high school. It helped him relocate in New York with his mother and he started concentrating on acting.
Net Worth, Personal Life & Challenges
The total net worth of Robert is estimated to be around $300 million. His major source of income is his acting profession. Due to his popularity and love from fans he is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.
Personal life of Robert is very interesting and fans are curious to know more about him. He got married to actress Deborah Falconer in May 1992. Two years later the couple was welcomes a son named Indio. Anthony Michael Hall became the grandfather of the baby boy. In 1996 he got into a controversy as he was stopped by a police in his Porsche car.
You will be surprised to know that he was found without clothes and with possession of cocaine and heroin. After a month he was even charged for this controversy. After a 12 month stay in prison he went to the drug rehab. In 2000 he was arrested again as he was found with cocaine in Palm Springs hotel room.
Movies: Box Office Hits
Robert started his career in 2003 and he starred opposite Halle Berry in Gothika. It performed well at the box office but critics weren’t in favor of it. Apart from that he continued to work hard and dedicate time for a lot of other movies. The best thing about Downey is that he is a diverse actor who can fit into any role that is given to him. After achieving critical acclaim from Chaplin he decided to become an anchor for a documentary. He had to work his way towards the top and wasn’t an easy journey. Here is a list of movies that have become prominent in his career:
- Iron Man
- Tropic Thunder
- The Soloist
- Sherlock Holmes
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
- The Judge
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Captain America: Civil War
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Avengers: Endgame
Despite the challenges in his personal life, Robert Jr continued to work in television. He has given us a lot of memorable performances especially in Wonder Boys (2000). Apart from that he worked in many roles in films too. As he moved to the small screen he immediately started getting many roles. Soon after, he became a regular member of popular show Ally McBeal, starring Calista Flockhart.
With this new and exciting roles he impressed fans and critics with his diverse talent. He has got millions of fans around the globe as they find him talented and likeable too. After giving so many good performances he went on to win Golden Globe award in 2001. Similarly he won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award.
Robert spend most of his time that is nearly half a decade in Marvel branded movies. If this isn’t enough he became reemerged as the host of the YouTube Series ‘The Age of AI beginning’ in 2019. He did another interesting role of a veterinarian who talks to animals in Dolittle. It gets all the inspiration from the classic children book series written by British author Hugh Lofting.
Many fans are curious to know about the upcoming projects of Robert. Some of his new projects include Marvel’s Black Widow and the sports comedy-drama All-Star Weekend. He is not taking any of his personal and professional duty for granted. Here is what he says in an interview:
“I think part of my destiny has to be realizing that I’m not the poster boy for drug abuse. “I’m just this guy who has a really strong sense of wanting home and wanting foundation and having not had it, I now choose to create it.”