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Robert Downey Jr.
BornRobert John Downey, Jr.
(1965-04-04) 4 Aprile 1965 (age 59)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
ThriftActor, filmmaker, sangster
Years active1970–present
PawrentsRobert Downey, Sr.
Elsie Downey

Robert John Downey Jr. (born Aprile 4, 1965)[1] is an American actor an sangster. His career haes includit creetical an popular success in his youth, follaed bi a period o substance abuiss an legal tribbles, an a resurgence o commercial success in middle age. For three consecutive years frae 2012 tae 2015, Downey tappit the Forbes leet o Hollywood's heichest-paid actors, makkin an estimated $80 million in earnins atween Juin 2014 an Juin 2015.[2][3]

Makkin his actin debut at the age o five, appearin in his father's film Pound (1970), Downey Jr. appeared in roles associatit wi the Brat Pack, sic as the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985) an the drama Less Than Zero (1987). He starned as the teetle chairacter in the 1992 film Chaplin, that earnt him a nomination for the Academy Awaird for Best Actor an wan him the BAFTA Awaird for Best Actor in a Leadin Role. Efter being released in 2000 frae the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison whaur he wis on drog chairges, Downey jynt the cast o the TV series Ally McBeal playin Calista Flockhart's luve interest. This earnt him a Gowden Globe Awaird. His chairacter wis written oot whan Downey wis fired efter twa drog arrests in late 2000 an early 2001. Efter his last stay in a coort-ordered drog treatment program, Downey achieved sobriety.

Downey Jr.'s career prospects impruived whan he featurt in the black comedy crime Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), the meestery thriller Zodiac (2007), an the satirical action comedy Tropic Thunder (2008); for the latter he wis nominatit for an Academy Awaird for Best Supportin Actor. Beginnin in 2008, Downey begoud portrayin the role o Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearin in several films as aither the lead role, member o an ensemble cast, or in a cameo. Ilk o thir films, wi the exception o The Incredible Hulk, haes grossed ower $500 million at the box office warldwide; five o thir—Marvel Avengers Assemble, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, an Avengers: Infinity War—earnt ower $1 billion.

Downey Jr. haes an aw played the teetle chairacter in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes (2009), that earned him his seicont Golden Globe win, and its sequel (2011), both of which have earned over $500 million at the box office worldwide.

As of 2018, the U.S. domestic box-office grosses of Downey Jr.'s films total over US $4.6 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $10.5 billion, making Downey Jr. the third highest-grossing U.S. domestic box-office star of all time.[4]

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  1. "Robert Downey Jr. Biography". The Biography Channel. Retrieved 26 Apryle 2014.
  2. "Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes' List Of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actors". Forbes. 16 Julie 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  3. Robehmed, Natalie. "The World's Highest-Paid Actors 2015: Robert Downey Jr. Leads With $80 Million Haul". forbes.com. Forbes Magazine. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. "Box Office Mojo – People Index". www.boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 16 November 2016.