Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of high school to pursue an acting career.
  • Won the title role of Chaplin over Dustin Hoffman, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams.
  • Received "Man of the Year" honors from Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals in February 2004.
  • Released debut album, The Futurist, in 2004. Its highlight: a duet with Yes lead singer Jon Anderson on the classic Yes track "Your Move."
  • Son Indio appears in the opening scene of Downey's 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang as a younger version of Downey's character.
  • Launched the production company Team Downey in 2010, along with his producer wife, Susan.

Awards

  • 2014, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Action Movie Star: Winner
  • 2006, Sundance Film Festival — Dramatic Special Jury Award: Best Ensemble Performance: Winner
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Actor: Winner
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: Winner
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Actor: Winner
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Superhero: Winner
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Elsie Downey — Mother
  • Sarah Jessica Parker — Ex-significant Other
  • Susan Downey — Wife
  • Allyson Downey — Sister
  • Robert Downey Sr. — Father
  • Deborah Falconer — Ex-wife
  • Exton Elias Downey — Son
  • Indio Falconer Downey — Son
  • Laura Downey — Stepmother
  • Avri Roel Downey — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Robert John Downey Jr.
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Birthday: April 4, 1965, Aries
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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