Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Robert Downey Jr. is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 4 april 1965 at New York City (USA)

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name Robert John Downey Junior
Nationality USA
Birth 4 april 1965 (53 years) at New York City (USA)
Creator of Team Downey

Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
Making his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father's film Pound (1970), he appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985) and the drama Less Than Zero (1987). Other films he has starred in include the action comedy Air America (1990), the comedy Soapdish (1991), and the crime film Natural Born Killers (1994). He starred as Charlie Chaplin, the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

After being released in 2000 from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison where he was on drug charges, Downey joined the cast of the TV series Ally McBeal playing Calista Flockhart's love interest. His performance was praised and he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film. His character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey finally achieved sobriety.

His more recent films include the musical comedy crime film The Singing Detective (2003), the supernatural horror film Gothika (2003), the crime comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), the animated science fiction thriller A Scanner Darkly (2006), the mystery thriller Zodiac (2007), and the satirical action comedy Tropic Thunder (2008), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Beginning in 2008, Downey has portrayed the role of Marvel Comics superhero Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in several films as either the lead role, member of an ensemble cast, or in a cameo. He played the title character in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel (2011).

Downey has starred in several movies that have each grossed over $500 million at the box office worldwide. Three of those films, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Iron Man 3, each earned over $1 billion. For three consecutive years from 2012-2015, Downey has topped the Forbes list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors, making an estimated $80 million in earnings between June 2014 and June 2015.

Biography

Relationships and marriages
Downey started dating actress Sarah Jessica Parker after meeting her on the set of Firstborn. They separated in 1991 because of his drug addiction, according to Downey.

He married actress/singer Deborah Falconer on May 29, 1992, after a 42-day courtship, and had a son with her, Indio Falconer Downey, born on September 7, 1993 in Los Angeles County, California. 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 Indio with her. Downey and Falconer finalized their divorce on April 26, 2004.



In 2003, Downey met producer Susan Levin, an Executive Vice President of Production at Joel Silver's film company, Silver Pictures on the set of Gothika. Downey and Susan quietly struck up a romance during production, though Susan turned down his romantic advances twice. 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. The couple were married on August 27, 2005, in a Jewish ceremony at Amagansett, New York. They have a son together named Exton Elias Downey, born on February 7, 2012 in Los Angeles. A tattoo on one of his biceps reads "Suzie Q" in tribute to her.

On July 9, 2014, he announced via Facebook and Twitter that he and his wife were expecting a daughter in November. On November 4, Susan gave birth to a girl named Avri Roel Downey.


Addiction and sobriety
Downey maintains that he has been drug-free since July 2003, thanks to his family, therapy, meditation, twelve-step recovery programs, yoga and the practice of Wing Chun kung fu. Downey has credited his wife with helping him kick his drug and alcohol habits. "There's no understanding for me of the bigger picture in real time in a hands-on way without her. Because it was the perfect, perfect, perfect matching of personalities and gifts." He has described his religious beliefs as "Jewish-Buddhist", studies astrology, and in the past has been interested in Christianity and the Hare Krishna ideology. In a panel discussion, Rachel McAdams, who co-starred with Downey in Sherlock Holmes, called him a "superhero" for his "committed" work ethic. On the same panel, Downey described how he worked long hours and many weekends to ensure the accuracy of his portrayal of Holmes so as to help make the film a success.

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. Said Gibson 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, Robert Downey Jr. was being honored at the 25th American Cinematheque Awards. Downey chose Gibson to present him with his award for his life's work. After Gibson's introduction, Downey did not discuss himself; instead he explained why he chose Gibson, and continued to utilize his air time by saying a few kind words about his friend. After relaying how Gibson helped him through his hardships, Downey addressed his fellow entertainers directly: "I humbly ask that you join me – unless you are completely without sin, and in which case you picked the wrong fucking industry – in forgiving my friend of his trespasses and offering him the same clean slate that you gave me and allowing him to continue his great and on-going contribution to our collective art without shame." After the speech, the two friends hugged onstage, to a standing ovation.

Downey has indicated 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." Downey is on the board of Anti-Recidivism Coalition.

On June 29, 2014, Downey's son Indio was arrested in West Hollywood, California, and taken into custody on felony cocaine possession charges after the car he was a passenger in was pulled over. When Downey bailed his son out, he stated that "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we're all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being. We're grateful to the Sheriff's department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale."

Best films

The Avengers (2012)
(Actor)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
(Actor)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
(Actor)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
(Actor)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
(Actor)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
(Actor)

Usually with

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(10 films)
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
(9 films)
Kevin Feige
Kevin Feige
(10 films)
Susan Downey
Susan Downey
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Robert Downey Jr. (82 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

All-Star Weekend
Directed by Jamie Foxx
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jamie Foxx, Eva Longoria, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Piven, Jessica Szohr, Benicio del Toro

Deux conducteurs de dépanneuse, Malik et Danny, sont des fans absolus de basketball, en particulier des joueurs LeBron James et Stephen Curry.
Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Tony Stark / Iron Man
Rating84% 4.248114.248114.248114.248114.24811
Alors que les Avengers et leurs alliés ont continué de protéger le monde face à des menaces bien trop grandes pour être combattues par un héros seul, un nouveau danger est venu de l'espace : Thanos. Despote craint dans tout l'univers, Thanos a pour objectif de recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité, des artefacts parmi les plus puissants de l'univers, et de les utiliser afin d’imposer sa volonté sur toute la réalité. Tous les combats que les Avengers ont menés culminent dans cette bataille, qui décidera du destin de la Terre et du reste de l'univers, et qui impliquera tous les héros déjà connus, dont les Gardiens de la Galaxie.
Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2h13
Directed by Jon Watts
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya Coleman, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Keaton
Roles Tony Stark / Iron Man
Rating74% 3.748723.748723.748723.748723.74872
À la suite de sa participation à l'affrontement entre Iron Man et Captain America, Peter Parker, un jeune lycéen fréquentant le lycée de Midtown continue à se servir de ses pouvoirs sous le masque de Spider-Man pour lutter contre la criminalité qui ronge la ville de New York, tout en essayant de trouver un équilibre entre sa vie de lycéen, son amour secret pour Liz Allen, son ami Ned Leeds et sa carrière de super-héros masqué. Mais avec la venue d'un nouveau super-vilain nommé le Vautour équipé d'un exosquelette créé à partir de technologie Chitauri (depuis la bataille de New York), Peter devra faire ses preuves en affrontant ce dernier pour prouver à Tony Stark qu'il peut être un membre des Avengers.
Captain America: Civil War, 2h27
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Tony Stark / Iron Man
Rating77% 3.8944653.8944653.8944653.8944653.894465
Le Soldat de l'Hiver (alias Bucky Barnes) a autrefois été reconditionné dans une base militaire soviétique sibérienne et hypnotisé à l'aide de certains mots. Quiconque prononce ces mots en russe plonge le Soldat de l'Hiver en transe et peut lui donner n'importe quel ordre sans qu'il puisse désobéir. C'est ainsi qu'en 1991, le Soldat de l'Hiver a provoqué l'arrêt brutal d'une voiture pour s'emparer dans son coffre d'une valise avec un étrange contenu.
The Nice Guys, 1h56
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley
Roles Sid Shattuck (uncredited)
Rating73% 3.6967753.6967753.6967753.6967753.696775
Set during the 1970s, a Los Angeles private detective partners up with a rookie police officer to inquire about the apparent suicide of a fading porn star.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2h22
Directed by Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Aviation films, Hulk (comics) films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Robot films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Lee Renner, Chris Evans
Roles Tony Stark / Iron Man
Rating73% 3.6990753.6990753.6990753.6990753.699075
In the Eastern European country of Sokovia, the Avengers – Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner (Hulk), Natasha Romanoff, and Clint Barton – raid a Hydra outpost led by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who has been experimenting on humans using the scepter previously wielded by Loki. They encounter two of Strucker's experiments – twins Pietro, who has superhuman speed, and Wanda Maximoff, who can manipulate minds and project energy – and apprehend Strucker, while Stark retrieves Loki's scepter.
The Judge
The Judge (2014)
, 2h21
Directed by David Dobkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga, Ian Nelson, Leighton Meester, Eric West, Ian Nelson
Roles Henry 'Hank' Palmer
Rating73% 3.699283.699283.699283.699283.69928
Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a successful defense attorney in Chicago who has been estranged from his family in a small town in Indiana for a couple of years. His brother Glen (Vincent D'Onofrio) calls with news that their mother has died. As he leaves to fly to his hometown of Carlinville, it is revealed that Hank is going through a divorce and custody battle for his young daughter.
Chef
Chef (2014)
, 1h54
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Cooking films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo
Roles Marvin
Rating72% 3.6493.6493.6493.6493.649
Miami-born Carl Casper is the head chef of Gauloise in Brentwood, California. While popular with his kitchen staff and hostess Molly, the restaurant owner Riva wants Carl to stick to tired "classics" rather than innovative dishes. Carl has a strained relationship with his tech-savvy preteen son Percy and rich ex-wife Inez.
Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 (2013)
, 2h10
Directed by Shane Black
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak
Roles Tony Stark
Rating71% 3.5971953.5971953.5971953.5971953.597195
Tony Stark recalls a New Years Eve party in 1999 where he meets scientist Maya Hansen, the inventor of Extremis, an experimental regenerative treatment intended to allow recovery from crippling injuries. Disabled scientist Aldrich Killian offers them a place in his company Advanced Idea Mechanics, but Stark rejects the offer, humiliating Killian.
The Avengers, 2h22
Directed by Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in the future, Hulk (comics) films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Lee Renner
Roles Tony Stark / Iron Man
Rating76% 3.814693.814693.814693.814693.81469
The Asgardian Loki encounters the Other, the leader of an extraterrestrial race known as the Chitauri. In exchange for retrieving the Tesseract, a powerful energy source of unknown potential, the Other promises Loki an army with which he can subjugate Earth. Nick Fury, director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and his lieutenant Agent Maria Hill arrive at a remote research facility during an evacuation, where physicist Dr. Erik Selvig is leading a research team experimenting on the Tesseract. Agent Phil Coulson explains that the object has begun radiating an unusual form of energy. The Tesseract suddenly activates and opens a wormhole, allowing Loki to reach Earth. Loki takes the Tesseract and uses his scepter to enslave Selvig and a couple of agents, including Clint Barton, to aid him in his getaway.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, 2h9
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Sherlock Holmes films, Steampunk films, Buddy films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Kelly Reilly
Roles Sherlock Holmes
Rating74% 3.7470053.7470053.7470053.7470053.747005
In 1891, Irene Adler delivers a package to Herr Dr. Hoffmanstahl; payment for a letter he was to deliver. Hoffmanstahl opens the package, triggering a hidden bomb that is prevented from detonating by the intervention of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes takes the letter while Adler and Hoffmanstahl escape. Holmes finds Hoffmanstahl assassinated moments later. Adler meets with Professor Moriarty to explain the events, but Moriarty poisons and kills her — deeming her position compromised by her love for Holmes.
Marvel One-Shots
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Clark Gregg, Maximiliano Hernández, Tim Roth, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Bradford, Robert Downey Jr.
Roles Tony Stark (archive footage)
Rating65% 3.297553.297553.297553.297553.29755
L'agent du S.H.I.E.L.D. Phil Coulson rejoint l'agent Sitwell afin de discuter de la décision de faire d'Emil Blonsky/L'Abomination un membre du projet "Avengers" et des moyens de l'empêcher…
Due Date
Due Date (2010)
, 1h35
Directed by Todd Phillips
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Foxx, RZA
Roles Peter Highman
Rating65% 3.2986753.2986753.2986753.2986753.298675
Peter Highman (Robert Downey, Jr.) is on a plane, flying home to be with his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), who is due to give birth. Sitting behind Peter is a man named Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis), who is going to LA to be an actor and is planning to scatter his recently deceased father's ashes at the Grand Canyon. When Ethan misuses the words "terrorist" and "bomb" while talking to Peter, they are both escorted off the plane. This is only the first of a series of misadventures caused by the drastically dysfunctional Ethan. Peter, now on the No Fly List and missing his wallet, agrees to drive with Ethan to Los Angeles.