Robert Downey Jr. Bio: Career (movies), Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Fatcs/update
Who is Robert Downey Jr?
Downey is one of the most reputed actors of Hollywood who had played the lead role in various famous American movies like "Iron Man", "The Avengers", "Sherlock Holmes", "Chaplin", etc. Along with it, he is also a good singer.
How was the Early Life of Robert Downey?
He was born on 4 April 1965 in Manhattan, New York City to parents Robert Downey Sr. (an actor and filmmaker) and Elsie Ann Ford (actress). He has two elder siblings. Since his childhood, he was surrounded by drugs so at the very young age i.e six he was offered Marijuana by his own drug addict father. It created a strong and emotional bond between both the father and son as he started taking that drug on a regular basis. He had received his education from Santa Monica High School.
How did Robert Downey start his Career?
He started his acting career at the very young age of six through his father's film 'Pound' in 1970. In 1985 he played a role in the teen sci-fi comedy 'Weird Science' and in the drama 'Less Than Zero' in 1987. In 1992 he got an opportunity to play the lead role in a movie named 'Chaplin' which gave him chance to be nominated an Academy Award for Best Actor and made him won BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. After that in 1993, he got arrested and kept in State Prison in the charge of drug abuse then got admitted to California Substance Abuse Treatment. After being released in 2000 he joined the cast of TV series Ally McBeal playing Calista Flockhart's love interest which gained him Golden Globe Award. After being arrested twice in drug abuse charge in 2000 and 2001 he was fired from film industry which made him last stay in a court-ordered treatment program and finally he received sobriety. For 5 years of abuse, arrests, rehab, relapse he again started his film career.
After playing a character in the black comedy crime 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' in 2005 his film career got improved. Again from 2008, he started his film career playing a character in 'Tropic Thunder' (2008) and got nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. After that, he played the lead role in many movies like 'Iron Man' & 'The Incredible Hulk' which earned $500 million. He earned $1 billion from his four movies 'The Avengers', 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', 'Ironman 3', and 'Caption America'. In 2011, he earned his 2nd Golden Globe Award playing a lead role in 'Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes' (2009).
What is the Net Worth of Robert Downey?
As he is the 3rd highest grossing US domestic box office star his net worth by 2018 is $260 million. From 2014 to 2015 he was on the top list of Forbes as the highest paid actor by earning $80 million within a year. He has a Ranch Style Home for himself in downtown Malibu, California worth of $443,800, Venice Beach Office in California worth of $4.6 million, Pacific Palisade House in California worth $2.5 million. Being a car lover he has an Audi R8 Spyder which is worth of $114,900, Bentley Continental GT worth $201,225, 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 worth $2.4 million and 1965/67 Corvette worth $ 80,000. Also, he has a private jet for personal use and also for rent.
Who is in the Personal life of Robert Downey?
After meeting on the set of the movie, 'Firstborn' he started dating actress Sarah Jessica Parker but after a couple of months, they got separated due to his drug addiction. On 29 May 1992, he married actress/singer Deborah Falconer after a 42-day courtship. The couple had a baby boy Indio Falconer Downey birth in September 1993. Due to his repeated trips to jail and rehab in 2001, his wife left him alone, taking his son with her and finally on April 26, 2004, they got divorced. In 2003, after meeting producer Susan Levin he started dating her and they both got married in August 2005. In February 2012 a baby boy Exton Elias Downey was born and in November 2014 they got another baby girl Avri Roel Downey.
Updates and Facts about Robert Downey
His recent movie "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018) earned $2 billion. He has ranked the 3rd highest-grossing domestic box office of all the time.
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