Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor, born April 4, 1965 in New York.
Revealed in the late 1980s, he was named to the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1993 for his performance of Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, but then went on to experience a vacuum due to serious drug and alcohol problems. He was re-established and made a strong comeback and, in 2008, became Iron Man’s performer in Marvel studios’ films. This role, which he performed in the Iron Man trilogy as well as in the films of the series Avengers, Captain America and Spider-Man, earned him one of the best-paid actors in the wor
Born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York, Robert Downey Jr. is the son of actors Robert Downey Sr. and Elsie Ann Ford. Of Irish, Lithuanian and Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Scottish, German and Swiss on the side of her mother[ref. required], he has an older sister named Allyson3
In 1970, he appeared in a film by his father, when he was only five years old. Some time after the divorce of his parents, he goes back to live with his father in Los Angeles, where he makes small jobs (he works in a restaurant or in a shoe shop) and plays in small plays after dropping out of colle
He participates in a mini-series, Mussolini: The Untold Story, then is engaged for the 1985-1986 season in the troupe of the series Saturday Night Live, then leaves for Hollywood, where he won second roles in teen bands before winning the headliner in a James Toback film, The Pick-Up Artist, in 1987. That same year, he drew attention as a young drug addict in Neige sur Beverly Hills, an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’s Less Than Zero novel. He then continued his engagements, expanding his roles to include celebrities like James Woods in Coupable Ressemblance and Mel Gi
In an episode of the Ally McBeal series, he sings Every Breath You Take with Sting11. After an appearance in Elton John’s video I Want Love in 2000, he shows his talents as a musician (vocals, keyboards, percussions, composition) with the album The Futurist, released in 2004. The song Broken, from this album, is played in the ending credits of the film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).
Robert Downey is a friend of Mel Gibson’s since they played together in Air America.Downey supported Gibson during the controversy surrounding Christ’s Passion, and defended him when he was arrested for drunk driving, saying, “No one is perfect.” Gibson said, “He was one of the first to call to remind me of his friendship.He just said, “Hey, welcome to the club.Let’s see what we can do to work on ourselves.” And Mel Gibson helped him personally when he had alcohol problems.
Robert Downey created a private equity fund called Downey Ventures primarily for YouTube-related companies. On December 20, 2012, Maker Studios announced that it had completed a USD 36 million fund-raiser led by Time Warner Investments but also including the Downey Ventures fund. On 20 May 2014, Downey Ventures participates in the creation of the company Epoxy providing tools to the Youtubers connecting them to their fans through social networks.
As a child, Robert was “surrounded by drugs.” His father, who was an addict, allowed him to use marijuana when he was only six years old. Asked later about his drug use, Robert Downey Jr. “When my father and I used drugs together, it was like he was trying to express his love for me.” At a very young age, he also began to become addicted to alcohol. In 1984, he met Sarah Jessica Parker on the shooting of Firstborn but their relationship ended after seven years of life together because of the drug problems of the actor.
In 2005 he married Susan Nicole Levin, whom he met on the filming of Gothika and with whom he founded his own production company Team Downey .Their first child, named Exton Elias, was born on February 7, 2012, followed on November 4, 2014 by a little girl, avri Roel. Robert is already the father of a boy named Indio, born on September 7, 1993 from his previous marriage with actress and singer Debo