Robert Downey, Jr.

Born Apr 4, 1965

Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor who made his screen debut in 1970 at the age of five, appearing in his father's film Pound, and has worked consistently in film and television ever since. During the 1980s, he had roles in series such as coming of age films associated with the Brat Pack. His role in Less Than Zero (1987) was the first time Downey's acting would be commended by critics.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on April 4, 1965.


1978 13 Years Old When his parents divorced in 1978, Downey moved to California with his father, but in 1982 he dropped out of Santa Monica High School and moved back to New York to pursue an acting career full-time. … Read More
1983 18 Years Old Downey began building upon theater roles, including in the short-lived off-Broadway musical "American Passion" at the Joyce Theater in 1983, produced by Norman Lear.


1985 - 1987 2 More Events
1992 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, he starred as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, a role for which he prepared extensively, learning how to play the violin and tennis left-handed. … Read More
1993 28 Years Old In 1993, he appeared in the films Heart and Souls with Alfre Woodard and Kyra Sedgwick and Short Cuts with Matthew Modine and Julianne Moore, along with a documentary that he wrote about the 1992 presidential campaigns titled The Last Party (1993).
1994 29 Years Old He starred in the 1994 films, Only You with Marisa Tomei, and Natural Born Killers with Woody Harrelson. … Read More


1996 - 1997 3 More Events
After Downey missed another required drug test in 1999, he was arrested once more.
2000 35 Years Old 1 More Event
A week after his 2000 release, Downey joined the cast of the hit television series Ally McBeal, playing the new love interest of Calista Flockhart's title character. … Read More
In April 2001, while he was on parole, a Los Angeles police officer found him wandering barefoot in Culver City, just outside Los Angeles. … Read More
2003 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Downey was able to return to the big screen only after Mel Gibson, who had been a close friend to Downey since both had co-starred in Air America, paid Downey's insurance bond for the 2003 film The Singing Detective. … Read More
2004 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Downey and Falconer finalized their divorce on April 26, 2004.


2005 40 Years Old The couple were married on August 27, 2005, in a Jewish ceremony at Amagansett, New York.
The album received mixed reviews, but Downey stated in 2006 that he probably will not do another album, as he felt that the energy he put into doing the album was not compensated.
In 2008, however, Downey returned his advance to the publishers and canceled the book without further comment.
2010 45 Years Old Downey's other commercial film release of 2010 was the comedy road film Due Date. … Read More
2011 46 Years Old Downey's sole 2011 film credit was the sequel to the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which opened worldwide on December 16, 2011.
2012 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Downey reprised the role of Tony Stark in The Avengers. … Read More
His film, the David Dobkin-directed dramedy The Judge, a project co-produced by his production company Team Downey, was the opening film at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. … Read More
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