Robert Downey Jr. who is a renowned American actor and musician was born on April 4, 1965 in New York to Robert Downey and Elsie. Robert Downey Jr. father who is from Irish and Jewish ancestry is an actor, writer, producer, cinematographer and director of the underground films while his mother belongs to German and Scottish ancestry is also an actress. Robert Downey Jr.’s nickname was bob.
At a very early age Robert Downey Jr. started doing movies. Robert Downey Jr. first movie was a comedian movie called Pound at the age of 5 in which Robert Downey Jr. has done the role of puppy. At the age of 7 in 1972 Robert Downey Jr. has done the movie surrealist Greaser’s Palace in which Robert Downey Jr. was murdered by the God. After that Robert Downey Jr. took the proper training from Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York but Robert Downey Jr. moved to California with his father in 1982 when Robert Downey Jr. gets divorced. To pursue his career in acting Robert Downey Jr. again moved back to New York and dropped the Santa Monica High School.
At the age of twenty Robert Downey Jr. joined the television comedy show called “Saturday Night Live” but in 1985 Robert Downey Jr. again done the small roles in the films likes “Tuff Turf” and “Weird Science”.
Robert Downey Jr. acting was acknowledged for the first time when Robert Downey Jr. got the lead role in the film “The Pick-up Artist” in 1987. After this Robert Downey Jr. didn’t look back and in the same year Robert Downey Jr. played a role of drug addict in the movie “Less Than Zero”.
In 1990 and 1991 Robert Downey Jr. signed the movies “Air America” and “Soapdish” under a big banner. Robert Downey Jr. also received an Academy award nomination for the Best Actor for his amazing performance in Sir Richard Attenborough’s film “Chaplin” where Robert Downey Jr. played the role of Charlie Chaplin. His other films of 1990’s were “Heart and Souls”, “Only you”, “Natural Born Killers”, “Restoration” and “The Last Party”.
On the set of Firstborn Robert Downey Jr. met an actress Sarah Jessica Parker whom Robert Downey Jr. started dating but soon they separated because of his frequent use of drugs and alcohols. On 29 May, 1992 Robert Downey Jr. married to an actress Deborah Falconer and gave a birth a child known by the name Indio Falconer Downey in 1993. In 2001 when Downey was sentenced to jail Falconer left him and also took Indio with her. After releasing from jail Robert Downey Jr. started dating Susan Levin who is a producer and also run Joel Silver’s movie company. On hearing the news of dating of Levin and Downey, Falconer filed for the divorce. On 27 August Levin and Downey finally got married.
Robert Downey Jr. was arrested for the several times for the possession of heroin and cocaine. Robert Downey Jr. also claimed that when Robert Downey Jr. was 8 his father was the first person who introduced him to drugs. Due to the taking of a large amount of alcohol Robert Downey Jr. once entered the stranger’s home and passed out on child’s bed. Then Robert Downey Jr. was arrested under the influence of drugs and has required undergoing drug testing as well as drug counseling. Once Robert Downey Jr. missed the court orders and had to spend four months in Los Angel’s county jail but the same thing Robert Downey Jr. repeated in 1999 for which Robert Downey Jr. had to spend three years in jail. After a year Robert Downey Jr. was released on bail after paying 50,000 dollars.
In the year 2000 Robert Downey Jr. joined the comedy series Ally McBeal in which Robert Downey Jr. played the role of Ally’s love interest and for which Robert Downey Jr. also won the Golden Globe for the best supporting actor in a comedy series. On Ally McBeal Robert Downey Jr. proved that with acting Robert Downey Jr. can also sing.
So Robert Downey Jr. first song was s a duet namely “River” and “Chances are” with Vonda Shephard. Robert Downey Jr. also sang a song of his own called “Snakes” for the album “For Once in my Life” and his first album of his own was “The Futurist” which comes into the market in 2005.
At the end of Ally Mc Beal in 2000 Downey again arrested by the police in the context of drugs which were found in the room at Merv Griffin hotel. In April 2001 Robert Downey Jr. again arrested under the influence of drugs but soon Robert Downey Jr. was released from the jail. This arrest had a worse effect on his career due to which the producer of Ally McBeal dismissed him from the show and also Robert Downey Jr. has to pay for the role in the movie American Sweethearts.
This time when Robert Downey Jr. got arrested Robert Downey Jr. pleaded not to send in a jail so that’s why Robert Downey Jr. sent into a rehabilitation centre for the period of three years.
After being fired from the Ally McBeal Robert Downey Jr. has done the first work in Eltan John’s music video for the song “I Want Love”. As Robert Downey Jr. was so impressed by the Eltan John video company and Sam Taylor Wood that both made an an art video called Pieta in the form of Michelangelo’s famous Pieta sculpture in Rome. Downey again proved himself on the big screen when Mel Gibson who was a close friend of him paid an insurance bond of the film “The Signing Detective”.
In 2005 when Robert Downey Jr. launched his first album named “The Futurist” Robert Downey Jr. received the mixed reviews regarding this. Robert Downey Jr. had also done the movies Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Game 6, Good Night and Good Luck, A Guide to recognize your Saints, A Scanner Darkly.
In 2006 the director Favreau casted Robert Downey Jr. as a lead role in the film “Iron Man” for which Robert Downey Jr. received the rave reviews. The same role Robert Downey Jr. again played as a guest appearance in the film “The Incredible Hunk” which is a part of Marvel Studio. In 2008 in the film “The Tropic Thunder” Robert Downey Jr. played a role for which Robert Downey Jr. has to wear a black face makeup. Another popular 2008 film is The Soloist which is going to release in November but already nominated for the Academy Award.