Robert Downey Jr.
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PERSONAL DATA OF ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
Age: 56 years old
Height: 174 cm
Born in: New York, United States
Born on: 04/04/1965
BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
Born in Manhattan in 1965, Robert John Downey Jr. he is the son of Robert Downey Sr., an independent director who initiates him in the cinema in his film Pound of 1970, and a year later to marijuana. After the divorce of his parents in 1978 and until 1980 his father remains the main link with the entertainment world, while he takes ballet lessons already at the age of ten. At the age of 17, he left high school to move to New York and pursue acting professionally, especially in the theater, while also getting involved in the cinema.
Despite a stumbling block with a Saturday Night Live who fires him and his colleagues after a few episodes, for poor ratings, Robert manages to appear as a bully in The explosive woman (1985) by John Hughes and then he’s a “trailer artist” in his first starring role, Hey … are you there? (1987), alongside the myth of the Eighties, Molly Ringwald. The great attention on the stories of young people in this period is inhabited by Robert in several registers, from the dramatic Beyond all limits (1987) to the teen movie The great promise (1988), where a very young girl also plays Uma Thurman.
Already in recent years, drug addiction jeopardizes his interpersonal relationships, including that with Sarah Jessica Parker before and with his first wife Deborah Falconer, who married him in 1992 but left him in 2001, exasperated by his degenerate health conditions: this despite the years of a triumph that seems close at hand.
Air America (1990) by Roger Spottiswoode he sees it for example alongside Mel Gibson, who becomes his great friend and would guarantee him an entrance in blockbusters. In 1992, directed by Richard Attenborough, brings the life of Charlie Chaplin in Charlot, which yields him an Oscar nomination for best protagonist. In 1993 he was in the choral cast of America today of Robert Altman, while in 1994 he is the journalist Wayne Gale in Born Killers – Natural Born Killers of Oliver Stone.
Yet since 1996, trials and hospitalizations for drug abuse or possession have continued unabated. Downey Jr. seriously risks not getting up again when even the authors of the series Ally McBeal, reinforced in the ratings by his presence between 2000 and 2001, they expel him from the cycle, fearing his prolonged incarceration. A real setback, bearing in mind the Golden Globe that the part of Larry Paul gives him.
When his wife leaves him threatening not to let him see his son Indio again, Robert takes the reins of his life back with difficulty, thanks to the concrete help of Mel Gibson, who pays insurance to have him as the protagonist of the musical The Singing Detective (2003), which he is producing. It is a slow but decisive return to increasingly incisive roles, after years of supporting roles, the only ones he managed to snatch from productions skeptical about his ability to remain sober. The dynamic Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) sees him fit paired with Val Kilmer, and frames with its interpretation Guide to recognize your saints (2006), which he also co-produces. It is also the period in which he begins to balance his eccentricity with his great acting skills: they are over the top A Scanner Darkly is Fur, both from 2006, while checking gigionisms in Zodiac (2007) and Charlie Bartlett (2008).
In 2008 confirms his as one of the rarest cases in Hollywood: the hits of Tropic Thunder and especially Iron Man pushed him high on the box office star magnet chart (which had never been), something skeptics could hardly imagine, after his period of attempted self-destruction. For the funny role of a maniacal actor in Tropic Thunder also gets its second Oscar nomination, as a supporting character. The stratospheric successes of the sequels of Iron Man, not to mention the event The Avengers (2012), confirm this happy moment, as his modernized portrayal of Conan Doyle’s detective in Sherlock Holmes is Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows (2009 and 2011, by Guy Ritchie) compete, in blockbuster territory, with the parallel and different television rereading interpreted by Benedict Cumberbatch. The also confirms it Golden Globe won with the first chapter.
The Judge (2014), which he starred with a great American cinema such as Robert Duvall, it was also the first work of his production company, the Team Downey, co-founded and managed together with the woman he himself identifies as the anchor after the crisis: his second wife Susan. In 2015 back to screens like Tony Stark in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In 2016 is again Tony Stark / Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War of the Russo brothers and this will be the role he will keep for the following films, the cinecomics Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), in which he is a sort of mentor for a very young Peter Parker, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), where he along with the other Avengers attempts to stop Thanos’ threat, and Avengers: Endgame (2019), the final chapter of Marvel’s Infinity Saga.
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THE MOST RECENT MOVIES BY ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
Sherlock Holmes 3
Avengers: Infinity War
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THE MOST RECURRING GENRES BY ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
Comedy: 20% Drama: 19% …