Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. at the Regency Village Theater premiere of 'Dolittle'

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Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor known for his role as Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

He got his start in the 1980s with roles in films like Baby, It’s You (1983), Firstborn (1984), Weird Science (1985), and Back to School (1986). He was also a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1986. In 1993, he received an Academy Award (Best Actor) for his performance in Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin.

In 2008, Downey Jr. resurrected his career and the Marvel films with his performance as Iron Man in the MCU. His other notable films include DolittleThe Judge, and Sherlock.


  • Full Name: Robert John Downey Jr.
  • Age: 56 years old (Born on April 4, 1965)
  • Height: 5′ 9″
  • Hometown: New York City
  • Net Worth: $300 million
  • Spouse(s): Susan Downey (2005-current), Deborah Falconer (1992–2004)
  • Children: Indio Falconer Downey, Avri Roel Downey, Exton Elias Downey

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