Robert Downey Jr. - the son of an independent director Robert Downey Sr.'s. At 9 years old boy moved to London and became engaged in classical ballet here. School education is the actor did not bother to get as quickly learned taste Screen earnings. For the first time, Robert flashed on the screen in a 5-year-old, in his father's film "Paddock". She left in 1970, and viewers saw Downey Jr. as a puppy. After 12 years, Robert Downey Jr. got the role of a little more. In the film "America". And then the actor played in the film "Baby, it's you," John Sayles. And in 1984, a young man came to the shooting of American painting "firstborn." Then followed a series of tapes on a school theme. For example, in 1985 the film "Wall to wall" talked about how the school came a beginner, who immediately began to clash with the local guys. During the tape conflict gained momentum, resulting in a brand new girl fell in love with the hero, Robert.

In the same year, Downey Jr. got a bright part in the movie "Oh, this science!". Here again, it is a school where two sexually inexperienced, but obsessed with high school student after watching "Frankenstein" decided to create the perfect woman using a computer. By the way, the film brought in Guinness Book of Records for having written the script for it in just three days. A year later followed the American pattern of "Back to school".

Hollywood
After such an experience, Robert Downey Jr. finally decided to choose a profession of an actor and moved to Hollywood. In 1987 he was invited to play a supporting role in the movie "Less Than Zero" and was followed by work in the comedy "The Pick-up Artist Specialist." Then followed a series of obscure films, including "Johnny Be Good", "1969", "Lips hire." All of them were in 1988, and a year later went to Robert presentable role in the movie "believing in the truth." The tape, by the way, won the Grand Prix International Film Festival. This is the story counsel in civil cases, which specializes in protection of drug traffickers. Then they had roles in the film "Chances are," and "it is adequate." Directed by this time convinced of the acting abilities of Robert. Therefore, it was invited to the more significant role. In 1990 he was working with Mel Gibson in the movie "Air America."

Oscar for Chaplin
A year later, the actor once again appeared in the movie my dad, this time was a duet with Eric Idle in "Too much sun." Then Downey Jr. began working on the comedy "lather", which truly was shown the whole process of shooting "soap opera" "The sun sits down." Then, accompanied by disputes and the filming process and the set time.

Fame came in 1992. When the box came the film "Chaplin" by Richard Attenborough. The actor played a very comedian Charlie Chaplin. Game Robert made an impression on everyone. Therefore, followed by a nomination for the prestigious "Oscar". In 1993, Robert Downey Jr. played the role of fiction in the "Heart and Soul" with Charles Grodno, Elisabeth Shue and Keira Sedgwick. This is a good fantasy with a touch of sadness. The whole gallery of images was created diverse actor in the film "Only You" and "Short installation," "Natural Born Killers" and "Hail, Caesar."

Drug scandals
With unexpected side opened the talent of Robert Downey Jr. and the following roles. In 1995, he appeared in the short film "Christmas tree of Mr. Willoughby," the US-British film "Richard III», the historical film "Royal mercy". In the last scene of the action took place in the era of the Restoration, that is in the middle of the 17th century. This was followed by work in the film "Home for the Holidays." Then thank Robert played a cruel joke. He was in a drug addiction, his name became chief in a series of scandals, after which the actor was fired from the studio. Then Robert admitted that marijuana met in eight years, and, by his own father. In 1996, the celebrity sentenced to compulsory treatment and 16 months in prison. After the treatment period, and Robert Downey Jr. returned to the screens. Immediately he made a tempting offer. Photographed in an episode of "Ally McBeal" and play a major role in the "Danger Zone." Last dynamic fighter was able to climb to the top. As soon as the actor took for other film projects. Among them are "love triangle", "Hugo Pool," "just one night."

Despite the punishment, career Robert Downey Jr. was on the rise. He worked every year on different pictures. So, in 1998 he presented his performance in the thriller "The servants of the law." It is a kind of sequel to the painting "The Fugitive." Another memorable role was in the film "The Goblin". Extremely Robert Downey Jr. played a gay man in 1999 in the film "Black and White" James Toback. The frame also appeared Gaby Hoffmann, Jared Leto, Stacy Edwards, Joe Pantoliano. The film touched the eternal problem of fathers and children. Further success was the film "Cool guy". This is the story of muddled director. A year finished shooting the romantic comedy "Friends and Lovers" by George Haas with Stephen Baldwin, George Nyubrnom and Danny Nucci.

New Age
In 2000, the actor went to work in the film "Wonder Boys" with Michael Douglas and Toby Maguire. She liked the audience, who literally flew in cinemas. In 2003, Robert Downey Jr. starred in the thriller "Gothic." Mathieu Kassovitz directed here invited as Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz. And then a celebrity participated in a documentary film about the great comedian "Charlie: The Life and Art of Charlie Chaplin." Behind the actor went to the set of "The Singing Detective." Complex psychological role in the film actor played by all the canons of the genre. The role will easily climb to the top kinoolimpa. In 2004, Robert Downey Jr. played the role in the film "Eros," which consisted of three short films of different directors. Next had roles in the film "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," "Good Night, and Good Luck," "Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus," "Shaggy Dog," "A Scanner Darkly," "Zodiac."

iron Man
This rebirth Robert did in 2008 when it adopted the lead role in the film "Iron Man" comic book «Marvel». The audience greeted the film on "Hurrah!". Downey Jr. was given the role of gunsmith easily billionaire philanthropist and playboy Tony Stark. After one of the shows of the new weapons in Afghanistan, he is taken hostage and demand to make a unique flare.

Then there were the "Tropic Thunder," about actors who were in a real war. The main role of Robert brought a nomination for "Oscar", "Golden Globe" award and the British Academy. And soon there was a continuation of the comic book "Iron Man", titled "The Incredible Hulk."

Sherlock Holmes
Next, Robert Downey Jr. was in the project "Sherlock Holmes' Guy Ritchie and has played a leading role. The character was not quite in the traditional interpretation, as a kind of James Bond in 1891. In 2010, the piggy Robert Downey Jr. replenished Project "to the minute" and "Iron Man 2". A year later the audience will remember the movie "The Avengers."

Personal life
Robert believes he should be interested for his acting, not for personal live. It is known that the actor's wife Susan Levin worked as vice president of the company for the production of the painting "Charlie Chaplin".

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After spending nearly a year in California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, California, Downey, on condition of posting $5,000 bail, was unexpectedly freed when a judge ruled that his collective time in incarceration facilities (spawned from the initial 1996 arrests) had qualified him for early release. 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. His performance was praised and the following year he was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category and won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a mini-series or television film. [41][42] He also appeared as a writer and singer on Vonda Shepard's Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life album, and he sang with Sting a duet of "Every Breath You Take" in an episode of the series. Despite the apparent success, Downey claims that his performance on the series was overrated and said, "It was my lowest point in terms of addictions. At that stage, I didn't give a fuck whether I ever acted again. " In January 2001, Downey was scheduled to play the role of Hamlet in a Los Angeles stage production directed by Mel Gibson. [43]