There’ll hardly anyone who does not love the charismatic Robert Downey Jr., the man who once struggled with drugs is now the most loved superhero and of course a brilliant actor as well. The dashing and debonair Hollywood star has won our hearts with his performances in films like Chaplin, Due Date, Sherlock Holmes but the character that gained him worldwide fame is Marvel’s, Iron Man. The man pumped life into the character with his unimaginable talent.
So, today let us get to know him a bit more by knowing these interesting facts about this amazing personality:-
1). Robert Downey Jr. made his debut as an actor at the age of five in the film 'Pound' (1970), written and directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr. He played a puppy in this quirky comedy.
2). Robert was introduced to the world of drugs by his father at the age of eight. His father offered him a joint of marijuana and this is how he slipped deep down in the gory world of drug addiction.
3). The period of 1996 to 2001 saw a downfall in Robert’s career as he faced multiple arrests owing to drug use, he was sent to rehabs but nothing happened. He was getting no roles and his career was on an all-time low. It was in 2002 that he decided to get clean and revive his career and then by sheer luck he bagged the role of Iron Man and the rest is history.
4). Robert Downey Jr. is the first and, so far, the only actor to win a Golden Globe for playing the character of Sherlock Holmes.
5). Downey Jr. dropped out of Santa Monica High School in California at the age of 17 to become an actor.
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