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Robert was born under the official name Jr, Robert John Downey on April 4th, 1965. Known to his close friends as Bob, he has been a credited actor since the 1987 film The Pick-up Artist.
Robert Downey Jr. is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in fourteen films including the 2014 drama film The Judge as the character Hank Palmer, the 2013 action movie Iron Man 3 playing Tony Stark and the 2012 action release The Avengers cast as Tony Stark.
Robert has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty-three films including: the 2009 biography film The Soloist as the character Steve Lopez, the 2008 action movie Tropic Thunder playing Kirk Lazarus and the 2007 comedy release Charlie Bartlett cast as Nathan Gardner.
Robert Downey Jr. has earned salaries up to $50,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2012 action film The Avengers, which brought in $623,000,000 at the box office.
In 2014 Robert Downey Jr. produced his first movie, the drama film The Judge.
Robert is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least twenty-three magazines, captured in more than eight pictorials, interviewed in over ten publications and featured in twenty-three magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least two books.
As an actor Robert Downey Jr. has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Charles Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin. Robert Downey Jr. was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Kirk Lazarus in the 2008 movie Tropic Thunder .