Robert Downey Jr. made his debut as an actor in 1970 at age 5 in Pound, which was written and directed by his father. He added to his resume throughout the 80s and 90s and received an academy award nomination and won the BAFTA award for Best Actor for the lead role in Chaplin. Like his father, he battled drug addictiond for many years until he managed to get sober in 2003.
Downey has said that he is a “Jewish Buddhist” or “JuBu” and Buddhism has gotten him through some tough times. He had a Jewish and Catholic upbringing however has been interested more in the eastern philosophies.
Robert holds some conservative values but appears to be a Democrat now. Film blogger Jeffrey Wells wrote in 2011 that an acquaintance of Downey had told him: “His values are pure Republican values. He’s a serious materialist. He loves the great clothes, the beautiful house, the cool cars. He’s a ‘protect the rich’ guy. ” However in 2012 he seemed to make a party change and donated $40,000 dollars to the Obama Campgain for his re-election.
He likes practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu, painting, and listening to music. His newest interest is doing and perfecting his yoga.
Born April 2nd, 1965 Robert is an Aries.
Robert has been married to Susan Downey since 2005. He had a previous marriage to Deborah Falconer from 1992-2004. He has three children, one of which is from his first marriage.
“Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway.”.
He is a public supporter of LGBT rights.
Downey was at an auction for eastern medicine a few years ago. The star got into a bidding war with a lady over a sculpture. Bidding reached $50,000 and Downey shouted out, ‘Do you know how much money I made in the last few years?’ He then bought the sculpture and gave it to the lady.