Robert Downey Jr.

robert downey jr quotes

Who doesn’t know Robert Downey Jr., acted as Iron Man in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s movies???. We really doubt if the answer is yes. Robert John Downey Jr. is a world famous American actor born on April 4, 1965 in  Manhattan, New York. He made his acting debut at the age of five in his father Robert Downey Sr.’s film Pound.  Though Downey appeared in wide variety of films, he is best known for his roles in ‘Iron Man,’ ‘The Avengers‘, ‘Sherlock Holmes‘ and ‘Chaplin‘. Today he is one of the highest-paid actors in the industry.

Sadly, Downey had been introduced to drugs at the age of six by his father, a drug addict, and developed a full-fledged addiction as he headed into his 20s. His drug-related problems escalated from 1996 to 2001, leading to arrests, rehab visits and incarcerations. Downey achieved sobriety in 2003, and began rebuilding his career.

After comeback in industry, Downey was cast in a number of leading and supporting roles, but in 2008, he achieved critical acclaim and worldwide box office success for his title role of Iron Man. Since then, his films have grossed over $5.8 billion in North America and over $14.4 billion worldwide, making Downey the second-highest-grossing box-office star of all time both domestically and worldwide. Downey received a number of prestigious awards including BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards.

The life of Downey, full of challenges and opportunities has a lot to inspire us. His confident, humble and charismatic personality with giving back behavior differ him from other celebrities.

Robert Downey Jr. Quotes

I think it’s good to be confident. If I’m not on my team why should anybody else be?
I think it’s good to be confident. If I’m not on my team why should anybody else be?
I know who I am.
I know who I am.
I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.
I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.
To me, friendship means loving tolerance.
To me, friendship means loving tolerance.
Job one is to get out of that cave. A lot of people do get out but don’t change.
Job one is to get out of that cave. A lot of people do get out but don’t change.
Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing!
Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing!
Acting is always a challenge.
Acting is always a challenge.
People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a...
People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds.
Acting is the most wildly overpaid position imaginable.
Acting is the most wildly overpaid position imaginable.
The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be.
The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be.
I think life changes every year.
I think life changes every year.
Discipline for me is about respect...
Discipline for me is about respect. It’s not even about self-respect; it’s about respect for life and all it offers.
sometimes you just gotta be drop-kicked out of the nest.
Sometimes you just gotta be drop-kicked out of the nest.
Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.
Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.
I think it’s miraculous that anybody survives themselves.
I think it’s miraculous that anybody survives themselves.
I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker.
I know very little about acting. I’m just an incredibly gifted faker.
The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.
The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.
Look, even bad years are pretty good years, I think.
Look, even bad years are pretty good years, I think.
Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being.
Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.
Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.
Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.
Worrying is like praying for something that you don’t want to happen.
Worrying is like praying for something that you don’t want to happen.
Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.
Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.