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.