[105][106] When Downey won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his role as Sherlock Holmes, he noted in his acceptance speech that he had prepared no remarks because "Susan Downey (his wife and Sherlock Holmes producer) told me that Matt Damon (nominated for his role in The Informant!) [147] When asked why he was able to make his sobriety stick this time on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Downey said, "It’s really not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems. 2000: Keanu Reeves vs. Laurence Fishburne Jerry Brown pardons Robert Downey Jr. for 1990s drug offenses", "Robert Downey Jr full interview: star walks out when asked about past", "Scott Budnick, Hollywood blockbuster producer, gave it all up to reform prisons", "Robert Downey Jr. offers up a naked Mark Ruffalo to encourage Americans to vote video", "Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. plays the title hero-eccentric, and he’s surrounded by an SEO-jumble cast including Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent and … Scorpio? What hasn't been tried is medication and intensive psychotherapy". 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[91][92][93] By October 2008, Downey had agreed to appear as Iron Man in two Iron Man sequels, as part of the Iron Man franchise, as well as The Avengers, featuring the superhero team that Stark joins, based on Marvel's comic book series The Avengers. His father, Robert Downey Sr., is an actor and filmmaker, while his mother, Elsie Ann (née Ford), was an actress who appeared in Downey Sr.'s films. Please login. Actor, musician, Robert Downey Jr was born in a family of two famous people. 53 Robert Downey Jr family. [150] In the past, Downey has been interested in Christianity and the Hare Krishna movement. Downey and his older siste… They gave a birth to a son, of August, 2005 Robert made the best decision in his life. He has also played the title character in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes (2009), which earned him his second Golden Globe, and its sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). You can reach out for help in kind of a half-assed way and you'll get it and you won't take advantage of it. Robert Downey’s Career life: In 1970, Dawn appeared in the movie world, acting in … [5] Zodiac Sign: Virgo. The 55-year-old star, who played Tony Stark in Iron Man and several other spinoffs … His first marriage was to Robert Jr.’s mom and he got married two more times after. In 2003, Downey met producer Susan Levin, an Executive Vice President of Production at Joel Silver's film company, Silver Pictures on the set of Gothika. [149], In a 2008 interview, Downey stated that his time in prison changed his political point of view somewhat, saying, "I have a really interesting political point of view, and it's not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. When he was only 13, he saw his parents being separated. Discover what happened on this day. Right here at FameChain. Robert Downey Jr. children. Because of these and other coming-of-age films Downey did during the 1980s, he is sometimes named as a member of the Brat Pack. I don't think I can continue doing this.' Downey's father is of half Lithuanian Jewish, one-quarter Hungarian Jewish, and one-quarter Irish descent, while Downey's mother had Scottish, German, and Swiss ancestry. https://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/robert-downey-jr.html 48.2m Followers, 59 Following, 506 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Robert Downey Jr. Official (@robertdowneyjr) Jul 22, 2019 - Explore Susan Dyment's board "Robert downey jr kids" on Pinterest. Robert Downey, Jr. voiced Patrick in the episode The origins of the episode and the character of Patrick began when Robert Downey, Jr. telephoned the show production staff and asked if he could produce or assist in an episode creation, as his son is a fan of the show, so the producers came up with the character of Patrick for Downey. ", "Actor Robert Downey Jr. Everyone is well known to Actor. He played the role of San Francisco Chronicle journalist Paul Avery, who was reporting the Zodiac Killer case.[82]. [55] His performance was praised and the following year he was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category and won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a mini-series or television film. 1997: Fairuza Balk vs. Robin Tunney "[5] In January 2001, Downey was scheduled to play the role of Hamlet in a Los Angeles stage production directed by Mel Gibson. This page isn't linked because it contains more private information than the tree view above. Patrick was introduced in "The Fat Guy Strangler" and is voiced by Robert Downey, Jr.. Young Patrick is voiced by Max Burkholder. Nevertheless the couple got divorced on the 26th of April, 2004. Taught His 'Dolittle' Costar Martial Arts On the Set", "Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr has been sober since July 2003 thanks to the love of his wife, Susan Levin, and friends, particularly Mel Gibson. Fired From Ally McBeal After Another Arrest", "Robert Downey Jr. to Enter Plea Agreement on Drug Charges", "May God Bless and Keep Robert Downey Jr", "Elton John Casts Robert Downey Jr. 2006: Angelina Jolie vs. Brad Pitt [50][51] He received three years of probation and was ordered to undergo compulsory drug testing. You need to be on Robert's Trusted List to access it. Girl. As Robert now remembers, his sister and he were always surrounded with the drugs. When Robert Downey Jr returned to the Hollywood scene, he was a veritable pariah. This page isn't linked because it contains more private information than the tree view above. [5] Zero drove Downey into films with bigger budgets and names, such as Chances Are (1989) with Cybill Shepherd and Ryan O'Neal, Air America (1990) with Mel Gibson, and Soapdish (1991) with Sally Field, Kevin Kline, and Whoopi Goldberg. His parents were both actors during his childhood. [110] Downey's sole 2011 film credit was the sequel to the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which opened worldwide on December 16, 2011.[111]. Deborah Falconer (1992-2004) 2. Then he witnessed his mother’s alcohol addiction and the way she coped with it, finally getting sober. Robert Downey Jr opens the doors to his fun family home – take a look The Avengers actor and his family live in a converted windmill Top 12 Earned $275 Million! His eye colour is Dark Brown and hair colour is Black. https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/robert-downey-jr-5102.php The wedding was arranged in New York and the ceremony was held in Jewish style. [115] Downey played Tony Stark again in Iron Man 3 (2013),[116] Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017),[117] Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). [12] Gibson's gamble paved the way for Downey's comeback and Downey returned to mainstream films in the mid-2000s with Gothika, for which producer Joel Silver withheld 40% of his salary until after production wrapped as insurance against his addictive behavior. Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. The son of underground filmmaker Robert Downey, Downey Jr. was born in New York City on April 4, 1965. [102] Downey picked up an Academy Award nomination for the 2008 release year for his role in Tropic Thunder. Ancestor List for Robert Downey Jr. He voiced Patrick Pewterschmidt in "The Fat Guy Strangler". I asked him flat out if he thought he was bipolar, and he said, 'Oh yeah. Ancestor List for Robert Downey Jr. Robert John Downey Jr., born April 4, 1965, is an American actor and singer. After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family. Childhood and family Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965. I wouldn't wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics ever since. [126], Downey started dating actress Sarah Jessica Parker after meeting her on the set of Firstborn. [142][143] Oram was Downey's personal fight coordinator in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War. November. He is famous for his performance as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. [25][26] He attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York as a teenager. Lazarus undergoes a "controversial skin pigmentation procedure" in order to take on the role of African-American platoon sergeant Lincoln Osiris, which required Downey to wear dark makeup and a wig. Susan Levin Downey (since 2005), 1. [22][65], The book Conversations with Woody Allen reports that director Woody Allen wanted to cast Downey and Winona Ryder in his film Melinda and Melinda in 2005, but was unable to do so, because he could not get insurance on them, stating, "We couldn't get bonded. [101] Critics who had seen the film in 2008 were mentioning it as a possible Academy Award candidate. When Robert was 6, his father offered marijuana to the boy. Art! Robert ‘John’ Downey, Jr. was born on April 4, 1965 at Manhattan, New York City. In July 2001, Downey pleaded no contest to the Palm Springs charges, avoiding jail time. [19] At the age of 10, he was living in England and studied classical ballet as part of a larger curriculum. We were heartbroken because I had worked with Winona before [on Celebrity] and thought she was perfect for this and wanted to work with her again. [108] Downey's other commercial film release of 2010 was the comedy road film, Due Date. "[85] Favreau insisted on having Downey as he repeatedly claimed that Downey would be to Iron Man what Johnny Depp is to the Pirates of the Caribbean series: a lead actor who could both elevate the quality of the film and increase the public's interest in it. Robert Downey’s Family life: Robert Downey Jr born on April 4, 1965, in the city of New York. Puffy the Dog He is the son of actor and underground filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. (born Robert Elias Jr.) and actress Elsie Ann Downey. [58], Before the end of his first season on Ally McBeal, over the Thanksgiving 2000 holiday, Downey was arrested when his room at Merv Griffin's Hotel and Givenchy Spa in Palm Springs, California was searched by the police, who were responding to an anonymous 911 call. "[66], In a December 18, 2000 article for People magazine entitled "Bad to Worse", Downey's stepmother Rosemary told author Alex Tresnlowski, that Downey had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder "a few years ago" and added that his bipolar disorder was "the reason he has a hard time staying sober. "[68], After five years of substance abuse, arrests, rehab, and relapse, Downey was ready to work toward a full recovery from drugs and return to his career. His mother Elsie was an actress. In this way, Robert Downey Jr. enters his third incarnation. 3 Pic of All Time With $1.331 Billion", "Robert Downey Jr. '"[67] In an article for the March 2007 issue of Esquire, Downey stated that he wanted to address "this whole thing about the bipolar" after receiving a phone call from "the Bipolar Association" asking him about being bipolar. Me. Robert Downey Jr.’s Age, Height, Weight. ", "December 25–27, 2009 – Weekend Studio Estimates", 'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr. He married his sweetheart Susan Levin. A month later, while on parole, he trespassed into a neighbor's home while under the influence of a controlled substance, and fell asleep in one of the beds. https://zoomboola.com/biographies/biography-robert-downey-jr.html was going to win so don't bother preparing a speech". 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Papa Downey gave his son his first joint when he was … In 1997, he missed one of the court-ordered drug tests, and had to spend six months in the Los Angeles County jail. Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. And I reached out for help, and I ran with it. Stands Up for Mel Gibson", "With 'Iron Man,' Robert Downey Jr. Winks at his Past and Looks to Transcend it", "Gov. His father, a drug addict, allowed Downey to use marijuana at age six, an incident which his father later said he regretted. He subsequently worked with the Brat Pack in the teen films Weird Science (1985) and Less Than Zero (1987). pictures. Avri Roel Downey (daughter with Susan Levin Downey), 1. [124], Downey's most commercially successful recording venture to date (combining sales and radio airplay) has been his remake of the 1973 Joni Mitchell Christmas song "River", which was included on the Ally McBeal tie-in album Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas, released in 2000; Downey's character Larry Paul performs the song in the Ally McBeal episode "Tis the Season". He voiced Patrick Pewterschmidt in "The Fat Guy Strangler". "[121], Downey will appear in the sports comedy drama film All-Star Weekend, directed by Jamie Foxx. Warner Bros. released it on December 25, 2009. Robert dreamed to create great family from the earliest years. [156], 1996: Adam Sandler vs. Bob Barker 2010: Beyoncé Knowles vs. Ali Larter [70] Video director Sam Taylor-Wood shot 16 takes of the video and used the last one because, according to John, Downey looked completely relaxed and "The way he underplays it is fantastic". Robert started acting as a young child. But very often the childhood of celebrities’ kids is awful; it is full of disasters, loneliness and bad habits. Later Robert thanked to his wife numerous times for her support during his rehab and for their two great children, son Exton, born on the 7th of February, 2012 and a baby daughter Avri, born on the 4th of November, 2014. His career has been characterized by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, before a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. Robert is famous all over the world due to Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes. His father, Robert Downey Sr., is an actor and filmmaker, while his mother, Elsie Ann (née Ford), was an actress who appeared in Downey Sr.'s films. Born in 1965 in Greenwich Village, Downey is the son of Robert Downey, an underground avant-garde filmmaker, and his wife, Elsie, an actress who appeared in his films. 2004: Uma Thurman vs. Chiaki Kuriyama He married his sweetheart, Susan Levin. Says the Filmmaker". Although Robert missed his mom very much, when she died on the 22nd of September, 2014, he understood that addiction of his parents was not right. Both Stiller and Downey feared Downey's portrayal of the character could become controversial: Stiller says that he and Downey always stayed focused on the fact that they were skewering insufferable actors, not African Americans. Check out the latest pictures, photos and images of Robert Downey Jr family.. Joins 'Spider-Man: Homecoming, "Saturn Awards: 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Wins For Third Year In A Row", "Jamie Foxx on Directorial Debut, LeBron-Curry Rivalry", "Hump Day Slow Jam of the Week: Gladys Knight & the Pips, "Midnight Train to Georgia, "Downey Jr. Launches Production Company, Lines Up Steve Mcqueen Yucatan", "Drugs ruined my relationships, Downey says", "A Second Chance: Robert Downey Jr Interview", "Robert Downey Jr. [100], Opening in late April 2009 was a film Downey finished in mid-2008, The Soloist. Robert Downey Jr.’s Family. He stayed in a court-ordered drug treatment program shortly after and has maintained his sobriety since 2003. He was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, but was released a few hours later,[62] even though tests showed he had cocaine in his system. [128] Their son, Indio Falconer Downey, was born in September 1993. He was relieved at the reaction. In 2001, he appeared in the music video for Elton John's song, "I Want Love." Robert Downey, Jr. voiced Patrick in the episode The origins of the episode and the character of Patrick began when Robert Downey, Jr. telephoned the show production staff and asked if he could produce or assist in an episode creation, as his son is a fan of the show, so the producers came up with the character of Patrick for Downey. The producers of the show accepted the offer and created the character of Patrick Pewterschmidt, Lois Griffin's long lost, mentally disturbed brother, for Downey. I don't know if it's a "man's world", but I'm certain women run it. 2013: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston Robert Downey Jr.’s first born, Indio, was once charged with felony cocaine possession.He posted $10,000 bail and his famous father commented on the situation saying, “Unfortunately there’s a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. His height is 5 feet 8.5 inches and weighs 77.1 kg. Height, Age, Girlfriend Family, Net Worth, Biography & More Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey, Jr. Full name Robert Downe. He was originally born as Robert Elias Sr. but changed his surname to Downey for his stepfather James Downey. Robert Downey Jr experienced a long cycle of drug and alcohol abuse in the past. Susan. [144] In December 2015, Downey received a full and unconditional pardon from Governor of California Jerry Brown for his prior drug convictions. Indio Falconer is the first son of Downey Jr. and also has issues with substance abuse. Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965)[7] is an American actor and producer. The film was delayed from a November 2008 release by Paramount Pictures due to the studio's tight end-of-year release schedule. His performance, described by Janet Maslin in The New York Times as "desperately moving",[32] was widely praised, though Downey has said that for him "the role was like the ghost of Christmas Future" since his drug habit resulted in his becoming an "exaggeration of the character" in real life. Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. He released a CD in 2004 called The Futurist, and while promoting his film Tropic Thunder, he and his co-stars Ben Stiller and Jack Black were back-up singers "The Pips" to Gladys Knight singing "Midnight Train to Georgia". At that stage, I didn't give a fuck whether I ever acted again. [41][42] He then subsequently appeared in Restoration (1995), Richard III (1995), Two Girls and a Guy (1997),[43] as Special Agent John Royce in U.S. Uh, you might want to give it a shot. [13] Downey's father is of half Lithuanian Jewish, one-quarter Hungarian Jewish, and one-quarter Irish descent,[14][15][16][17] while Downey's mother had Scottish, German, and Swiss ancestry. "[23][24], During his childhood, Downey had minor roles in his father's films. Downey previously announced his opening of The Footprint Coalition, an organization he launched to reduce carbon footprints around the world using advanced technology. [72] Silver, who was getting closer to Downey as he dated his assistant Susan Levin, also got the actor the leading role in the comedy thriller Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the directorial debut of screenwriter Shane Black. The film received positive reviews[112] and was highly successful at the box office, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time both in the United States and worldwide. rdj", "Robert Downey Jr. [131][132] A tattoo on one of his biceps reads "Suzie Q" in tribute to her. 48.2m Followers, 59 Following, 506 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Robert Downey Jr. Official (@robertdowneyjr) [49], In April 1996, Downey was arrested for possession of heroin, cocaine, and an unloaded .357 Magnum handgun while he was speeding down Sunset Boulevard. [5] Directed by Jodie Foster. He was considered for the role of Duckie in John Hughes's film Pretty in Pink (1986),[30] but his first lead role was with Molly Ringwald in The Pick-up Artist (1987). Tops Forbes' List of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actors", "The World's Highest-Paid Actors 2015: Robert Downey Jr. Following a stint at the Corcoran Substance Abuse Treatment Facility on drug charges, he joined the TV series Ally McBeal, for which he won a Golden Globe Award; however in the wake of two drug charges, one in late 2000 and one in early 2001, he was fired and his character terminated. The three actors play a Hollywood archetype—with Downey playing self-absorbed multi-Oscar-winning Australian method actor Kirk Lazarus—as they star in an extremely expensive Vietnam-era film called Tropic Thunder. His father was an actor and director whereas his mother was a small-time actress. As for Downey, he tells, that he got rid from bad habit due to his current wife, Susan Levin Downey. [125], On June 14, 2010, Downey and his wife Susan opened their own production company called Team Downey. Downey was born in Manhattan, New York City, the younger of two children. 2002: Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker vs. Hong Kong gang On the 27th of August, 2005 Robert made the best decision in his life. 2001: Zhang Ziyi vs. Iron Man 2 grossed over $623M worldwide, becoming the 7th highest-grossing film of 2010. He starred in many Hollywood films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and more recently in Good Night, and Good Luck. [12] He subsequently went on to star in the black comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), the thriller Zodiac (2007), and the action comedy Tropic Thunder (2008); for the latter he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Turned Down Heather Graham", "Will Robert Downey Jr.'s Case Spark a Change in Drug Sentencing? The completion bonding companies would not bond the picture unless we could insure them. [44][45][46][47], From 1996 through 2001, Downey was arrested numerous times on charges related to drugs including cocaine, heroin, and marijuana[48] and went through drug treatment programs unsuccessfully, explaining in 1999 to a judge: "It's like I have a shotgun in my mouth, and I've got my finger on the trigger, and I like the taste of the gun metal." Patrick was later imprisoned back in the mental institution, but it is mentioned that the Griffin family visit him once a month. In 2008, however, Downey returned his advance to the publishers, and canceled the book without further comment. Despite Downey's lawyer, Robert Shapiro, assembling the same team of lawyers that successfully defended O.J. 1999: Ben Stiller vs. [27] Rolling Stone magazine named Downey the worst SNL cast member in its entire run, stating that the "Downey Fail sums up everything that makes SNL great. Robert Downey Jr Movie, Age, Weight, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Body measurement, Contact Information, Family, Personal Biography, and all other information available here in this post. He had a personal coach in order to help him imitate Chaplin's posture, and a way of carrying himself. Well, uh, you're a wreck, you just lost your job, and your wife left you. His father is a well-known film maker, actor, writer, director and his mother was an actress. Downey had previously telephoned the show's production staff and asked if he could produce or assist in an episode creation, as his son Indio is a fan of the show. In 2008, Downey was named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world,[8][9] and from 2013 to 2015, he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood's highest-paid actor. That changed in 2008 when Downey starred in two critically and commercially successful films, Iron Man and Tropic Thunder. Just as Robert Downey Sr. passed on his substance addiction to his son, the cocky Iron Man has also passed it on to his own son. Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. A screenwriter, singer, producer and actor, Robert is perhaps best known for his role of Charlie Chaplin in “Chaplin” (1992), which earned him a nomination for an Oscar. The wedding was arranged in New York and the ceremony was held in Jewish style. Downey and his older sister, Alison, were raised primarily in New York, though the family spent a year in Europe and Downey attended a British prep school for a year. 2019: Brie Larson vs. Gemma Chan, 1983–1995: Beginnings and critical acclaim, 2008–present: Iron Man, blockbuster films and further success, As listed in the credits on the CD version of, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, sixth-highest-grossing box office star of all-time, Corcoran Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actor in a mini-series or television film. Avri Roel Downey. Robert's original family name was Elias which was changed by his father to enlist in the Army. His father and mother were both part of the film industry. [28], Downey began building upon theater roles, including in the short-lived off-Broadway musical American Passion at the Joyce Theater in 1983, produced by Norman Lear. 60, 'Robert Downey Jr. "Jon Favreau rose from obscurity to direct 'Iron Man, "Indie cred gave 'Iron Man' filmmaker his shot", "Robert Downey Jr. has reforged his career in 'Iron Man, "Quint visits the Iron Man production offices! Robert Downey Jr. is part of the Baby boomers generation. [153], In 2016, Downey appeared in an anti-Trump commercial with other celebrities encouraging people to register to vote in the 2016 election. He also stars in films such as Sherlock Holmes, Zodiac, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Tropic Thunder, which earned him an Academy Award nomination.. [33][34][35], In 1992, he starred as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, a role for which he prepared extensively, learning how to play the violin as well as tennis left-handed. Indio Falconer Downey (son with Deborah Falconer), 2. … Although Robert missed his mom very much, when she died on the 22. of September, 2014, he understood that addiction of his parents was not right. As his father was a filmmaker, Robert got to … [27], Downey and Kiefer Sutherland, who shared the screen in the 1988 drama 1969, were roommates for three years when he first moved to Hollywood to pursue his career in acting. Dr. Malibusian said [I said I was bipolar] ... ', and they go, 'Well, it's been written, so we're going to quote it. Now Robert Downey, Sr. tells that he regrets about that accident, but then he made his son drug addicted. Robert Downey Jr. (Movie Actor): his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. [154], In January 2020, during the promotions of his film Dolittle, Downey announced that he had made the decision to adopt a vegan diet, in response to the debate about the climate crisis, stating that "I'm a one-man carbon footprint nightmare colossus"[155] and believes he can do his part to contribute. Just as Robert Downey Sr. passed on his substance addiction to his son, the cocky Iron Man has also passed it on to his own son. Despite the apparent success, Downey claimed that his performance on the series was overrated and said, "It was my lowest point in terms of addictions. 2014: Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs You need to be on Robert's Trusted List to access it. Robert Downey Jr is 'done' with the Marvel cinematic universe. Girl. Downey defended Gibson during the controversy surrounding The Passion of the Christ, and said "nobody's perfect" in reference to Gibson's DUI. [130] Despite Susan's worries that the romance would not last after the completion of shooting because "he's an actor; I have a real job",[130] the couple's relationship continued after production wrapped on Gothika, and Downey proposed to Susan on the night before her thirtieth birthday. You can't make a diagnosis until somebody's sober. Downey was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Lazarus. [52], After Downey missed another required drug test in 1999, he was arrested once more. [76] The album received mixed reviews,[77][78] but Downey stated in 2006 that he probably will not do another album, as he felt that the energy he put into doing the album was not compensated. 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