Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Highest Rated: 96% Richard III (1995)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 4, 1965

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Despite Oscar and Golden Globe nominations and the unshakeable respect of film critics and his acting peers, Robert Downey, Jr. insisted that he was not really an actor, just a good hustler who had found a way to make a living. If he did not believe he was acting, it was certainly reflected in his seamless skills, which were full of natural, physical expressiveness. After making himself known as the drug-addicted antihero of "Less Than Zero" (1987), Downey delivered an uncanny portrayal of beloved silent film star "Chaplin" (1992), which earned him some of the highest praise of his career. But his gift had always been to transform a regular person into a creatively-detailed and thoroughly engrossing star of the show, often complete with memorable quirks. Even in his early roles in teen comedies, Downey stood out above his Brat Pack peers for his spontaneous energy and apparent fearlessness in exposing his very fragile inner workings. Though he made headlines for his manic portrayal of a tabloid TV journalist in "Natural Born Killers" (1994) and a gay book editor in "Wonder Boys" (2000), Downey unfortunately became more famous for his longtime drug addictions and numerous run-ins with the law. He eventually emerged from almost certain tragedy by attaining sobriety and re-launching his flagging career with a blockbuster starring turn in the hit "Iron Man" (2008), while earning laughs as a chameleon-like actor in "Tropic Thunder" (2008), which only confirmed that the public loved a good comeback story as well as appreciated Downey's incredibly likeable presence on the big screen. Continuing his role as Iron Man throughout the series of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including the blockbuster hit "The Avengers" (2012) and its sequels, Downey also starred in films ranging from "Sherlock Holmes" (2009) to familial legal drama "The Judge" (2014). In 2019, he would appear again as Tony Stark in "Avengers: Endgame," reported to be the conclusion to the story of the original Avengers team. He also filmed a starring role in "The Voyage of Dr. Dolittle" (2020), and, through his banner Team Downey, was producing a remake of "Perry Mason" for HBO.

Highest rated movies

Richard III
Short Cuts
True Believer
Avengers: Endgame Iron Man
Good Night, and Good Luck.
Spider-Man: Homecoming Marvel's the Avengers

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes 3 Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 2021
14% 76% Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle (Character),
Executive Producer
$77.0M 2020
94% 90% Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark/Iron Man (Character) $858.4M 2019
85% 91% Avengers: Infinity War Tony Stark/Iron Man (Character) $678.8M 2018
92% 87% Spider-Man: Homecoming Tony Stark/Iron Man (Character) $334.4M 2017
90% 89% Captain America: Civil War Tony Stark/Iron Man (Character) $408.1M 2016
76% 83% Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark/Iron Man (Character) $459.0M 2015
49% 72% The Judge Hank Palmer (Character),
Executive Producer
$2.7M 2014
87% 85% Chef Marvin (Character) $31.2M 2014
79% 78% Iron Man 3 Tony Stark/Iron Man (Character) $409.0M 2013
91% 91% Marvel's the Avengers Tony Stark/Iron Man (Character) - 2012
59% 77% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Sherlock Holmes (Character) $186.8M 2011
39% 52% Due Date Peter Highman (Character) $100.4M 2010
No Score Yet 11% Love & Distrust Rob (Character) - 2010
72% 71% Iron Man 2 Tony Stark/Iron Man (Character) $312.1M 2010
69% 77% Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes (Character) $209.0M 2009
57% 56% The Soloist Steve Lopez (Character) $31.7M 2009
82% 70% Tropic Thunder Kirk Lazarus (Character) $110.4M 2008
94% 91% Iron Man Tony Stark/Iron Man (Character) $318.3M 2008
58% 71% Charlie Bartlett Principal Gardner (Character) $4.0M 2007
89% 77% Zodiac Paul Avery (Character) $33.0M 2007
32% 63% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Lionel Sweeney (Character) $220.9K 2006
68% 74% A Scanner Darkly Barris (Voice) $5.5M 2006
75% 73% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Dito (Character) $516.1K 2006
26% 39% The Shaggy Dog Marcus Kozak (Character) $61.1M 2006
No Score Yet 84% Hubert Selby Jr.: It'll Be Better Tomorrow Narrator - 2005
62% 38% Game 6 Steven Schwimmer (Character) $128.1K 2005
93% 83% Good Night, and Good Luck. Joe Wershba (Character) $31.5M 2005
86% 87% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Harry Lockhart (Character) $4.2M 2005
65% 43% The Outsider Unknown (Character) - 2005
34% 45% Eros Nick Penrose (segment "Equilibrium") (Character) $188.2K 2004
39% 40% The Singing Detective Dan Dark (Character) $336.5K 2003
15% 45% Gothika Pete Graham (Character) $59.6M 2003
81% 83% Wonder Boys Terry Crabtree (Character) $19.4M 2000
38% 30% Black and White Terry (Character) $5.2M 1999
81% 61% Bowfinger Jerry Renfro (Character) $66.4M 1999
7% 33% Friends & Lovers Hans (Character) $94.6K 1999
24% 40% In Dreams Vivian Thompson (Character) $11.9M 1999
59% 26% The Gingerbread Man Clyde Pell (Character) $1.5M 1998
25% 53% U.S. Marshals Special Agent John Royce (Character) $57.8M 1998
51% 41% Two Girls and a Guy Blake Allen (Character),
Original Song
$2.0M 1997
32% 38% One Night Stand Charlie (Character) $2.6M 1997
31% 45% Hugo Pool Franz Mazur (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 26% Danger Zone Jim Scott (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Season Jim Scott (Character) - 1996
64% 72% Home for the Holidays Tommy Larson (Character) $17.0M 1995
96% 85% Richard III Lord Rivers (Character) $2.4M 1995
71% 59% Restoration Robert Merivel (Character) $3.5M 1995
54% 68% Only You Peter Wright (Character) $20.0M 1994
No Score Yet 13% Hail Caesar Jerry (Character) - 1994
49% 81% Natural Born Killers Wayne Gale (Character) - 1994
55% 76% Heart and Souls Thomas Reilly (Character) $16.4M 1993
95% 88% Short Cuts Bill Bush (Character) $6.1M 1993
60% 81% Chaplin Charles Chaplin (Character) $8.3M 1992
17% 29% Too Much Sun Reed Richmond (Character) $44.5K 1991
71% 63% Soapdish David Seton Barnes (Character) $33.9M 1991
13% 35% Air America Billy Covington (Character) $29.2M 1990
95% 63% True Believer Roger Baron (Character) $8.7M 1989
67% 65% Chances Are Alex Finch (Character) $15.7M 1989
0% 30% Johnny Be Good Leo Wiggins (Character) $15.5M 1988
55% 45% 1969 Ralph Carr (Character) $5.9M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rented Lips Wolf Dangler (Character) - 1988
59% 37% The Pick-Up Artist Jack Jericho (Character) $11.6M 1987
50% 63% Less Than Zero Julian Wells (Character) $10.8M 1987
86% 68% Back to School Derek Lutz (Character) $89.2M 1986
17% 59% Tuff Turf Jimmy Parker (Character) - 1985
58% 69% Weird Science Ian (Character) - 1985
36% 54% Firstborn Lee (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% Moment to Moment Unknown (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
98% 88% Sweet Tooth Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action Planet: Climate Challange Self 2021
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
No Score Yet 76% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman Guest 2020
75% 67% Perry Mason Producer 2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2009 2011 2014 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010 2020
No Score Yet 55% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2016 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest,
Host
2012 2014 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2017 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2016 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways Guest 2019
No Score Yet 93% The Chef Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2008-2014 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2010-2011 2013 2015-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2016
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2009 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2014
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2009-2010 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet EP Daily Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playing it Forward Producer 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010 2012
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark at the Movies Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Patrick Pewterschmidt (Guest Voice) 2005
61% 75% Ally McBeal Larry Paul (Character) 2000-2001
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
Host
1985-1986 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mussolini: The Untold Story Bruno Mussolini (Character) 1985