Ten fun facts about Robert Downey Jr.

Fact 1
Robert John Downey Junior was born on April 4, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA.

Fact 2
He has went by the nicknames Rob and RDJ.

Fact 3
He first starred in an acting role at the age of five in 1970 in the movie “Pound” which was directed by his equally famous father.

Fact 4
Robert’s dad is a known director, writer, and filmographer and his mom is actress Elise Downey.

Fact 5
He has won two Academy Award nominations, and won three Golden Globe awards, and a lot of different award nominations and wins.

Fact 6
Robert has played in a number of popular roles in movies including “Sherlock Holmes” (2009), “Iron Man” (2008), “Weird Science” (1985), and “Natural Born Killers” (1994).

Fact 7
His portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in the movie “Chaplin” was so realistic, it earned him a Academy Award for Best Actor nomination.

Fact 8
He studied acting at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center in upstate New York and then moved to California with his father when his parents divorced.

Fact 9
He dropped out of high school in 1982 to pursue acting full time and has battled a number of years publicly with alcohol and drug abuse.

Fact 10
Robert is known for being very humble and the type of person that everyone really likes when they meet him.

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Short about Robert Downey Jr.
Is an American actor who made his screen debut at the age of five.

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