Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Tony Stark / Iron Man in "The Avengers." In the summer of 2008, Downey received praise from critics and audiences for his performance in the title role of the blockbuster hit "Iron Man," under the direction of Jon Favreau. Bringing the Marvel Comics superhero to the big screen, "Iron Man" earned more than $585 million worldwide, making it one of the year's biggest hits. Downey reprised his role in the successful sequel, which was released in May 2010 and eclipsed the first film with $624 million worldwide at the box office.

In 2010, Downey received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the title role of the 2009 hit "Sherlock Holmes," under the direction of Guy Ritchie. Downey returned to the role of the legendary detective in a new Sherlock Holmes adventure, "A Game of Shadows," released in December 2011.

Robert Downey Jr. is one of today's most respected actors. He recently earned his second Academy Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actor, for his work in Ben Stiller's comedy hit "Tropic Thunder." His performance as Kirk Lazarus, a white Australian actor playing a black American character, also brought him Golden Globe, BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations. Downey was honored with his first Oscar nomination, in the category of Best Actor, for his portrayal of Charlie Chaplin in Richard Attenborough's acclaimed 1992 biopic "Chaplin," for which he also won BAFTA and London Film Critics Awards and received a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Downey's other recent films include "Due Date," opposite Zach Galifianakis, "The Soloist," opposite Jamie Foxx; "Charlie Bartlett"; David Fincher's "Zodiac," alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo; Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly," with Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson; "Fur," opposite Nicole Kidman in a film inspired by the life of revered photographer Diane Arbus; and "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang."

He also shared in a SAG Award nomination as a member of the ensemble cast of George Clooney's true-life drama "Good Night, and Good Luck," and in a Special Jury Prize won by the ensemble cast of "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints," presented at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Downey's long list of film credits also includes "Gothika," with Halle Berry; "The Singing Detective"; Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys," with Michael Douglas; "U.S. Marshals"; "The Gingerbread Man," directed by Robert Altman; "Two Girls and a Guy"; Mike Figgis's "One Night Stand"; Jodie Foster's "Home for the Holidays"; "Richard III"; "Natural Born Killers," directed by Oliver Stone; and Altman's "Short Cuts," as part of an outstanding ensemble cast that won a special Golden Globe Award for Best Ensemble.

Earlier in his career, Downey starred in such films as "Heart and Souls," "Soapdish," "Air America," "Chances Are," "True Believer," "Johnny Be Good," "Less Than Zero," "The Pick-up Artist," "Back to School," "Weird Science," "Firstborn," and "Pound," in which he made his debut under the direction of Robert Downey Sr.

On the small screen, Downey made his primetime debut in 2001 when he joined the cast of FOX's "Ally McBeal," playing the role of attorney Larry Paul. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. In addition, Downey was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

In November 2004, Downey released his debut album, "The Futurist," through Sony Classical. The album, containing eight original songs, showcased his singing talents.

Downey and his wife Susan recently formed Team Downey, a production company based at Warner Bros.

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Age: 52 years old
Birthday: April 4, 1965
Height: 5' 8 ½"
Nickname: Bob
Full Name / Real Name: Robert John Downey Jr
Birthplace: New York, NY
Wife: Susan Downey (8/27/2005, 1 child)
Deborah Falconer (5/29/1992 - 4/26/2004, divorced, 1 child)

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