Robert Downey Jr was born on 4 April, 1965 in New York, New York, USA.
Downey Jr is probably best known for playing the Marvel comic character Tony Stark, otherwise known as Iron Man, in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 and Marvel Avengers Assemble.
He also plays Sherlock Holmes in Warner Brothers' Sherlock Holmes franchise.
He has been nominated for two Oscars - Best Actor for Chaplin in 1992 and Best Supporting Actor for Tropic Thunder in 2008.
Robert Downey Jr has worked with several iconic directors throughout his career, including Oliver Stone on Natural Born Killers, Richard Linklater on A Scanner Darkly and David Fincher on Zodiac.
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