27-year-old Downey was approved for the role of Charlie Chaplin.
By this time he has earned a reputation as a controversial and hot tempered figure in Hollywood, although his acting abilities were never in question.
Still, despite the widespread rumors, his career continued to advance forward.
In 1990 he did an action comedy film «Air America», co-starring with Mel Gibson.
another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, although the movie itself, mocking many military action movie clichés, was coolly received.
In 2008, Downey was submitted for the leading role in «Iron Man» film and that was a real acting breakthrough, which transformed him from a rather good and gifted actor to a box-office Hollywood star.
Gibson sided with his friend, even though he has committed missteps, and found him work, casting him in «The Singing Detective». Downey has gained an unusual experience filming in an animated science-fiction thriller film «A Scanner Darkly», based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. The main character of this near future dystopia is a drug-addicted undercover police officer played by Keanu Reeves, and Downey is playing one of his closest friends. played one of leading roles as a crime reporter Paul Avery in a mystery thriller «Zodiac», which was based on real events.Having himself completely recovered from the years of struggles with drug abuse, Downey was able to return to the big screen.In 2000 he played a slowly losing his mind detective novelist with a disability in «The Singing Detective», memorably appeared in «Wonder Boys», starred opposite Halle Berry in a supernatural thriller «Gothika» and did the leading role in the comedy thriller «Kiss Kiss Bang Bang», co-starring Val Kilmer.The cast of the new film includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Josh Brolin, Paul Rudd, and more! (Robert John Downey Jr.) Birth date: 4 of April 1965 (52 y.o.) Place of birth: Manhattan, New York, USA Height: 175 cm Weight: 73 kg Birth Sign: Aries Chinese zodiac: Snake Occupation: actor Robert John Downey Jr.