Robert Downey Jr. - the son of an independent director Robert Downey Sr.'s. The first experience in the cinema for Robert - role in the film of his father. He went into the image of the puppy. Already in the 20 years Downey became a member of the very popular show "Saturday Night Live." However, a little later, Robert decided to link their lives with great movies and moved to Hollywood.
Star role Robert began work in the film "Chaplin." For the image of the great comedian Downey was nominated for "Oscar".
Next was a difficult period in the life of an actor - he was recovering from drug addiction. Finally, to overcome this trouble, he was able only in 2004 - when he returned to the screen with a picture of "Gothic".
Happily married to producer Susan Levin, who helped him to return to a healthy lifestyle.