Interesting facts about Robert Downey Jr. you probably didn’t know

1. Robert Downey Jr. comes from a movie family

Robert Downey Sr. was a filmmaker and Downey Jr.’s mother was an actress.

Image: Los Angeles Times

2. He is not allowed in a few countries

Due to his prior criminal records, he was not allowed to enter a few countries. He was not allowed in Japan to promote his movie, Iron Man.

3. He has a famous childhood friend

Robert and Moby have known each other since they were kids.

4. He started acting at a very young

When he was only five, he acted in his father’s film “Pound.”


5. He is also a singer

He released an album called “The Futurist” in 2004 after he got rid of his drug addiction.

6. He dropped out of school

When he was 17, Robert Downey Jr. dropped out of Santa Monica High School in California to pursue a future in acting.

7. He was introduced to drugs by his father

According to a few reports, his father introduced to drugs at the age of 8.

8. He is the only SNL actor to have been nominated for an Oscar

Although four other actors have been nominated for the best supporting actor, he is the only one to be nominated for the best actor.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — Episode 10 — Air Date 02/15/1986 — Pictured: Robert Downey Jr. as Julian Lynch during the “Models Against the Wilderness” skit on February 15, 1986 | Image: Al Levine/NBCU Photo Bank

9. He loves Martial Arts

In his free time, he spends a lot of time practicing it.

10. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world

He topped the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015.

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