Profile of the Day: Robert Downey, Jr.

Posted April 4, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Robert Downey, Jr.

Happy birthday Robert Downey, Jr.! Today the Iron Man star turns 49. He was born on April 4, 1965 in New York City to Robert Downey Sr., an avant-garde filmmaker, and Elsie, an actress. Downey made his screen debut at the age of 5 in his father’s film Pound. Although his career soared during the 1980′s and early 1990′s, his personal struggles with addiction became a constant focus of headlines. In a remarkable turnaround, Downey was able to overcome his troubles and revitalize his career. Today he is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood and headlines one of the most successful superhero franchises in film history.

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