Robert Downey Jr. is a living legend of not only surviving but thriving, through all the obstacles he has faced.
From substance abuse to broken marriages to doing time in prison, RDJ has seen it all. Yet, he’s come out as the last man standing, everytime. Gathering love and appreciation from all over the world, Robert Downey Jr has personified one of the most beloved superheroes of our times.
But how much do you know about this Avenger? Sit back and read on some lesser known facts about the Iron Man.
His First Love
RDJ met Sarah Jessica Parker while being an extra on the set of Girls Just Want to Have Fun . They were together for seven years since 1984.
He’s The Only SNL Star To Be Nominated For Best Actor at Oscars
Though others like Joan Cusack, Dan Ackroyd and Albert Brooks have been nominated for Best Supporting Actors, RDJ is the only SNL cast member to be nominated for Best Actor.
His Substance Abuse Kicked In Early
Robert did drugs the first time with his father when he was a child and fell into a cycle of addiction.
In interviews, Robert refers to his wife Susan as “the Mrs.” and has her name tattooed on his arm.
Coincidentally Bought Chaplin’s House
The star, out of sheer coincidence, purchased the former home of Charlie Chaplin. This came a few years prior to landing the role of the silent film legend.
He’s an Car Enthusiast
Robert has a collection of Corvette, Bentley, Volvo, a Mustang, some Audis, a Porsche, a Mercedes and more!
Robert can sing as well as act. In 2004 he released a jazz album entitled “The Futurist.”
He Got Love From The Queen
His performance in 1992’s Chaplin received the royal stamp of approval from Queen Elizabeth herself, who attended the London premiere in Leicester Square.
He almost played another beloved billionaire playboy
Prior to ‘Iron Man,’ Robert was also considered for the lead role as Bruce Wayne in ‘Batman’ instead of Micheal Keaton.
He’s A Martial Artist
Robert Downey Jr. is a devout martial artist. He spends a lot of his free time in the practice of Wing Chun. He began
He Had A Jailtime Brawl
In 1998, Downey got into a fight with another inmate at the Los Angeles County Jail, where he was serving time for a probation violation.
By: Chetan Mehrishi, Guest Writer, Movie Critic