The success of Robert Downy Jr!
During his childhood, Downey had minor roles in his father’s films. He made his acting debut at the age of five, playing a sick puppy in the absurdist comedy Pound (1970), and then at seven appeared in the surrealist Western Greaser’s Palace (1972).
Rise to fame:
1983–1995: Beginnings and critical acclaim
1983 Downey began building upon theater roles and ended up as a cast member of SNL. Rolling Stone magazine named Downey the worst SNL cast member in its entire run, stating that the “Downey Fail sums up everything that makes SNL great.” In 1992, he starred as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin, a role for which he prepared extensively, learning how to play the violin as well as tennis left-handed. The role garnered Downey an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor at the Academy Awards 65th ceremony, losing to Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.
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2001–2007: Career comeback
In 2006, Downey returned to television when he did voice acting on Family Guy in the episode “The Fat Guy Strangler”.
In 2007, Downey appeared in David Fincher’s mystery thriller Zodiac, which was based on a true story. He played the role of San Francisco Chronicle journalist Paul Avery, who was reporting the Zodiac Killer case.
2008–present: Iron Man Era
In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the film Iron Man, with director Jon Favreau explaining the choice by stating: “Downey wasn’t the most obvious choice, but he understood what makes the character tick. He found a lot of his own life experience in ‘Tony Stark’.” Favreau insisted on having Downey as he repeatedly claimed that Downey would be to Iron Man what Johnny Depp is to the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
After Iron Man, Downey appeared alongside Ben Stiller and Jack Black in the Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder. Which required Downey to wear dark makeup and a wig. Both Stiller and Downey feared Downey’s portrayal of the character could become controversial.
The first role Downey accepted after Iron Man was the title character in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes released it on December 25, 2009.
Downey’s sole 2011 film credit was the sequel to the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which opened worldwide on December 16, 2011.
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RDJ`s Total Earnings From Marvel:
Iron Man I $500 thousand
Iron Man II $10 million
Iron Man III $75 million
The Avengers $50 million
Avengers: Age of Ultron $40 million
Captain America: Civil War $40 million
Spider-man homecoming $15million
Avengers: Infinity War $40 million
Avengers: End Game $75 million
Total $345.5 million