Which name comes to your mind when one mentions superhero Iron Man / superhero Tony Stark? Undoubtedly Robert John Downey, Jr. .He is a delight to watch.He made his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father’s film Pound. He has also been acted with the “Brat Pack” in films such as such as Less Than Zero and Weird Science. He has evolved as a polished and accomplished actor within a few years. Who could forget his 1992 film Chaplin, earning him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.He prepared comprehensively for the role of Chaplin,, learning how to play the violin and tennis left-handed. He even hired a personal coach in order to imitate Chaplin’s stance and way of carrying himself. His other films in the 1990s include Heart and Souls, Only You, Natural Born Killers, Restoration, Two Girls and a Guy, Black and White, Short Cuts, Richard III, and The Last Party, a documentary written by him.
In 1987, he played Julian Wells, a drug-addicted wealthy boy whose life quickly spirals out of his control, in the film adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis book Less Than Zero. His feat was widely praised, though Downey has said that for him “the role was like the ghost of Christmas Future” since his drug habit resulted in his becoming an “amplification of the character” in real life.
Apart from his tumultuous personal life; he has shown his caliber as a great actor in playing variety of roles such as the title character in the film Iron Man or as Australian method actor Kirk Lazarus in action comedy film Tropic Thunder(2008). He stole the show from Ben Stiller and Jack black in Tropic Thunder, both of whom are seasoned comedy actors. He has recently earned a huge fan following of youngsters,thanks to his films like Iron man, The Avengers, and Sherlock Holmes.He is set to return as Tony Stark and will do so again in Iron Man 3, set to release in this year. Looking forward to Iron Man 3,we wish him success and well-being!
BTW,which is your Robert Downey, Jr favorite film?
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