Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
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Born:
April 04, 1965
Birth Name:
Robert John Downey Jr
Nickname:
Bob
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 69 nominations.
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Some Facts
Ranked #60 in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the world (2008).
Was approached to do the part as Zaphod Beeblebrox in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005).
Jailed for 180 days for violating probation. [December 1997]
Childhood friend of Richard Hall, better known as Moby.
Los Angeles, CA filming Iron Man 2 (2010). [May 2009]
Personal Quotes
I'm not used to feeling like I belong where I am.
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I had four weeks' work in Baby It's You (1983), and I told all my friends I was now, officially, a major talent and film star. And then they cut my scenes out. You don't even see me except in one scene - you see me in the background until this self-indulgent actress leans forward to try and get more camera time. They cut all my scenes out and my friends go, "Hey, Robert - maybe it's you!" Now I don't tell people that I'm in a film until I see it on videocassette.
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It's a blanket statement to say, "That guy's really sharp and amicable and nice," because there's a little bit of a--hole in every nice guy, and there's a little bit of genius in every moron.
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[on Weird Science (1985)] I defecated in [Renee Props's] trailer, much to the chagrin of Bill Paxton and Robert Rusler. It was a real bad scene. Joel Silver freaked. I never admitted it. Joel said, "Downey, did you do it?" and I said I wish I had. Because I'd been threatening everyone that if they didn't treat me right, I was going to take a dump in their trailer, or that I'd go take a shit in Joel's office, on his desk or something.
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What I usually hate about these movies when suddenly the guy that you were digging turns into Dudley Do-Right, and then you're supposed to buy into all his "Let's go do some good! That Eliot Ness-in-a-cape-type thing. What was really important to me was to not have him change so much that he's unrecognizable. When someone used to be a schmuck and they're not anymore, hopefully they still have a sense of humor. [on superhero movies]
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