Robert Downey Jr Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

7th May 2016

Fact: A voter in the U.K. local elections on Thursday (05May16) reportedly chose a rather different - and fictional - candidate to support. According to ballot counter Phil Rodgers, one person drew a picture of the Marvel superhero Iron Man, played by Robert Downey Jr., and voted for him as their local police and crime commissioner in Cambridge, England.

5th March 2015

Quote: "I'm telling you - his superpower is parenting." Robert Downey Jr. is impressed with his The Avengers co-star Chris Hemsworth's multi-tasking abilities as a dad. The Thor hunk and his wife Elsa Pataky are parents to nearly one-year-old twins Tristan and Sasha, and two-year-old daughter India Rose. Downey Jr. also welcomed his third child last year (14) - daughter Avri Roel, who was born in November.

17th October 2014

Quote: "There is an answer which I am not prepared to give. Normally I would be bursting at the seams wanting to speak." Robert Downey, Jr. continues to remain coy over a possible Iron Man 4 movie, despite telling comedienne Ellen DeGeneres it was happening during a recent appearance on her U.S. show.

11th October 2014

Quote: "Jeremy said, 'Listen, this is Hawkeye talking. You can't put a stick in your eye because then you won't be able to use the bow and arrow at 300 yards, and take out the bad guy'. And that was about the only thing he's listened to since." Robert Downey, Jr. recruited his The Avengers co-star Jeremy Renner to give his three-year-old son Exton a little safety advice after realising the kid was a big fan of his castmate's Hawkeye character.

10th October 2014

Tweet: "I believe everybody winds up in the roles they're meant to do. Half of mine were turned down by others!" Robert Downey, Jr. believes in destiny when it comes to film parts.

9th October 2014

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr. became a bizarre zen master during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (08Oct14) by dressing up in a traditional robe and donning a long wig to take part in an Intense Staredown comedy sketch. The actor sat silent opposite host Fallon on a fake mountain set and contorted his face in a series of hilarious expressions as a recorded voiceover shared his thoughts of wisdom about everything from world peace to stuffed-crust pepperoni pizza.

9th October 2014

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr. is preparing for new fatherhood by purchasing a minivan. The Iron Man action star is the new owner of a Honda Odyssey as his wife Susan prepares to give birth to a baby girl in November (14). The tot will be a little sister for the couple's three-year-old son Exton, while the actor is also dad to 21-year-old Indio, from his previous marriage to Deborah Falconer.

8th October 2014

Quote: "I'm so clean you could eat off of me. I think women appreciate that." Robert Downey, Jr. has a strict bathing ritual. He recently told fans during a chat that he insists of taking at least one bath a day.

8th October 2014

Quote: "A writer asked me to watch a particular episode about a month ago, in hopes of helping us break story on a project. An incredible series. Anything's possible." Robert Downey, Jr. on playing Doctor Who on the big screen.

6th October 2014

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr. surprised members of the U.S. military and their families at a special advance screening of his new movie The Judge on Sunday (05Oct14) by making a personal appearance at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. The actor told the 900-strong crowd he wanted to treat them to the premiere as a token of his gratitude for serving their country, revealing, "It's just a way of reminding myself that there are people out there who put their lives on the line so I can go out and make movies."

9th September 2014

Quote: "He's his mother's son and my son, and he's come up the chasm much quicker than we did. But that's typical in the Information Age; things get accelerated. You're confronted with histories and predispositions and influences and feelings and unspoken traumas or needs that weren't met, and all of a sudden you're three miles into the woods." Robert Downey, Jr. on his son Indio's recent drug arrest.

11th August 2014

Quote: "He actually called me, but I didn't return the phone call at the time. Robert was concerned before Iron Man and was trying to find out what it's like to play this comic book character, because I had already done Blade... I'll take all the credit for his success as Iron Man." Wesley Snipes was asked for advice by Robert Downey, Jr. on his Iron Man role but never returned his calls.

29th July 2014

Quote: "It was, like, 100 degrees, so it was like a 48-hour bikram yoga class." Robert Downey, Jr. on pal Adam Levine's recent wedding in Mexico.

28th July 2014

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr.'s latest drama The Judge will open the 2014 Toronto Film Festival in Canada on 4 September (14). The movie also stars Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall.

12th April 2014

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr. has finally joined The actor posted his first tweet on Friday (11Apr14). The message reads, "Talk to me, Twitter."

28th November 2013

Fact: Stars including Kylie Minogue, Robert Downey, Jr. and Keith Richards are supporting Scottish male cancer awareness charity Cahonas by donating signed ties and scarves for the charity's annual eBay auction. Richards has donated the head scarf he wore for a Rolling Stone magazine cover shoot, while Downey, Jr. has contributed a tie he wore in his movie Due Date.

9th May 2013

Quote: "Let me put it this way, if the helmet closes and you go into an action scene, I am clearly, like, at a day spa or something." Robert Downey, Jr. admits he's rarely in the Iron Man suit when he doesn't need to be.

4th May 2013

Fact: Funnyman Mel Brooks replaced Robert Downey, Jr. as a guest on U.S. late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the last minute on Thursday (02May13) when the Iron Man 3 star's interview had to be rescheduled to next week (beg06May13). The actor/director insisted host Kimmel ask him the questions he had prepared for Downey, Jr. Quizzed about the most difficult part of making the Iron Man sequel, Brooks said, "The breathing... They put you in that goddamn tin can and it's hard. It's Ok for half an hour... but then you're fighting to get some (air)." He also joked that "rust" was the worst thing about being in the suit.

3rd May 2013

Quote: "It doesn't matter if we're talking about robots or aliens, it doesn't matter if it's Shakespeare, if you're working with someone of that quality, it's very invigorating as an artist." Actress Gwyneth Paltrow on her chemistry with her Iron Man co-star, Robert Downey, Jr..

3rd May 2013

Quote: "So many people would tell me how they love the house and ask if it is ever going on the market. I have to tell them that it's actually on two or three zip drives." Robert Downey, Jr. insists the luxury home in Malibu, California which is featured in his Iron Man movies is not actually real.

1st May 2013

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr. opened the New York Stock Exchange by ringing the famous bell on Tuesday morning (30Apr13). He was joined by a figure wearing an Iron Man suit in honour of his superhero alter-ego.

23rd April 2013

Tweet: "I feel like I'm an honorary Brit having played Sherlock. More importantly than playing Sherlock, I believe I helped launch all these really good Tv shows. Even though I didn't get a cut of those Tv shows, it's just enough to know. But Johnny Lee (Miller) and Benedict (Cumberbatch), either one of those guys could have played (Sherlock Holmes) in the movie and it probably still would have been as successful." Sherlock Holmes star Robert Downey, Jr. feels responsible for spawning hit Tv shows Sherlock and Elementary, about the legendary sleuth.

16th April 2013

Quote: "Isn't that crazy... I can't believe it. I'm what's known as 'a strategic cost'." Robert Downey, Jr. on his $50 million (£31 million) Iron Man 3 salary.

12th April 2013

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr. went German at the photocall for his new movie Iron Man 3 in Munich on Friday (12Apr13) - he showed up wearing lederhosen, the country's traditional dress.

14th March 2013

Fact: Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr. are to play father and son in new movie The Judge.

13th February 2013

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr. has snapped up the rights to an episode of U.K. Tv show Black Mirror to adapt it for the big screen. The Iron Man star will produce the upcoming Hollywood version of the sci-fi episode, about a world where humans with brain implants can replay their memories.

6th February 2013

Fact: The Avengers' superhero castmates Robert Downey, Jr., Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans are set to reunite at the upcoming Academy Awards to present an Oscar on Hollywood's biggest night. The prizegiving is set to take place on 24 February (13) at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center and will be hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MACFarlane.

30th October 2012

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr. has reunited with his Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie to film an advert for the new Call Of Duty: Black Ops Ii video game. The action star makes a brief appearance in the minute-long live-action trailer, titled Surprise, in which he quips, "Guess who brought a jet to a gun fight", before trying to fly out of the war zone. The game hits retailers on 13 November (12).

24th October 2012

Quote: "I think the best part about being a dad is when your wife isn't mad at you, which means you're doing your part." Actor Robert Downey, Jr. jokes about life as a new dad. The star's wife, Susan, gave birth to their first child together, son Exton, in February (12).

20th September 2012

Quote: "I walked off set with one of the Black Sabbath T-shirts. Do you know where I put it? I've mis-located it." Robert Downey, Jr. took home one of his Iron Man costumes from The Avengers set, but later lost it.

19th April 2012

Quote: "This was really Robert's thing. He pushed hard... He really thought Gwyneth would bring something great to the table, and we all thought so as well, but he was the one who convinced her to come and do it." Robert Downey, JR. was the driving force behind his Iron Man sidekick Gwyneth Paltrow landing a part in all-star spin-off Avengers, according to the film's director Joss Whedon.

18th April 2012

Quote: "Hulk would win, but I'd try to get him drunk first so he was off his game, 'cos it's pretty easy to beat up a drunk guy." Robert Downey, JR. on how his The Avengers character Iron Man would defeat sidekick The Hulk in a fight.

17th April 2012

Quote: "There was all this trepidation, all this projection, all this anticipation and goodwill and a good vibe about it. But what you're squeezing to the side... is these thousands of forms of fear. And then he was born and they've all just kind of scattered now. It seems like he's always been here." Robert Downey, JR. on the arrival of his second son Exton, who was born in February (12).

13th April 2012

Fact: Robert Downey, JR. made a $9 million (£5.6 million) entrance at the Avengers premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night (11Apr12), behind the wheel of his Iron Man character Tony Stark's Acura supercar.

18th December 2011

Quote: "I can go home at night and go, 'Susan, I just realised I am really a special person; everyone wants to hear me talk about myself and my movies - and they're really genuinely interested... So how come when I come home, I'm just some schmuck who left his socks in the hallway." Robert Downey, JR pokes fun at the junket circuit as he promotes his new Sherlock Holmes sequel and admits his wife Susan keeps him grounded.

16th December 2011

Quote: "I served him peppermint tea in 1984 at a restaurant called Central Falls on West Broadway and Soho (in New York)... and I was like, 'This guy digs me. We're gonna be, like, pals. He wants to hear my music.'" Robert Downey, JR. on his friendship with Sting.

13th December 2011

Quote: "When they said I would be playing Mycroft I thought, 'That's good casting.' But when it means I'm playing Robert's brother I thought what? Robert has a very elegant face. I am a lump." Stephen Fry was surprised when he was hired to play Robert Downey, JR.'s onscreen brother in new movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows.

9th December 2011

Quote: "If I told you the name, she would lop off my head with a machete." Robert Downey, JR. has pledged not to reveal any more details about his unborn child after upsetting his wife Susan by revealing the baby is a boy on a U.S. chat show this week (beg05Dec11).

8th December 2011

Quote: "I can never really stay mad at him, but I can tell you it wasn't something that we had planned to reveal." Robert Downey, JR.'s producer wife Susan was upset when the actor revealed the couple was expecting a baby boy on The Tonight Show in America earlier this week (beg05Dec11).

31st August 2011

Quote: "Robert and Susan could not be more excited over this news. They can't wait to welcome this new baby into their wonderful family." Robert Downey, JR.'s representative confirms the Iron Man star and his wife, producer Susan Downey, are set to welcome their first child together. The actor already has a 17-year-old son, named Indio, from his previous marriage to actress Deborah Falconer.

13th July 2011

Quote: "I can't help myself. They wanted this to be a franchise, which, in my mind, needs at least two movies. But I really liked working with the team on the first movie, so this was an easy choice." Director Guy Ritchie admits shooting a Sherlock Holmes sequel with pals Jude Law and Robert Downey, JR. was an easy decision to make.

10th May 2011

Quote: "Robert Downey, JR. was in my history class - not a good student." Rob Lowe on his famous classmate.

18th April 2011

Fact: Paul McCartney, Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert Downey, JR. gave the Coachella Festival in California a superstar sizzle on Saturday (16Apr11), when they joined the stars in the crowds at the sun-soaked spectacular. They joined the likes of Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, Vanessa Hudgens, Danny DeVito, David Hasselhoff and celebrity couples Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard, Whitney Port and Ben Nemtin and Twilight actress Ashley Greene and Jared Followill at the Indio festivities.

18th February 2011

Fact: Moviemaker Shane Black is to reteam with his KISS KISS BANG BANG star Robert Downey, JR. for the third IRON MAN movie. Black will replace Jon Favreau as the franchise's director.

1st February 2011

Quote: "My biopic would actually need two or three actors who vary in weight I think. I would love Robert Downey, Jr. to play me at a certain stage, he would be fantastic." SIR Elton John wants ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. to portray him on the big screen.

14th January 2011

Quote: "Look, I've done a sequel or two now - I feel like I should be in a recovery group for sequel-itis survivors." Robert Downey, JR. jokes about his appearance in numerous movie follow-ups.

12th November 2010

Quote: "We have this one scene together on a roof and the director kept being like, 'Really antagonise him!' So I get into this scene and I knock him on his forehead and his eyes. He broke character and he was like, 'Do not touch my face.' I was like, 'I'm going to get thrown out of the room right now!'" Rosario Dawson was intimidated by co-star Robert Downey, JR. on the set of 2006 film A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS.

3rd November 2010

Quote: "Hey Zach, do you want to make any other big mistakes? Cost more people their jobs?” Robert Downey, JR. pokes fun at his DUE DATE co-star Zach Galifianakis over allegations THE HANGOVER star was instrumental in getting Mel Gibson fired from his role in the sequel.

2nd November 2010

Quote: "We were in high school together (but) we didn't really hang out. It sounds like we could have really partied... He's a grown man... The only advice I would give him is, 'Don't get arrested.'" Robert Downey, JR. on growing up with troubled star Charlie Sheen.

2nd November 2010

Quote: "All I know is he was not brought into custody so he's got me beat. I can't stay out of custody. He went to hospital but that's different. That's people coming and checking your vitals, not booking you. He's a genius!" Robert Downey, JR. jokes about troubled actor Charlie Sheen's recent bad boy antics.

2nd November 2010

Quote: "They're gonna have great lives and I intend to master this stomping beast... One is called One Sock and the other is called Little D." Robert Downey, JR. plans to make the most of pal Jamie Foxx's 45th birthday horse gifts - even though one of his new steeds has already thrown him.

1st November 2010

Fact: Robert Downey, JR., Paul Bettany and Ralph Fiennes were among the frontrunners considered as King George VI in acclaimed new film The King's Speech. Colin Firth won the role of the stuttering king.

1st November 2010

Quote: "I'd love to work with Zach again, but I'm not going to go do a day on his sequel. Let's not kid ourselves. Besides, they've had enough squabbles over their paltry salaries. They can't afford me." Robert Downey, JR. insists he won't be joining his DUE DATE co-star Zach Galifianakis in THE HANGOVER sequel.

27th October 2010

Quote: "You don't travel with drugs, you take them before and have some guy meet you right on the other side of security. You don't go through with them." Reformed party animal Robert Downey, JR. would never have tried to smuggle drugs on a plane at the height of his wild days.

15th October 2010

Fact: Actor Robert Downey, JR. is studying for his brown belt in Wing Chun kung-fu.

15th October 2010

Quote: "At a certain point during the screen test I was so overwhelmed with anxiety... I almost passed out. I watched it later, and that moment came, fluttered and wasn't even noticeable." Robert Downey, JR. on his audition for Iron Man.

12th May 2010

Quote: "He's Iron Man, I'm God. We will sooner or later be crossing paths one way or another." SIR Anthony Hopkins is hoping to work with Robert Downey, JR on a comic book blockbuster. Hopkins plays Norse god Odin in Kenneth Branagh's new film Thor.

6th May 2010

Quote: "I'm not a kid anymore. I feel my age, and it's had a very grounding effect... Truth be told, I'm kind of beat up." IRON MAN star Robert Downey Jr. on the pitfalls of being an action hero at 45.

6th May 2010

Quote: "It was funny because both of us got a second chance, and you don't get second chances a lot in life, especially in the movie business. We both had two strikes, two-and-a-half strikes, really... I think he was worse than me." Mickey Rourke is adamant he and his IRON MAN 2 co-star Robert Downey, Jr. are lucky to still be working after their past wild ways almost ruined their careers.

5th May 2010

Quote: "I was walking (on the treadmill) during my lunch break and Robert was over there doing these strange movements - kung fu he called it - and he walks around with a satchel of vitamins, and I thought, 'Wow, we've come a long way'. I would have been showing up about noon and he wouldn't even have been there." Mickey Rourke on working with fellow former Hollywood wildman Robert Downey, JR. on IRON MAN 2.

2nd May 2010

Quote: "There was an early cut of the movie where everybody hated Tony (Stark). We tested it for an audience and they had to wipe the screen down." Robert Downey, JR. had to re-shoot scenes for the IRON MAN sequel because early audiences hated his portrayal of egotistical playboy Stark.

1st May 2010

Quote: "He does look good in ruby slippers." IRON MAN director Jon Favreau pokes fun at reports suggesting Robert Downey, JR. is set to play the Wizard in a prequel to The Wizard of Oz.

1st May 2010

Quote: "Avatar, I had to take a break. It's a little tough." Robert Downey, JR. didn't enjoy the 3D experience during his Avatar screening.

30th April 2010

Quote: "I'd like to be involved in a design team making better glasses. I've seen some recently that actually have tech in the glasses that assist the experience." Robert Downey, JR. is keen to be part of the 3D movie revolution.

30th April 2010

Quote: "With Sherlock Holmes, I said, 'We're blowing Avatar out of the water.' I was personally shocked at the cosmos when it did not respond to my incantations. I'm doing the same garbage this time, because most of the time I win." Robert Downey, JR. has very high hopes for his new movie IRON MAN 2.

30th April 2010

Fact: Robert Downey, JR. and his wife of five years, producer Susan Levin, partly owe their successful marriage to regular therapy sessions - the couple meets with a psychologist twice a week.

29th April 2010

Quote: "No sooner had he been cast, he went to a Russian prison... I mean the guy is committed." Mickey Rourke's dangerous research tactics for his villainous role in IRON MAN 2 impressed the film's star Robert Downey, JR..

29th April 2010

Quote: "Now I think, 'Oh, my God, me and the missus will be (here) until the grandkids attend our funerals.' We'll always be here. We'll never f**king move from here. Crazy." Robert Downey, JR is convinced he will never move out of his Los Angeles home.

29th April 2010

Quote: "I would say he's fantastic, verging on exceptional." Gwyneth Paltrow on IRON MAN 2 co-star Robert Downey, JR's kissing skills.

28th April 2010

Quote: "He really had turned his life around and then something changed. He was just an inspiration, a gifted guy, really optimistic and he just got caught flat-footed. It's a horrible tragedy." Robert Downey, JR. is still upset about the death of pal ADAM 'DJ AM' GOLDSTEIN, who has a cameo in IRON MAN 2. The DJ died from an accidental drug overdose last year (09).

26th April 2010

Quote: "Even though it is not a super challenging role for me, just the challenge of keeping up with Robert every day made it so fun and fresh - I was happy to do it." Gwyneth Paltrow struggled to match her co-star Robert Downey, JR.'s energy on the set of IRON MAN 2.

25th April 2010

Quote: "It was great because both my husband and his wife were right there on the set." Gwyneth Paltrow on her kissing scene with Robert Downey, JR. in IRON MAN 2.

24th April 2010

Quote: "I have pieces of it but it's a pretty costly item. Maybe they don't trust me. It's not like I would do something kinky with it." Robert Downey Jr. dreams of owning his full IRON MAN costume.

20th April 2010

Quote: "I'm crazy about Ryan. I think they're a great couple, a really natural fit for each other. They've really come into themselves since they've been fully together." Robert Downey Jr. gives his seal of approval to his IRON MAN 2 co-star Scarlett Johansson's marriage to Ryan Reynolds.

3rd April 2010

Quote: "The word to describe Robert is hard... He can really scrap. He's done time in jail, which didn't exactly soften him up. He has a real physicality that is pretty f**king amazing." Guy Ritchie on his SHERLOCK HOLMES star Robert Downey, JR.

8th March 2010

Quote: "I would like him to play me in a movie as well." Robert Downey, JR. on news Ozzy Osbourne wants the IRON MAN star to play him in a biopic.

18th January 2010

Quote: "I'd like to thank Susan Downey for telling me that Matt Damon was going to win, so 'don't bother to prepare a speech...' I really don't wanna thank my wife because I could be bussing tables at (restaurant) the Daily Grill right now if not for her." Robert Downey Jr. takes aim at his producer wife in his Best Actor acceptance speech.

13th January 2010

Quote: "I was a little embarrassed coming back to the States. It's 'Work! Work! Work! Die! Die! Die working!' in the U.S., but in England it's more, 'Would you like a spot of tea?'" Robert Downey Jr. enjoyed working in England while filming SHERLOCK HOLMES.

12th January 2010

Quote: "He's a big bada** Englishman. We'd show him a piece of fight choreography and he'd be like, 'No, no!' And then show us how to choke someone out with their own jacket, because he's this jujitsu guy. I love the guy!" Robert Downey Jr. was impressed with director Guy Ritchie's fighting capabilities on the set of movie SHERLOCK HOLMES.

24th December 2009

Quote: "We came back from the U.K., and having been speaking proper-perceived pronunciation, the Queen's English as they call it, it was the most grating thing I ever heard in my life - and that's my accent." Robert Downey Jr. has been turned off by his speaking voice since returning home to the U.S. after filming SHERLOCK HOLMES in Britain.

21st December 2009

Quote: "He would, easily. He'd cream (beat) me! He's a black belt in three martial arts! I'm a pretty good runner though, I'd run away!" Jude Law is certain he would lose in a fight against his SHERLOCK HOLMES co-star Robert Downey, JR..

19th December 2009

Quote: "I've run out of things to give up. I don't know what to do." Robert Downey Jr. has a New Year's resolution dilemma.

18th December 2009

Quote: "He's actually really sweet. He was 10 times more upset than I was!" Robert Downey Jr. admits his towering SHERLOCK HOLMES co-star ROBERT MAILLET felt awful after accidentally knocking out the Hollywood star during a fight scene while filming last year (08).

16th December 2009

Quote: "The only person I'm in love with at the moment is sitting on my left." Jude Law brushes off rumours he's revived his relationship with former fiancee Sienna Miller and turns his attentions to his SHERLOCK HOLMES co-star Robert Downey Jr. instead.

16th December 2009

Quote: “He knew when to let us muck around and when to tell us to stop. He was the father of two wayward sons.” Jude Law on his SHERLOCK HOLMES director, Guy Ritchie, who took charge of him and co-star Robert Downey Jr.

27th November 2009

Quote: "I always had a huge confidence in myself and saw myself having a far better career than anyone thought. Not in an unrealistic, narcissistic way. I just think I was aways, you know, irrationally optimistic about it." Robert Downey, JR. wasn't surprised after the 2008 hit IRON MAN kickstarted his career after years away from the limelight.

7th November 2009

Quote: "I had an idea that I should have an 's' distortion, or I should sound like a serious toff, but (director) Guy (Ritchie) said just speak English the way normal educated English guys do." Robert Downey Jr. on perfecting his accent for SHERLOCK HOLMES.

22nd September 2009

Quote: "Like I would ever have Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson fighting over me." Robert Downey Jr. can't believe he's a man in demand on the set of the IRON MAN sequel.

15th September 2009

Quote: "My English pronunciation is, I'm told, rather adept. I did a movie you might have heard of called Chaplin for which I won your Bafta award several years ago. I hope that gives you an indication of my ability to do accents." Robert Downey Jr. laughs off suggestions he struggled to pick up a British accent to play famed detective SHERLOCK HOLMES.

15th September 2009

Quote: "The producers keep telling me that they're going to give me a suit with all the bells and whistles, but I still don't have it. Maybe I should get it in my contract." Robert Downey Jr. is still waiting for an IRON MAN costume the filmmakers promised him.

8th June 2009

Quote: "I had always wanted to work with Robert Downey, JR.. He called me said, 'You should really do this. It's with (director) Jon Favreau, it's going to be a great, and don't you want to be in a movie that people actually see?'" Gwyneth Paltrow reveals how her IRON MAN co-star convinced her to film her first blockbuster.

7th May 2009

Quote: "There are many duos we wanted to draw from. Something as eccentric as The Odd Couple to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Withnail and I and Laurel and Hardy. It's the kind of friendship you can only have with someone of the same sex, a person you adore but who infuriates you." Jude Law on working with Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie's new SHERLOCK HOLMES movie.

7th April 2009

Quote: "Our version of Sherlock Holmes goes back to the book where he was basically the first western martial artist. They dont talk about that part in the books very often because they never had the budget to put it onscreen. We had the budget to put it on screen." Robert Downey, JR. plans to challenge the popular image of the sleuth in his new movie.

7th April 2009

Quote: "Do you ever see somebody thats a whole lot better than you? I had to every day come in and nail it down." Jamie Foxx on working with Robert Downey, JR. in THE SOLOIST.

25th March 2009

Quote: "When I was a table-hop, I was a good one. I might have been a little sweaty and I might have dropped a bus tray once or twice but I actually really gave a s**t about your peppermint tea." IRON MAN star Robert Downey Jr. insists he was an excellent server during his days as a struggling actor.

24th March 2009

Quote: "Sometimes I wish I were taller, or I wish I were so small that I'd really know who liked me for who I was." Actor Robert Downey Jr., who stands at five foot, 10 inches (1.78 metres) tall, on the challenges he faces as a man of smaller physical stature.

23rd March 2009

Fact: Reese Witherspoon celebrated her 33rd birthday with a star-studded party at boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal's Los Angeles home on Saturday (21Mar09). Guests included Robert Downey Jr. and his wife SUSAN, as well as the actor's sister Maggie Gyllenhaal and her partner Peter Sarsgaard. Witherspoon spent her actual birthday, on Sunday (22Mar09), at the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie MONSTERS VS. ALIENS.

23rd January 2009

Quote: "I'm so happy to be in this same circle with him. We've known each other a long time. Our kids go to the same school. I love that we're going to be going through this together." Josh Brolin is thrilled he's nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar with old pal Robert Downey Jr.

14th November 2008

Quote: "Everyone thought I looked like Super Mario." Robert Downey Jr. on the moustache he grew for Guy Ritchie's upcoming SHERLOCK HOLMES movie.

10th October 2008

Fact: IRON MAN has become the fastest-selling title in the two-year history of high-definition formats of Blu-ray and HD DVD. Robert Downey Jr's superhero film sold 500,000 in its first week on release and became the bestselling Blu-ray disc within 48 hours of hitting shelves on 30 September (08).

9th October 2008

Fact: Hollywood heavyweights Russell Crowe, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert De Niro have been tapped by ex-journalist HOWARD BLUM to co-star in forthcoming crime movie AMERICAN LIGHTING. Blum's film documents the terrorist bombing of the Los Angeles Times' building that left 21 people dead in 1910.

2nd October 2008

Quote: "He was an interesting mess, but he's come out the other side and he's no longer a mess. He's reborn." Moviemaker Guy Ritchie can't wait to work with Robert Downey Jr. on a new SHERLOCK HOLMES movie.

1st October 2008

Fact: Jude Law will team up with Robert Downey Jr. in a big-screen version of SHERLOCK HOLMES, director Guy Ritchie has confirmed. Downey Jr. will portray Holmes, while Law will play his sidekick Dr. Watson. Production is slated to begin in October (08) in London.

18th September 2008

Quote: "I play an Australian playing an African-American who disguises himself as a Vietnamese farmer - what's so hard about that?" Robert Downey Jr. insists new movie TROPIC THUNDER's plotline is not difficult to fathom.

17th September 2008

Quote: "A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual. That's OK. Being relaxed about sexuality is something you're born with. My identity was written on the wall by ancient and formidable guides and forces. The best thing I can do is keep my hand out of it." Married actor Robert Downey Jr. is unfazed by speculation over his sexuality.

17th September 2008

Quote: “It’s sad the part of my body I like the most starts below my knee.” Robert Downey Jr. loves his legs.

9th September 2008

Fact: SYRIANA star Mark Strong has signed on to play SHERLOCK HOLMES' foe LORD BLACKWOOD in the upcoming Guy Ritchie movie. Robert Downey Jr. will play the great detective in the film.

3rd September 2008

Quote: "I was a sober, non-smoking vegetarian once, and I was never so miserable in my whole life." Robert Downey Jr. on his bad habits.

2nd September 2008

Quote: "Dreadful, awful, depressing and disquieting to my integrity." Robert Downey Jr. reflects on his American Idol appearance as a back-up singer for Gladys Knight earlier this year (08).

18th August 2008

Quote: "A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual. That's OK. Being relaxed about sexuality is something you're born with." Robert Downey Jr.

15th August 2008

Quote: "(It was) dreadful, awful, depressing, and disquieting to my integrity." Robert Downey Jr. hated performing alongside Ben Stiller and Jack Black as one of Gladys Knight's PIPS on the American Idol charity special IDOL GIVES BACK.

12th August 2008

Quote: "I started taking on all these big political ideas but I'm kind of retarded and I got my G.E.D. in prison, so I'm not qualified to discuss this stuff. But I was comfortable enough that it would be far more entertaining than controversial." Robert Downey Jr. has no problems with his controversial TROPIC THUNDER movie character - a Caucasian who dies his skin dark so he can play an African-American.

12th August 2008

Quote: "I think it would be regrettable if I were to drink or smoke weed with either (TROPIC THUNDER co-stars) Jack Black or Ben Stiller because they would say, `Wow, I got stoned and I have a buzz,' and I would be off to the races and in jail within three days." Robert Downey Jr. insists his notorious addictive personality wouldn't be able to deal with just a small hit of marijuana.

11th August 2008

Quote: "When he talks in his sleep, he's usually threatening someone." Robert Downey Jr's wife SUSAN reveals the former hellraiser's aggressive nocturnal mumblings.

6th August 2008

Quote: "I said, 'Let me give you some tips - if you're nodding out on heroin on a (film) set, it looks something like this.'" Robert Downey Jr. used his own past drugged-up experience to help Jack Black play an addict on the set of new war comedy TROPIC THUNDER.

12th May 2008

Quote: "It's great sometimes to go to work and think, `Oh, we're just going to have fun.' I wouldn't even know my lines because I would get there and Robert (Downey Jr.) would change everything." Gwyneth Paltrow never knew what to expect on set from her IRON MAN co-star Robert Downey Jr.

11th May 2008

Quote: "Someone told me when I was cast that I was the same age as when Harrison Ford did the first INDIANA JONES." Robert Downey Jr. on playing IRON MAN at 43.

4th May 2008

Quote: "I remember seeing JOHNNY's face on the side of a soft drink cup after he did Pirates Of The Caribbean and decided there and then that I too wanted to be on the side of a cup." Actor Robert Downey Jr took on new movie IRON MAN after seeing Johnny Depp's success in the hit Disney franchise.

1st May 2008

Quote: "I feel as if, by some gift from a higher power, Robert Downey Jr. was sent down to earth to help us all realise that the human experience is a sad, funny, beautiful thing, full of imperfection and irony." Ben Stiller has high praise for his co-star in new film TROPIC THUNDER.

1st May 2008

Quote: "It's a tragedy." Robert Downey Jr. describes the difficulty he had getting out of his IRON MAN costume on bathroom breaks.

1st May 2008

Quote: "I'd say Scott Baio, or Gabriel Byrne, depending on the angle." Robert Downey Jr. thinks his IRON MAN action figure looks more like a couple of other actors.

30th April 2008

Quote: "My one superpower would be to go through an entire press day in four seconds." Robert Downey Jr. is no fan of press junkets.

21st April 2008

Quote: "I'm about as badass as a domestic lynx can be. If we really gotta throw down, I'll tear your eye sockets out and I'll drag you up in the tree and we'll do the whole f**king feline thing. But all things being equal, give me a bowl of milk and let me lick my fur and let me wax prolific on what it means to be a member of the cat family." Although he is rehabbed, clean and sober, Robert Downey Jr. insists he still has an edge.

17th April 2008

Quote: "I'm not a poster boy for good behaviour and recovery in Hollywood. I'm just a guy who knows he has a lot to be grateful for." Robert Downey Jr. on his troubled past.

16th April 2008

Quote: "I've done something most people thought I'd never do. I've become a leading-man superhero in a big action movie!' Actor Robert Downey Jr. on his role as the IRON MAN in the forthcoming movie of the same name.

16th March 2008

Quote: "It's ridiculously inappropriate, but nothing in it, if it's taken in the right context, is offensive." Robert Downey Jr. on playing an actor who dyes his skin dark for a movie role in new film TROPIC THUNDER.

15th March 2008

Quote: "You were probably in jail when it came out." Ben Stiller pokes fun at TROPIC THUNDER co-star Robert Downey Jr after the actor admits he missed Stiller's comic superhero turn in Mystery Men at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas.

7th March 2008

Fact: Robert Downey Jr. has gone black for a comedy role in Ben Stiller's new movie TROPIC THUNDER. In the film, which also features Stiller and Jack Black, the Chaplin star plays an actor who dyes his skin to look black to land a film role.

31st January 2008

Fact: Actor Robert Downey Jr. will collect the Male Star Of The Year award at the movie industry's ShoWest Convention in Las Vegas in March (08).

12th September 2007

Fact: Newly-blond Robert Downey Jr turned cameraman at the premiere of Jodie Foster's new vigilante thriller The Brave One in New York on Monday night (10Sep07) so he could capture his wife's every move on the red carpet. The actor's wife, Susan, is the film's producer.

25th February 2007

Quote: "Robert Downey Jr is here tonight... He is a true original; he did rehab way before it was cool - when you had to, like, stay there until you were better." Independent Spirit Awards host Sarah Silverman pokes fun at Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan at the prizegiving yesterday (24FEB07).

22nd February 2007

Quote: "I'm really happy to watch someone on a rapid decline. It's like watching a really distorted version of (US network) Animal Planet." Robert Downey Jr on witnessing celebrity breakdowns.

17th February 2007

Quote: "You could say he's too sensitive for this industry... He's nice, all right, but he's also wet, dark and wild." Robert Downey Jr on ZODIAC co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.

11th October 2006

Fact: CRASH star Terrence Howard has joined the cast of upcoming movie IRON MAN alongside Robert Downey Jr, who is playing the eponymous superhero.

10th July 2006

Quote: "It's an unimaginably awful situation. What you have to do is protect yourself and amuse yourself in that order." Actor Robert Downey Jr on his prison hell during his drug troubles.

10th July 2006

Quote: "He is available for weddings - mine." Robert Downey Jr on hiring pal Sting to perform at his 2005 wedding.

28th March 2006

Quote: "Eighty-five per cent of my movies could have been better. Though I really can't say anything until I direct a film and prove everyone else has been a moron all along." Robert Downey Jr isn't proud of his back catalogue.

3rd February 2006

Quote: <p>"He was like a broken pipe with a leak that you're constantly putting tape around... but you can't stop the leaking." Actress Sarah Jessica Parker on dating Robert Downey Jr while he had drug problems. </p>

23rd December 2005

Fact: <p>Robert Downey Jr celebrated Christmas in style last week (ends16DEC05) when he co-hosted the first Smashbox Cares toy drive for underprivileged kids in Culver City, California. Theactor turned up to the event with a bag full of toys he and his new wife Susan Levin had bought for the children. </p>

8th December 2005

Quote: <p>"At Cannes (Film Festival) this year (05), it was kind of embarrassing. There was a standing ovation for minutes... After a while I thought, 'This can't be just for the film, they must be happy that ROBERT's (DOWNEY JR) not dead.'" Val Kilmer was surprised by the reaction to his new comedy Kiss Kiss, BANG BANG, in which he stars alongside reforming drug addict Robert Downey Jr. </p>

7th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm like a 95-year-old grandma with all these vitamins and herbs I'm taking." Reformed hellraiser Robert Downey Jr enjoys taking supplements to boost his system. </p>

23rd October 2005

Quote: <p>"He seemed like an a**hole... His breath stank of alcohol... He was as drunk as a wheelbarrow and mean. I was traumatised." Recovering drug addict Robert Downey Jr jokes about his first encounter with Kiss Kiss, BANG BANG co-star Val Kilmer a decade ago. </p>

20th October 2005

Quote: <p>"You know they say 85 per cent of people do not have sex on their wedding night? We did. We're off to a good start." Actor Robert Downey Jr is keen to share information about his August (05) wedding night with producer Susan Levin. </p>

19th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I want her knocked up quick." Robert Downey Jr jokes about becoming a dad again after wedding producer Susan Levin this summer (05). </p>

19th October 2005

Quote: <p>"Colin is not a giver. Robert's a giver." Val Kilmer insists Robert Downey Jr is a better kisser than Colin Farrell. </p>

12th September 2005

Quote: <p>"The only other man I've ever kissed was Colin Farrell in ALEXANDER - and ROBERT's better." Val Kilmer credits his Kiss Kiss, BANG BANG co-star Robert Downey Jr with having good lips. </p>

31st August 2005

Quote: <p>"I am very, very, very high maintenance." Newlywed Robert Downey Jr admits his new bride Susan Levin has her work cut out. </p>

30th August 2005

Fact: <p>Robert Downey Jr's ex-girlfriend Sarah Jessica Parker attended a rehearsal dinner held in the actor's honour before he wed producer Susan Levin on Saturday (27AUG05). </p>

30th August 2005

Quote: <p>"For years I took pride in being resilient but that turned me into this guy who can get hit by a brick bat every morning and still look kind of cute." Robert Downey Jr on his drug abusing past. </p>

29th August 2005

Quote: <p>"It's not like we met and I put down my party hat. She met me, fell in love with me, then she met DARTH VADER and said, 'I don't like that guy.'" Former hellraiser Robert Downey Jr describes his three year romance with producer Susan Levin, who he wed on Saturday (27AUG05). </p>

25th August 2005

Fact: <p>Actor Robert Downey Jr and producer Susan Levin will wed this weekend (27AUG05) at the Hamptons, New York estate of billionaire Ron Perlman and his wife Ellen Barkin. </p>

25th August 2005

Fact: <p>Rock star STING surprised his wife Trudie Styler on the couple's 13th wedding anniversary at the weekend (20AUG05) by showing up on the New York set of the movie mogul's new film A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING (corr) YOUR SAINTS. Styler is producing the movie, starring Robert Downey Jr and Rosario Dawson. </p>

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