Robert DOWNEY, Jr.

* 04.04.1965, New York (City), USA

Schauspieler * Sohn des Filmemachers Robert Downey, (Sr.) und der Schauspielerin Elsie Ford * als Kind taucht in zwei Filmen seines Vaters auf (Pound, 1970; Greaser's Palace, 1971) * 1976-77 besucht das Stagedoor Manor summer acting camp * 1982 bricht die Santa Monica High School ab und geht nach New York * tritt in Off-Broadway-Produktionen (American Passion, 1983; Fraternity, 1984) auf * 1982 Filmdebüt in Baby It's You ("I had four weeks' work in Baby It's You, 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.") * 1985 erster Fernsehpart in Mussolini: The Untold Story * spielt in einer Staffel von Saturday Night Live (1985/86) mit * 1986 erste Hauptrolle an der Seite von Molly Ringwald in The Pick-Up Artist * erntet Kritikerlob für seine Darstellung eines drogenabhängigen Sprößlings in Less than Zero (1987) * 1991 übernimmt den Titelpart in Richard Attenboroughs Chaplin ("When I accepted the part, they didn't tell me that I also had to do the acrobatic stuff of Charlie. That has cost me a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Though I now can say, 'I did all my stunts myself.' Working on Chaplin was really intensive and cost me years of my life, but if I could do it all over again, no doubt I would do it the same way.") * 2000/01 spielt eine Gastrolle in der Serie Ally McBeal * 2004 veröffentlicht sein erstes Album The Futurist * 2007 erster Auftritt als Iron Man ("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'." Regisseur Jon Favreau) * 2008-11 verkörpert den Titelhelden in zwei Sherlock Holmes-Filmen von Guy Ritchie * 2010 gründet mit seiner 2. Frau Susan (Downey) die Produktionsfirma Team Downey * 1996-2001 hat Drogenprobleme und wird mehrmals verhaftet und auf Kaution wieder freigelassen (1999/00 längerer Gefängnisaufenthalt) | Bild: Portrait (Quelle: kinopoisk.ru)


"I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker."

FILMS

Baby It's You (Baby It's You, 1982-USA; R+B: John Sayles, K: Michael Ballhaus, D: Rosanna Arquette ° Vincent Spano / Robert Downey, Jr.: Stewart) 105m-Romanze (8303)

America (1982-USA; d+B: Robert Downey, K: Richard G. Price, M: Leon Pendarvis, D: Zack Norman, Tammy Grimes, Michael J. Pollard, Richard Belzer, Monroe Arnold, Laura Ashton, Liz Torres, Howard Thomashefsky & Robert Downey, Jr.: Paulie Hackley) 83m-Komödie (8610)

Firstborn (Moving In - Eine fast intakte Familie, 1984-USA; R: Michael Apted, B: Ron Koslow, K: Ralf D. Bode, M: Michael Small, D: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet / Robert Downey, Jr.: Lee) 103m-Krimidrama (04-09; 8410)

Tuff Turf (Love-Fighters, 1984-USA; R: Fritz Kiersch, B: Jette Rinck, K: Willy Kurant, M: Jonathan Elias, D: James Spader, Kim Richards, Paul Mones / Robert Downey, Jr.: Jimmy Parker) 112m-Actiondrama (07-10; 8501)

Weird Science (L.I.S.A. - Der helle Wahnsinn, 1984-USA; R+B: John Hughes, K: Matthew F. Leonetti, M: Ira Newborn, D: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith & Kelly LeBrock / Robert Downey, Jr.: Ian) 94m-Fantasykomödie (08-11; 8508)

Back to School (Mach's noch mal, Dad, 1985-USA; R: Alan Metter, B: Steven Kampmann, Will Porter, Peter Torokvei, Harold Ramis, K: Thomas E. Ackerman, M: Danny Elfman, D: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon, Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Downey, Jr.: Derek, Sam Kinison & Ned Beatty) 96m-Komödie (10-?; 8606)

That's Adequate (1986-USA; d+B: Harry Hurwitz, K: João Fernandes, D: Tony Randall, James Coco, Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara, Ina Balin, Anne Bloom, Irwin Corey, Susan Dey, Robert Downey, Jr.: Albert Einstein, Richard Lewis, Chuck McCann, Stuart Pankin, Peter Riegert, Robert Staats, Brother Theodore, Robert Townsend, Robert Vaughn) 82m-mockumentary (9001 > limited release)

The Pick-Up Artist (Jack, der Aufreißer, 1986-USA; R+B: James Toback, K: Gordon Willis, M: Georges Delerue, D: Molly Ringwald * Robert Downey, Jr.: Jack Jericho, Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello & Harvey Keitel) 81m-Komödie (05-08; 8709)

Rented Lips (1987-USA; d: Robert Downey, B: Martin Mull, K: Robert D. Yeoman, M: Van Dyke Parks, D: Martin Mull ° Dick Shawn ° Jennifer Tilly ° Robert Downey, Jr.: Wolf Dangler) 82m-Komödie (01-02; 8807)

Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, 1987-USA * Bud Smith ... Leo Wiggins) (03-05; 8803)

Less than Zero (Unter Null, 1987-USA; R: Marek Kanievska, B: Harley Peyton, K: Edward Lachman, M: Thomas Newman, D: Andrew McCarthy ° Jami Gertz ° Robert Downey, Jr.: Julian) 96m-Teenietragödie (Roman von Bret Easton Ellis, 1985) (05-07; 8711)

1969 (Die Generation von 1969, 1987/88-USA; R+B: Ernest Thompson, K: Jules Brenner, M: Michael Small, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Ralph Carr * Kiefer Sutherland * Bruce Dern) 95m-Drama (11-?; 8811)

True Believer (Das dreckige Spiel, 1988-USA; R: Joseph Ruben, B: Wesley Strick, K: John Lindley, M: Brad Fiedel, D: James Woods * Robert Downey, Jr.: Roger Baron, Margaret Colin, Kurtwood Smith) 104/11m-Justizthriller (02-04; 8902)

Chances Are (Ein himmlischer Liebhaber, 1988-USA; R: Emile Ardolino, B: Perry Howze, Randy Howze, K: William A. Fraker, M: Maurice Jarre, D: Cybill Shepherd * Robert Downey, Jr.: Alex Finch) 109m-Fantasykomödie (05-08; 8903)

Air America (Air America, 1989/90-USA * Roger Spottiswoode ... Billy Covington) (Buch von Christopher Robbins) (10-02; 9008)

Too Much Sun (Too Much Sun - Ein Stich zuviel, 1990-USA; R: Robert Downey, B: Robert Downey, Laura Ernst, Al Schwartz, K: Robert Yeoman, M: David Robbins, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Reed Richmond, Laura Ernst, Jim Haynie, Eric Idle, Ralph Macchio, Andrea Martin, Leo Rossi & Howard Duff) 90/7m-Komödie (02-?; 9101)

Soapdish (Lieblingsfeinde - Eine Seifenoper, 1990/91-USA; R: Michael Hoffman, B: Robert Harling, Andrew Bergman, K: Ueli Steiger, M: Alan Silvestri, D: Sally Field * Kevin Kline * Robert Downey, Jr.: David Barnes * Cathy Moriarty & Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Shue) 97m-Satire (10-01; 9105)

Chaplin (Chaplin, 1991/92-USA/F/GB; R: Richard Attenborough, B: William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman, K: Sven Nykvist, M: John Barry, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Charles Chaplin, Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Kevin Dunn, Anthony Hopkins, Milla Jovovich, Moira Kelly, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Rhys, John Thaw, Marisa Tomei, Nancy Travis, James Woods) 144m-Biografie (Buch Chaplin: His Life and Art /1985/ von David Robinson + Buch My Autobiography /1964/ von Charles Chaplin) (10-02; 9212)

Short Cuts (Short Cuts, 1992-USA; R: Robert Altman, B: Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt, K: Walt Lloyd, M: Mark Isham, D: Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Penn, Lili Taylor, Robert Downey, Jr.: Bill Bush, Madeleine Stowe, Tim Robbins, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, Jack Lemmon, Lyle Lovett, Buck Henry, Huey Lewis) 189m-Episodenfilm (Kurzgeschichten von Raymond Carver) (07-10; 9310)

Heart and Souls (Vier himmlische Freunde, 1992/93-USA; R: Ron Underwood, B: Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Gregory Hansen, Erik Hansen, K: Michael Watkins, M: Marc Shaiman, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Thomas Reilly, Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgwick, Elisabeth Shue, Tom Sizemore, David Paymer, Alfre Woodard) 104m-Fantasykomödie (12-03; 9308)

Natural Born Killers (Natural Born Killers, 1993-USA * Oliver Stone ... Wayne Gale) (05-07; 9408)

Only You (Nur für Dich, 1993-USA; R: Norman Jewison, B: Diane Drake, K: Sven Nykvist, M: Rachel Portman, D: Marisa Tomei * Robert Downey, Jr.: Peter Wright) 108m-Liebeskomödie (08-12; 9410)

Restoration (Zeit der Sinnlichkeit - Restoration, 1994-USA; R: Michael Hoffman, B: Rupert Walters, K: Oliver Stapleton, M: James Newton Howard, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Robert Merivel * Sam Neill * David Thewlis * Polly Walker * Meg Ryan * Ian McKellen & Hugh Grant) 118m-Historiendrama (Roman von Rose Tremain, 1989) (05-08; 9512)

Home for the Holidays (Familienfest und andere Schwierigkeiten, 1995-USA * Jodie Foster ... Tommy Larson) (02-04; 9511)

Richard III (Richard III., 1995-GB * Richard Loncraine ... Earl Rivers) (Bühnenstück von William Shakespeare) (06-09; 9604)

One Night Stand (One Night Stand, 1996-USA; R+B: Mike Figgis, K: Declan Quinn, M: Mike Figgis, D: Wesley Snipes * Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan, Ming-Na Wen & Robert Downey, Jr.: Charlie) 102m-Liebesdrama (05-07; 9711)

Hugo Pool (1996-USA; d: Robert Downey, B: Robert Downey, Laura Downey, K: Joseph Montgomery, M: Danilo Pérez, D: Patrick Dempsey, Robert Downey, Jr.: Franz Mazur, Richard Lewis, Malcolm McDowell, Alyssa Milano, Cathy Moriarty, Sean Penn) 92m-Liebeskomödie (05-?; 9712)

The Gingerbread Man (Gingerbread Man [- Eine nächtliche Affäre], 1997-USA * Robert Altman ... Clyde Pell) (01-03; 9801)

Two Girls and a Guy (Ein Mann für zwei, 1997-USA; R+B: James Toback, K: Barry Markowitz, MS: Barry Cole, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Blake * Heather Graham * Natasha Gregson Wagner) 84m-Tragikomödie (02-03; 9804)

U.S. Marshals (Auf der Jagd, 1997-USA; R: Stuart Baird, B: John Pogue, K: Andrzej Bartkowiak, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: Tommy Lee Jones * Wesley Snipes * Robert Downey, Jr.: John Royce) 133m-Actionthriller (06-10; 9803)

In Dreams (Jenseits der Träume, 1997-USA; R: Neil Jordan, B: Bruce Robinson, Neil Jordan, K: Darius Khondji, M: Elliot Goldenthal, D: Annette Bening * Aidan Quinn * Stephen Rea & Robert Downey, Jr.: Vivian Thompson) 99m-Psychothriller (Roman Doll's Eyes von Bari Wood, 1993) (08-12; 9901)

Friends & Lovers (Friends & Lovers, 1998-USA; R+B: George Haas, K: Carlos Montaner, M: Emilio Kauderer, D: Stephen Baldwin, Danny Nucci, George Newbern, Alison Eastwood, Claudia Schiffer, Suzanne Cryer, David Rasche, Neill Barry, Leon, Ann Magnuson & Robert Downey, Jr.: Hans) 103m-Komödie (04-05; 9904)

Bowfinger (Bowfingers große Nummer, 1998-USA; R: Frank Oz, B: Steve Martin, K: Ueli Steiger, M: David Newman, D: Steve Martin * Eddie Murphy / Robert Downey, Jr.: Jerry Renfro) 97m-Komödie (06-09; 9908)

Black and White (Black and White, 1998-USA; R+B: James Toback, K: David Ferrara, M: Oliver "Power" Grant, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Terry Donager, Gaby Hoffmann, Jared Leto, Joe Pantoliano, Power, Raekwon, Claudia Schiffer, William Lee Scott, Brooke Shields, Ben Stiller, Mike Tyson, Elijah Wood) 98m-Sozialstudie (10-11; 0004)

Wonder Boys (Die Wonder Boys, 1999-USA * Curtis Hanson ... Terry Crabtree) (Roman von Michael Chabon) (02-04; 0002)

The Singing Detective (The Singing Detective, 2002-USA; R: Keith Gordon, B: Dennis Potter, K: Tom Richmond, MS: Ken Weiss, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Dan Dark * Robin Wright [Penn] * Mel Gibson * Jeremy Northam * Katie Holmes) 109m-Musicalkrimi (04-06; 0310)

Gothika (Gothika, 2003-USA * Mathieu Kassovitz ... Pete Graham) (04-07; 0311)

Eros (2001/03-F/I/L > Equilibrium / Equilibrio [35m] * R+B: Steven Soderbergh, K: Peter Andrews [=Steven Soderbergh], M: Chico O'Farrill, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Nick Penrose, Alan Arkin) 104m-Episodenfilm (2003; 0504)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, 2004-USA; R+B: Shane Black, K: Michael Barrett, M: John Ottman, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Harry Lockhart * Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen) 103m-Krimikomödie (Motive des Romans Bodies Are Where You Find Them von Brett Halliday, 1941) (02-05; 0510)

Game 6 (Game 6, 2004-USA; R: Michael Hoffman, B: Don DeLillo, K: David M. Dunlap, M: Yo La Tengo, D: Michael Keaton, Griffin Dunne, Shalom Harlow, Bebe Neuwirth, Catherine O'Hara, Harris Yulin & Robert Downey, Jr.: Steven Schwimmer) 87m-Tragikomödie (20 Tage-08; 0603)

The Shaggy Dog (Shaggy Dog - Hör mal, wer da bellt, 2004/05-USA; R: Brian Robbins, B: Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Geoff Rodkey, Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Alan Menken, D: Tim Allen ° Robert Downey, Jr.: Dr. Kozak ° Kristin Davis) 98m-Komödie (11-02; 0603)

Good Night, and Good Luck. (Good Night, and Good Luck, 2005-USA * George Clooney ... Joe Wershba) (03-04; 5010)

Lucky You (Glück im Spiel, 2005-USA * Curtis Hanson ... cameo als Telephone Jack) (03-05; 0705)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (Kids - In den Straßen New Yorks, 2005-USA * Dito Montiel ... Dito) (Buch von Dito Montiel) (06-08; 0609)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (Fell - Eine Liebesgeschichte * Diane Arbus - Eine besondere Liebesgeschichte, 2005-USA; R: Steven Shainberg, B: Erin Cressida Wilson, K: Bill Pope, M: Carter Burwell, D: Nicole Kidman * Robert Downey, Jr.: Lionel Sweeney, Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin & Jane Alexander) 122m-Künstlerdrama (frei nach Buch Diane Arbus von Patricia Bosworth, 1984) (07-10; 0611)

Zodiac (Zodiac - Spur des Killers, 2005/06-USA; R: David Fincher, B: James Vanderbilt, K: Harris Savides, M: David Shire, D: Jake Gyllenhaal * Mark Ruffalo * Robert Downey, Jr.: Paul Avery * Anthony Edwards) 157m-Krimithriller (Buch von Robert Graysmith, 1986) (09-02; 0703)

Charlie Bartlett (Charlie Bartlett, 2006-USA; R: Jon Poll, B: Gustin Nash, K: Paul Sarossy, M: Christophe Beck, D: Anton Yelchin * Hope Davis * Kat Dennings & Robert Downey, Jr.: Nathan Gardner) 97m-Komödie (06-07; 0802)

Iron Man (Iron Man, 2007-USA * Jon Favreau ... Tony Stark) (03-06; 0805)

Tropic Thunder (Tropic Thunder, 2007-USA; R: Ben Stiller, B: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen, K: John Toll, M: Theodore Shapiro, D: Ben Stiller * Jack Black * Robert Downey, Jr.: Kirk Lazarus) 106m-Actionkomödie (07-12; 0808)

The Soloist (Der Solist, 2008-USA; R: Joe Wright, B: Susannah Grant, K: Seamus McGarvey, M: Dario Marianelli, D: Jamie Foxx * Robert Downey, Jr.: Steve Lopez, Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, LisaGay Hamilton) 117m-Psychodrama (Buch von Steve Lopez, 2008) (01-04; 0904)

Sherlock Holmes (2008/09-USA * Guy Ritchie ... Sherlock Holmes) (10-01; 0912)

Iron Man 2 (2009-USA * Jon Favreau ... Tony Stark) (04-07; 1005)

Due Date (Stichtag, 2009-USA; R: Todd Phillips, B: Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, Adam Sztykiel, Todd Phillips, K: Lawrence Sher, M: Christophe Beck, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Peter Highman * Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis & Jamie Foxx) 95m-Komödie (09-12; 1011)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2010/11-USA * Guy Ritchie ... Sherlock Holmes) (10-03; 1112)

[Marvel's] The Avengers (Marvel's The Avengers, 2011-USA; R+B: Joss Whedon, K: Seamus McGarvey, M: Alan Silvestri, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Tony Stark [Iron Man], Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders & Stellan Skarsgard & Samuel L. Jackson) 143m-Fantasyaction (04-09; 1205)

Iron Man 3 (Iron Man 3, 2012-USA; R: Shane Black, B: Drew Pearce, Shane Black, K: John Toll, M: Brian Tyler, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Tony Stark [Iron Man], Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale & Jon Favreau & Ben Kingsley) 130m-Actionabenteuer (05-11/+01; 1305)

The Judge (Der Richter - Recht oder Ehre, 2013-USA; R: David Dobkin, B: Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque, K: Janusz Kaminski, M: Thomas Newman, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Henry "Hank" Palmer * Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard & Billy Bob Thornton) 141m-Drama (05-08; 1410)

Chef (2013-USA; d+B: Jon Favreau, K: Kramer Morgenthau, MS: Mathieu Schreyer, D: Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Sedaris, Emjay Anthony & Robert Downey, Jr.: Marvin) 114m-Komödie (07-08; 1405)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2014-USA; R+B: Joss Whedon, K: Ben Davis, M: Brian Tyler, D: Robert Downey, Jr.: Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård & James Spader [Stimme] & Samuel L. Jackson) 141m (02-08; 1504)

Captain America: Civil War / The First Avenger: Civil War (2015-USA/D; R: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, B: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, K: Trent Opaloch, M: Henry Jackman, D: Chris Evans * Robert Downey, Jr.: Tony Stark/Iron Man * Scarlett Johansson) 147m-Sci-Fi-Action (04-08; 1605)


Hail Caesar (Julius Cäsar Superstar, 1993-USA * Anthony Michael Hall ... Jerry) 100m (09-11) > nur Videovertrieb (9405)

Danger Zone (Dangerous Zone, 1995-USA * Allan Eastman ... Jim Scott) 92m (03-05; R) > TVM (9608)

AWARDS

BAFTA Award (bester Darsteller) für Chaplin (1993)

London Critics Circle Film Award (Schauspieler des Jahres) für Chaplin (1993)

Golden Globe (bester Darsteller - Kategorie Komödie / Musical) für Sherlock Holmes (2010)

Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film (2014)

BOOKS

Ben Falk: Robert Downey Jr. - The Fall and Rise of the Comeback Kid. London: Portico Books, 2010

Erin E. Macdonald [Hg.]: Robert Downey, Jr., from Brat to Icon: Essays on the Film Career. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2014

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