Name : Robert John Downey, Jr.

Date of Birth : April 4, 1965

Place of Birth : Manhattan, New York, U.S

Parents : Robert Downey, Sr. and Elsie Ford

Profession : Actor, producer, singer, and
song writer

As Tony Stark in Iron Man : Robert Downey, Jr. stars as Tony Stark who is an obnoxious, narcissitic weapons engineer. Having inhertied his father's military company, Stark Industries, Tony has the ability to exercise his power when it comes to designing weapons of mass destruction. Although he had many sophisticated tools to build his Iron Man suit, the concept did not arrive to him until he was captured by terrorists in Afghanistan while doing weapon demonstrations. The first armored prototype was first developed in a cave that allowed him to escape and defeat his enemies.

Once arriving home, Tony focused on building a more elaborate armored suit that is seen throughout the whole movie. Tony Stark faces many enemies such as Obidiah Stane, operations manager for Stark Industries, and the Ten Rings terrorist group that kept him captive. Tony faces not only physical problems , but emotional as well. Throughout the movie, the love affair with his assistant, Pepper Potts, is evident. Following further sightings of the "Iron Man" by the public, society becomes curious and determined to unmask the identity of Iron Man. After a victorious fight against Obidiah Stane, Tony Stark admits at a press conference that he is indeed, Iron Man.

Robert Downey, Jr. interview for Iron Man

List of Other Movies (movie/year/character) :

  • Due Date (2010) Peter Highman
  • Iron Man 2 (2010) Tony Stark
  • Sherlock Holmes (2009) Sherlock Holmes
  • The Soloist (2009) Steve Lopez
  • Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (2008) (V) (uncredited) Kirk Lazarus
  • Tropic Thunder (2008) Kirk Lazarus
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008) (uncredited) Tony Stark
  • Iron Man (2008) Tony Stark
  • Charlie Bartlett (2007) Principal Nathan Gardner
  • Lucky You (2007) Telephone Jack
  • Zodiac (2007/I) Paul Avery
  • Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) Lionel Sweeney
  • A Scanner Darkly (2006) James Barris
  • The Shaggy Dog (2006) Dr. Kozak

Awards and Nominations :

  • 2010

    Got nomination for Saturn Award
    category Best Actor for Sherlock Holmes (2009)

  • 2010

    Won Golden Globe
    category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Sherlock Holmes (2009)

  • 2009

    Got nomination for BFCA Award
    category Best Supporting Actor for Tropic Thunder (2008)

  • 2009

    Won Saturn Award
    category Best Actor for Iron Man (2008)

  • 2009

    Won IFTA Award
    category Best International Actor for Iron Man (2008)

  • 2005

    Got nomination for Satellite Award
    category Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

  • 2001

    Won Actor Award
    category Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for Ally McBeal (1997)