Robert Downey Jr

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Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965, in New York. He made his acting debut when he was five, by appearing in his father’s movie ‘Pound’. With major blockbusters like ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Avengers’, he evolved into a respected actor in Hollywood. With a career spanning four decades, he has an incredible list of credits and honors to his name, which includes three Golden Globe awards, one BAFTA award, two Oscar nominations and several other nominations and wins. Along with acting, Downey Jr. pursued a career in singing and released an album called “The Futurist” in 2004. Downey Jr. struggled with drug abuse for years before turning sober since July 2003. He was married to singer and actress Deborah Falconer between May 29, 1992 and April 26, 2004. They have a son named Indio Falconer Downey who was born on September 7th, 1993. On August 27, 2005, he got married to Susan Levin and they have a son named Exton Downey, born on February 7th, 2012 in Los Angeles. In 2010, he and Susan launched their own production company called Team Downey. Downey Jr. prefers funky and colorful fashion style and is known for wearing Gendarme V cologne.