There’s much more to RBJ than his role as Iron Man or his dashing good looks (yeah, really, there’s more than that!). (Photo: WENN)
Acting is in his blood. He’s the son of director Robert Downy Sr. and actress Elsie Downey. (Photo: WENN)
In fact, Robert’s film debut was in his dad’s movie, “Pound”. He played a puppy. Not an iron puppy—just a regular puppy. (Photo: WENN)
Robert Downey Jr. attended the Perry House School in Chelsea, London and studied classical ballet at the age of 10. (Photo: WENN)
When he was only 16 years old, he quit school and moved to NYC to start his actor career, playing in off-Broadway plays. (Photo: WENN)
Robert never graduated from high school but earned his GED during one of his two stints in jail. (Photo: WENN)
Sarah Jessica Parker was one of his first loves. They met on the set of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and dated for seven years, before splitting up in 1984. (Photo: WENN)
Robert married his first wife, singer Deborah Falconer, after dating for just 42 days! They have a son Indio, now 23. (Photo: WENN)
Robert met his now-wife Susan in 2003 on the set of the movie “Gothika.” He credits her for helping him maintain his sobriety. (Photo: WENN)
He earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor after starring as Charlie Chaplin in “Chaplin,” a role for which he learnt how to play the violin and tennis left-handed. (Photo: WENN)
He’s multi-talented. Robert can sing as well as act. In 2004 he released a jazz album titled “The Futurist.” (Photo: WENN)
Robert is a member of the exclusive “Hollywood’s 20 Million” club (stars who earn more than 20M per film) thanks to the success of the Iron Man franchise. (Photo: WENN)
“I feel like I’m the mayor of Comic-Con. My normal life seems incredibly dull and passive. But when I’m at Comic-Con, I’m a deity,” he said in an interview. (Photo: WENN)
Some people collect stamps; Robert collects cars. He has a Corvette, Bentley, Volvo, a Mustang, some Audis, a Porsche, a Mercedes and more! (Photo: WENN)
Happy birthday, Robert! (Photo: WENN)
He’s every man’s favorite Avenger and all women’s dream boyfriend.
Robert Downey Jr. is one of those rare celebrities who is loved by anyone and everyone!
And that shouldn’t come as a surprise, as he’s not only the man underneath the coolest superhero suit of all time (sorry, Batman!), but Robert is also a multi-talented celebrity, a charismatic star, and oh, so very handsome!
But there’s much more to RDJ than his role as Iron Man or his dashing good looks (yeah, really, there’s more than that!). Celebrating Robert Downey Jr’s 53 birthday, we bring you a list of 15 fun facts about the flamboyant actor that you probably didn’t know.