Was born on April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York City (United States)
Thanks to the support of Mel Gibson, Downey was able to return to acting and in 2001 he gained recognition.
while childhood he studying acting at various academies in New York.
After numerous failed projects, Downey gained prominence in the cinema starring in the film Chaplin (1992),
he was involving in a series of legal problems for drug possession that led to his arrest on numerous occasions. when the producers refused to hire him for new roles.
In 2007, Downey was selected to playing the character of Tony Stark / Iron Man and with it he starred in Iron Man (2008). The film received critical acclaim, with Downey's performance being considered one of the best of his career.