Robert Downey Jr. has lived through many things - but never boring. Since childhood, he has been a spotlight of the sho...
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Robert Downey Jr. has lived through many things - but never boring. Since childhood, he has been a spotlight of the show.
He Wasn't The First Choice Option for Iron Man
Robert Downey Jr. had gone through several of years struggling with a reliance on substances, which made many people in Hollywood feared he was unreliable. However, director Jon Favreau was the one who continuously brought up Downey Jr. and insisted on him for the superhero role.
He was classmate with Rob Lowe, Sean Penn and Charlie Sheen
Rob Lowe, Sean Penn, Charlie Sheen and Downey Jr. were all the students at Santa Monica High School and friends with each other. He and Sheen were even told to be the nerds of the crew.
Burger King was Robert's savior
He once shared in an interview that Burger King was his life's saver because when he stopped at the Burger King while he was driving back then, the burger tasted so bad that he made him reconsider his own life.
He Was A Cast Member On SNL
Robert was actually a cast member on the show's 11th season in 1985, with very little comedic experience.
He Only Made $500K On Iron Man
Downey Jr. only made up $500,000 for his appearance in the first Iron Man movie. Thanks to a little change in the contract, he then made a strike hit with $10 million for Iron Man 2.
His First Role Was Playing A Puppy
When Robert Downey Jr. was a child, he appeared in his father's film Pound and played a puppy.
He Buried His Clothes To Symbolize The Next Phase Of His Career
After filming 1987's Less Than Zero, Downey Jr. decided to buried all the clothes he wore during filming as he prepared to unveil his new self in the 1992 film Chaplin.
He Released A Pop Album
In 2004, Downey Jr. released his album, The Futurist, which features eight pop ballads written and sung by himself as well as two cover songs.
He Worked As A Living Art Piece
Robert Downey Jr. dropped out of high school to pursue acting in 1982 and had to do some odd jobs to earn for living. His most unconventional job was probably a human art piece at Soho nightclubs in New York City.
He Voiced for Mr. Peanut
In 2010, Robert was selected to voice for the character Mr. Peanut for Planters' commercials until 2013.
He Hid Snacks Around 'The Avengers' Set
During the set of Avengers (2012), Robert Downey Jr. had a secret snack collection hidden on his own lab set. Nobody could ever figure out where he was hiding the food, so they just let him keep doing it.
He Wears Heels
With the height of 5'9", Downey Jr., Robert knows that he needs heels and lifts to appear next to his co-stars on screen.
He Studied Ballet In England
Downey Jr. spent a year living in England in the '70s. and studied ballet at the Perry House School in London.