Robert Downey, Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr
General Information
Birth Name Robert John Downey, Jr.
Aliases RDJ
Gender Male

Birth Place Manhattan, New York
Birth Date April 4, 1965
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer, Singer
Years Active 1970 to Present





  • I've always felt like such an outsider in this industry. Because I'm so insane, I guess.
  • The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be.
  • I've become a picky little bitch. I've never bothered to plan projects before. I just used to throw the script across the room and say, "Why do they keep sending me this horseshit?" And then I'd start rehearsals two weeks later.
  • I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker.
  • A stage slap from Mike Tyson is like a shovel whack from a normally fortified male.
  • Tofu is the root of all evil, and there's only one thing that can change a man's mind, and that's a modified Uzi with an extra-long clip.
  • I don't want to go all Michael Jackson on you, but I never really had a childhood.
  • Discipline for me is about respect. It's not even about self-respect; it's about respect for life and all it offers. And not indulging. I have happily reconsidered my position on a bunch of things I didn't want on my "no" list despite all evidence that I couldn't handle them. At the end of the day, anything I think I'm sacrificing I'm just giving up because it makes me feel better.
  • I've noticed that worrying is like praying for what you don't want to happen. I don't worry, but I observe where my mind tends to go. I have such an overwhelming sense that if you're in the right state of heart, which I have been for a little while, the next right thing appears to you.
  • It's hard for me to watch Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and not get nostalgic about it. It's not perfect but in some ways, I think it's the best thing I've ever done. I don't know why.
  • I don't drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.

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