Robert Downey Jr.
Birth Name: Robert Downey Jr.
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Robert Downey, Jr. was born on April 4, 1965, in New York City's Greenwich Village. His father, who had changed his surname from Elias as a teen in order to sneak into the Army underage, was a boxer, minor league ball player and playwright before gaining notoriety as an underground filmmaker. His most well-known film was "Putney Swope" (1969), a satire of the New York advertising industry. Downey's mother Elsie was a writer and an actress whom he credited with instilling his love of performing. During Downey's bohemian upbringing, he enjoyed the colorful cast of downtown counter-culture types that congregated in the family apartment, and appeared in his father's films, "Pound" (1970) in whic...
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