Robert Downey Jr aka Iron Man himself has turned 55 years old today. The legendary actor has had a career that spans over decades with films of all kinds and genres. The actor began his career in the film industry at just the age of 5 when he started in his father's film Pound.
Later in his career, Downey got involved in a substance abuse scandal. However, the actor has now left that part of his life behind and continues to be one of the most acclaimed actors of this generation. Here are five of his unforgettable performances through years worth of films.
Iron Man- Avengers Endgame
Robert Downey Jr is easily one of the most crucial aspects to the rise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has captured millions of fan's hearts. In his iconic performance as the rich playboy Tony stark, Downey Jr embodied every last bit of the personality that Iron Man has.
Air America stars Robert Downey Jr alongside Mel Gibson. The two stars star as pilots during the Vietnam war. Both Downey and Gibson's characters find themselves in a complicated heroin dealing case as the rest of the film unfolds.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Aside from his role as Iron Man, Downey's performance in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang males the action-adventure film goes a step beyond its plot. The film continues to be one of the best starring Downey Jr.
The iconic actor has also got the chance to portray the role of the iconic detective Sherlock Holmes on the big screen. With a unique style, Downey Jr's performance as Holmes is many people's favorite version of the British detective.
Downey Jr won the best actor award at BAFTA for his role as Charlie Chaplin in the year 1992. The film is an absolute masterpiece for those who are either a fan of Chaplin or Downey Jr or both.