Robert John Downey Jr. His career has been characterized by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, before a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. In , Downey was named by Time magazine among the most influential people in the world ,   and from to , he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood's highest-paid actor. At the age of five, he made his acting debut in Robert Downey Sr.
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Robert Downey Sr. He took the surname of his stepfather, James Downey, when enlisting in the army. His father was of Lithuanian Jewish descent, while his mother was of half Irish and half Hungarian Jewish ancestry.
Robert John Downey Sr. His son is actor Robert Downey Jr. He is known for writing and directing the underground film Putney Swope , a satire on the New York Madison Avenue advertising world. Army , but was underage at the time. Robert Downey Sr. His work in the late s and 70s was quintessential anti-establishment, reflecting the nonconformity popularized by larger counterculture movements and given impetus by new freedoms in filmmaking, such as the breakdown of Codes on censorship. In keeping with the underground tradition, his s films were independently made on shoestring budgets and were relatively obscure in the Absurdist movement, finding cult notoriety.