Back on Top!
Downey reprises his superhero role for Iron Man 2, which tops the box office opening weekend with $128 million. "The last time around, Tony Stark was a significantly cooler version of me," he tells EW of the blockbuster sequel. "In a way, my calling in this one was to bring more of myself into it and more of my character defects."
A Baby Boy!
February 7, 2012 Downey and his wife of nearly seven years, Susan, welcome their first child together, a son named Exton Elias. The baby boy joins big brother, 18-year-old Indio, Downey's son from his first marriage.
Third Time's the Charm
Downey Jr. slips back into the iron suit one more time for Iron Man 3, in which Tony Stark takes on the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). Following the success of The Avengers, the three-quel proves to be the biggest hit of the Iron Man franchise, opening at No. 1 and raking in over $170 million, while the actor himself takes home a $50 million payday for the flick.
"Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?" Downey Tweets happily on July 9, 2014, announcing that he and his wife, Susan, are expecting their second child together (his first daughter). The Tweet is favorited more than 28,000 and re-Tweeted another 16,000.
With his signature sense of humor, the Iron Man actor confirms that he and wife Susan have welcomed their daughter into the world. He writes on Facebook, "Yep … Avri Roel Downey joined the party @ 3:22 a.m. on November 4th … she's 7 lbs even, spans 20 inches, and is accompanied by a variety of Susan's traits that have seemingly overwritten my 'junk DNA.'"
BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Warner Bros.; Courtesy Entertainment Weekly; Lionel Hahn/Abaca; Marvel; Zade Rosenthal/Disney; Stefanie Keenan/Getty; Gregg DeGuire/WireImage
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Date of Birth
- April 04, 1965
- Birth Place
- New York, New York
Susan Downey, wife (2002 to present)
Deborah Falconer, ex-wife (1992 to 2004; separated in 1996)
Sarah Jessica Parker, ex-girlfriend (1984 to 1991)
Indio Falconer Downey, son (9/7/1993)
Exton Elias Downey, son (2/7/2012)
Avri Roel Downey, daughter (11/4/2014)