Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. This famous star has been in the industry for as long as he can remember, having made his first appearance in 1970, when he was just five. But what was the first movie Downey Jr. starred in?
Robert Downey Jr. made his first appearance in his father’s film Pound (1970). Throughout his childhood, Downey Jr. was involved in his father’s films, and he played minor roles. It wasn’t until the ‘80s where Downey Jr. kickstarted his career in the entertainment industry.
Read on to discover more about the roles Downey Jr. has played during his lengthy career in the entertainment industry and find out what the star is working on right now.
Downey Jr.’s Famous Movies
Across his remarkable career, Downey Jr. has been in at least 69 movies. Although he made his debut in his father’s film Pound in the ‘70s, it wasn’t until ten years later that Downey Jr. began building his film repertoire, eventually going on to star in various Marvel movies.
Let’s look at some of Downey Jr.’s best-ranked films, according to Screen Rant.
Iron Man (2008)
Downey Jr. played the lead role of Iron Man in this triumphant film – the first film in Phase One of the MCU, and little did Downey Jr. know, he’d later become cast in multiple other Marvel movies as a result of this casting.
Iron Man later became the eighth highest-grossing film of 2008, grossing at $585 million on its $140 million budget.
The Avengers (2012)
By the time The Avengers was released, Downey Jr. was already well-known for his role as Iron Man. He continued to play on in his role as Iron Man in The Avengers – a film that became the third highest-grossing film of all time and the highest-grossing film of 2012.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Downey Jr. is known for his role as Iron Man, or Tony Stark in Captain America: Civil War, an action superhero film based on comic books written by Mark Miller. Captain America: Civil War was released in the United States on May 6.
After its release, the film went on to become the highest-grossing film of 2016 and the twelfth-highest-grossing film of all time.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Downey Jr.’s role as Iron Man in Civil War introduced him to his role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, another superhero film based on the comic books written by Stan Lee Steve Ditko. Again, he starred as Iron Man.
After its release, the film became the most successful Spider-Man film and the sixth highest-grossing film of 2017.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Downey Jr. is famous for his role in Avengers: Endgame, another successful Marvel film. The film broke some box office records at the time of its release. It went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time.
Where Is Downey Jr. Now?
It’s safe to say Downey Jr. is doing well for himself, with his net worth now standing at a staggering $300 million.
In May this year, Downey Jr. announced an exciting new project he’s working on with his wife, Susan. Downey Jr. exclusively released details about the Netflix original series that he’s working on, based on the comic by Jeff Lemire called Sweet Tooth.
Sweet Tooth is a comic that focuses on post-apocalyptic settings where some creatures walk the earth as a mix of human and animal flesh. Keep your eyes peeled for the release date of Downey Jr.’s latest project!
Downey Jr. is expected to star in Black Widow and Sherlock Holmes 3. Black Widow is scheduled to be released in the US later this year in November, while Sherlock Holmes 3 is scheduled to be released towards the end of next year.