A man well-liked by all, brilliant at what he does succumbs to his vices and is almost destroyed, that's when he rises. Sounds like every superhero movie, doesn't it? Well, this is the story of Robert Downey Jr. who is no less than a superhero himself.
At 52, the man has seen almost everything. His career as an actor and his image was on a downward spiral in the late 90s. Until he picked himself up with the help of Mel Gibson and starred in The Singing Detective. As we can see, the man hasn't looked back since.
Although he might be synonymous with being the man inside the iron armor, Robert Downey Jr. has delivered some amazing performances like Chaplin and Tropic Thunder. As he continues to live his life king-size we can't help but notice a few similarities too many between Tony Stark and Robert Downey Jr. and we believe, in some alternate universe, he might very well be Iron Man.
Tony Stark is known to follow his mind without any conscience. Before his kidnapping, we see him over-indulging in his vices. Robert Downey Jr.'s past is no different, although the medium here was drugs. But both these men picked up the pieces and came back better.
Tony Stark's superpowers are his wealth and his brain. And with these powers, he has taken up the responsibility to do something good. Robert Downey Jr.'s are his wealth and his charm. While one is a weapon of mass destruction, the other is of mass seduction (Not even sorry!).
Although we haven't seen any real evidence of his charitable nature on screen, Tony calls himself a philanthropist and that is a title never just thrown around. On the other hand, Robert Downey Jr. earns the title with his constant and sincere philanthropy.
There is no doubt that both of them have an amazing sunglass collection. The whole process of removing the sunglasses also is similar. It might be the real influencing the reel or vice versa.
If you have watched Iron Man, you know how impressive Tony Stark's car collection is as he is working in the garage all the time. Robert Downey Jr.'s car collection is worthy of a mention too with the likes of Porsche, Corvette, Ford, Bentley, Audi and Mercedes being a part of his collection.
Name On the Building
You see the name Stark on the building that Tony Stark calls home. Robert Downey Jr. has a giant R on his front lawn. Enough said!
Wishing Robert Downey Jr. a very happy birthday and hope he continues entertaining us in his own unique style. Do you agree with us? Tell us in the comments below and don't forget to share.