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Today’s Memory – Robert Downey, Jr.

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I’ve noticed that worrying is like praying for what you don’t want to happen

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey, Jr.

born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York City

Hailed by many critics as one of the most brilliant and versatile actors of his generation, Robert Downey, Jr. chalked up a formidable onscreen track record that quickly launched the young thesp into the stratosphere.

He made his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father’s film Pound and would go on to act in five of his father’s features. Downey rose to prominence in such ’80s films as Weird Science, Back to School and Less Than Zero. Robert Downey, Jr.’s breakthrough performance was his Oscar-nominated turn as Charlie Chaplin in Sir Richard Attenborough’s 1992 film Chaplin. His acting work has included an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning guest-starring role on Fox’s Ally McBeal and the films Wonder Boys, Bowfinger and U.S. Marshalls.

What is not well-known is that Robert has significant musical talent. He has performed a large number of songs in his films, including Heart and Souls, Two Girls and a Guy, Friends and Lovers, The Pick-up Artist and Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree. His musical performances on Ally McBeal are among his best known. Robert Downey, Jr. has also written some original songs, including Too Much Sun from the film of the same name and Snake from Two Girls and a Guy.

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