His father, Robert Downey Sr., was an actor and filmmaker, while his mother, Elsie Ann , was an actress who appeared in Downey Sr.'s films.
From 1996 through 2001, Downey was arrested numerous times on charges related to drugs including cocaine, heroin, and marijuana.
From 2008 Downey starred in two critically and commercially successful films, Iron Man and Tropic Thunder.
Deborah Falconer - (m. 1992; div. 2004) Susan Downey - (m. 2005)
In 2008, Downey was named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world.
Academy Awards, Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globe Awards, MTV Movie Awards etc.