He starred as the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, earning him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. CS presents some trivia on the actor:
>> Robert made his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father Robert Downey Sr’s film Pound.
>> He was in a live-in relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker for seven years during the 1980s.
>> According to Robert, it was his father who introduced him to drugs, by offering him a marijuana joint when he was only eight-years-old.
>> Musicians who performed at his wedding to Susan Downey included Sting and Billy Idol.
>> From 1996 through 2001, Downey was arrested numerous times on drug-related charges including cocaine, heroin and marijuana and went several times through drug treatment programs.