Robert's big day

Apr 03, 2013, 23:48 IST | Special Features

Robert John Downey, Jr celebrates his birthday today. The American actor has appeared in films like Air America, Soapdish and Sherlock Holmes.

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.  

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