Marvel fans couldn’t be in more awe of Robert Downey Jr.
4th of April this year marks the 55th birthday of Hollywood icon Robert Downey Jr., indisputably one of the biggest names in the industry right now. The actor’s career spanned for decades, receiving an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the titular character on ‘Chaplin’ (1992).
The on-screen Iron Man’s stardom rose to infinite heights when he got cast to play the genius billionaire 'Tony Stark' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor generated all sorts of emotions from fans upon playing the superhero role for over a decade, drawing down the curtains on the character with the 2019 masterpiece 'Avengers: Endgame.'
Besides the character of 'Iron Man,' the actor received immense love for the portrayal of 'Sherlock Holmes.' Fans from all around the globe took to Twitter to celebrate the birthday of their favorite star.
Meanwhile, the actor’s Avengers co-stars Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter as well to wish him on his special day.
The 55-year old later took to Twitter himself to show his appreciation “to everyone who put a smile on my face today. There’s a lot of you out there…”
Robert Downey Jr. is one of the household names in the Hollywood industry since making his debut in 1970. The actor received critical acclaim for all the success he received during his youth, followed by several legal issues and substance abuse, prior to regaining unprecedented success in the middle age.
Back in 2008, Times magazine named him in the list of 100 most influential people in the world. He was the highest-paid actor in the world from 2013 to 2015. Impressively, he’s the second highest-grossing actor of all time, grossing over $14.4 billion globally.