10 Best Characters by Robert Downey
An American actor and producer, Robert Downey Jr is one of the most well-known actors not only in Hollywood but across the world. he was listed by Forbes as Hollywood's highest-paid actor. His films have grossed over $14.4 billion worldwide, making Downey the sixth-highest-grossing box office star of all-time. In 2008, Downey was also named by Time magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world. Here are the 10 best characters played by Robert Downey Jr. Posted On November 9th, 2020
Tony Stark (Iron Man and The Avengers Series)
He is best known for his character as the bold and sarcastic millionaire, Tony Stark. While the millionaire might come off as a hollow rich man who cares about nobody but himself, he is more than that. RDJ does a phenomenal job putting that on screen. That is the reason all the viewers wept when Iron Man died.
Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
RDJ plays the role of Sherlock Holmes the most beloved detective of all time. The eccentric and sociopathic detective comes to life with the skill of this remarkable actor who makes the film a must watch.
Paul Avery (Zodiac)
Paul Avery was an American journalist, best known for his reporting on the serial killer known as the Zodiac, and later for his work on the Patricia Hearst kidnapping. In the film Zodiac, RDJ plays the character of this heroic journalist bringing forward his journey in tracking down one of the most heinous serial killers the world witnessed.
Wayne Gale (Natural Born Killers)
Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Wayne Gale Gale the reporter chronicling the Knoxes. Downey prepared for the role of Gale by spending time with Australian TV shock-king Steve Dunleavy. in fact he later convinced the director Oliver Stone to let him play Gale with an Australian accent.
Charlie Chaplin (Chaplin)
It is no easy job to portray the comedic legend and genius, Charlie Chaplin. The film is created around flashbacks as the elderly Charlie Chaplin (now living in Switzerland) recollects moments from his life during a conversation with fictional character George Hayden, the editor of his autobiography.
Hank Palmer (The Judge)
Geoffrey Macnab of The Independent wrote, "For all its contrivances and occasional lapses into On Golden Pond-style mawkishness, this is a richly crafted yarn that boasts barnstorming, if very showy performances from Duvall and Downey Jr." While the film itself received mixed reviews, it marked RDJ’s gradual leave from the Marvel and Holmes universe.
Peter Highman (Due Date)
While the critics hated the film and gave it the worst reviews it could receive, they found themselves admiring the character of Peter Highman. While the film was berated almost surely the same could not be said for the star, who was responsible for bringing to the movie whatever little marvel it happened to have.
Dan Dark (The Singing Detective)
The Singing Detective is a 2003 American musical crime comedy film directed by Keith Gordon and loosely based on the BBC serial of the same name. It is safe to say that RDJ grew a flair for portraying detectives and investigators.
Julian (Less Than Zero)
In The New York Times, Janet Maslin wrote, "Mr Downey gives a performance that is desperately moving, with the kind of emotion that comes as a real surprise in these surroundings." For the film, New York magazine's David Denby later wrote, "In many ways, Less than Zero is a cynical, manipulative job. Yet, the movie has something great in it, something that could legitimately move teenagers (or anyone else): Robert Downey Jr. as the disintegrating Julian, a performance in which beautiful exuberance gives way horrifying to a sudden, startled sadness".
Harry Lockhart (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
Mike Russell of The Oregonian observed that "This is one of Downey's most enjoyable performances” Indeed in the role of Harry Lockhart he delivers the performance of a lifetime. In fact, the man himself said"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which is, I think, in some ways the best film I've ever done."