The Robert Downey Jr movies list contains films in his career that truly set him apart as an incredible actor. Born on April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, Robert John Downey Jr. had a complicated childhood, due to his father's addiction to drugs (something that will affect his life years later). Despite this, he started in the world of acting in the early 70s. Robert Downey Jr first movie is the movie 'Pound', directed by his own dad.

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The Robert Downey Jr movies list stretches back over 30 years

A decade later, now 17, Robert decided to drop out of school and focus entirely on his career as an actor. In 1983, he received his first opportunity in Hollywood, with the Robert Downey Jr first movie of Hollywood being the feature film 'Baby It's You'.

In 1992, he had the opportunity to give life to Charles Chaplin in 'Chaplin', one of Robert Downey Jr comedy movies that further catapulted his career and led him to the prelude to the Oscar. With his popularity skyrocketing, multiple projects wanted him as the star. However, at the end of the decade, his career was paused due to his problems with drugs and justice. Fortunately, the Robert Downey Jr. movies list wouldn't stop there.

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The actor has had some ups and downs but his career is once again back on track

When Downey Jr.'s career seemed to be over, 2006 came and with it the opportunity to bring Tony Stark to life. What we never saw coming was a come back of those that don't usually happen in Mecca of Cinema. Even last year it was even speculated that Marvel wanted an Oscar for Robert.

Thanks to the MCU, the actor got a new opportunity in Hollywood that he knew how to capitalize very well, even if *spoiler alert* Thanos would later destroy it. Although a theory claims that it was an Avenger who manipulated everything.

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He's best known for being Iron Man, but the actor has had multiple iconic roles

Actor, producer and vehicle lover, the New Yorker has collaborated with directors of the stature such as Richard Attenborough, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman and James Toback, to name a few. He has twice won the Golden Globe and a BAFTA, in addition to being twice nominated for the Oscar Award.

With all these credentials (in addition to being one of the highest-paid actors in recent years), it's well worth taking a tour of Robert Downey Jr movies list best movies and remembering his best movies to date. Without further ado, here are Robert Downey Jr top 10 movies:

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Chaplin (1992)

Directed by Richard Attenborough.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys.

The feature film walks us across the life and work of the great comedian Charlie Chaplin. But not only that, we also delve into his controversial private life and the problems he had to face. Directed by the maestro Attenborough, Downey gave us what is undoubtedly the best performance of his career. He could have won all the awards that year, but he faced an invincible Al Pacino for 'Scent of a Woman'.

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Directed by Ben Stiller

Cast: Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise.

This 2008 comedy surprised both fans and newcomers alike. Film buffs and critics fell in love with this film about a group of actors who, while filming a war blockbuster, are forced to become the soldiers they play. Downey was nominated for two Golden Globes and earned his second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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Zodiac (2007)

Directed by Davin Fincher.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.

In typical Fincher style, this powerful thriller immerses you in the story of a serial murderer in the San Francisco of the 70s, keeping you glued to your seat. Robert plays Paul Avery, a man whose life completely changes when he becomes a Zodiac target. If you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for?

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Directed by George Clooney.

Starring: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Robert Downey Jr.

The film lets us remember the journalist Edward R. Murrow (Strathairn), who through his radio program seeks to defeat the notorious senator Joseph McCarthy. In the feature film, Robert plays Joseph Wershba, a CBS reporter who is secretly married to a co-worker (Clarkson). A film that shows the importance of the free press.

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Natural Born Killers (1994)

Directed by Oliver Stone.

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Robert Downey Jr.

Turned into a cult film (with a story by Quentin Tarantino himself), Natural Born Killers is considered the best film by the master director Oliver Stone to date. Since its launch it has continued to cause controversy and in it, Downey plays Wayne Gale, a secondary character who steals virtually every scene in which he appears.

Short Cuts (1993)

Directed by Robert Altman.

Starring: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Downey Jr.

The great director Robert Altman brought together an ensemble cast to bring this film to life that is about a group of people living in the suburbs of Los Angeles. It is an emotional film, fun and terrifying at the same time. Some experts say it is not Robert's best work, but it is one of the best films in which he has participated.

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Directed by Guy Ritchie.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams.

Next up on the Robert Downey Jr movies list is 'Sherlock Holmes'. We know that, compared to the previous films, this movie is not really that great for an actor like Downey. However, we cannot deny that only an actor like Downey Jr. (with his charisma and talent) could refresh the iconic character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Iron Man movies (2008-2013)

Directed by Jon Favreau, Shane Black

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard.

The role of millionaire Tony Stark gave the New Yorker's career a deserved revival and re-catapulted his fame to stardom. The truth is that we can not imagine any other actor under the skin (or armor) of Iron Man and that makes the films guaranteed to be on this list. Robert Downey Jr. recently stated that he would return to the MCU only if given the salary he desires, however Marvel is already working on a new Avengers for its Phase 4.

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson

The third installment in the Avengers series had the super gang teaming together in a giant fight against Thanos. This new villain hopes to use the six Infinity stones in order to rearrange reality, so naturally, the heroes set out to collect them all first. They do this by splitting into teams and setting out for success. The film's twist ending had moviegoers begging for the follow-up film to come fast.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson

Spoiler alert: the gang fails in Infinity War, and Thanos does wipe out half of humanity with the help of the Infinity stones. That's why, when the remaining heroes learn that there might be a way to reverse time, they jump at the opportunity. Downey reprises his role as Iron Man for one final time, helping close out an era in superhero history. The 2019 film grossed over $2.7 billion at the box office and left fans more than content.

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