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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Vintage Celebrity Saturday


This actor's been around for years. He's a few run ins with the law & stepped away from Hollywood in a little while but when he returned he came back with a vengeance. In my opinion he's only gotten better throughout the years & cuter.


  • Born April 4, 1965 in New York City, NY.
  • Parents divorced when he was 11.
  • Has been married twice & has been married to his current since 2005.
  • Married his first wife after dating her for only 42 days.
  • His first part in a movie was in his father's movie, Pound (1970), in which at 5 yrs old he played a puppy.
  • Lived with Sarah Jessica Parker for 7 years during the 1980s.
  • During traffic stop for speeding, he was arrested for drunk driving, possession of heroin, and possession of an unloaded pistol in his pickup truck. This was his first reported brush with the law at age 31.
  • Released from jail to complete his six-month jail sentence at a drug rehabilitation center. He caused a stir when he was freed to work on a movie.
  • Once worked as a piece of living art in a SoHo nightclub in New York City.
  • Close friends with Anthony Michael Hall and Ramon Estevez.
  • Has worn lifts at his directors' requests in his recent leading man roles, namely Iron Man (2008) and its sequel and in Sherlock Holmes (2009), in order to enhance his height.
  • Godfather of his son Indio is close friend Anthony Michael Hall.
  • Was roommates with Kiefer Sutherland in the early '80s.
  • Is the first, and thus far only, actor to win a Golden Globe for portraying Sherlock Holmes.
  • When he was 20 years old, he joined _Saturday Night Live_ (1985) for one season. After that, he went to Hollywood.
You might have already guessed but it's....
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Robert Downey Jr.

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4 comments:

  1. No way! I never would have guessed who this was!

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  2. Knew right away by the tell-tale set of his eyes who he is. I think he's a very good actor. Caught my attention as the self-destructive friend on "Less Than Zero" and knew he was gonna be good.

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  3. Wow, he was so much better looking back then. Yikes! So I guess drugs are bad for your complexion, right?

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  4. He was on Jay Leno last night. I like how mellow and calm he seems, Like he's comfortable with himself.
    I love the '80 picture. He and I are the same age so I so get it :)

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