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Robert Downey Jr.
Robert John Downey, Jr. born April 4, 1965, Downey was born in Manhattan, New York, the younger of two children. His father, Robert Downey, Sr., is an actor, writer, producer, cinematographer, and director of underground films, and his mother, Elsie, is also an actress and appeared in Downey Sr.'s films. His father is of half Russian Jewish and half Irish ancestry, and his mother is of German and Scottish descent.
As a child, Downey was "surrounded by drugs". His father, a drug addict, allowed Downey to use marijuana at age six, an incident which his father has said that he now regrets. Downey stated that drug use became an emotional bond between him and his father: "When my dad and I would do drugs together, it was like him trying to express his love for me in the only way he knew how." Eventually, Downey began spending every night abusing alcohol and "making a thousand phone calls in pursuit of drugs.” During his childhood Downey had minor roles in his father's projects. He made his acting debut at the age of five playing a sick puppy in the absurdist comedy Pound in the 1970 and then at age seven he appeared in the surrealist Greaser's Palace (1972). When Downey was 10 years old, he was living in England and studied classical ballet as part of a larger curriculum. He grew up in Greenwich Village and attended the Stage door Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York as a teenager. When his parents divorced in 1978, Downey moved to California with his father, but in 1982 he dropped out of Santa Monica High School and moved back to New York to pursue an acting career full-time. In the years 1996 through 2001, Downey was caught numerous times with drug-related charges including cocaine, heroin and marijuana and went several times through drug treatment programs unsuccessfully. In 1999 Downey explained to the judge: "It's…...

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