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Films featuring Robert Downey Jr.

Updated on April 2, 2016
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Anna is a writer, mom, crafter, movie buff. Her favorites are horror movies and horror stories, thanks to some inspiring parents.

Robert Downey Jr is on the left in this shot from Wierd Science
Robert Downey Jr is on the left in this shot from Wierd Science
Less Than Zero
Less Than Zero

Robert Downey Jr's Surprising Film Career

Robert Downey Jr. has acted in many, many films over his career. His career started in 1970s Pound under the name Bob Downey, as Puppy. This was followed by an uncredited appearance in 1972's Greaser's Palace. His other credits include:

  1. Moment to Moment (1975)-uncredited
  2. Mad Magazine Presents Up the Acadamy (1980)-uncredited
  3. Baby It's You (1983) as Stewart
  4. Firstborn (1984) as Lee
  5. Deadwait (1985)
  6. Tuff Turf (1985) as Jimmy Parker (under the name Robert Downey)
  7. Weird Science (1985) as Ian (one of the jerky popular guys): I happen to love this movie!! It isn't a great movie, but it is one that is near and dear to my heart...who knows why...For some reason, I have two copies of it.
  8. Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)- TV mini-series; as Bruno Mussolini
  9. Back to School (1986) as Derek
  10. America (1986) as Paulie Hackley
  11. The Pick-Up Artist (1987) as Jack Jericho
  12. Less Than Zero (1987) as Julian Wells
  13. Johnny Be Good (1988) as Leo Wiggins: I saw this movie wasn't...that bad...
  14. Rented Lips (1988) as Wolf Dangler
  15. 1969 (1988) as Ralph Carr
  16. That's Adequate (1989) as Albert Einstein
  17. True Believer (1989) as Roger Baron
  18. Chances Are (1989) as Alex Finch
  19. Air America (1990) as Billy Covington
  20. Too Much Sun (1991) as Reed Richmond
  21. Soapdish (1991) as David Seton Barnes: This is another movie that I like. It's strange, but that is part of it's charm. It's kind of silly, but fun.
  22. Chaplin (1992) as Charles Spencer Chaplin: This is a great movie!! He does a great job portraying Charlie Chaplin!
  23. Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver County (1993) as himself
  24. Heart and Souls (1993) as Thomas Reilly: This movie is rather sappy, but I still enjoyed it!
  25. The Last Party (1993) as himself (also writer on project)
  26. Short Cuts (1993) as Bill Bush
  27. Hail Caesar (1994) as Jerry
  28. A Century of Cinema (1994) as himself
  29. Natural Born Killers (1994) as Wayne Gale: Excellent movie!! A little dark, but wonderful!!
  30. Only You (1994) as Peter
  31. Richard III (1995) as Lord Rivers
  32. Home for the Holidays (1995) as Tommy Larson
  33. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995) TV movie; as Mr. Willowby
  34. Restoration (1995) as Robert Merivel
  35. Danger Zone (1997) as Jim Scott
  36. One Night Stand (1997) as Charlie
  37. Two Girls and a Guy (1997) as Blake Allen (also did writing and performing for soundtrack)
  38. Hugo Pool (1997) as Fraz Mazur
  39. The Gingerbread Man (1998) as Clyde Pell
  40. U.S. Marshals (1998) as Special Agent John Royce
  41. In Dreams (1999) as Vivian Thompson
  42. Friends & Lovers (1999) as Hans (also did writing and performing for soundtrack)
  43. Bowfinger (1999) as Jerry Renfro
  44. Black and White (1999) as Terry Donager
  45. Wonder Boys (2000) as Tery Crabtree
  46. Auto Motives (2000) as Rob
  47. Last Party 2000 (2001) as himself
  48. Lethargy (2002) as Animal Therapist
  49. Whatever We Do (2003) as Bobby
  50. The Singing Detective (2003) as Dan Dark (also did work on soundtrack)
  51. Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003) as himself
  52. Gothika (2003) as Pete Graham: One would expect me to love this movie, but I really didn't care for it that much. I kind of hate it.
  53. Eros (2004) as Nick Penrose (segment "Equilibrium)
  54. Game 6 (2005) as Steven Schwimmer
  55. The Outsider (2005) as himself
  56. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) as Harry Lockhart (also did work on soundtrack)
  57. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) as Joe Wershba
  58. Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow (2005) as Narrator
  59. The Shaggy Dog (2006) as Dr. Kozak
  60. A Scanner Darkly (2006) as James Barris. I wanted to see this movie, but never got around to it, and have since had a hard time finding it.
  61. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) as Lionel Sweeney
  62. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) as Dito (also co-producer)
  63. Zodiac (2007) as Paul Avery: A decent movie. Not a favorite, but a decent movie.
  64. Lucky You (2007) as Telephone Jack
  65. Charlie Bartlett (2007) as Principal Nathan Gardner
  66. Iron Man (2008) as Tony Stark/Iron Man: I have yet to see this movie. Not really wanting to.
  67. The Incredible Hulk (2008) as Tony Stark
  68. Tropic Thunder (2008) as Kirk Lazarus: I have to admit, I hated this movie!!! It was terrible!
  69. The Soloist (2009) as Steve Lopez
  70. Sherlock Holmes (2009) as Sherlock Holmes: LOVE this movie!!! He did a great job playing Holmes!!
  71. Iron Man 2 (2010) as Tony Stark
  72. Love & Distrust (2010) as Rob
  73. Due Date (2010) as Peter Highman
  74. Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011) as Sherlock Holmes: Looking forward to seeing this movie!
  75. The Avengers (2012) as Tony Stark/Iron Man
  76. Iron Man 3(2013) as Tony Stark/ Iron Man (obviously...)
  77. Chef(2014...currently filming) no character listed
  78. The Judge(2014...currently filming) as Hank Palmer

Heart and Souls movie poster
Heart and Souls movie poster
Robert Downey Jr. in a shot from Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Robert Downey Jr. in a shot from Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

The Soloist

Robert Downey Jr. singing one of my favorite songs

Iron Man movie poster
Iron Man movie poster

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      Anna Marie Bowman 5 years ago from Florida

      htodd-- I am glad you found it as well! Thanks for reading!!

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Wow ..Thanks for sharing this nice list ..I am glad I got your hub

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      Fastest Car Rider 6 years ago from California

      Thanks Anna My Friend:)

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      KellyE1967 6 years ago

      Nice hub, I love the video.

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      Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

      Kelly-- I love Robert Downey Jr!! One of my favorites. Need to update this a bit.

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      KellyEngaldo 8 years ago

      Downey is an amazing talented actor. One of the greats of our time. When I wrote about Chaplin I also looked up Downey. I too was shocked. I want to go and look up some of his movies out there. Thank you very much!

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      Anna Marie Bowman 8 years ago from Florida

      BP--  I know!!  I was surprised as well!!! 

      I did this as an answer to a request, and then looked up all of the information, and was shocked that he had been in so many movies, so many that I had forgotten about.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      my god I never realised he was in so many movies woooow.xox

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      Anna Marie Bowman 9 years ago from Florida

      moonbun- Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      Anthony- I have actually never seen Less Than Zero, but maybe I will have to check it out!!

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      Anthony Boyd 9 years ago from Columbia,SC

      Less than Zero with Andrew McCarthy and Jami Gertz is one of my favorite movies of all time. Downey Jr. is at his very talented best.

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      moonbun 9 years ago from London

      Thanks for this hub, great info.


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      Anna Marie Bowman 9 years ago from Florida

      I loved Weird Science, too! I even have it on DVD. I wonder if that should be one of those guilty pleasure movies.

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      jim10 9 years ago from ma

      I never realized he was in Weird Science. I love that movie as a kid. I can't wait to see Iron Man on DVD. I missed it when it was in the theater.