For a guy who struggled with addiction and even served a prison sentence, Robert Downey Jr. has done pretty well for himself. Above all, you have to admire a man who has the strength of will to totally reinvent himself and pull himself up.
Coming back from rock bottom is seriously challenging. When the media monitors and reports your downfall in vivid detail, it’s even harder. But Robert Downey Jr. did indeed bounce back and in a huge way.
Awards Received by Robert Downey Jr.
One of his most critically acclaimed movies is Chaplin, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He’s also won tons of other awards and award nominations, including a BAFTA Award and three Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, he’s won three MTV Movie Awards, five People’s Choice Awards, and many more.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Net Worth
As of 2020, RDJ has an estimated net worth of $300 million and has accumulated a string of successful movies. In addition to the critical acclaim he’s received for his acting talent, Downey was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2008.
He’s also listed as one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, according to Forbes Magazine.
Accomplishments in Music
There’s something not a lot of people know. One of the best-kept secrets in Hollywood is that Robert Downey Jr. is an amazing singer.
In 2001, Robert Downey Jr. appeared in Elton John’s “I Want Love” music video. Also, he released his own CD in 2004: The Futurist. A totally fun gig he had was singing back-up with Ben Stiller and Jack Black to “Midnight Train to Georgia” for Gladys Knight.
Duet with Sting
As evidence of Robert Downey Jr.’s amazing singing talent, we invite you to enjoy this video that was filmed during Police singer Sting during Sting’s 60th birthday celebration. Can you even believe Sting is 60? When did that happen?
Watch below as the two sing Sting’s hit “Driven to Tears.”
Featured image of Robert Downey Jr. and Sting via screengrab from embedded video