We will certainly come to talking about Robert Downey Jr.’s height, weight, and other statistics sooner or later, but first, how cool is it to talk about him today? On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest level of impressive, he definitely ranks 20. Yes, that’s how much we love Robert Downey Jr.
Before getting to the subject at hand, here are some facts we think you might find interesting about the star.
1. Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965, in New York City and began playing at the age of five when he played the role of a puppy in the 1970s film Pound. The film was directed by his father, Robert Downey Sr.
2. His parents divorced when he was only 11 years old, so he ended up growing up in a ton of different places scattered across the United States and Europe.
3. When he was 17, he dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actor, meanwhile, he did everything from bussing tables in a restaurant to working in a shoe store, he even played as a “living art” in the famous underground club Area.
4. He had his first major breakthrough in 1984 when he joined the famous team of actors for the sketch Saturday Night Live, he played in other productions, but his role as Julian Wells addicted to cocaine in the film, Less Than Zero, is very important because it caused his drug addiction.
The actor has come a long way since his days as a coke snorkeler, has participated in a number of blockbusters and is currently playing his role as Tony Stark in the film Marvel Iron Man. Before we get excited, let’s check the size of Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Height
If high boots or sneakers are not a sure sign that the actor is a little on the short side, then we don’t do what is. Robert Downey Jr.’s height puts him slightly below the average American male height of 5 feet 9 inches. The actor is not that tall at 5’8″ and believe us when we say he’s not done with that yet.
According to Express, he was recently the victim of a joke on the set of The Avengers suite when team members laughed at his small height by replacing his full-size production chair with a miniaturized version. But it was fun and games though.
Downey was not offended at all, he even tweeted the picture on Twitter to his casting friends Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo with the caption,’Lights, camera, assemble!’ The fact that he does not shy away from an occasional punch at his height does not mean that the actor does not use all the means he can to stand a little higher by a few centimeters.
Here’s what he said about it in an interview with JapanTimes: “There’s nothing to say about it – many actors do it, now and in the past. Tom Cruise. Or read about John Wayne, who even had lifts in his car to look taller behind the wheel. “Size is one of the rules and practices of this business that improves the male condition’.
Here are the names of other celebrities who stand as high as the actor. Eminem, Kanye West, and Sean Penn all share Robert Downey Jr.’s size.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Weight
Before his appearance in Marvel’s Iron Man, Downey was not built as a star of the action at all, he was skinny and weighed 68 kg, nevertheless, he was in very good shape. Since 2008, when he first donned the metallic red suit, the star has come a long way, he now has the muscle mass and body in shape for an action star.
How does he do this? The actor trains at least four days a week, with sessions lasting 40 to 90 minutes. The timing varied from one session to the next, so the actor never knew what to expect. He also followed a very regimented diet according to Brad Bose, Ph.D., his personal trainer.
Here’s what Bose had to say: “Our goal was to make him grow as much as possible, but we also wanted to make sure he had a kind of six-pack, we really focused on the old school heavy lifting. Military presses, dips and bench presses. Keep it torn, but maintain muscle mass”.
The star currently weighs 78 kg, so here it is.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Body Measurements
Robert Downey Jr.’s height and weight is not all we have got here for you today, check out this summary of all his body measurements.
Weight: 78 Kg (172 pounds)
Chest size: 45 inches
Waist size:35 inches
Biceps: 15 inches
Shoe size: US size 9, Euro size 42, UK size 8.5