From rising star to Hollywood poison to international superstar -- all in the span of two decades -- Robert Downey Jr. has had a roller coaster career and one hell of a life.
The son of an underground filmmaker, Downey Jr. bounced from city to city growing up, instilling a movement in the future star. By the time he was 17, he had dropped out of high school and moved to New York to become an actor. And today, more than 30 years later, Downey Jr. has ridden one wave after another -- some nearly catastrophic -- that have made him Hollywood's highest paid actor and one of its most beloved stars.
From his upbringing by his father to his unbelievable "Avengers" paycheck, here are 11 crazy things you probably don't know about Robert Downey Jr.
[Sources: IMDb, Celebuzz!]
When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron, a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff. Read More