Robert Downey Jr.: 15 Facts You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

One of the greatest actors out there, Robert Downey Jr. has certainly proven that anyone can truly turn around their life. Here are some more facts about this one-of-a-kind actor.

Number Eight: He’s Good With Babies

Well, sort of. The man happens to be really good at wrapping diapers, as was revealed by his wife in an interview. Talk about hidden talents!

Number Seven: He Was Almost Duckie

One of the 80s most beloved films is Pretty in Pink, which stars Molly Ringwald. He could have been cast as Duckie. That would have really changed the film!

Number Six: He Got in Trouble in High School

One year before the man dropped out, Robert Downey Jr. got in trouble by stealing and destroying a classmate’s copy of The Invincible Iron Man. This, of course, is rather ironic.

Number Five: He Buried His Clothes

After he finished filming the movie Less Than Zero, Robert Downey Jr. buried the clothes that he wore for the part. He saw it as symbolic of leaving behind his brat pack image past to start anew.

Number Four: Robert Downey Jr. Studied Ballet

The actor has done many things in his childhood. Among one of them: ballet dancing. That’s right: when Downey Jr. was just 10 years old, he was learning how to plié.

Number Three: He Won a Golden Globe as Sherlock

One of the roles he is most famous for nowadays is Sherlock. While no one else portraying this detective has been recognized for such a role, this actor certainly has.

Number Two: He Broke Into His Neighbor’s Home

Needless to say, when Robert Downey Jr. was addicted to drugs, his life was a mess. Once, he broke into a neighbor’s house and fell asleep on his bed. He had thought that he was in his own home!

Number One: He’s a Huge Fan of The Mandarin

When Robert Downey Jr. was cast to play Iron Man, he asked the studios to put the Mandarin in the films. However, he had to wait for the studio to make such a decision before they fought each other on the big screen.