Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Downey, Sr.
Robert Downey, Jr. has followed in the footsteps of his actor and filmmaker father, becoming a major movie star since starting his professional acting career. The elder Downey made low-budget, independent films as a director and writer, while the younger Downey started off as part of the cast of Saturday Night Live and was a member of the so-called “Brat Pack” in the the 1980s. Downey has been nominated for an Academy Award two times for his performances in Chaplin and Tropic Thunder, and is now one of the biggest stars in the world after appearing in films like Iron Man, The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War, and the Sherlock Holmes series.
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