Robert Downey Jr. is remembering his father, Robert Downey Sr., who passed away on Tuesday. He was 85 years old at the time.
The filmmaker finally died
“Bob D. Sr., 1936-2021, RIP… Dad died away quietly in his sleep last night after years of battling Pkinarson’s disease...he was a genuine maverick filmmaker who stayed astonishingly hopeful throughout.
“They were blissfully married for little over 2000 years, according to my stepmom’s estimates,” Downey Jr. said on Instagram. “You are a saint, Rosemary Rogers-Downey, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Downey Sr. is most remembered for his roles in “Putney Swope” and “Greaser’s Palace.” He also starred in the films “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” and “To Live and Die in Los Angeles.”
He had a daughter, Allyson, in addition to Downey Jr.
Downey Jr. participated in two films directed by his father, including “Pound,” a 1970s comedy in which people played dogs, and “Too Much Sun,” a 1990 comedy in which humans played dogs.
A window into Robert’s life
Robert Downey Sr. (born April 4, 1965) is an actor and producer from the United States. His career has been marked by critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a time of substance misuse and legal issues, and then a comeback of commercial success in his middle years. Downey was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most important people in the world in 2008, and from 2013 to 2015, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Forbes named him the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.
In 1970, he made his acting debut at the age of five in Robert Downey Srfilm .’s Pound. He later appeared in the teen films Weird Science (1985) and Less Than Zero with the Brat Pack (1987). Downey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and won a BAFTA Award for his performance as Charlie Chaplin in the biopic Chaplin in 1992. He joined the TV series Ally McBeal, for which he received a Golden Globe Award, after a spell at the Corcoran Substance Abuse Treatment Facility on drug charges.
In the wake of drug allegations in 2000 and 2001, he was sacked from the show. He completed a court-ordered drug treatment program and has been clean since 2003.
Bond completion providers initially refused to insure Downey until Mel Gibson paid the insurance bond for his picture The Singing Detective in 2003.
 He went on to star in films such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Zodiac (2007), and Tropic Thunder (2008), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Downey rose to international prominence after appearing as Tony Stark / Iron Man in 10 Marvel Studios films, beginning with Iron Man (2008).
He also starred as Sherlock Holmes in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, for which he won his second Golden Globe (2011).