Famous Friends of Robert Downey Jr.

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List of famous people who are friends with Robert Downey Jr., listed alphabetically with photos when available. Every person on this list has either been seen in public with Robert Downey Jr., or is known to be acquaintances or best friends with Robert Downey Jr.. From the people who have had a falling out with Robert Downey Jr. to Robert Downey Jr.'s current best friends and buddies, these are the people that Robert Downey Jr. has or had a relationship with at some point. If you notice that any of Robert Downey Jr.'s celebrity bros are missing from the list, you can add them below and make this list of Robert Downey Jr.'s friends that much better. List includes Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, more.This list answers the questions, "Who are Robert Downey Jr.'s friends?" and "Which celebrities is Robert Downey Jr. friends with?"
Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Friends of Robert Downey Jr.
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Mel Gibson and Robert Downey, Jr. are the best of friends. After Downey, Jr. experienced career troubles stemming from his drug addiction, Gibson helped him return to the spotlight by paying the insurance bond in his first film back from spending time in jail and rehab.

Downey, Jr. is now looking to return the favor. He has agreed to make another Iron Man film on the condition that Gibson directs it.

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He is most well known as an action hero, for roles such as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series and Max Rockatansky in the first three post-apocalyptic action films in the Mad Max series. He was born in Peekskill, New York, and moved with his parents to Sydney when he was 12 years old. He studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. During the 1980s, Gibson founded Icon Entertainment, a production company which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called, "an alternative to the studio system." Director Peter Weir cast Gibson as one of the leads in the critically ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States of America

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Jude Law is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Friends of Robert Downey Jr.
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Jude Law and Robert Downey, Jr. became bros on the set of the Sherlock Holmes films.

David Jude Heyworth Law, known professionally as Jude Law, is an English actor, film producer and director. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987, and had his first television role in 1989. After starring in Andrew Niccol's science fiction film Gattaca and Clint Eastwood's drama Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and David Cronenberg's science fiction body horror film eXistenZ, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999 for his performance in Anthony Minghella's psychological thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Lewisham, London, United Kingdom

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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Friends of Robert Downey Jr.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey, Jr. have been buddies for decades.

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, singer, and food writer. Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as the psychological thriller Seven, opposite Brad Pitt and the period drama Emma, opposite Ewan McGregor. Following a starring role in the romantic comedy-drama Sliding Doors, Paltrow garnered worldwide recognition through her performance in Shakespeare in Love, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Outstanding Lead Actress and as a member of the Outstanding Cast. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Friends of Robert Downey Jr.
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr. became friends when they filmed the 2007 film Zodiac.

Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. Following his first lead role in October Sky, he starred in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko, in which he played a psychologically troubled teenager alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. In 2002, he starred in another indie film, The Good Girl. In 2004, he appeared in the science-fiction film The Day After Tomorrow, portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic global cooling event. Gyllenhaal played a frustrated Marine in Jarhead, and the same year, his role as Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain earned him critical ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 38

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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