Robert Downey Jr celebrates his 57th birthday in style, shares adorable video with key moments of his life
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Iron Man is now 57! Robert Downey Jr celebrated his 57th birthday by sharing an adorable post on social media which was a video montage with key moments from his life. The ‘Due Date’ star’s reel included photos of his children. He also acknowledged his ‘sweet marriage’ of 17 years with his wife Susan Downey. He captioned the clip, "57 you've been too kind with deep gratitude I shall rewind…"
His costar Gwyneth Paltrow took a moment to wish Downey Jr. "You are one of the true greats, my darling. HBD. I LOVE YOU 3000❤️," he said. The ‘Chef’ got best wishes from pal Jamie Foxx, too, as he commented, "Happy birthday." Downey Jr thanked his children Indio, 23, Exton, 11, and Avri, 8, for ‘shaving my dome,’ while he sits in front of a mirror with Exton playing barber. "For the project 'The Sympathizer,' the ‘Chaplin’ actor was seen playing ‘multiple roles’ in the upcoming HBO series also showering love with ‘favorite musicians’ for ‘achieving their goals.’ The latter montage was cut into some cover art from his son Indio's album covers.
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'I hope I NEVER grow up one day'
He ended the reel with the message, "After all these blessings I must simply say, I hope I NEVER grow up one day," while goofy clips playing in the background. Just a week earlier, reports came in that Downey Jr will be playing the lead character in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Vertigo.
Deadline reported that the 1958 classic will be released under the banner of Paramount Pictures and his wife Susan Downey will produce through their Team Downey entertainment company, Deadline reported. The ‘Zodiac’ star will be seen as James Stewart’s character in 'Peaky Blinders,' while Steven Knight is expected to come up with a fresh screenplay, per People.
'It's kind of a redemption story'
Downey Jr also released a personal Netflix documentary, Sr, which is based on his father Robert Sr. It gives a detailed account of the last few years of his life and struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Downey Jr’s father died in July 2021, "It's kind of a redemption story that doesn't have a happy ending, but it's funny. And those are my favorite kind of stories," said Downey Jr at an event during Telluride Film Festival last September.