MONDAY
NOV. 11
Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr., Hottest Superheroes

Paramount Pictures

Iron Man at your service!

Today the superhero, or rather, the actor who plays the iconic Marvel hero is 54 years old and that just doesn't seem right. Sure, Robert Downey Jr. AKA Iron Man has been acting since the 1980s, but he doesn't look old enough to be in his mid-50s.

He is however in his mid-50s as of today and since we can't turn back time we're going to instead celebrate his birthday by taking a look to the past...with his best movie and TV roles of all time. 

Throughout his career, the New York City native has had a lot of phases. He was a bad boy, who attended the Oscars with Sarah Jessica Parker and got into trouble with the law, and then he became one of the most iconic superheroes on screen in the past decade.

He can, and has, done it all and we can't wait to see what he does next.

From playing a mean, hot guy in Weird Science and starring alongside Molly Ringwald in the 80s to suiting up as billionaire, mastermind Tony Stark in both the Avengers films and Iron Man movies, Downey is a man of many acting talents.

He's portrayed the legendary Sherlock Holmes in more than one film, played a journalist in Zodiac and been a lawyer in The Judge, and that's really only the beginning.

Downey is a very memorable and long-working actor who we can't help but love no matter what character he's playing. Since this day is all about him, we figured we'd look back at some of his most noteworthy roles—25 to be exact—and let you decide once and for all which one is best.

Good luck...you're going to need it!

Robert Downey Jr., Best Roles, Weird Science

Universal Pictures

Robert Downey Jr., The Pick-Up Artist

20th Century Fox

Robert Downey Jr., Less Than Zero

20th Century Fox

Robert Downey Jr. Johnny Be Good

Twentieth Century Fox

Robert Downey Jr., Air America

Carolco Pictures

Robert Downey Jr, Soapdish

Paramount Pictures

Robert Downey Jr, Chaplin

Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr, Wonder Boys

Paramount Pictures

Robert Downey Jr., Best Roles, Ally McBeal

FOX

Robert Downey Jr., Good Night, and Good Luck

Warner Independent Pictures

Robert Downey Jr, Zodiac

Paramount Pictures

Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man

Paramount Pictures

Tropic Thunder, Robert Downey Jr.

Dreamworks Pictures

Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, The Soloist

Paramount Pictures

Sherlock Holmes, Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Iron Man 2, Randy's Donuts

Paramount Pictures

Robert Downey Jr., Due Date

Warner Bros. Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr., Best Roles, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Warner Bros. Pictures

The Avengers

Marvel

Iron Man 3

Marvel/Walt Disney Pictures

Robert Downey Jr., Best Roles, The Judge

Warner Bros. Pictures

Robert Downey Jr., Best Roles, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures

Spider-Man Homecoming, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland

Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel

Robert Downey Jr., Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Studios

Robert Downey Jr., Best Roles, Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures

Robert Downey Jr.'s Best Roles
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