How tall is Robert Downey Jr.? In this post, we'll talk about Robert Downey Jr.'s height, career and personal style.
Actor, writer, musician and Academy Award nominee, Robert Downey, Jr., is best known for his recent roles as Tony Stark (a.k.a., Iron Man) and Sherlock Holmes, but his rise to Hollywood stardom began when he started acting in his father's films as a child.
Unfortunately, he also started using drugs with his father at a very young age, which explains his widely-publicized battles with substance abuse and addiction. These days, however, RDJ is on top of his game.
Downey carries himself well. He has excellent posture and keeps himself fit. He also dresses well – be it in a three piece suit or sneakers and shades.
His confidence is legendary, and it definitely spills over onto the screen. You can feel his personality coming through all of his characters, no matter how sensational they are.
A true comeback story, Downey's life has been anything but boring, and it only seems to be getting better with each year.
How Tall Is Robert Downey Jr.?
Unless you've met him in person, it's very hard to know Robert Downey Jr.'s height for sure. Most sources estimate that he's about 5'8″ tall, which is 1-2 inches below average height in the U.S.
Truth be told, many famous short actors are actually shorter in real life than most people think they are.
Knowing that, we think 5'8″ is probably generous. RDJ is likely 5'8″ when wearing shoes and slightly shorter in bare feet.
Seeing him standing next to 5'3″ Sarah Jessica Parker (above), he may even be closer to 5'6″ in real life.
Either way, we love his work and admire him for achieving so much, regardless of his height.
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