What actor plays Iron Man in the Marvel movies?
Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most popular and respected Hollywood actors. Even after four decades in the business, Robert Downey Jr. stays fresh, new and loved. Iron Man (Tony Stark) is one of the best known Downey's characters, famous for his charm and fine sense of humor.
In May 2008, Downey achieved critical acclaim and worldwide box office success for his starring role in Iron Man (2008), Jon Favreau's big-screen rendering of the Marvel comic book superhero. The film co-starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Terrence Howard.
In early Summer 2010, Downey re-teamed with director Jon Favreau and reprised his role as "Tony Stark/Iron Man" in the hugely successful sequel to the original film, Iron Man 2 (2010), starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Mickey Rourke.
Downey has starred in several movies that have each grossed over $500 million at the box office worldwide. Three of those films, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Iron Man 3, each earned over $1 billion. For three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015, Downey has topped the Forbes list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors, making an estimated $80 million in earnings between June 2014 and June 2015.