Robert Downey Jr.’s real-life story is no less than a blockbuster movie story. The actor had a very public struggle with substance abuse and he would often find himself making headlines for legal, drugs and alcohol related problems.
He was still doing movies, but his big break and massive turnaround in life came in 2008, when he played Tony Stark in MCU’s ‘Iron Man’.
By the time he hung up his Iron Man boots in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ the actor had become a much-loved and adored celebrity all over the globe. He was now in the news for a good reason.
However, since ‘Avengers: Endgame’, the actor received a lack luster response to his Doctor Do Little and now in a recent video he posted on Instagram the actor has shocked and concerned his fans all over the globe.
While RDJ was always on the leaner side, during his stint with MCU he maintained a muscular built, but in the recent video the actor looks much leaner, dare we say, nearly skinny, the cheeks are sunken like he has lost a lot of weight and his hair, the little that is visible in the sides is noticeably grey.
While the actor is 57 years old, he looks older in the video and this has prompted fans to worry and express concern. Some wrote, “What happened to him?” while some said, “It’s sad to see him getting old”, and another user wrote, “THAT’S RDJ????”
Some fans were concerned if he is going through some illness as his lean pictures bring back memories of Chadwick Boseman’s skinny skeletal images that surfaced on the web a year or so before we learnt that the actor was suffering from cancer.
Of course, RDJ looks a lot healthier, he may have simply stopped the heavy lifting and muscle building that he was required to do when he played Iron Man for the MCU.
Robert Downey Jr. is playing a supporting character in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’, which is scheduled to release in 2023.