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Watch Robert Downey Jr. Defy the Laws of Aging

Apr 4 2014 - 4:02pm

Robert Downey Jr [1]. is turning 49 today, and we're celebrating by looking back at his transformation from the guy on Sarah Jessica Parker [2]'s arm to one of the most successful action heroes in movie history. The actor has had his ups and downs over the years, but thanks to his raw talent, determination, and hard work, he's managed to become the Hollywood success story that everyone compares our current troubled stars to. Keep scrolling to see all the best RDJ shots, from the '80s to today!

1987

Robert and SJP looked like an '80s It couple when they attended the premiere of Slam Dance in LA.

1988

Robert held on tight to a nearly unrecognizable SJP at a gala in LA.

1989

Robert and Sarah Jessica looked very in love at the Oscars.

1990

Robert and SJP looked like a sweet young couple in Santa Monica.

1991

RDJ was by Sarah Jessica's side when he attended the premiere of her film L.A. Story in London.

1993

Robert cleaned up nicely for the MTV Movie Awards.

1994

Robert had really long hair when he took a snap with Sheryl Crow [3] at the Billboard Music Awards.

1995

RDJ was too cool to pose at the MTV Movie Awards.

1998

Robert showed off his frosted tips at the MTV Movie Awards.

1998

Robert looked like a cool character at an LA party.

2001

Robert sported his trademark sunglasses to the Emmys.

2002

Robert took his son to the premiere of Austin Powers in Goldmember.

2003

Robert wore a floppy hat to the Toronto International Film Festival.

2004

Robert looked happy to release his first record in LA.

2006

Robert looked like he was ready to join a boy band when he attended the Cannes Film Festival.

2007

Robert showed a bit of gray while attending the Oscars.

2008

A mustachioed Robert put his arm around his wife at the premiere of Tropic Thunder in LA.

2009

Robert sported a unique suit to his hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

2010

RDJ sported longer locks at the LA premiere of Due Date.

2011

Robert had his wife by his side at the premiere of The Hangover Part II.

2012

Robert looked healthy and happy at a press conference for The Avengers in LA.

2013

Robert wore retro glasses to the premiere of Iron Man 3 in Hollywood.


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