Robert Downey Sr, the dad of the iconic actor who plays Iron Man in Marvel Studios, Robert Downey Jr, died at the age of 85.
Born in Manhattan in 1936, Downey Sr was an actor and filmmaker, author of the satirist Putney Swope against the establishment. Hers was an iconic figure in the 60s, in low-budget cinema. He was assistant director on the comedy film with Dick Van Dyke Cold Turkey, which came to us with the title Una Scommessa in Fumo.
The entry into mainstream cinema took place in the early 70s, with the film Greaser’s Palace, a rather controversial comedy that combines biblical themes with a western that was not particularly frowned upon by the critics of the time, but over time has become a cult.
His film career lasted until 2011, when he appeared in his latest film, Tower Heist.
The echoes of his work can be seen in the documentary signed by his son, entitled The Last Party, where Downey Jr reproposed with a humorous key and also criticizes the presidential elections of 1992.