This Wednesday, June 7, there was unfortunate news for the entertainment world: filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. passed away at the age of 85. The information was confirmed by his son, also actor Robert Downey Jr. Immediately, celebrities and other personalities of the world showed their condolences with the unexpected event.
According to the specialized press, Robert Downey Sr. did not obtain the same recognition as his son. But he did manage to have an impeccable professional career, for example, he worked as a filmmaker in the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s with the films based on the ideal of American life titled Putney Swope (1969) and Greaser's Palace (1972).
The protagonist of the film Sherlock Holmes (2009), wrote the following message on his social media account: "Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep after years of enduring the ravages of Parkinson's disease ... He was a true nonconformist filmmaker" With these words he said goodbye to his wonderful father forever.
Es de mencionar que Robert Downey Sr. tuvo buenos y malos momentos en el cine. Pero vale decir que también trabajó en grandes producciones como en Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999) y The Family Man (2000). Mientras que su hijo debutó a los 5 años en la pantalla grande.