Robert Downey, Jr. has had some incredible ups and downs in both his personal and professional lives. Always recognized as a brilliant actor, he also had a penchant for partying too hard, and a nasty habit of drinking and/or drugging himself into a stupor. Unfortunately, his lifestyle caught up with him and derailed his career. After jail time, and multiple trips to rehab, he finally got himself straightened out. The last ten years have seen him shoot to the top of the A-list in Hollywood, appearing in such hit projects as the "Sherlock Holmes" franchise, the "Iron Man" franchise, "The Soloist", "Tropic Thunder", the surprise independent hit, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints", and "Kiss Kiss Bang,Bang", among others. His acting ability is still as brilliant as ever, and he now seems to have the focus, drive, and basic confidence to not be chewed up by the Hollywood machine again. He also has a lovely, supportive wife, in producer Susan Downey. The two recently welcomed a baby boy into the world, and into their palatial Malibu home.
The $13.4 million 3,500 square foot ranch-style home houses four bedrooms and four bathrooms. A guesthouse on the grounds includes two additional bedrooms and a bath. An outdoor terrace for warm weather dining, horse stalls and a pastures, vaulted ceilings in every room, and a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean, all add up to a beautiful, tranquil getaway, for a family headed by a man, who is finally, on top of the world.
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