The actor and director Robert Downey Sr, the father of Iron Man, has died

American actor and director Robert Downey Sr., father of Robert Downy jr known as an interpreter of films such as “To Live and Die in Los Angeles” (1985) and “The Great Promise” (1988) and cult experimental filmmaker, has passed away. Wednesday, July 7 “peacefully” in his sleep in his New York home at the age of 85. “He had long been sick with Parkinson’s disease.” The announcement of the disappearance was made by his son, “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr. with a post on Instagram paying homage to the “nonconformist director”. Born on June 24, 1936 in New York, Downey Sr. in 1961, in collaboration with the editor Fred von Bernewitz, began to write and direct low-budget films in 16 millimeters, making some films that have become real cult of American underground cinema such as “Balls Bluff” (1961), “Babo 73” (1964), “Chafed Elbows” (1966) and (No More Excuses “(1968). His most successful work is considered” Putney Swope “(1969), a sociopolitical satire that tells the story of the only black man on the executive committee of an advertising company who is accidentally placed at the top of the company after the sudden death of the president. Since 1972 Robert Downey Sr. moves on higher budget films such as “Greaser’s Palace”, a comedy reinterpretation of the life of Christ. “Pools – Meetings in Beverly Hills” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. His most recent film is “Rittenhouse Square” ( 2005), a documentary or that captures life in a Philadelphia park. He was also a television director, directing episodes of the series “At the Edge of Reality”, Matlock “,” Football School “and” Tales of the City “. As an actor Robert Downey Sr starred among other films in” Hail Caesar ” by Anthony Michael Hall (1994), “Towards the Sun” by Michael Cimino (1996), “Boogie Nights – The Other Hollywood2 (1997) by Paul Thomas Anderson,” Magnolia2 (1999), also by Anderson, “The Family Man “(2000) by Brett Ratner (2000) and” Tower Heist – High Level Shot “(2011), again by Ratner.

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