From Oscar nominee to ex-con family man to drug addict ROBERT DOWNEY Jr. has played a number of eclectic roles both on and off screen-throughout the course of his remarkable career. In this intimate portrait BIO goes beyond the media hype to uncover the real story behind the New York-born actor who never set foot inside acting school. Appearing in his first film at the age of five Robert Downey Jr. has had one of the wildest careers in modern Hollywood. Find out how he went from Saturday Night Live cast member to Brat Pack heartthrob to the lead in the critically acclaimed biopic Chaplin before a series of drug-related arrests landed him in jail and almost ended not only his career but his life. Finally see how after hitting rock bottom Downey Jr. proved all his skeptics wrong by getting his career back on track and putting out more films and stronger performances than ever before. Featuring incisive interviews and footage from the actor's diverse film repertoire BIO-« presents a classic tale of success ruin and at last redemption.