By Megan Bianco

Robert Downey Jr. is now one of the most famous movie stars alive and has arguably the greatest comeback story in Hollywood history, going from Oscar nominee to prison inmate to Marvel Studios’ leading man.

But before all the fame and fortune, to a lot of people in NYC and L.A., he was—as he refers to himself on camera in Chris Smith’s new documentary Sr.—“just Bob Downey’s kid.”

Robert Downey Sr. was, along with John Cassavetes and Andy Warhol, one of the most prominent directors in independent filmmaking throughout the 1960s and 1970s. These days, I think it’s
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