On his 58th birthday, Robert Downey Jr. took to Instagram to express his gratitude for the past year. In a video montage, the Iron Man actor showcased some key moments from his life, including photos of his children and a tribute to his "sweet marriage" with Susan Downey.
The captions accompanying the past footage read, "57 you've been too kind with deep gratitude I shall rewind..." This heartfelt message prompted Gwyneth Paltrow to share her love for her pal and Iron Man co-star. She wrote, "You are one of the true greats, my darling. HBD. I LOVE YOU 3000❤️" in the comments. Jamie Foxx also popped in with a simple "Happy birthday."
The video montage included a quick clip of Downey Jr.'s son, Exton, playing baseball. The proud dad also held up a sign in support of his son. The actor didn't forget to celebrate his "sweet 17 of marriage" with Susan Downey. In an image with his eyes closed, Downey Jr. laid his head on his wife's lap while she smiled down at him.
Paramount Pictures is planning the remake, with Downey Jr. and Susan Downey producing through their entertainment company, Team Downey. The actor will take on James Stewart's original role, with writer Steven Knight creating a fresh screenplay.
This upcoming project isn't the first time the Downeys have joined forces. In fact, Robert sought advice from Susan when creating his personal Netflix documentary, "Sr.," which focuses on his father's decline from Parkinson's disease. The film, which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last September, serves as a redemption story without a happy ending. Nonetheless, it combines humor with poignant moments, making it a favorite of Robert Downey Jr.'s.
All in all, it's clear that Downey Jr. had a memorable and blessed 57th year. As he reflected on his birthday, the actor expressed deep gratitude for all the goodness in his life.