Sr: a touching trailer for Robert Downey Jr.’s documentary about his deceased father

Netflix has just released the trailer for “Sr.”, a documentary about the father of Robert Downey Jr. produced by the comedian. A feature film that traces the career of the father of the interpreter of Iron Man, underground filmmaker and figure of the counter-culture.

Sr. : a poignant trailer

Everyone knows Robert Downey Jr. Bankable American actor since the 1990she appeared in cult films like Chaplin, kiss kiss bang bang, sherlock holmes or Thunder in the tropics. But it’s obviously his role as Iron Man in the MCU which gave him international fame. And if the star is world famous, his father Robert Downey Sr. is much less.

Died July 7, 2021, Robert Downey Sr. did not have the popularity of his son. However, this artist born in 1936 was an iconic underground director during the 1970s. To honor the memory of his father, the Jr. actor therefore decided to produce a film directed by Chris Smith about his life and career as an artist.


More than a year after the death of Robert Downey Sr., Netflix has just released the first trailer for the feature film. First poignant images that tease a superb and moving black and white work on the relationship between father and son. The actor chronicles his artist father, but also the man, until the days before his death.

Sr. promise to be a heartbreaking experience which will allow spectators to learn more about Robert Downey Sr., but also about his son, an immense international star. A way to enter the intimacy of the latter and to see another facet of this eccentric and talented actor.

A figure of the counter-culture

Robert Downey Sr. was an actor, screenwriter and director. He began his career at the end of the sixties with the films putney swing and pound which he wrote and directed. At the same time, he also built a minor acting career by appearing in minor roles in a few emblematic works of the seventh art as Federal Police – Los Angeles, Boogie Nights and Magnolia. Paul Thomas Andersonwho directed the last two films mentioned, also appears in the documentary.

Robert Downey Sr. РSr. ©Netflix

During his career, Robert Downey Sr. earned a reputation as a writer of counter-cultural comedies. Throughout the 1970s, he offered independent cinema on shoestring budgets. Sr. will make it possible to put the career of this artist back in the light. The documentary is expected on December 2 on Netflix.

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