With all the news coming out last week about Iron Man 3, I thought today would be a good day to take a look at the alleged dating history of the film’s superstar Robert Downey, Jr. Granted he’s happily married now, but that wasn’t always the case. Earlier in his career he was just your typical male Hollywood star and that means access to female Hollywood stars. So how does Tony Stark stack up against the other ladies men we’ve chronicled? Read on to find out.
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Jennifer Jason Leigh (Date unclear)
There’s no real information available on this relationship because it happened pre-Internet, but Wikipedia says that she was romantically linked to Downey, and that’s never wrong is it?
Hookup score: 8.5
She was a pretty big star after Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Score would have been higher had it been Phoebe Cates though.
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Sarah Jessica Parker (1984-1991)
No disputing this one as Downey and Parker were together for about seven years after meeting on the set of the film Firstborn.
Hookup score: 8.5
This was obviously pre-Sex and the City so bonus points for that.
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Winona Ryder (1988)
There is practically nothing on the Internet about this one other than the year it supposedly took place so it may not have ever happened.
Hookup score: 8.0
So annoying that the Internet wasn’t around in 1988 to help confirm/deny this. I’m guessing it didn’t happen, so it gets a downgrade.
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Deborah Falconer (1992-2001)
Downey and singer/actress/model Deborah Falconer got married after dating for just 42 days. Unfortunately, this was at the height of Downey’s personal issues pretty much dooming the relationship. They have one child together
Hookup score: 9.0
She was pretty good-looking, which explains why she was a model, so good for him.
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Marisa Tomei (1992, 1994)
Tomei and Downey were reported to be a couple while starring together in the movie Chaplin and were rumored to be more than friends once again after appearing together in the film Only You.
Hookup score: 9.5
What can we say. We loves us some Marisa Tomei and this was right around the time of her Oscar win.
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Calista Flockhart (2000)
Flockhart and Downey allegedly spent a lot of time flirting as he made a guest appearance on Flockhart’s TV show Ally McBeal. He even reportedly brought her flowers and sweets on the set.
Hookup score: 8.0
Sounds like a lot of nothing, but we’ll count it.
Other less-substantiated alleged flings: Farrah Fawcett
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Robert Downey, Jr.’s Hookup Score: 51.5 points
Well, he only beats out Edward Norton on our list, but that’s to be expected since both of them have been married for quite some time. Looks like Iron Man is for the most part also a One-Woman Man. (And his resume is still better than yours or mine will ever be.)
1. Leonardo DiCaprio – 187 points
2. Jack Nicholson – 163
3. Charlie Sheen – 136
4. George Clooney – 93
5. Josh Hartnett – 91
6. Justin Timberlake – 82
7. Orlando Bloom – 81
8. Derek Jeter – 80
9. Joe Jonas – 77
10. Ryan Reynolds – 75
11. Ryan Gosling – 72
12t. Kanye West – 71
12t. Brad Pitt – 71
12t. Jude Law – 71
15t. Colin Farrell – 70
15t. Adam Levine – 70
17. Sean Penn – 69
18. Johnny Depp – 67
19. Jake Gyllenhaal – 66
20. Mark Sanchez – 64
21t. Alexander Skarsgard – 62
21t. Wilmer Valderrama – 62
21t. Gerard Butler – 62
24. Criss Angel – 61
25. John Mayer – 60
26. Bradley Cooper – 57
27. Alex Rodriguez – 53
28. Robert Downey, Jr. – 51.5
29. Edward Norton – 51
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