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Tony Stark
First appearance Iron Man (2008)
Portrayed by Robert Downey Jr.
Aliases Iron Man
Earth's biggest difender
Species Human
Affiliation Avengers
SHIELD (formerly)
Title Leader of the Avengers
CEO of the Stark Industries (formerly)
Consulent of the Stark Industries
  • Howard Stark (father)
  • Maria Stark (mother)
  • Pepper Potts (wife)
  • Morgan Stark (daughter)
Home New York

Tony Stark, known as Iron Man, is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he's portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. and he's based on the character of the same name. Initially he's a fabbricator of weapons until he discovers that terrorists used them to harm innocents. Then he decided to stop the production of weapons and instead he starts building and wearing a technological suit to fight criminals.

As of 2020, Stark is one of the main figures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having currently appeared in seventh films. The character and Downey's performance are always credited for the still going success of the franchise with many calling Stark the best character of the series.


Tony is a genius and a philanthropist. He's good hearted and also eccentric, wisecracking, sarcastic, esuberant, rational and optimistic. He's also very charismatic and friendly as he's able to befriend with someone in a short period of time.

Film appearences

Robert Downey Jr. portrays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe appearing for the first time in Iron Man (2008) and subsequently appearing in Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He made a cameo in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Downey will reprise his role in Black Widow (2021).

Television series

Robert Downey Jr. will voice the character in the Disney+ animated anthology series What If...?.

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