Robert Downey Jr. shocks fans as actor looks unrecognizable with bald head at awards show with wife Susan | The Sun

ROBERT Downey Jr. looks completely unrecognizable after he shaved his head.

Fans were shocked as the actor, 57, showed off his new look at an A-list awards show with his wife Susan, 45, on Saturday night.

Pictured on the red carpet of the 13th Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California, Robert has completely shaved his head.

The Iron Man star, who is normally recognizable for his short spiky hair, now looks remarkably different. 

Dressed in a black dinner jacket, crisp white shirt, and a black tie, Robert threw a knowing look to the photographers.

He was pictured with his wife Susan, who wore a simple black maxi dress.

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The couple were also seen on the red carpet with Elvis star Austin Butler.

As photos from the event emerged, fans were shocked by Robert’s new look.

“Now why is he bald?” wrote one on social media.

“I genuinely didn’t recognize him for a whole minute” posted another.

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A third begged: “No, not RDJ shaving his head and going bald…"

Robert has shaved his head for a new role in HBO’s The Sympathizer.

He posted a video to Instagram shortly before Halloween that showed him getting his new haircut from his kids at home.

The Avengers star explained to Exton, 10, and Avri, eight: “I don’t want to have to wear a bald cap, so will you guys shave my head?”


The video saw the pair using a set of electric clippers to transform their famous dad.

“The things we do for our work… and our kids,” wrote Robert in the caption.

He first showed off his new look earlier this month at a special screening of Sr, which is a Netflix documentary about his late father.

Robert flaunted his new look on the red carpet wearing a blue patterned blazer and matching tinted glasses.


Robert Downey Sr passed away July 7 2021 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

The 85-year-old New Yorker was a renowned movie director, writer, cinematographer and actor.

A leading figure in 1950s and '60s independent cinema, he created micro-budget movies, often with a distinct counter-culture sensibility.

In an Instagram tribute shortly after his passing, Robert Jr described his dad as “a true maverick filmmaker” who had “remained remarkably optimistic throughout” his recent health struggles.

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