Earlier this year a YouTube video of Robert Downey Jr. singing “Driven to Tears” went viral.
The remarkable job by Ironman, belting out “Driven to Tears”, took place back in October of 2011 at Sting’s 60th birthday party in New York City. The Police’s former lead singer joined Downey during the song, which culminated a night of stellar performances that included Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga. You can read more about that birthday celebration here–on Sting’s own webpage.
But this is the Robert Downey Jr. performance that’s most memorable–from 10 years prior to Sting’s birthday bash. In 2001, as a regular on the chart-topping TV series Ally McBeal during Season 4, Downey played Calista Flockhart’s (Mrs. Hans Solo in real-life) new boyfriend “Larry”.
As they’re supposed to get married on the show, Downey got fidgety with day-to-day television production and yearned for a return to the big-screen. Thus, Ally McBeal show producer David E. Kelley had to get creative in the Season 4 finale. And he did. Showing off Downey’s superb singing chops, Kelley brought in Sting, where the two crooners were introduced to us on-stage for the first time–singing “Every Breath You Take”. Let’s take a look…
In 2004, Robert Downey Jr. joined Sony Classical to put out his first album, appropriately titled “The Futurist“.
The Oscar winner continues to amaze us with his many talents.
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