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Robert Downey Jr.

Saves Choking Victim's Life

... OR DID HE???????

5/28/2012 4:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0518_iron_manRobert Downey Jr. rushed to perform the Heimlich on a female choking victim in Miami or so the victim thought -- but in actuality it was just a normal dude ... WHO LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

His name is Brian Breiter and he's a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles. He tells us, he gets mistaken for the movie star all the time, but says he is NOT a professional look-alike.

As for the choking incident -- we're told Brian was eating at Big Pink Restaurant in Miami earlier this month when a nearby girl started choking on a piece of steak. Brian jumped into action and immediately performed the Heimlich maneuver, successfully dislodging the rogue piece of meat from the girl's windpipe.

The choking victim tells us she 100% believed it was Robert Downey Jr. the entire time he was rescuing her. It wasn't until later that same night she realized the truth ... when Brian friended her on Facebook.

But despite the disappointment, we're told the girl is still extremely grateful. She tells us if it wasn't for Brian ... she would have died.

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1.

Brenda    

In truth though, girlfriend is depressed because she totally thought Robert Downey Jr. was going to give her the Big Pink.

795 days ago
2.

Bridget    

Poor girl must have an eyesight problem.


Glad the guy that DOESN'T look like Robert Downey Jr. was there to help.

795 days ago
3.

Mayu    

because he has a goatee and dark hair, he looks exactly like Robert Downey Jr? Really?

795 days ago
4.

Uh    

A junkie dressed up like a cartoon.

795 days ago
5.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

The guy looks nothing like RDJr. Although, he does resemble a porn guy's stunt double named Brain Beater.

795 days ago
6.

John Galt    

You don't save someone and then friend them on facebook unless you want to be mistaken for a douche.

795 days ago
7.

StevenB    

Looks more like David Arquette than Downey - and doesn't really look all that much like Arquette.

795 days ago
8.

DaveT    

He looks like he's ready to break out in song.....STOP!...in the naaaaame of love...

795 days ago
9.

Superman    

You don't need someone else to perform the Heimlich maneuver. The more you know....

795 days ago
10.

MasktRacer    

The "REAL" story is that a personal injury lawyer did ANYTHING useful.

795 days ago
11.

Ohwhynot    

I work with Brian. He's actually a great guy who helps seriously injured people. They're not ALL bad.

795 days ago
12.

Smart    

Am I the one that needs my eyes checked?

795 days ago
13.

azriel    

What are guys smoking over there at the TMZ offices? He looks nothing like RDJ. :S

795 days ago
14.

sean    

It would be just the ultimate irony if the chick sued the personal injury lawyer for "Heimlich-ing" her a little too hard, and now she's suffering from physical pain and emotional distress.

795 days ago
15.

Pepper Potts    

I would let Brian save me any day of the week, he's so cute!

794 days ago
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