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Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.
The New York native's acting breakthrough came in 1987 with "Less Than Zero," in which he portrayed Julian Wells, a young cocaine addict in Hollywood.

One of his greatest performances was as Charlie Chapman for which he earned an Oscar nomination.

In the mid to late 1990s Downey was arrested several times on drug-related charges, and he was in and out of rehab.

His guest-star turn on "Ally McBeal" as McBeal's love interest earned him a Golden Globe.

Once clean, Downey's career started to pick up. In recent years, he landed the role of Tony Stark, the lead character in the blockbuster "Iron Man." The sequel is slated for 2010. In 2009, he was nominated as b...
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The New York native's acting breakthrough came in 1987 with "Less Than Zero," in which he portrayed Julian Wells, a young cocaine addict in Hollywood.

One of his greatest performances was as Charlie Chapman for which he earned an Oscar nomination.

In the mid to late 1990s Downey was arrested several times on drug-related charges, and he was in and out of rehab.

His guest-star turn on "Ally McBeal" as McBeal's love interest earned him a Golden Globe.

Once clean, Downey's career started to pick up. In recent years, he landed the role of Tony Stark, the lead character in the blockbuster "Iron Man." The sequel is slated for 2010. In 2009, he was nominated as best supporting actor for his role as a white actor trying to portray a black man in the comedy "Tropic Thunder."

Continuing his 2009 streak, Downey will be starring in "The Soloist" opposite Jamie Foxx and as the great detective in "Sherlock Holmes".
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    "HE mentioned that, to his mind, America had evolved from an industrial economy to one based on entertainment and technology." Writer-historian David Halberstam to Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter. (Halberstam died in a car accident in 2007.) Looking at...
  • Five ways Larry Ellison has made his mark on Hollywood (so far)

    Five ways Larry Ellison has made his mark on Hollywood (so far)
    Larry Ellison, the billionaire founder of Oracle Corp., built one of the biggest companies in the technology industry, but his influence hasn't stopped there. He's also, indirectly, a major influence in Hollywood. Ranked by Forbes as the world's fifth-...
  • Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo among BAFTA L.A. award winners

    Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo among BAFTA L.A. award winners
    Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Judi Dench and director Mike Leigh were announced Thursday morning as this year's honorees for the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards. The honors will be presented at a ceremony Oct. 30 at the Beverly...
  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ plot details: Tony Stark’s plan backfires

     
    “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ranks as one of the most hotly anticipated releases of 2015 — and now, it's become […]...
  • Toronto's 7 Biggest Career Reinventions

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Toronto has always been a place for reinvention -- in 2008, Anne Hathaway came to the festival marred by her ex-boyfriend's federal arrest, and left as an Oscar darling for "Rachel Getting Married." And in 2013, Sandra...
  • Toronto Film Festival closes with a whimper

    Toronto Film Festival closes with a whimper
    Say, did you catch Cumberbatch? What about Downey and Duvall? Or Dano? Don't forget Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Or Reese unwashed — that was wild. Could Winslet get any earthier? Who knew Wiig would find another level of crazy? Can Bill...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Obra'

    Aesthetically arresting if perhaps overly cryptic, "Obra" reps an accomplished feature debut for Brazilian writer-director Gregorio Graziosi, about a young Sao Paolo architect who makes a most disturbing discovery when an old building his family owned...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Elephant Song'

    . Quebecois helmer Charles Biname's English-language pic about the cat-and-mouse games between an insidious patient and a mental-hospital director investigating a shrink's disappearance is well acted and directed, but never feels at home in its adopted...
  • Variety Critics Pick the Best Films of Venice, Telluride and Toronto

    JUSTIN CHANG "Birdman" Even when his choice of material has been suspect, Alejandro G. (formerly Gonzalez) Inarritu has never given us reason to doubt him as one of the most purely gifted filmmakers of his generation. For him, no less than for Michael...
  • Toronto: Robert Downey Jr., 'The Judge' Top Social Media Buzz

    Robert Downey Jr. and his film "The Judge" generated the most social media buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to analysis by firm Way to Blue. With more than 39,000 social media mentions, Downey Jr. was declared the "Festival Hero....
  • Indio Downey pleads guilty to drug felony; Robert Downey Jr. looks on

    Indio Downey pleads guilty to drug felony; Robert Downey Jr. looks on
    With father Robert Downey Jr. in the courtroom, Indio Downey pleaded guilty Friday to cocaine possession in a case stemming from his June arrest in West Hollywood. The 21-year-old was sentenced to a drug-diversion program that could lead to the...