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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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  • 'The Judge' premieres in Toronto. Verdict?

    It’s Bill Murray Day here in Toronto, which means Toronto doesn’t know what it’s talking about. Doesn’t this film festival know that in America every day is Bill Murray day? Along with commemorative screenings of “...
  • TIFF 2014: Verdict remains out on Downey's 'The Judge'

    "The Judge," the official opening night film of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, isn't a movie that critics will easily embrace. It's an unwieldy, somewhat overlong hybrid mix of legal procedural and family drama that, by the simplicity of...
  • Toronto: 'The Judge' Director Praises Fest's New Premiere Policy

    "The Judge" director David Dobkin kicked off the premiere of the legal drama at the opening night of the Toronto Film Festival by voicing support for the organization's decision to limit the first four days of screenings to films that premiered at the...
  • TIFF 2014: With 'The Judge,' Robert Downey Jr. makes a new case

    Clad in orange pants and a fitted pink-purple T-shirt, Robert Downey Jr. put his feet up on a couch at a hotel here Thursday afternoon and minced no words in describing what it was like to shoot “The Judge” -- a legal and family melodrama that...
  • Tonight big stars will Stand Up to Cancer

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    The summer of 2014 may be remembered for the "Ice Bucket Challenge" and its phenomenal success in raising money for ALS, but tonight will shine a massive spotlight on raising funds for cancer research. At 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC -- to name a few...
  • Toronto Film Festival Kicks Off With Robert Downey Jr.'s 'The Judge'

    By going to the mat with Telluride, Toronto tried to flex its muscles as the destination to kick off serious Oscar projects into the fall season. But after all the fuss, the opening night selection on Thursday night of Warner Bros.' "The Judge" is an...
  • Toronto: FilmNation Beefs Up With Ben Browning

    Aiming to grow its slate, FilmNation Entertainment has hired veteran producer Ben Browning as co-president of production and acquisitions. The hire was announced at the Toronto Film Festival. Browning will relocate from New York to Los Angeles to join...
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    William Hurt and Alice Braga have joined the cast of revenge thriller "By Way of Helena," which also stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson. WestEnd Films has boarded the film as international sales agent, and will be introducing the film to buyers at...
  • Bill Murray's 'St. Vincent' to Get Earlier Release

    The Weinstein Company will give audiences in New York and Los Angeles an earlier look at "St. Vincent" than originally planned. The Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy comedy about a curmudgeon whose hard edges are softened ever so slightly by the son of a...
  • Still Waiting for the Wow Factor at Toronto

    There have been many good films at this year's Toronto Film Festival, but as the third day of the festival dawns, studio executives and buyers privately acknowledge that this year's gathering so far lacks a "must see" picture. Perhaps it was the...
  • Top 9 Things to Know About the Toronto Film Festival

    Here's nine things you probably don't know about the Toronto Film Festival, which starts Sept. 5: 1. GLAM SLAM Gone are the days when the party grid was lean until the weekend. The glam hits the fan festival eve (Sept. 3) with TIFF Gala -- a $1,500-per-...