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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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    James Garner dies; actor changed what a hero could be like
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  • Robert Downey Jr. leads Forbes' highest-paid actors list again

    Robert Downey Jr. leads Forbes' highest-paid actors list again
    It's good to be Iron Man — Robert Downey Jr. once again leads Forbes' list of top-earning actors. The movie star came in first for the second year in a row, the financial mag said, raking in an additional $75 million between June 2013 and June...
  • Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes' Highest-Paid Actors List for Second Year

    For the second year in a row, "Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr. tops the Forbes annual list of highest earning actors with an estimated $75 million since June 2013, the same amount that Forbes estimated the year before. Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man 3" crossed the...
  • Cameron Crowe Romantic Comedy Pushed Back to May 29

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    After serving as a rallying point for improving California's film incentive program, Dwayne Johnson's quake thriller "San Andreas" has started shooting its final scenes in San Francisco after most of the film was shot in Australia. The film's first...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
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    Toronto's lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here's some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations. A few years ago, the Canadian fest was the focus of many awards campaigns. But the...
  • Robert Downey Jr. having a baby girl, is 'certain' women run world

    Robert Downey Jr. having a baby girl, is 'certain' women run world
    Robert Downey Jr. is singing the praises of "Iron Women" out there: The "Iron Man 3" actor and his wife, Susan, are having a baby girl.  Downey made the announcement Wednesday on social media, sharing the plaudit along with the news that he'll be...
  • Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling Joining Shane Black's Cop Drama 'Nice Guys'

    Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling have come on board police drama "The Nice Guys" with "Iron Man 3" director Shane Black helming. Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to the project, which is being produced by Joel Silver. "Nice Guys" re-teams...
  • Film festival gala honors Kevin Kline

     Film festival gala honors Kevin Kline
    Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline received the Career Achievement Award on June 28 at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. More than 300 film lovers, friends and supporters enjoyed a lavish reception,...