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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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    “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” star Clark Gregg looked around the massive Helicarrier set on a Culver City sound stage and […]...
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    The year's biggest hit movie has landed in the home entertainment market. "Iron Man 3," the Marvel superhero movie starring Robert Downey Jr. in the titular role, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release.   That shouldn't...
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    With Warner Bros. space thriller "Gravity" earning a stellar $55.6 million at the box office, it may come as a surprise to many how different this film could of looked at things swayed a different way when it was originally conceived and how close it came...
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  • 'Gravity' Soars to $100 Million Worldwide

    Warner Bros.' 3D hit isn't ready to come back to earth just yet. After setting an October record this past weekend at the U.S. box office, "Gravity" crossed the $100 million mark globally on Tuesday. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the popular space drama...
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    Hijacking the box office crown from "Captain Phillips," Warner Bros.' 3D space phenom "Gravity" is expected to land in the $30 million range this weekend, beating Sony's adult-targeted wide release, which should land somewhere in the low-$20 millions...
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    Scott Campbell, the visual and tattoo artist whose shop Saved Tattoos has inked the likes of Robert Downey Jr. and Sting, introduced his new Saved Wines label at the Chateau Marmont Tuesday night with guests including producer Hilary Shor and "Fashion...
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    Madonna is Forbes' top-earning celebrity thanks to MDNA tour
    Madonna is 2013's top-earning celebrity, according to Forbes. The "MDNA" rock star is said to have earned an estimated $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013, the mag said. Sales for her last album, "MDNA," were poor, but "MDNA's" corresponding...