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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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  • 'Captain America 3:' What Robert Downey Jr. says about his plans

    'Captain America 3:' What Robert Downey Jr. says about his plans
    On Monday night, Variety broke the news that Robert Downey Jr. was on the verge of signing on to “Captain America 3.” If it comes to fruition, the move would be significant for a number of reasons: In addition to broadening Downey’s...
  • Box office: 'Gone Girl' tops 'Dracula,' 'Alexander' and 'The Judge'

    An onslaught of new movies couldn't make "Gone Girl" disappear from the top of the box-office charts. The David Fincher-directed thriller was the highest-grossing film in the U.S. for the second weekend in a row, beating out fantasy adventure "Dracula...
  • Box Office: 'Gone Girl' Edges Out 'Dracula Untold,' 'The Judge' With $26.8 Million

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Gone Girl," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" and "Dracula Untold" emerged relatively unscathed from a box office pile-up this weekend, while Robert Downey Jr.'s "The Judge" got banged around at the...
  • In 'Birdman,' Alejandro G. Inarritu takes his doubts and lets them fly

    NEW YORK — About two years ago, Alejandro G. Iñárritu was contemplating his next film when he found himself at a crossroads. The Mexican-born director had gone from the upstart status of his early career, with such films as the kinetic "Amores...
  • 'Gone Girl' and 'The Judge' put popcorn spin on adult drama

    Two of the movies likely to make noise at the box office this weekend are David Fincher's marital murder mystery "Gone Girl," which hit theaters last Friday, and David Dobkin's father-son legal yarn "The Judge," which opened this Friday. After a...
  • 'Gone Girl' Draws Blood With $26 Million, 'Dracula Untold' Tops Friday Box Office

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Despite losing the Friday race to Universal's horror actioner "Dracula Untold," "Gone Girl" is headed for its second consecutive box office win. Fox's thriller looks to draw blood with $26 million this weekend, while "Dracula"...
  • 'Dracula Untold,' 'Gone Girl' top Friday box-office returns

    Moviegoers' lively interest in the undead appears unabated, at least as a way to spend a Friday night at the movies, as “Dracula Untold” edged last weekend’s big winner, “Gone Girl,” out of the gate in early weekend box-...
  • Box Office: 'Gone Girl' Holding Strong with Estimated $24 Million Weekend

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Fox's second weekend of murder mystery "Gone Girl" is showing powerful legs at the U.S. box office, with early estimates portending a $24 million frame at 3,284 locations. "Gone Girl," starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as...
  • Digital Tracking: Dracula to Quench Box Office Thirst With $23 million

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot - which studies social data and box office trends - analyzes this weekend's new...
  • 5 take-aways from Fincher's Q&A at 'Gone Girl' screening

    5 take-aways from Fincher's Q&A at 'Gone Girl' screening
    It's been a good few weeks for director David Fincher. His new film, "Gone Girl," based on the blockbuster bestseller by Gillian Flynn, opened Oct. 3 to strong reviews and even stronger box office. It's expected to be the No. 1 film again this weekend,...
  • 'Judge' cast finds sweet harmony

    TORONTO If "The Judge" seems an unlikely project for the director of "Wedding Crashers," the actor known as Iron Man and the producer of "Orphan," "Rocknrolla" and "The Brave One," it's not. It's just a throwback to their roots. Robert Downey Jr....