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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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  • SAG Awards 2015: With 'Birdman' win, SAG again celebrates actors as actors

    SAG Awards 2015: With 'Birdman' win, SAG again celebrates actors as actors
    With its win for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture on Sunday night, "Birdman" certainly looked like another instance of the Screen Actors Guild celebrating actors for playing actors. The film follows the backstage events of a theater...
  • 'Fury' treads on Peckinpah war picture territory

    Fury Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $34.99 Available on VOD on Tuesday Brad Pitt plays a steely tank commander in writer-director David Ayer's World War II thriller, which is a departure from the "Training Day" / "End of Watch" screenwriter's usual Los...
  • Wearable technology catapulting health and fitness into future

    Wearable technology catapulting health and fitness into future
    Do you think your smartwatch, with its heart rate monitor, step counter, calorie tracker and message notifications, is impressive? You ain't seen nuthin' yet, according to Dennis Bonilla, executive dean at the college of information systems and technology...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Dispatches from inside the room

    Golden Globes 2015: Dispatches from inside the room
    ‎Away from the podium, wedged between the closely arranged dinner tables, during commercial breaks, there is a different experience of the 72nd Golden Globes on Sunday night. Times reporter Amy Kaufman worked the room and shared these moments: "I...
  • Todo listo para la Gala de los Globos de Oro

    Todo listo para la Gala de los Globos de Oro
    LOS ANGELES — La Asociación de la Prensa Extranjera de Hollywood (HFPA, sigla en inglés) celebra en el hotel Beverly Hilton de Los Ángeles la ceremonia de entrega de la 72 edición de los Globos de Oro, sus prestigiosos premios del cine y la...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Months of planning for one dream dinner party

    Golden Globes 2015: Months of planning for one dream dinner party
    Electrical cords dangled from the ceiling. Tables were stacked against walls, rigging hardware strewn about. Ladders, lots of them, were being climbed by crew members with loud power tools. Roughly 72 hours before Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, Meryl...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Menswear hits, misses -- and a blue streak

    Fashion-wise the menfolk were all over the map at the 72nd Golden Globes on Sunday night, with sartorial standouts -- good and bad -- pulling most of the focus. But there was one noticeable, if subtle, trend: a bumper crop of dark blue hues that...
  • Palm Springs film festival: Downey, Duvall, Pitt, Witherspoon at gala

    Palm Springs film festival: Downey, Duvall, Pitt, Witherspoon at gala
    Putting the holiday season fully to rest and switching the machinery of awards season back into high gear, the Palm Springs International Film Festival held its awards gala Saturday night with Reese Witherspoon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, Steve...
  • Downey, 'Big Bang' win big at People's Choice Awards

    Downey, 'Big Bang' win big at People's Choice Awards
    Robert Downey Jr. was seeing double at the People's Choice Awards. The star of "The Judge" and "Iron Man" picked up the trophies for favorite dramatic movie actor and favorite movie actor at Wednesday's fan-favorite ceremony honoring stars in film,...
  • Robert Downey Jr., Kate Hudson to be among Golden Globes presenters

     Robert Downey Jr., Kate Hudson to be among Golden Globes presenters
    Robert Downey Jr., Salma Hayek, Kevin Hart and Kate Hudson have been tapped as presenters at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on Monday is expected to announce those presenters and others for the ceremony,...
  • Oscars 2015: Supporting actor nominees rejoice in their journeys

    Oscars 2015: Supporting actor nominees rejoice in their journeys
    The academy announced Thursday that Robert Duvall ("The Judge"), Ethan Hawke ("Boyhood"), Edward Norton ("Birdman"), Mark Ruffalo ("Foxcatcher") and J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash") are the 2015 Oscar nominees for supporting actor. Simmons, considered a front-...