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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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  • Downey Jr.'s Inarritu comments intended as 'complimentary'

    Robert Downey Jr. intended to be complimentary with a statement about Mexican-born director Alejandro Inarritu that some have interpreted as racist, the actor's publicist said Wednesday. Inarritu, while promoting "Birdman" in October, likened superhero...
  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Iron Man’ starts up a super-franchise

     
    With “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” hitting U.S. theaters tonight, this week's edition of Throwback Thursday revisits “Iron Man,” the […]...
  • Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen discuss ‘Avengers’ heroines’ move to front lines

     
    Elizabeth Olsen is doing more than bringing the Marvel Comics character Scarlet Witch to the big screen in Friday's tentpole […]...
  • Fanboys flock to see 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    Fanboys flock to see 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
    There is a rumbling in the ground this week — a low, nearly imperceptible hum, rattling the dishes on your shelves and sending your pets into a frenzy. An approaching storm? Sort of. This trembling would be the footfalls of the fanboy masses,...
  • Estrenos de cine: 'Avengers:Age of Ultron' y 'The Water Diviner'

    Estrenos de cine: 'Avengers:Age of Ultron' y 'The Water Diviner'
    Avengers: Age of Ultron * * * El refrán que dice 'segundas partes nunca fueron buenas' parece confirmarse en este nuevo capítulo de la serie "Avengers". Aunque el director Joss Whedon presenta nuevos personajes e intenta desarrollar otras subtramas,...
  • Jeremy Renner shows off Hawkeye's sensitive side on 'Tonight Show'

    Jeremy Renner shows off Hawkeye's sensitive side on 'Tonight Show'
    The "Avengers: Age of Ultron" promotional push is reaching its crescendo, with the movie opening Friday. We've had Robert Downey Jr.'s publicized junket interview walkout and Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner's controversial comments about Black Widow. So...
  • Movie review: �Age of Ultron� is fun, but does it herald the end of The Avengers?

    "Casting is 90 percent" of movie-making, the old maxim goes, and nowhere is that more obvious than the Marvel corps assembled for these Avengers movies. Everybody looks right for the part, can play pathos and humor with aplomb and just reeks of sexy...
  • Review: 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    Review: 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
    When I say "Avengers: Age of Ultron" won't disappoint a majority of its pre-sold, culturally obligated fans around the world -- the world perpetually on the verge of extinction in the Marvel universe -- you know what I mean. You know what the movie...
  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron': Elizabeth Olsen talks Scarlet Witch’s ‘Wiggly Woo’

     
    Last summer, Elizabeth Olsen starred opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Gareth Edwards' big-budget reboot of “Godzilla.” On Friday, the duo is […]...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is hectic instead of fun

    'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is hectic instead of fun
    Laugh/yell/email me if you want, but when nearly every hit starts a franchise (you’re not wanted here, “Pitch Perfect 2”) and anything is technologically possible but little is actually new, spectacles need vision to land. Years later, I...
  • 'Furious 7' holds on to box office; 'Age of Ultron' looms

    "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. But the movie that's poised to topple the Universal juggernaut,...