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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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  • 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...
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  • Golden Globes: Zings, hugs and coos behind the scenes

    Golden Globes: Zings, hugs and coos behind the scenes
    The Golden Globes are the most reliably fizzy awards show of the year, typically fueled by a mix of the Champagne flowing at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and more irreverent hosting than the Oscars. On Sunday night, even as somber world events and a lack of...
  • 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...
  • 'The Big Bang Theory,' Robert Downey Jr. win big at 2015 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,...
  • Golden Globes: Matthew McConaughey, Ricky Gervais present

    Golden Globes: Matthew McConaughey, Ricky Gervais present
    NBC is going all out for the Golden Globes. The network offers a preview special at 10 p.m. Friday, a red-carpet special at 7 p.m. Sunday and three hours of awards at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host for the third consecutive year. The...
  • After Bolivia ordeal, a Hollywood star-aided healing for American businessman

    It began with an attempt to salvage an ill-fated investment in Bolivian rice farms, devolved into a Third World prison nightmare and climaxed with an escape engineered with the help of actor Sean Penn. But, so far, there has been no Hollywood ending...
  • 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,...
  • 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...