RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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...
Show more »
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".
« Show less

Top Robert Downey Jr. Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Spotlight on moms who rock: Vonda Shepard

    Spotlight on moms who rock: Vonda Shepard
    When I first heard Vonda Shepard’s rich, soulful voice it was in the late ‘90s on “Ally McBeal.” Her voice filled my entire living room and week after week, I found myself hooked on the show just to see what Shepard would sing...
  • Joss Whedon: Making latest ‘Avengers’ film ‘a little bit broke me’

     
    “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is dominating the box office, earning more than $312 domestically so far. But when director Joss […]...
  • Box office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' No. 1 again; 'Hot Pursuit' has soft debut

    Box office: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' No. 1 again; 'Hot Pursuit' has soft debut
    It was a cold weekend for the comedy "Hot Pursuit" as the superhero sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" maintained its mighty grip on the box office, adding an estimated $77.2 million in the U.S. and Canada for one of the highest second-weekend grosses of...
  • Some South Koreans say 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' shows Seoul's ugly side

    When “Avengers: Age of Ultron” filmed in Seoul last year, the South Korean government spent close to $2 million to help cover the filmmakers’ costs, and cordoned off vital areas of the busy capital. Officials hoped that Seoul’s...
  • Reel Critics: 'Age of Adaline' goes a little too long

    "The Age of Adaline" is a multilevel period piece covering a century of change in American culture and fashion. Blake Lively is well cast and sultry in the title role. Adaline is a young woman in the early 1900s whose DNA is altered by a freak lightning...
  • Review: 'Welcome to Me'

    As a comic performer with admirably sneaky dramatic instincts, Kristen Wiig works like a pair of binoculars as peered into from the wrong end. Tiny throwaway mutterings become the activation point of an exchange, even an entire scene, while conventionally...
  • 'Captain America: Civil War' begins shooting in Atlanta

    Well, that didn't take long. Less than a week after Marvel Studios' superhero showdown "Avengers: Age of Ultron" hit U.S. theaters, principal photography has begun on "Captain America: Civil War." Corporate parent Disney announced Thursday that the...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' to stay on top as 'Hot Pursuit' makes debut

    'Avengers: Age of Ultron' to stay on top as 'Hot Pursuit' makes debut
    "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will likely champion the box office in its second weekend in release. The Disney Studios-Marvel superhero sequel launched with $191.3 million in the U.S. and Canada, falling short of its predecessor's record $207.4-million...
  • ‘Captain America: Civil War’ to feature Black Panther, Ant-Man and new Avengers

     
    Production has begun on Marvel's “Captain America: Civil War,” the third film in the franchise starring Chris Evans as the […]...
  • 'Ally McBeal' lounge singer to perform as herself in Springs

    The first time many heard Vonda Shepard's soulful voice was in the late '90s on the TV show "Ally McBeal." Although she had already scored a radio hit dueting with Dan Hill on "Can't We Try" in 1987, appearing on the Fox series as a lounge singer...
  • Avengers Age of Ultron a fun movie filled with odd messages

    Avengers Age of Ultron a fun movie filled with odd messages
    Here's what I liked about “Avengers: Age of Ultron”: the goofy dialogue, the clever homages to some of the great (and not-so-great) science fiction and fantasy films of years past, the chance to see Robert Downey Jr. at work. As to what I...