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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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  • Epix and L.A. Times team up on 'Hollywood Sessions' interview series

    Epix and L.A. Times team up on 'Hollywood Sessions' interview series
    Premium movie channel Epix and the Los Angeles Times have teamed up to co-produce a new series featuring interviews with award-contending film actors and directors. The five-part series, called "Hollywood Sessions," debuts on Epix at 8 p.m. Dec. 8....
  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer: Ultron threatens human extinction

     
    An extended version of the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer is out, offering a few more seconds of the villainous […]...
  • Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall Celebrate at 'The Judge' L.A. Premiere

    Though Wednesday's West Coast premiere of Warner Bros.' "The Judge" took place at the quintessential show business centers of Beverly Hills' Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Spago, the evening evoked plenty of small-town nostalgia. 'I grew...
  • 'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr. now has some material for his reel

    If you've seen "The Judge," you know there's a lot going on in this movie. There's a story about an estranged father (Robert Duvall) and son (Robert Downey Jr.). There's a criminal mystery involving the dad. There's a courtroom drama. There's a love...
  • 'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr., the 'missus' and 'Norma Rae'

    'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr., the 'missus' and 'Norma Rae'
    Robert Downey Jr. stars in "The Judge." He's also a producer on the film, the first from Team Downey, the production company he runs with his wife, Susan. That meant Downey watched the movie many, many more times than he normally sees his own films....
  • Robert Downey Jr. on 'Judge': 'I can't believe I'm not the title character'

    Robert Downey Jr. wasn't sure he wanted to play another attorney. And Robert Duvall had his doubts about whether he should play an old-timer battling memory loss. And yet, they both came on board "The Judge," the first movie from Team Downey, the...
  • 'The Judge': How Team Downey found its first movie

    Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey started their own production company -- Team Downey -- four years ago and the first fruit of that effort, the crowd-pleasing courtroom/family drama "The Judge," arrived in theaters in October. How did "The Judge"...
  • Hollywood turns out for Academy's Governors Awards honorees

    Hollywood turns out for Academy's Governors Awards honorees
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences went global with its honorary Governors Awards on Saturday evening in Hollywood, paying tribute to three movie legends — Irish-born actress Maureen O'Hara, Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and...
  • Angelina Jolie set for Hollywood Film Awards

    Angelina Jolie set for Hollywood Film Awards
    How big will the Hollywood Film Awards be this Friday on CBS? Adding Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Jared Leto to the mix should bring in viewers. Jolie has directed "Unbroken," a World War II film that is considered a strong Oscar candidate. Depp...
  • ‘Agent Carter’ clip: Peggy Carter meets the original Jarvis

     
    A new clip from Marvel's upcoming adventure series “Agent Carter” offers a glimpse of Iron Man's father Howard Stark, the […]...
  • Belafonte Electrifies Governors Awards, Issues Challenge to Hollywood

    Harry Belafonte gave one of the all-time great acceptance speeches at Saturday night's Governors Awards, citing Hollywood's often-shameful power to influence attitudes, and challenging the heavy-hitters in the room to instead create works that allow...