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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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  • Mary Poppins in spandex? It's only a matter of time

    Ebenezer Scrooge looked up from his bowl of gruel as the bells rang, the chains clanged, and Jacob Marley's ghost came wafting through the door. Scrooge was not especially surprised; not any more, since Marley had been showing up every single holiday...
  • Review: 2 1/2 stars for 'Iron Man 2'

    Review: 2 1/2 stars for 'Iron Man 2'
    "A passable knock-off": That's how the man in the Iron Man mask, the obscenely rich but heartsick industrialist played by Robert Downey Jr., characterizes the electro-weaponry wielded by his Slavic adversary ( Mickey Rourke) in "Iron Man 2." Much of this...
  • Morgan County sheriff's deputy target of special prosecutor probe

    Morgan County sheriff's deputy target of special prosecutor probe
    Morgan County Prosecutor Steve Sonnega told Fox 59 News that he requested a special prosecutor look into criminal allegations lodged against a Morgan County Sheriff’s deputy. Sonnega said he had, “a working relationship with a merit deputy.&...
  • 'Iron Man 3' review: A clanging approximation of fun

    'Iron Man 3' review: A clanging approximation of fun
    **1/2 (out of four) For the record: The “Iron Man 3” action sequence in which Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) plucks people out of the sky as they plummet to the ground kicks all kinds of ass. It feels like director/co-writer Shane...
  • 'Iron Man 3': High anxiety for Tony Stark ★★ 1/2

    'Iron Man 3': High anxiety for Tony Stark ★★ 1/2
    A little too much and a little not enough, director and co-writer Shane Black's "Iron Man 3" nonetheless has everything Disney and Marvel need to keep the "Avengers" superhero constellation shining and regenerating well into the 23rd century. It's what...
  • Police: Morgan Co. man fatally shot during fight over girl

    Police: Morgan Co. man fatally shot during fight over girl
    Morgan County law enforcement agencies are investigating an apparent homicide. Authorities were called to the scene of a fatal shooting in Morgantown, Ind. at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday.  When emergency crews arrived to the intersection of State Road...
  • 'Identity Thief' steals fun away from Bateman, McCarthy ★ 1/2

    'Identity Thief' steals fun away from Bateman, McCarthy ★ 1/2
    Debilitatingly witless, "Identity Thief" strands Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman on the shoulder of its own road-trip premise, an artificial construct reminiscent of "Due Date." Remember "Due Date," that sour thing with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach...
  • 'Side By Side' review: An informative lesson about how they make the donuts--er, the movies

    'Side By Side' review: An informative lesson about how they make the donuts--er, the movies
    *** (out of four) Tasking Keanu Reeves with narrating and conducting interviews for a documentary almost seems like a challenge to audiences predisposed to questioning the actor's intelligence. As if “Side by Side” director Christopher...
  • The gang's all here in 'The Avengers' ✭✭✭

    The gang's all here in 'The Avengers' ✭✭✭
    The culmination of everything ever written, produced or imagined in the known universe, or something like that,"The Avengers"bunches together Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, the leather-clad assassin Black Widow, the lethal archer Hawkeye and...
  • Comic-Con 2014: Hollywood stirs fan fervor to the very end

     
    If Hollywood seemed a tad quieter than normal this past weekend, there was a good reason: Like moths to a […]...
  • Comic-Con: Marvel debuts ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ footage, dates ‘Guardians’ 2

     
    Marvel is famous for its Saturday Comic-Con International panel, and this year, the comic book studio didn't disappoint — confirming […]...