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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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    Heroin use on the rise among teens and adolescents
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    Danny Elfman's Halloween weekend shows echo an L.A. tradition
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  • Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Robert Downey Jr. Honored at Britannia Awards

    Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Robert Downey Jr. Honored at Britannia Awards
    British royalty mingled with Hollywood royalty at the Britannia Awards on Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton. Taped messages from J.K. Rowling and Prince William were sent to the guests while Judi Dench, who has played Queen Elizabeth on the big and...
  • At BAFTA event, Emma Watson dedicates award to her long dead hamster

    At BAFTA event, Emma Watson dedicates award to her long dead hamster
    Emma Watson dedicated her Britannia Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles on Thursday to her late hamster Millie. Honoree Robert Downey Jr. had his pregnant wife, producer Susan Downey, stand up just to show the...
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  • '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....
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    When Albert Finney scored a supporting actor nomination for "Erin Brockovich" in 2000, the conventional wisdom was that the Oscar was his to lose. Yet Benicio del Toro walked off with the prize for "Traffic." Many in Hollywood chalked it down to Finney...
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    The November sweeps ratings period begins today and runs through Nov. 26. Here's a schedule of highlights -- and I will continue to add to it as I get more information: Today: A big night on CBS. “The Big Bang Theory” returns to Thursday....
  • Peter Berg Goes to War with Taylor Kitsch in Live Action 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Ad

    "Lone Survivor" director Peter Berg is returning to the war zone with Activision's latest live action spot for its "Call of Duty" franchise that stars Taylor Kitsch. The gamemaker has previously enlisted James Mangold and Guy Ritchie to direct...