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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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  • Robert Downey Jr. Makes His Case for 'The Judge' (VIDEO)

    It's only fitting that Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. play an on-screen father and son in "The Judge." Their tight-kit bond was palpable when the two actors joined our awards editor Tim Gray at our Variety Studio at the Toronto Film Festival....
  • Still Waiting for the Wow Factor at Toronto

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There have been many good films at this year's Toronto Film Festival, but as the third day of the festival dawns, studio executives and buyers privately acknowledge that this year's gathering so far lacks a "must see" picture....
  • Variety Studio Kicks Off in Toronto with Gyllenhaal, Hardy, Evans and More

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Variety Studio officially opened for business at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday, where deputy features and awards editor Jenelle Riley interviewed the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Evans, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace...
  • Bill Murray's 'St. Vincent' to Get Earlier Release

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Weinstein Co. will give audiences in New York and Los Angeles an earlier look at "St. Vincent" than originally planned. The Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy comedy about a curmudgeon whose hard edges are softened ever so...
  • 'Judge' a departure for David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr.

     'Judge' a departure for David Dobkin, Robert Downey Jr.
    If you closed your eyes for only a moment or two, you would have bet money — maybe a lot of it — that Robert Downey Jr. was once again playing Tony Stark. The 49-year-old actor was in full-throttle "Iron Man" mode: riffing rapidly, almost...
  • Toronto: FilmNation Beefs Up With Ben Browning

    Aiming to grow its slate, FilmNation Entertainment has hired veteran producer Ben Browning as co-president of production and acquisitions. The hire was announced at the Toronto Film Festival. Browning will relocate from New York to Los Angeles to join...
  • Toronto: 'By Way of Helena' Casts William Hurt and Alice Braga, Gets Intl. Sales Agent (EXCLUSIVE)

    William Hurt and Alice Braga have joined the cast of revenge thriller "By Way of Helena," which also stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson. WestEnd Films has boarded the film as international sales agent, and will be introducing the film to buyers at...
  • TIFF 2014: Verdict remains out on Downey's 'The Judge'

    "The Judge," the official opening night film of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, isn't a movie that critics will easily embrace. It's an unwieldy, somewhat overlong hybrid mix of legal procedural and family drama that, by the simplicity of...
  • TIFF 2014: With 'The Judge,' Robert Downey Jr. makes a new case

    Clad in orange pants and a fitted pink-purple T-shirt, Robert Downey Jr. put his feet up on a couch at a hotel here Thursday afternoon and minced no words in describing what it was like to shoot “The Judge” -- a legal and family melodrama that...
  • The Fall Movie Preview list of films

     The Fall Movie Preview list of films
    The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. Sept. 10 My Old Lady A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
  • Toronto Film Festival Kicks Off With Robert Downey Jr.'s 'The Judge'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - By going to the mat with Telluride, Toronto tried to flex its muscles as the destination to kick off serious Oscar projects into the fall season. But after all the fuss, the opening night selection on Thursday night of...