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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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  • '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....
  • ‘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 […]...
  • 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"...
  • November: CMAs, 'Quantum Leap' reunion

    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....
  • Estrenos: 'Nightcrawler', 'Before I Go to Sleep' y 'Listen Up Philip'

    Estrenos: 'Nightcrawler', 'Before I Go to Sleep' y 'Listen Up Philip'
    Nightcrawler * * * Después de ganar fama como guionista en The Bourne Ultimatum, Dan Gelroy debuta como director en Nightcrawler, filme mitad drama y mitad sátira en la que Jake Gyllenhaal agrega otro fascinante personaje a su carrera artística....
  • Robert Downey Jr.'s Team Downey welcomes baby girl Avri Roel

    Robert Downey Jr.'s Team Downey welcomes baby girl Avri Roel
    Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Girl is here! The actor has welcomed his second child with wife Susan Downey. The "Iron Man 3" star and his Team Downey producing partner announced their daughter's Tuesday arrival on social media. "Girl Joy!! Avri Roel...
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    Michael Keaton on 'Birdman': 'You don't get something like this again'
    Michael Keaton is having a moment. After being more or less absent from the screen for the past decade, the 63-year-old actor is receiving the best reviews of his career for his self-referential turn in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu's "Birdman," playing ...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'Dracula' Drinks In DAR Debut; But 'Mockingjay' Still Stands Strong

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • October movies: 'Gone Girl' arrives; mystery awaits

    October movies: 'Gone Girl' arrives; mystery awaits
    The big movie titles start rolling out in October, and one of the biggest comes early: "Gone Girl," the widely anticipated version of Gillian Flynn's best seller. 'Gone Girl' Release date: Oct. 3 Premise: David Fincher ("The Social Network") directs...
  • Warner Bros. Layoffs to Begin Tuesday (EXCLUSIVE)

    Layoffs at Warner Bros. will begin Tuesday, according to individuals with knowledge of the cutbacks. The film and television studio will cut approximately 1,000 jobs globally as part of a company-wide belt-tightening. The layoffs amount to more than 10%...