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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. 'grateful' for son Indio Downey's arrest

    Robert Downey Jr. 'grateful' for son Indio Downey's arrest
    Indio Falconer Downey was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of cocaine and drug-paraphernalia possession, and Monday found his famous father Robert Downey Jr. thanking law enforcement for taking action. "We're grateful to the Sheriff's department...
  • Robert Downey Jr. releases statement after son's arrest

    Robert Downey Jr. releases statement after son's arrest
    Actor Robert Downey Jr's son has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession in West Hollywood, California, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy said. Indio Falconer Downey, the 20-year-old son of the "Iron Man" actor, was arrested on Sunday afternoon...
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    Robert Downey Jr. has taken Twitter by storm, racking up nearly two million followers since joining the social media platform in early April. The "Iron Man" star's latest post unveiled the trailer for his new movie "The Judge," which he dubbed "the...
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    Showtime is in early development on a drama following a 1980s rehab, with Robert Downey Jr. on board to produce. "Orange is the New Black" and "Justified" writer Gary Lennon will write the currently untitled drama. It comes from Sony Pictures TV and...
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