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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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  • Downey Jr.'s Inarritu comments intended as 'complimentary'

    Robert Downey Jr. intended to be complimentary with a statement about Mexican-born director Alejandro Inarritu that some have interpreted as racist, the actor's publicist said Wednesday. Inarritu, while promoting "Birdman" in October, likened superhero...
  • Avengers re-assemble: 10 ways Marvel's 'Age of Ultron' gets bigger, better

    LOS ANGELES The Avengers are tough but they are facing a huge challenge with "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and even director Joss Whedon had to find a way to make the sequel to the monstrous 2012 "Marvel's The Avengers"...
  • Movie review: 'Avengers' has enough for hard-core fans � and everyone else

    Two kinds of viewers will be headed to Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron": the comic fans, watching closely to see how precisely the movie hones to Marvel-set characters and conventions, and the rest of us, who just want to see some well-crafted...
  • Estrenos de cine: 'Avengers:Age of Ultron' y 'The Water Diviner'

    Estrenos de cine: 'Avengers:Age of Ultron' y 'The Water Diviner'
    Avengers: Age of Ultron * * * El refrán que dice 'segundas partes nunca fueron buenas' parece confirmarse en este nuevo capítulo de la serie "Avengers". Aunque el director Joss Whedon presenta nuevos personajes e intenta desarrollar otras subtramas,...
  • Fanboys flock to see 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    Fanboys flock to see 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
    There is a rumbling in the ground this week — a low, nearly imperceptible hum, rattling the dishes on your shelves and sending your pets into a frenzy. An approaching storm? Sort of. This trembling would be the footfalls of the fanboy masses,...
  • Jeremy Renner shows off Hawkeye's sensitive side on 'Tonight Show'

    Jeremy Renner shows off Hawkeye's sensitive side on 'Tonight Show'
    The "Avengers: Age of Ultron" promotional push is reaching its crescendo, with the movie opening Friday. We've had Robert Downey Jr.'s publicized junket interview walkout and Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner's controversial comments about Black Widow. So...
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    'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is hectic instead of fun
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  • Movie review: �Age of Ultron� is fun, but does it herald the end of The Avengers?

    "Casting is 90 percent" of movie-making, the old maxim goes, and nowhere is that more obvious than the Marvel corps assembled for these Avengers movies. Everybody looks right for the part, can play pathos and humor with aplomb and just reeks of sexy...
  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’: Kevin Feige wires Marvel movies for conquest

     
    Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has much to celebrate these days. The architect of Marvel's movie landscape has presided over […]...
  • Box office: 'Furious 7' tops U.S., 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' scores overseas

    Box office: 'Furious 7' tops U.S., 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' scores overseas
    "Furious 7" took another victory lap at the domestic box office this weekend, but "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" crushed competitors overseas, launching to an estimated $201.2 million in its first weekend in foreign markets. That has moviegoers and...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' looks tasty, but summer's movie buffet is overflowing

    'Avengers: Age of Ultron' looks tasty, but summer's movie buffet is overflowing
    The movie site Fandango recently checked in with its massive audience base to see what the summer's most anticipated film might be. It probably won't be a surprise that the winner was "Avengers: Age of Ultron," coming to thousands of theaters in just a...