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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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  • Box Office: 'Gone Girl' Fending Off 'Alexander,' Downey Jr.

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Gone Girl" should entrap audiences for the second week in a row, but the R-rated thriller faces stiff competition from a family film, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." The Walt Disney Studios'...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Arrow' on KTLA

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Arrow' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Arrow The crusade by his alter ego to...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'NCIS' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES 30 for 30 This new episode of the sports...
  • Downey Jr. sheds superhero armor to face Duvall in 'The Judge'

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Oct 6 (Reuters) - At the beginning of his latest film "The Judge," Robert Downey Jr. could be mistaken for playing the arrogant yet charming Tony Stark, the billionaire alter-ego of superhero Iron Man. But soon the...
  • Defense Attorney Peter Knecht, Who Boasted Celeb Clients, Loses Battle With Cancer

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Peter Leo Knecht, a Hollywood criminal defense attorney whose clients included Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Ike Turner, Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, Robert Blake, Charles Bronson, Rob Lowe and Robert Downey Jr., died at his home in...
  • Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall Celebrate at 'The Judge' L.A. Premiere

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Though Wednesday's West Coast premiere of Warner Bros.' "The Judge" took place at the quintessential show business centers of Beverly Hills' Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Spago, the evening evoked plenty of...
  • Room for more doom at the box office?

    Sure, people are watching movies on tablets and smartphones, on their couches, streaming video on demand. But maybe there's another reason box office is down dramatically (summer biz dropped 25 percent from the same period in 2013). Call it the Dys...
  • Lost 'Sherlock Holmes' Film Discovered After Almost a Century

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A nearly 100-year-old silent film version of "Sherlock Holmes" starring famed Holmes thespian and American actor William Gillette has been discovered at the Cinematheque Francaise, the French film archive announced Wednesday....
  • Ben Affleck eyes action-thriller 'The Accountant' for next role

    Ben Affleck eyes action-thriller 'The Accountant' for next role
    Ben Affleck seems to have a penchant for characters with secret lives. The star of the marital murder mystery "Gone Girl" and the superhero showdown "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" may next portray an accountant by day and assassin by night. The...
  • Television Q&A: 'Deliverance Creek' could become a series; details on returning shows

    You have questions. I try to have answers. Q: We were watching the Nicholas Sparks special "Deliverance Creek" on Lifetime. When it ended, it seemed as though it should be a series, yet when we looked for it the following week, it was not listed. Are you...
  • 'Gone Girl' director Fincher goes by the book

    "I know, I know, I can't come up with anything new," David Fincher said with a mock sigh, responding to the observation that with "Gone Girl," the twice Oscar-nominated director has tackled yet another mega-bestselling book. His take on Stieg Larsson's...