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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. now has some material for his reel

    'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr. now has some material for his reel
    If you've seen "The Judge," you know there's a lot going on in this movie. There's a story about an estranged father (Robert Duvall) and son (Robert Downey Jr.). There's a criminal mystery involving the dad. There's a courtroom drama. There's a love...
  • '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....
  • 'The Judge': How Team Downey found its first movie

    '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"...
  • Sherlock Holmes lives on in novels, movies, TV shows

    Sherlock Holmes lives on in novels, movies, TV shows
    Sherlock is enjoying quite the afterlife. Nearly 90 years after Arthur Conan Doyle's final story was published, literature's most famous detective has continued solving crimes through the pages of other novels, as well as TV shows and movies—and...
  • Five actors on faking confidence, the Batsuit and tea breaks

    Five actors on faking confidence, the Batsuit and tea breaks
    If laws of time and space were of no matter, the characters played by the performers in this year’s Envelope Actors Roundtable would make for a most unusual dinner party — a contemporary big-city lawyer struggling to reconcile with his small-...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch officially set to star in Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

     
    Benedict Cumberbatch will star in “Doctor Strange.” The actor behind genre greats Khan, Smaug and Sherlock has been confirmed for […]...
  • 'Black Mirror' now streaming on Netflix

    'Black Mirror' now streaming on Netflix
    "Black Mirror," a widely talked about and highly regarded British science fiction series, is now streaming on Netflix in the United States.  Created by Charlie Brooker, the miniseries shows the dark side of life and technology.  Think about it as a...
  • Cinefamily tribute to Robert Downey Sr. to have father and son visit

     Cinefamily tribute to Robert Downey Sr. to have father and son visit
    As its annual fundraiser this year, the Cinefamily has organized a series of events under the banner "Truth and Soul, Inc.: The films of Robert Downey, Sr. (A Prince)" as a tribute to the irreverent counterculture filmmaker. The program begins Friday...
  • Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall Celebrate at 'The Judge' L.A. Premiere

    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 small-town nostalgia. 'I grew...
  • Robert Downey Jr. on 'Judge': 'I can't believe I'm not the title character'

    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...
  • 'Sexiest Man Alive' Chris Hemsworth has packed film slate ahead

    People magazine's newly crowned "Sexiest Man Alive" is also one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. Chris Hemsworth, the blond beefcake best known for playing a hammer-swinging Norse deity in Marvel's "Thor" and "Avengers" movies, has no fewer than four...