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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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  • Toronto: Robert Downey Jr., 'The Judge' Top Social Media Buzz

    Robert Downey Jr. and his film "The Judge" generated the most social media buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to analysis by firm Way to Blue. With more than 39,000 social media mentions, Downey Jr. was declared the "Festival Hero....
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Obra'

    Aesthetically arresting if perhaps overly cryptic, "Obra" reps an accomplished feature debut for Brazilian writer-director Gregorio Graziosi, about a young Sao Paolo architect who makes a most disturbing discovery when an old building his family owned...
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    . Quebecois helmer Charles Biname's English-language pic about the cat-and-mouse games between an insidious patient and a mental-hospital director investigating a shrink's disappearance is well acted and directed, but never feels at home in its adopted...
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    "HE mentioned that, to his mind, America had evolved from an industrial economy to one based on entertainment and technology." Writer-historian David Halberstam to Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter. (Halberstam died in a car accident in 2007.) Looking at...
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    Five years after buying Marvel Studios and clearly benefitting from new film franchises, Disney is taking what it's learned in managing the superheroes and applying it to Lucasfilm's "Star Wars." Disney views the "Star Wars" franchise as one that can...
  • Toronto's 7 Biggest Career Reinventions

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Toronto has always been a place for reinvention -- in 2008, Anne Hathaway came to the festival marred by her ex-boyfriend's federal arrest, and left as an Oscar darling for "Rachel Getting Married." And in 2013, Sandra...
  • Indio Downey pleads guilty to drug felony; Robert Downey Jr. looks on

    Indio Downey pleads guilty to drug felony; Robert Downey Jr. looks on
    With father Robert Downey Jr. in the courtroom, Indio Downey pleaded guilty Friday to cocaine possession in a case stemming from his June arrest in West Hollywood. The 21-year-old was sentenced to a drug-diversion program that could lead to the...
  • Model Toni Garrn Makes Acting Debut in Indie 'Under the Bed'

    Supermodel Toni Garrn has joined the cast of the Radar Pictures, Sobe Brook Entertainment and Schizo Pictures co-production "Under the Bed." Leonardo DiCaprio will produce through his Appian Way banner along with Jennifer Killoran, Shawn Papazian, Mike...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A quarter-century after "Batman" ushered in the era of Hollywood mega-tentpoles -- hollow comicbook pictures manufactured to enthrall teens and hustle merch -- a penitent Michael Keaton returns with the comeback of the century,...
  • Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando
    Tinseltown is up to its old tricks. In hopes of Oscar glory, Hollywood is saving some of its biggest movies for the year's final weeks. Yet these titles, stars and subjects do raise expectations that, after a disappointing summer, some memorable movies...
  • Robert Downey Jr. Calls 'Guardians of the Galaxy' the Best Marvel Movie Yet

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Robert Downey Jr., the star of Marvel's "Iron Man" series as well as "The Avengers," said he thought that this summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the best Marvel film to date. "Galaxy...