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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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  • Review: 'The Judge' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Judge' ★★ 1/2
    Of the 141 minutes in "The Judge," roughly 70 work well, hold the screen and allow a ripe ensemble cast the chance to do its thing, i.e., act. The other 71 are dominated by narrative machinery going ka-THUNKITA-thunkita-thunkita. This is the same sound...
  • Robert Downey Jr. drops superhero mask, has new mission in 'The Judge'

    Robert Downey Jr. drops superhero mask, has new mission in 'The Judge'
    There are worse descriptions, as actor typecasting goes, than "wisecracking superhero." Then again, if you're Robert Downey Jr. and colorful descriptions are what you trade in, it could start to feel a little bit limiting. The wheel turns quickly in...
  • Box Office: 'Dracula Untold' Comes Alive with $1.3 Million at Latenight Shows

    Universal-Legendary's vampire thriller "Dracula Untold" opened respectably with $1.3 million at late shows Thursday in 2,133 U.S. theaters. The $70 million film, which expands to 2,885 sites, is an origins story that stars Luke Evans as Vlad the Impaler....
  • 'The Judge': Well-acted but guilty of sentimentality, reviews say

    Movie critics have reached their verdicts on "The Judge," the new courtroom drama starring Robert Downey Jr. as a hotshot lawyer who comes to the defense of his estranged father, a prominent small-town jurist charged with murder (played by Robert Duvall)....
  • 'The Judge' rules with a rubber gavel

    'The Judge' rules with a rubber gavel
    *1/2 (out of four) At the risk of siding with formula, legal dramas are supposed to have twists. And big closing arguments. “The Judge” doesn’t even have closing arguments, and it’s about as twisty as a flagpole. It’s...
  • 5 take-aways from Fincher's Q&A at 'Gone Girl' screening

    5 take-aways from Fincher's Q&A at 'Gone Girl' screening
    It's been a good few weeks for director David Fincher. His new film, "Gone Girl," based on the blockbuster bestseller by Gillian Flynn, opened Oct. 3 to strong reviews and even stronger box office. It's expected to be the No. 1 film again this weekend,...
  • Duvall v. Downey in 'The Judge' argues for acting excellence

    Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. are not only the boldface names attached to "The Judge," but their powerful symbiotic acting is the key reason to see this film. Playing an unapologetically estranged father and son whose two-way contempt runs so deep...
  • 'Gone Girl' likely to top box office for second weekend

    'Gone Girl' likely to top box office for second weekend
    Looks like David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” won’t disappear from the box office just yet. Despite four new releases this weekend, the R-rated thriller will likely add $25 million to its domestic gross, according to people who have...
  • Box Office: 'Gone Girl' Fending Off 'Alexander,' Downey Jr.

    "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' adaptation of Judith Viorst's...
  • 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...