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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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    It will take Brad Pitt and a Sherman tank to hold off the "Gone Girl" phenomenon. For now, it looks like Angelina Jolie's better half and a squadron that includes Shia "I'm not famous anymore" LaBeouf and Logan Lerman will steer "Fury" to the top of...
  • 'Captain America 3:' What Robert Downey Jr. says about his plans

    'Captain America 3:' What Robert Downey Jr. says about his plans
    On Monday night, Variety broke the news that Robert Downey Jr. was on the verge of signing on to “Captain America 3.” If it comes to fruition, the move would be significant for a number of reasons: In addition to broadening Downey’s...
  • 'The Judge' asks little of performers, but too much of audience

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  • Robert Downey Jr. to Join 'Captain America 3′ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Robert Downey Jr. is on the verge of signing on to "Captain America 3," a move that would bring the Civil War storyline from Marvel's comicbooks to the bigscreen and trigger the start of a new phase of movies from Marvel Studios. The actor is in final...
  • Box office: 'Gone Girl' tops 'Dracula,' 'Alexander' and 'The Judge'

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    Despite losing the Friday race to Universal's horror actioner "Dracula Untold," "Gone Girl" is headed for its second consecutive box office win. Fox's thriller looks to draw blood with $26 million this weekend, while "Dracula" is close behind with a $24...
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    Moviegoers' lively interest in the undead appears unabated, at least as a way to spend a Friday night at the movies, as “Dracula Untold” edged last weekend’s big winner, “Gone Girl,” out of the gate in early weekend box-...
  • In 'Birdman,' Alejandro G. Inarritu takes his doubts and lets them fly

    NEW YORK — About two years ago, Alejandro G. Iñárritu was contemplating his next film when he found himself at a crossroads. The Mexican-born director had gone from the upstart status of his early career, with such films as the kinetic "Amores...
  • Box Office: 'Gone Girl' Edges Out 'Dracula Untold,' 'The Judge' With $26.8 Million

    "Gone Girl," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" and "Dracula Untold" emerged relatively unscathed from a box office pile up this weekend, while Robert Downey Jr.'s "The Judge" got banged around at the multiplexes. David...
  • '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,...