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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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  • Robert Downey Jr: No Plans for 'Iron Man 4'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Don't hold your breath, Tony Stark fans. In a new interview with Variety, Robert Downey Jr. shot down speculation about a fourth "Iron Man" movie. "There isn't one in the pipe," Downey said. "No, there's no plan for a...
  • Toronto: Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas Join Noomi Rapace in Thriller 'Unlocked'

    Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom will join Noomi Rapace in the thriller "Unlocked" with shooting set to start Nov. 3. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing along with Georgina Townsley and Erik Howsam. Silver Reel will finance and produce with di...
  • Toronto: Steve Coogan Starring in 'Boswell for the Defence'

    Steve Coogan will take on the part of James Boswell in "Boswell for the Defence." The film centers on the Scottish lawyer, diarist and Samuel Johnson biographer in his later days as he takes on one last case. Production begins next year. This has the...
  • Robert Downey Jr. Makes His Case for 'The Judge' (VIDEO)

    It's only fitting that Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. play an on-screen father and son in "The Judge." Their tight-kit bond was palpable when the two actors joined our awards editor Tim Gray at our Variety Studio at the Toronto Film Festival....
  • Still Waiting for the Wow Factor at Toronto

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There have been many good films at this year's Toronto Film Festival, but as the third day of the festival dawns, studio executives and buyers privately acknowledge that this year's gathering so far lacks a "must see" picture....
  • Variety Studio Kicks Off in Toronto with Gyllenhaal, Hardy, Evans and More

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Variety Studio officially opened for business at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday, where deputy features and awards editor Jenelle Riley interviewed the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Evans, Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace...
  • Bill Murray's 'St. Vincent' to Get Earlier Release

    The Weinstein Company will give audiences in New York and Los Angeles an earlier look at "St. Vincent" than originally planned. The Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy comedy about a curmudgeon whose hard edges are softened ever so slightly by the son of a...
  • Downey Jr., Duvall kick off Toronto film fest with 'The Judge'

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Actors Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall brought their father-and-son dysfunction drama "The Judge" to Toronto on Thursday to open the city's film festival, an early arbiter in the movie industry's awards season. Toronto's opening...
  • 'The Judge' premieres in Toronto. Verdict?

    'The Judge' premieres in Toronto. Verdict?
    It’s Bill Murray Day here in Toronto, which means Toronto doesn’t know what it’s talking about. Doesn’t this film festival know that in America every day is Bill Murray day? Along with commemorative screenings of “...
  • TIFF 2014: With 'The Judge,' Robert Downey Jr. makes a new case

    TIFF 2014: With 'The Judge,' Robert Downey Jr. makes a new case
    Clad in orange pants and a fitted pink-purple T-shirt, Robert Downey Jr. put his feet up on a couch at a hotel here Thursday afternoon and minced no words in describing what it was like to shoot “The Judge” -- a legal and family melodrama that...
  • TIFF 2014: Verdict remains out on Downey's 'The Judge'

    "The Judge," the official opening night film of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, isn't a movie that critics will easily embrace. It's an unwieldy, somewhat overlong hybrid mix of legal procedural and family drama that, by the simplicity of...
  • Toronto: FilmNation Beefs Up With Ben Browning

    Aiming to grow its slate, FilmNation Entertainment has hired veteran producer Ben Browning as co-president of production and acquisitions. The hire was announced at the Toronto Film Festival. Browning will relocate from New York to Los Angeles to join...