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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. having a baby girl, is 'certain' women run world

    Robert Downey Jr. having a baby girl, is 'certain' women run world
    Robert Downey Jr. is singing the praises of "Iron Women" out there: The "Iron Man 3" actor and his wife, Susan, are having a baby girl.  Downey made the announcement Wednesday on social media, sharing the plaudit along with the news that he'll be...
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     Film festival gala honors Kevin Kline
    Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline received the Career Achievement Award on June 28 at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. More than 300 film lovers, friends and supporters enjoyed a lavish reception,...
  • James Garner dies; actor changed what a hero could be like

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  • Robert Downey Jr. Tops Forbes' Highest-Paid Actors List for Second Year

    For the second year in a row, "Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr. tops the Forbes annual list of highest earning actors with an estimated $75 million since June 2013, the same amount that Forbes estimated the year before. Downey Jr.'s "Iron Man 3" crossed the...
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    Columbia Pictures and Regency Enterprises have moved back Cameron Crowe's untitled romantic comedy from December to May 29. Set in Hawaii, the film stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. Cooper plays a military contractor who reconnects...
  • Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ★★★

    Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ★★&#9733
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  • LACMA to Honor Quentin Tarantino, Barbara Kruger at 2014 Art + Film Gala

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced its 2014 Art + Film Gala, set to take place on November 1, honoring artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. "LACMA is the intersection of art and film in Los Angeles," said Michael Govan,...
  • Big Block Entertainment Makes Broadway a 'Family Thing'

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  • Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio charged with felony drug possession

    Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio charged with felony drug possession
    Indio Falconer Downey's legal situation just got stamped with a big red "F": The son of Robert Downey Jr. has been charged with felony cocaine possession.  The younger Downey also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia -- a...