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Robert Downey Jr.

Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor. Downey made his screen debut in 1970, at the age of five, when he appeared in his father's film Pound, and has worked consistently in film and television ever since. During the 1980s he had roles in a series of coming of age films associated with the Brat Pack. Less Than Zero (1987) is particularly notable, not only because it was the first time Downey's acting would be acknowledged by critics, but also because the role pushed Downey's already existing drug habit one step further. After Zero, Downey started landing roles in bigger films such as Air America (1990), Soapdish (1991) and Natural Born Killers (1994). He played Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film Chaplin, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Between 1996 and 2001, Downey was frequently arrested on drug-related charges and went through several drug treatment programs, but had difficulty staying clean. After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000, Downey joined the cast of the hit television series Ally McBeal, playing the new love interest of Calista Flockhart's title character. His performance was praised and received accolades, but his character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey finally achieved lasting sobriety and his career began to take off again. He appeared in semi-independent films such as The Singing Detective (2003), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), and A Scanner Darkly (2006). He also had supporting roles in the mainstream films Gothika (2003) and Zodiac (2007). In 2004, Downey released his debut studio album The Futurist. In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the comic book adaptation Iron Man. The film was a huge success; the opening weekend for Iron Man is still in the top 20 openings of all time. He reprised the role of Tony Stark in the 2010 sequel, Iron Man 2, and will again in 2012 in The Avengers and in the third movie of the planned trilogy, Iron Man 3, due to open in 2013. In addition to receiving commercial success, Downey's performance in the first Iron Man film received rave reviews. Downey was nominated for—and won—a number of end-of-year awards from critics and film associations around the world. Downey's other 2008 films included Charlie Bartlett and the Ben Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder, in which he portrayed an Australian method actor overly engrossed in his role as an African-American soldier. He received his second Oscar nomination for the film, in the category of Best Supporting Actor. In 2009, Downey starred as the titular lead character in Guy Ritchie's adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, released Christmas 2009. Soon after, Downey won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for that portrayal of the famous detective


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Born:
Apr 4, 1965 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
111
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel 2019-07-05
Known For
Poster of The Judge
Poster of The Incredible Hulk
Poster of Iron Man
Poster of A Scanner Darkly
Filmography
Movie The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle Dr. John Dolittle 2019-04-10
Movie Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel Tony Stark / Iron Man 2019-07-05
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2019-04-24
Movie Sherlock Holmes 3 Sherlock Holmes 2019-06-15
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Tony Stark / Iron Man 2018-04-25
Movie Spider-Man: Homecoming Tony Stark / Iron Man 2017-07-05
Movie Captain America: Civil War Tony Stark / Iron Man 2016-04-27
Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark / Iron Man 2015-04-22
Movie Making of Avengers: Age of Ultron Himself 2015-10-02
Movie Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe Himself / Tony Stark / Iron Man 2014-03-18
Movie I Am Steve McQueen Narrator 2014-06-24
Movie Chef Marvin 2014-05-08
Movie Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! Himself 2014-11-04
Movie The Judge Henry 'Hank' Palmer 2014-10-08
Movie Iron Man 3 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2013-04-18
Movie Iron Man 3 Unmasked Himself 2013-09-24
Movie Building the Dream: Assembling the Avengers Himself 2012-09-25
Movie The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-04-25
Movie Marvel Studios: Building a Cinematic Universe Himself 2012-09-25
Movie Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant Tony Stark 2011-09-12
Movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Sherlock Holmes 2011-11-22
Movie Iron Man 2 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2010-04-28
Movie Love and Distrust Rob 2010-08-16
Movie Due Date Peter Highman 2010-11-04
Movie Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2 Himself 2010-09-28
Movie The Soloist Steve Lopez 2009-04-24
Movie Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2009-12-23
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie Starz Inside - Comic Books Unbound Himself 2008-06-10
Movie Charlie Bartlett Nathan Gardner 2008-02-22
Movie The Incredible Hulk Tony Stark / Iron Man (uncredited) 2008-06-12
Movie Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man 2008-04-30
Movie Tropic Thunder Kirk Lazarus 2008-08-09
Movie Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness Kirk Lazarus (uncredited) 2008-08-26
Movie I Am Iron Man Himself 2008-09-30
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Himself 2007-01-03
Movie Lucky You Telephone Jack 2007-05-01
Movie Zodiac Paul Avery 2007-03-02
Movie A Scanner Darkly James Barris 2006-05-25
Movie The Shaggy Dog Dr. Kozak 2006-03-09
Movie Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Lionel Sweeney 2006-08-30
Movie Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow Narrator 2006-06-22
Movie A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints Dito 2006-09-29
Movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Harry Lockhart 2005-09-05
Movie Game 6 Steven Schwimmer 2005-03-10
Movie The Outsider Himself 2005-12-04
Movie Good Night, and Good Luck. Joe Wershba 2005-09-16
Movie The Route V50 Traveller 2004-03-01
Movie Eros Nick Penrose 2004-09-09
Series Punk'd Himself 2003-03-17
Movie Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Himself 2003-05-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Whatever We Do Bobby 2003-01-16
Movie Gothika Pete Graham 2003-11-21
Movie The Singing Detective Dan Dark 2003-10-24
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Wonder Boys Terry Crabtree 2000-02-22
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie In Dreams Vivian Thompson 1999-01-15
Movie Friends & Lovers Hans 1999-04-16
Movie Bowfinger Jerry Renfro 1999-08-12
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Black and White Terry Donager 1999-09-04
Movie The Gingerbread Man Clyde Pell 1998-01-23
Movie U.S. Marshals John Royce 1998-03-06
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Hugo Pool Franz Mazur 1997-01-01
Series Ally McBeal Larry Paul 1997-09-08
Movie One Night Stand Charlie 1997-11-14
Movie Two Girls and a Guy Blake Allen 1997-09-07
Movie Danger Zone Jim Scott 1996-08-02
Movie Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Mr. Willowby 1995-12-06
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie Home for the Holidays Tommy Larson 1995-11-02
Movie Restoration Robert Merivel 1995-12-29
Movie Richard III Earl Rivers 1995-12-29
Movie Hail Caesar Jerry 1994-05-11
Movie Natural Born Killers Wayne Gale 1994-08-25
Movie Only You Peter Wright / Damon Bradley 1994-09-17
Movie Heart and Souls Thomas Reilly 1993-08-13
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie The Last Party Himself 1993-08-27
Movie Short Cuts Bill Bush 1993-09-05
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Chaplin Charles Spencer Chaplin 1992-12-18
Movie Soapdish David Seton Barnes 1991-05-31
Movie Air America Billy Covington 1990-08-10
Movie Too Much Sun Reed Richmond 1990-10-10
Movie True Believer Roger Baron 1989-02-17
Movie That's Adequate Albert Einstein 1989-01-01
Movie Chances Are Alex Finch 1989-03-10
Movie Johnny Be Good Leo Wiggins 1988-03-22
Movie 1969 Ralph Carr 1988-08-18
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie The Pick-up Artist Jack Jericho 1987-09-18
Movie Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (voice) 1987-10-01
Movie Less Than Zero Julian Wells 1987-11-06
Movie Back to School Derek 1986-06-13
Movie Tuff Turf Jimmy Parker 1985-01-11
Movie Weird Science Ian 1985-08-01
Movie Firstborn Lee 1984-10-26
Movie Baby It's You Stewart 1983-04-03
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Late Night with David Letterman Unknown 1982-02-01
Movie Up the Academy Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited) 1980-06-06
Movie Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight Himself 1975-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Various 1975-10-11
Movie Greaser's Palace Small boy in covered wagon 1972-07-31
Movie Pound Puppy 1970-08-08
Series The Academy Awards Robert Downey Jr. 1953-03-18
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