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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:
63
First Appeared:
In the movie Back to School 1986-06-13
Latest Project:
Movie Sherlock Holmes 3 2019-06-15
Known For
Poster of Iron Man 3
Filmography
Movie Εκδικητές: Infinity War - Μερος II Tony Stark / Iron Man 2019-04-24
Movie Sherlock Holmes 3 Sherlock Holmes 2019-06-15
Movie Εκδικητές: Infinity War - Μερος I Tony Stark / Iron Man 2018-04-25
Movie Spider-Man: Η Επιστροφή Στον Τόπο Του Tony Stark / Iron Man 2017-07-05
Movie Spider-Man: Homecoming - Watch the Game Tony Stark 2017-06-10
Movie Captain America: Εμφύλιος Πόλεμος Tony Stark / Iron Man 2016-04-27
Movie The Nice Guys Sid Shattuck 2016-05-15
Movie Captain America: Civil War Tony Stark / Iron Man 2016-05-06
Movie Εκδικητές: Η Εποχή Του Ultron Tony Stark / Iron Man 2015-04-22
Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark / Iron Man 2015-05-01
Movie Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe Himself / Tony Stark / Iron Man 2014-03-18
Movie Σεφ Marvin 2014-05-08
Movie Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe Himself 2014-03-18
Movie Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! Himself 2014-11-04
Movie Ο Δικαστής Henry 'Hank' Palmer 2014-10-08
Movie Iron Man 3 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2013-04-18
Movie Οι Εκδικητές Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-04-25
Movie Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One: Avengers Assembled Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-04-30
Movie Marvel Studios: Building a Cinematic Universe Himself 2012-09-25
Movie The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-05-04
Movie Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant Tony Stark 2011-09-12
Movie Sherlock Holmes 2: Το Παιχνίδι Των Σκιών Sherlock Holmes 2011-11-22
Movie Μη σπρώχνεις, έρχομαι Peter Highman 2010-11-04
Movie The 82nd Annual Academy Awards Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay 2010-03-07
Movie Iron Man 2 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2010-04-28
Movie Ο Βιρτουόζος Steve Lopez 2009-04-24
Movie Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2009-12-23
Movie Starz Inside - Comic Books Unbound Himself 2008-06-10
Movie Charlie Bartlett Nathan Gardner 2008-02-22
Movie Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man 2008-04-30
Movie Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness Kirk Lazarus (uncredited) 2008-08-26
Movie Τροπική Καταιγίδα Kirk Lazarus 2008-08-09
Movie Ο Απίθανος Hulk Tony Stark / Iron Man (uncredited) 2008-06-12
Movie Zodiac Paul Avery 2007-03-02
Movie Lucky You Telephone Jack 2007-05-01
Movie The Shaggy Dog Dr. Kozak 2006-03-09
Movie A Scanner Darkly James Barris 2006-05-25
Movie Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Lionel Sweeney 2006-08-30
Movie Φιλιά και Σφαίρες Harry Lockhart 2005-09-05
Movie Καληνύχτα, και Καλή Τύχη Joe Wershba 2005-09-16
Movie Eros Nick Penrose 2004-09-09
Movie Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Himself 2003-05-01
Movie Whatever We Do Bobby 2003-01-16
Movie Gothika Pete Graham 2003-11-21
Movie Τρομερά παιδιά Terry Crabtree 2000-02-22
Movie Friends & Lovers Hans 1999-04-16
Movie In Dreams Vivian Thompson 1999-01-15
Movie Ένα Τρελό, Τρελό Κόλπο Jerry Renfro 1999-08-12
Movie Black and White Terry Donager 1999-09-04
Movie Στα Ίχνη Του Φυγά John Royce 1998-03-06
Movie Two Girls and a Guy Blake Allen 1997-09-07
Movie One Night Stand Charlie 1997-11-14
Movie Home for the Holidays Tommy Larson 1995-11-02
Movie Τα χρόνια της φωτιάς Robert Merivel 1995-12-29
Movie Hail Caesar Jerry 1994-05-11
Movie Μόνο για σένα Peter Wright / Damon Bradley 1994-09-17
Movie Short Cuts Bill Bush 1993-09-05
Movie Τσάρλυ Charles Spencer Chaplin 1992-12-18
Movie Soapdish David Seton Barnes 1991-05-31
Movie Air America Billy Covington 1990-08-10
Movie Chances Are Alex Finch 1989-03-10
Movie Άσσος στο καμάκι Jack Jericho 1987-09-18
Movie Back to School Derek 1986-06-13