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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:
94
First Appeared:
In the series Oscar (The Academy Awards) 1929-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie Los Vengadores: La Guerra del Infinito II 2019-04-25
Known For
Poster of El juez
Poster of Chef
Poster of Gothika
Poster of Padre de familia
Filmography
Movie Los Vengadores: La Guerra del Infinito II Tony Stark / Iron Man 2019-04-25
Movie Los Vengadores: Infinity War Tony Stark / Iron Man 2018-04-25
Movie Capitán América: Civil War Tony Stark / Iron Man 2016-04-27
Movie Vengadores: La era de Ultrón Tony Stark / Iron Man 2015-04-22
Movie Marvel: Construyendo un Universo Himself / Tony Stark / Iron Man 2014-03-18
Movie Chef Marvin 2014-05-08
Movie El juez Henry 'Hank' Palmer 2014-10-08
Movie Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! Himself 2014-11-04
Movie Yo soy Steve McQueen Narrator 2014-06-24
Movie Iron Man 3 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2013-04-18
Movie Los Vengadores Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-04-25
Movie Marvel Studios: Building a Cinematic Universe Himself 2012-09-25
Movie Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One: Avengers Assembled Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-04-30
Movie The Consultant Tony Stark 2011-09-12
Movie Sherlock Holmes: Juego de sombras 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 Salidos de cuentas Peter Highman 2010-11-04
Movie Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2009-01-07
Movie El solista Steve Lopez 2009-04-24
Movie Charlie Bartlett Nathan Gardner 2008-02-22
Movie Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man 2008-04-30
Movie Comic Books Unbound Himself 2008-06-10
Movie Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness Kirk Lazarus (uncredited) 2008-08-26
Movie Tropic Thunder, ¡una guerra muy perra! Kirk Lazarus 2008-08-09
Movie El increíble Hulk Tony Stark (uncredited) 2008-06-12
Movie Zodiac Paul Avery 2007-03-02
Movie Lucky You Telephone Jack 2007-05-01
Movie Cariño, estoy hecho un perro Dr. Kozak 2006-03-10
Movie A scanner darkly (Una mirada en la oscuridad) James Barris 2006-05-25
Movie Memorias de Queens Dito 2006-09-29
Movie Hubert Selby Jr: It' ll Be Better Tomorrow Narrator 2006-06-22
Movie Retrato de una obsesión Lionel Sweeney 2006-08-30
Movie Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Harry Lockhart 2005-02-12
Movie Game 6 Steven Schwimmer 2005-03-10
Movie Buenas noches, y buena suerte Joe Wershba 2005-09-16
Movie The Outsider Himself 2005-12-04
Movie The Route V50 Traveller 2004-03-01
Movie Eros Nick Penrose 2004-09-09
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Whatever We Do Bobby 2003-01-16
Movie Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Himself 2003-05-01
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie El detective cantante Dan Dark 2003-10-24
Movie Gothika Pete Graham 2003-11-21
Movie Jóvenes prodigiosos Terry Crabtree 2000-02-22
Movie Dentro de mis sueños Vivian Thompson 1999-01-15
Series Padre de familia Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Black and White Terry Donager 1999-09-04
Movie Amigos y amantes Hans 1999-04-16
Movie Bowfinger, el pícaro Jerry Renfro 1999-08-12
Movie Conflicto de intereses Clyde Pell 1998-01-23
Movie U.S. Marshals John Royce 1998-03-05
Movie Hugo Pool Franz Mazur 1997-01-01
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Ally McBeal Larry Paul 1997-09-08
Movie Después de una noche Charlie 1997-11-14
Movie Two Girls and a Guy Blake Allen 1997-09-07
Movie Danger Zone Jim Scott 1996-08-02
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie A casa por vacaciones Tommy Larson 1995-11-02
Movie Ricardo III Earl Rivers 1995-12-29
Movie Restauración Robert Merivel 1995-12-29
Movie Asesinos natos Wayne Gale 1994-08-25
Movie Hail Caesar Jerry 1994-05-11
Movie Sólo tú Peter Wright / Damon Bradley 1994-09-17
Movie Corazones y almas Thomas Reilly 1993-08-13
Movie The Last Party Himself 1993-08-27
Movie Vidas cruzadas 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 Sólo ante la ley Roger Baron 1989-02-17
Movie El cielo se equivocó Alex Finch 1989-03-10
Movie Johnny Superstar Leo Wiggins 1988-03-22
Movie 1969 Ralph Carr 1988-08-18
Movie El Cazachicas Jack Jericho 1987-09-18
Movie Golpe al sueño americano Julian Wells 1987-11-06
Movie Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (voice) 1987-10-01
Movie Regreso a la escuela Derek 1986-06-13
Movie A toda marcha Jimmy Parker 1985-01-11
Movie La mujer explosiva Ian 1985-08-01
Movie Un Extraño en Casa Lee 1984-10-26
Movie Baby, eres... tú 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 Moment to Moment Himself 1975-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live John Cougar Melloncamp 1975-10-11
Movie Greaser's Palace Small boy in covered wagon 1972-07-31
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1929-05-16