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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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Apr 4, 1965 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rosita 1923-09-03
Latest Project:
Movie Avengers: Endgame 2019-04-24
Known For
Poster of Avengers: Age of Ultron
Poster of Due Date
Poster of The Incredible Hulk
Poster of Iron Man
Movie Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark / Iron Man 2019-04-24
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 The Nice Guys Sid Chattuck (uncredited) 2016-05-15
Movie Making of Avengers: Age of Ultron Himself 2015-10-02
Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark / Iron Man 2015-04-22
Movie I Am Steve McQueen Narrator 2014-06-24
Movie Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe Himself / Tony Stark / Iron Man 2014-03-18
Movie The Judge (ចៅក្រម) Henry 'Hank' Palmer 2014-10-10
Movie Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! Himself 2014-11-04
Movie Chef Marvin 2014-05-08
Movie Iron Man 3 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2013-04-18
Movie Marvel Studios: Building a Cinematic Universe Himself 2012-09-25
Movie Building the Dream: Assembling the Avengers Himself 2012-09-25
Movie Marvel Cinematic Universe - Phase One: Avengers Assembled Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-04-30
Movie The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-04-25
Movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Sherlock Holmes 2011-11-22
Movie Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant Tony Stark (archive footage) 2011-09-12
Movie The Murder at Road Hill House Bill Bush 2011-04-25
Movie Iron Man 2 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2010-04-28
Movie Due Date Peter Highman 2010-11-04
Movie Love and Distrust Rob 2010-08-16
Movie Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2009-12-23
Movie A War in Hollywood Bill Bush 2009-10-16
Movie The Soloist Steve Lopez 2009-04-24
Movie The Crimson Mask Joe Wershba 2009-03-26
Movie Charlie Bartlett Nathan Gardner 2008-02-22
Movie Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man 2008-04-30
Movie Starz Inside - Comic Books Unbound Himself 2008-06-10
Movie The Incredible Hulk Tony Stark / Iron Man (uncredited) 2008-06-12
Movie Tropic Thunder Kirk Lazarus 2008-08-09
Movie Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness Kirk Lazarus (uncredited) 2008-08-26
Movie Sorry for the Disturbance (voice) 2008-09-01
Movie I Am Iron Man Himself 2008-09-30
Movie Lucky You Telephone Jack 2007-05-01
Movie Zodiac Paul Avery 2007-03-02
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Himself 2007-01-03
Movie The Shaggy Dog Dr. Kozak 2006-03-09
Movie A Scanner Darkly James Barris 2006-05-25
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 Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Lionel Sweeney 2006-08-30
Movie The Outsider Himself 2005-12-04
Movie Good Night, and Good Luck. Joe Wershba 2005-09-16
Movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Harry Lockhart 2005-09-05
Movie The Quatermass Experiment Rob 2005-04-02
Movie Johnny Tootall James Barris 2005-03-21
Movie Game 6 Steven Schwimmer 2005-03-10
Movie Eros Nick Penrose 2004-09-09
Movie The Route V50 Traveller 2004-03-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Whatever We Do Bobby 2003-01-16
Movie Gothika Pete Graham 2003-11-21
Movie Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin 2003-05-01
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Singing Detective Dan Dark 2003-10-24
Movie 123 Billy Covington 2002-06-01
Movie Cop on a Mission Dan Dark 2001-03-01
Movie Wonder Boys Terry Crabtree 2000-02-22
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie In Dreams Vivian Thompson 1999-01-15
Movie Black and White Terry Donager 1999-09-04
Movie Friends & Lovers Hans 1999-04-16
Movie Bowfinger Jerry Renfro 1999-08-12
Series Ally McBeal Larry Paul 1997-09-08
Movie Only You Peter Wright / Damon Bradley 1994-09-17
Movie Short Cuts Bill Bush 1993-09-05
Movie Less than Zero Julian Wells 1987-11-06
Movie Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (voice) 1987-10-01
Movie The Pick-up Artist Jack Jericho 1987-09-18
Movie Weird Science Ian 1985-08-01
Movie Tuff Turf Jimmy Parker 1985-01-11
Movie Baby It's You Stewart 1983-04-03
Movie Up the Academy Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited) 1980-06-06
Movie Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight Himself 1975-01-01
Movie Greaser's Palace Small boy in covered wagon 1972-07-31
Movie Pound Puppy 1970-08-08
Movie The Three Musketeers Charles Spencer Chaplin 1953-10-07
Movie Rosita Jimmy Parker 1923-09-03