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Robert Downey Jr.

Birth Name: 
Robert John Ford - Elias Jr.
Birthday: 
Sunday, April 4, 1965
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Birth Place: 
New York City, New York, USA
Height: 
5' 8"

Robert John Downey Jr. was born in Greenwich Village, New York City, at 1:10 pm. He's the son of underground filmmaker Robert Downey Sr.. His first part in a movie was in his father's Pound (1970), in which 5-year-old Downey played a puppy. When he was 20 years old, he joined _Saturday Night Live_ (1985) for one season. After that, he went to Hollywood. In 1987, he got the leading role in director James Toback's film The Pick-up Artist (1987), co-starring with Molly Ringwald. The same year, he played drug addict Julian Wells in the movie Less Than Zero (1987). In 1992, he played Charles Chaplin in Sir Richard Attenborough's film Chaplin (1992). For his astonishing performance, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In the year 2000, he guest-starred in the comedy series "Ally McBeal" (1997), where he portrayed the attorney Larry Paul, who became Ally's love interest. For that performance, he won the Golden Globe for "best supporting actor in a comedy series." On "Ally McBeal" (1997), Downey got to show that he can sing as well as act, when he sang Joni Mitchell's "River," "Chances Are" as a duet with Vonda Shepard, and "Every Breath You Take" together with Sting. He released one song of his own, "Snakes," on the "Ally McBeal" (1997) album "For Once in My Life," and a full album of his own work entitled "The Futurist" in 2005.

Awards and Nominations

2008 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Tropic Thunder)
1993 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Chaplin)

Interviews

Iron Man 2: The Video Interviews (Robert Downey Jr. & Scarlett Johannson)

Iron Man is certainly no Batman, Superman or Spider-Man in terms of notoriety in the public eye.... Read more
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News

Ben Stiller Could Direct Pinocchio

The last time Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr worked together, we got the shot of comic joy that was Tropic Thunder. It appears they’re eager to reunite, because Stiller is now in talks to direct Downey Jr in Pinocchio.... Read more
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Jane Goldman to Write 'Pinocchio' for Robert Downey Jr. and Tim Burton

It’s no lie: Warner Bros.’ Pinocchio project is getting a new writer. Jane Goldman is in negotiations to work on the script for the project, lending considerable heat to what would see Tim Burton direct Robert Downey Jr. for the first time.... Read more
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Robert Downey Jr. Injured On Iron Man 3 Set

Looks like Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin really does have diabolical plans for Tony Stark and the Iron Man universe. Because he’s found a way to strike directly at Stark’s Achilles heel! Which, it turns out, is in fact his ankle.... Read more
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Iron Man 3: It Wasn't Iron Patriot

UPDATE: A week or so ago we brought you the story below, based on some pap shots that seemed to suggest the star-spangled Iron Patriot armour (or possibly Detroit Steel) would be showing up in Iron Man 3.... Read more
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Tim Burton In Talks For Pinocchio

Back last September, Warner Bros. announced that it would be looking to jump on the fairytale reboot bandwagon with both feet, conjuring up a new take on Pinocchio with Bryan Fuller writing the script.... Read more
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Reviews

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (BLU-RAY)

Sherlock Holmes is back (Robert Downey Jr.; The Avengers) along with his sidekick Watson (Jude Law; A.I.) complete with wife in tow (Kelly Reilly; Pride and Prejudice).... Read more
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The Avengers

Since the release of Iron Man in 2008, Marvel Studios has been teasing us with hints of the Avengers Initiative. With Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) silently pulling the strings in the background and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) as his right hand man, S.H.I.E.L.D.... Read more
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been regarded as one of the best detectives in Europe, despite his compulsive and eccentric nature.... Read more
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Due Date

It's been a while since we've seen Zach Galifianakis in a laugh out loud role such as The Hangover. He's had some strong films including Dinner for Schmucks and It's Kind of a Funny Story but nothing close to the Las Vegas comedy.... Read more
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Iron Man 2

It has been six months since Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) revealed himself as Iron Man and things couldn’t be any better. The world is now in a state of peace thanks to him and he continues to live his luxurious and narcissistic lifestyle.... Read more
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Videos

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Special Look)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Special Look)

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Teaser Trailer)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Teaser Trailer)

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the vill... Read more
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The Judge (Was I Tough On You)

The Judge (Was I Tough On You)

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The Judge (Dad Cannot Got To Prison)

The Judge (Dad Cannot Got To Prison)

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The Judge (Did You Go To Law School)

The Judge (Did You Go To Law School)

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