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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 series Nurse TV
Latest Project:
Movie Sherlock Holmes 3 2020-12-25
Known For
Poster of Sherlock Holmes - Spiel im Schatten
Poster of Iron Man 2
Poster of Sherlock Holmes
Poster of Iron Man
Movie Sherlock Holmes 3 Sherlock Holmes 2020-12-25
Series Nurse TV Leo Wiggins 2019
Series Baby Songs Steve Lopez 2019
Movie Untitled Avengers Movie Tony Stark / Iron Man 2019-04-24
Series The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... Dr. Kozak 2019
Series Mata Ki Chowki Dito 2018
Movie Avengers: Infinity War Tony Stark / Iron Man 2018-04-25
Movie Spider-Man: Homecoming Tony Stark / Iron Man 2017-07-05
Series Hot Mama Franz Mazur 2017
Series 営業部長 吉良奈津子 Reed Richmond 2016-07-21
Movie The Nice Guys Sid Shattuck (uncredited) 2016-05-15
Movie The First Avenger: Civil War Tony Stark / Iron Man 2016-04-27
Movie Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark / Iron Man 2015-04-22
Movie Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe Himself / Tony Stark / Iron Man 2014-03-18
Movie I Am Steve McQueen Narrator 2014-06-24
Movie Kiss the Cook Marvin 2014-05-08
Movie Der Richter - Recht oder Ehre Henry 'Hank' Palmer 2014-10-08
Movie Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! Himself 2014-11-04
Movie Iron Man 3 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2013-04-18
Series Spin – Paris im Schatten der Macht (voice) 2012-01-25
Movie Marvel Studios: Building a Cinematic Universe Himself 2012-09-25
Movie The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-05-04
Movie Marvel's The Avengers Tony Stark / Iron Man 2012-04-25
Movie Marvel Einstellung: Der Berater Tony Stark (archive footage) 2011-09-12
Movie Sherlock Holmes - Spiel im Schatten Sherlock Holmes 2011-11-22
Movie Iron Man 2 Tony Stark / Iron Man 2010-04-28
Series Justin Lee Collins: Good Times Blake Allen 2010-03-29
Movie Stichtag Peter Highman 2010-11-04
Movie Liebe, oder lieber doch nicht Rob 2010-08-16
Movie Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2009-12-23
Series Rad van Fortuin Robert Merivel 2009-10-11
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Series The Othersiders Lionel Sweeney 2009-06-17
Movie Charlie Bartlett Nathan Gardner 2008-02-22
Movie Iron Man Tony Stark / Iron Man 2008-04-30
Movie Tropic Thunder Kirk Lazarus 2008-08-09
Movie I Am Iron Man Himself 2008-09-30
Movie Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness Kirk Lazarus (uncredited) 2008-08-26
Movie Der unglaubliche Hulk Tony Stark (uncredited) 2008-06-12
Movie Starz Inside - Comic Books Unbound Himself 2008-06-10
Movie Annie Leibovitz - Life through a Lens Himself 2007-01-03
Movie A Scanner Darkly - Der dunkle Schirm James Barris 2006-05-25
Movie Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow Narrator 2006-06-22
Movie The Outsider Himself 2005-12-04
Series 11er Haus Dan Dark 2005-11-26
Movie Game 6 Steven Schwimmer 2005-03-10
Movie Good Night, and Good Luck. Joe Wershba 2005-09-16
Movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Harry Lockhart 2005-09-05
Movie Eros Nick Penrose 2004-09-09
Movie The Route V50 Traveller 2004-03-01
Movie Whatever We Do Bobby 2003-01-16
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Gothika Pete Graham 2003-11-21
Movie Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin 2003-05-01
Series Everwood Telephone Jack 2002-09-16
Movie Jenseits der Träume Vivian Thompson 1999-01-15
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Bowfingers große Nummer Jerry Renfro 1999-08-12
Movie Friends & Lovers Hans 1999-04-16
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Black & White – Gefährlicher Verdacht Terry Donager 1999-09-04
Movie The Gingerbread Man Clyde Pell 1998-01-23
Movie Auf der Jagd John Royce 1998-04-30
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Ally McBeal Larry Paul 1997-09-08
Movie One Night Stand Charlie 1997-11-14
Series Dream Team Paul Avery 1997-10-07
Movie Danger Zone - Zone des Todes Jim Scott 1996-08-02
Movie Familienfest und andere Schwierigkeiten Tommy Larson 1996-02-22
Movie Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Mr. Willowby 1995-12-06
Movie Richard III Earl Rivers 1995-12-29
Series The Frank Skinner Show Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie Natural Born Killers Wayne Gale 1994-08-25
Movie Nur für Dich Peter Wright / Damon Bradley 1994-09-17
Movie Hail Caesar Jerry 1994-05-11
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie The Last Party Himself 1993-08-27
Movie Short Cuts Bill Bush 1993-09-05
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Chaplin Charles Spencer Chaplin 1992-12-18
Movie Lieblingsfeinde - Eine Seifenoper David Seton Barnes 1991-05-31
Movie Air America Billy Covington 1990-08-10
Movie Das dreckige Spiel Roger Baron 1989-02-17
Movie That's Adequate Albert Einstein 1989-01-01
Movie Die Generation von 1969 Ralph Carr 1988-08-18
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Jack der Aufreißer Jack Jericho 1987-09-18
Movie Mach’s nochmal, Dad Derek 1986-06-13
Movie L.I.S.A. - Der helle Wahnsinn Ian 1985-08-01
Movie Love-Fighters Jimmy Parker 1985-01-11
Movie Moving in - Eine fast intakte Familie Lee 1984-10-26
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Baby It's You Stewart 1983-04-03
Series Shine on Harvey Moon Thomas Reilly 1982-01-08
Movie Die Kadeppen Akademie Boy on Soccer Team (uncredited) 1980-06-06
Series Tarzan and the Super 7 Terry Crabtree 1978-09-09
Series 30 případů majora Zemana Alex Finch 1976-01-11
Series 07 zgłoś się Julian Wells 1976-01-01
Movie Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight Himself 1975-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live John Cougar Melloncamp 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Die Sünderin Unknown 1951-01-18
Movie He Who Gets Slapped Unknown 1924-12-22