History Creator / RobertDowneyJr

31st May '16 10:08:00 AM ClockworkFirefly
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* FriendtoAllChildren: The man is ''really'' damn good with kids after his performances as Iron Man.

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* FriendtoAllChildren: FriendToAllChildren: The man is ''really'' damn good with kids after his performances as Iron Man.
31st May '16 10:07:45 AM ClockworkFirefly
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* FriendtoAllChildren: The man is ''really'' damn good with kids after his performances as Iron Man.
9th May '16 4:50:33 PM JamesAustin
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During the [[TheEighties 1980s]], he was a cast member on the NBC sketch show ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (his uncle, Jim Downey, was a cast member on the show in the 1979-1980 season and, next to Rob Smigel[[note]]the voice of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog and the man behind the TV Funhouse cartoons that aired on the short-lived sketch series ''Series/TheDanaCarveyShow'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', and the short-lived SubvertedKidsShow, ''TV Funhouse''[[/note]] and Creator/LorneMichaels himself, is the longest-running writer this show has ever had. Downey has since left the show in 2013) and had roles in a series of coming-of-age films associated with the Creator/BratPack. He was cast to read one of the letters in the 1987 film ''Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam'' before his rise to fame. ''Film/LessThanZero'' 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 ''Film/AirAmerica'' and ''Film/{{Soapdish}}''. These higher-profile roles eventually led to his being cast as Creator/CharlieChaplin in the 1992 {{biopic}} ''Film/{{Chaplin}}'', for which he gained an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor.

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During the [[TheEighties 1980s]], he was a cast member on the NBC sketch show ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (his ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[[note]]His uncle, Jim Downey, was a cast member on the show in the 1979-1980 season and, next to Rob Smigel[[note]]the Smigel (the voice of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog and the man behind the TV Funhouse cartoons that aired on the short-lived sketch series ''Series/TheDanaCarveyShow'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', and the short-lived SubvertedKidsShow, ''TV Funhouse''[[/note]] Funhouse'') and Creator/LorneMichaels himself, is the longest-running writer this show has ever had. Jim Downey has since left the show in 2013) 2013)[[/note]] and had roles in a series of coming-of-age films associated with the Creator/BratPack. He was cast to read one of the letters in the 1987 film ''Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam'' before his rise to fame. ''Film/LessThanZero'' 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 ''Film/AirAmerica'' and ''Film/{{Soapdish}}''. These higher-profile roles eventually led to his being cast as Creator/CharlieChaplin in the 1992 {{biopic}} ''Film/{{Chaplin}}'', for which he gained an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Actor.
21st Apr '16 10:42:33 PM pepsimax
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** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''

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** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''Avengers|2012}}'' (2012)
21st Apr '16 10:42:04 PM pepsimax
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!! Selected filmography:
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (1985) {{as himself}}
* ''Film/LessThanZero'' (1987) as Julian Wells
* ''Film/{{Chaplin}}'' (1992) as Creator/CharlieChaplin
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'' (2000) as Larry Paul
* ''Film/KissKissBangBang'' (2005) as Harry Lockhart
* ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'' (2005) as Joseph Wershba
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}'' (2007) as Paul Avery
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2008 -- present) as Tony Stark / ComicBook/IronMan:
** ''Film/{{Iron Man|1}}'' (2008)
** ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' (2008) [[note]]in {{the stinger}}[[/note]]
** ''Film/IronMan2'' (2010)
** ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''
** ''Film/IronMan3'' (2013)
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (2015)
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' (2016)
** ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' (2017)
** ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' (2018, 2019)
* Creator/GuyRitchie's ''Sherlock Holmes'' series (2009 -- present) as Literature/SherlockHolmes:
** ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' (2009)
** ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' (2011)
* ''Film/TropicThunder'' (2008) as Kirk Lazarus / Sgt. Lincoln Osiris
27th Jan '16 1:55:54 AM Fireblood
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* PrettyBoy: Had boyish looks in his early days. Later in his career, he's got to be a {{Hunk}}.

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* PrettyBoy: Had boyish looks in his early days. Later in his career, he's got gotten to be a {{Hunk}}.
16th Dec '15 8:42:12 AM CaptainCrawdad
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[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Oh, and he's now the voice for Mr. Peanut]].

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[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Oh, and he's now the voice for Mr. Peanut]].
Peanut.
13th Dec '15 1:24:05 PM TheFuzzinator
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** The scene with Tony eating blueberries wasn't scripted; RDJ had a habit of squirreling food away around the set, and was hungry when they were filming the scene.
26th Nov '15 7:35:17 PM MHMhasf1998
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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'', ''Film/AScannerDarkly'' and ''Film/KissKissBangBang''. He also had supporting roles in the mainstream films ''Film/{{Gothika}}'', ''Film/{{GoodNightAndGoodLuck}}'' and ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''. In 2004, Downey released his debut studio album ''The Futurist'', although he was involved with music a little earlier; that's him walking around in the Music/EltonJohn video for "I Want Love."

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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'', ''Film/AScannerDarkly'' and ''Film/KissKissBangBang''. He also had supporting roles in the mainstream films ''Film/{{Gothika}}'', ''Film/{{GoodNightAndGoodLuck}}'' ''Film/GoodNightAndGoodLuck'' and ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''. In 2004, Downey released his debut studio album ''The Futurist'', although he was involved with music a little earlier; that's him walking around in the Music/EltonJohn video for "I Want Love."
26th Nov '15 7:29:47 PM MHMhasf1998
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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'', ''Film/AScannerDarkly'' and ''Film/KissKissBangBang''. He also had supporting roles in the mainstream films ''Film/{{Gothika}}'' and ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''. In 2004, Downey released his debut studio album ''The Futurist'', although he was involved with music a little earlier; that's him walking around in the Music/EltonJohn video for "I Want Love."

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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'', ''Film/AScannerDarkly'' and ''Film/KissKissBangBang''. He also had supporting roles in the mainstream films ''Film/{{Gothika}}'' ''Film/{{Gothika}}'', ''Film/{{GoodNightAndGoodLuck}}'' and ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''. In 2004, Downey released his debut studio album ''The Futurist'', although he was involved with music a little earlier; that's him walking around in the Music/EltonJohn video for "I Want Love."
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