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Robert Downey Jr.

Robert John Downey, Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor who made his screen debut at the age of five, appearing in his father's film Pound. He has appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as Less Than Zero and Weird Science. Other films he has starred in include Air America, Soapdish, and Natural Born Killers. He starred as the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000 for drug charges, Downey joined the cast of the TV series Ally McBeal playing Calista Flockhart's love interest. His performance was praised and he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film. 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 sobriety. His more recent films include The Singing Detective, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, A Scanner Darkly, Gothika, Zodiac and Tropic Thunder. In 2008, Downey played the role of Marvel

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Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio -- Arraignment Delayed While He Gets Drug Treatment

Robert Downey Jr.'s Son
Arraignment Delayed While He Gets Drug Treatment

Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio won't have his day in court just yet ... TMZ has learned his arraignment scheduled for Thursday was pushed back because the 20-year-old is still getting treatment in… READ MORE >

Robert Downey Jr's Son Indio Charged with Felony Drug Possession

Robert Downey Jr.'s Son
Charged with Felony Drug Possession

Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio has been charged with felony possession of  a controlled substance ... TMZ has learned.As TMZ previously reported, the 20-year-old was arrested in June after… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Robert Downey Jr.  -- Deeply Involved in Son's Struggle with Sobriety

Robert Downey Jr.
Deeply Involved in Son's Struggle with Sobriety

Robert Downey Jr. has been very privately helping his son struggle with addiction problems for years ... with some success ... sources connected with the family tell TMZ.TMZ broke the story ...… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Arrested for Drugs -- Cocaine Possession (UPDATE)

Robert Downey Jr.
Son Arrested for Coke Possession (UPDATE)

8:00 AM PDT:  Robert Downey Jr. just released the following statement to TMZ: “Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Howard Stern -- Famous Pals Show Up For Birthday Bash Empty Handed

Howard Stern
Famous Pals Show Up for BD Bash Empty Handed

Howard Stern's birthday party Friday in New York was packed with celebs like Jimmy Kimmel and Gary Dell'Abate .. and most got him the same thing for his big 6-0 -- NOTHING!The late night host and… READ MORE >

- 214 days ago
Robert Downey Jr. Saves Choking Victim's Life ...  OR DID HE???????

Robert Downey Jr.
Saves Choking Victim's Life ... OR DID HE???????

Robert Downey Jr. rushed to perform the Heimlich on a female choking victim in Miami or so the victim thought -- but in actuality it was just a normal dude ... WHO LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE ROBERT DOWNEY… READ MORE >

- 828 days ago
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dr. Watson: Who'd You Rather?

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dr. Watson
Who'd You Rather?

Here are "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" stars Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) and Jude Law (Dr. Watson) at the film's London premiere the other day.Question is ... More Who'd you rather?… READ MORE >

- 991 days ago
Robert Downey Jr. -- MSNBC Host?

Robert Downey Jr.
Is an MSNBC Host?

Here's "Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr. at an event in L.A. the other day (left) -- and cable news host Rachel Maddow in NYC earlier this year (right).Both are very capable of handling their… READ MORE >

- 1048 days ago
Robert Downey Jr.:  Forgive Mel Gibson

Robert Downey Jr.
Forgive Mel Gibson

Robert Downey Jr. created what could become a turning point in Mel Gibson's public rehab last night, by heaping praise on Mel, telling a large crowd of celebrities that Mel deserved… READ MORE >

- 1054 days ago
Robert Downey Jr. & Mel Gibson: Double-Double Date

Robert Downey Jr. & Mel Gibson:
Double-Double Date

Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson got together for a friendly celebrity power lunch yesterday, but it didn't go down at one of those super-expensive Hollywood joints -- they got burgers at In-N-Out… READ MORE >

- 1262 days ago

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