Robert Downey, Jr.

: A Biography Table of Contents
Robert Downey, Jr.: A Biography Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. Robert Downey, Jr.: A Biography
The Singing Detective

The Sick Puppy

From BAFTA's Best Actor to Favorite Buttkicker

Iron Man and Warmachine

Old Costumes and Press Junkets

Telling It Like It Is

Odds and Ends of an Odd Fellow

Above All An Artist

Sources and Further Reading

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The Singing Detective

One way or another, Robert Downey Jr.'s reputation as a drug addict and a playboy has
been an essential aspect of his career and public persona since he broke out in the
1980s. The influence of his habits is unquestionable, from the way his real-life struggle
with substance abuse mirrored his character Julian's rapid deterioration in Less Than
Zero to the winking acknowledgment of his past problems in more recent roles like hard-
living hero Tony Stark in the Iron Man franchise and literary cocaine icon Sherlock
Holmes. Downey has been showered with critical accolades, award nominations and big
paychecks on both sides of addiction. The real question is whether his audience prefers
him as a fascinating scoundrel or a delightfully profane poster boy for redemption, and if
it's even possible to have one without the other.

When Mel Gibson made headlines in 2006 for a drunk driving arrest and the antisemitic
rant that followed, Robert Downey Jr. was at the head of a very short line of people in
Hollywood to come to his defense. Downey and Gibson met on the set of Air America and
would be close friends ever since. Gibson told W Magazine in 2007, “He was one of the
first people to call and offer the hand of friendship. He just said, ‘Hey, welcome to the
club. Let's go see what we can do to work on ourselves.”

That was the voice of today's Robert Downey Jr. That was the man post-rehab, post-
prison, post-divorce and post-disaster that very nearly ruined his career. That was the
voice of the man who couldn't get a gig in the movie business for two solid years until Mel
Gibson footed the toxic insurance bill for Downey's role as the lead in 2003's most
important flop, The Singing Detective.

Robert Downey Jr. spent significant periods of time between 1996 and 2001 in
rehabilitation centers and prison, resulting in so many high-profile legal battles and
breached contracts that he struggled to get any work at all following his release from the
Corcoran II drug treatment facility. In the three years following his lauded supporting
performance in Wonder Boys (2000), Downey's only screen credits were three short films
and a run on the Fox series Ally McBeal that ended with him being fired for drug-related
behavioral problems. This led to years of trouble qualifying for the insurance coverage
that has become de rigueur for A-list actors signing onto a major motion picture. When
Mel Gibson vouched for Downey during the production of The Singing Detective, he was

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putting his own career on the line as well. The film may have crashed critically and
financially, but it put Robert Downey Jr. back on the silver screen.

The Singing Detective was an adaptation of a BBC miniseries of the same name. It was
the kind of project that could have been great but was ultimately doomed to fail. It got
batted around Hollywood for years being toyed with and ultimately passed up by the likes
of David Cronenberg and Robert Altman until it landed at Icon Productions, the company
Mel Gibson formed with Bruce Davey, a fellow Aussie in the film business. Dennis Potter,
who wrote the original Singing Detective, had been dead for a decade by the time
director Keith Gordon brought it to the screen in the U.S.

The result was a jumbled mess of postmodern storytelling that abandoned the irony and
allusions to World War II England that made the BBC production resonate beyond its
intentionally disorienting conceits. The story of a pulp mystery novelist who escapes the
pain of advanced psoriasis through fantasy, The Singing Detective is a mess on the
screen but a fascinating (if unintentional) reflection of its star. Robert Downey Jr. not only
grew up in front of the camera, he has often been indistinguishable from the characters
he plays. The Singing Detective marks the first time he seemed aware of that blurry
existential line and made use of it to better his art. Audiences may have hated the film to
the tune of a $7.4 million budget shortfall but Downey's performance put him back in the
spotlight as an actor worth taking seriously.

2003 was the border between the two sides of Robert Downey Jr.'s life and career. He
caught another break in Mathieu Kassovitz's horror blockbuster Gothika. The critical
reception for the film didn't do Downey any favors but his budding relationship with
producer Susan Levin laid the groundwork for his career's rebirth. The two would marry
and then work together again on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the first of a long line of films that
cast Downey as a motor-mouthed miscreant to capitalize on his public persona. The raw,
revealing trajectory he took from Kiss Kiss onward led Downey into prestigious and
profitable territory that dwarfed the acclaim of his early career.

By the time 2006, the year of Mel Gibson's own rock-bottom moment, rolled around,
Robert Downey Jr. was clean, sober and enjoying a revitalized stint as a starring actor. He
didn't get back on track alone, though. It was only with a lot of help from friends and
family that he pushed past his demons to find respect and new recognition for his talents.
He was understandably reluctant to shy away from the one man in the movie business
who took the risk of hiring him when no one else would. The empathy Downey showed for
Gibson in that dark moment wasn't just a case of one friend vouching for another, it was
an understanding hard-earned through decades of loss and confusion.

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His willingness to pour so much of himself into his roles as well as his relationships is at
the core of what makes Robert Downey, Jr. such a capable actor. Perhaps more than any
other performer of his generation, he gives a piece of the deepest parts of himself when
he works. That devotion put him on the brink of death and destitution more than once
when his life was defined by addiction. In the world after The Singing Detective, Downey
uses his characters to tell his audience the story of his recovery.

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The Sick Puppy

Like so many actors of his generation, Robert Downey Jr. was born into the art. Unlike
George Clooney, Drew Barrymore and Nicolas Cage, Downey wasn't a scion of Hollywood
royalty. Instead, he was the son of the provocative underground scene. Both on and off
screen, his life was made of harder stuff.

Robert Downey Sr. was born Robert John Elias, taking his stepfather's name to enlist with
the army as a minor. After a storied life as a soldier, a boxer, a baseball player and a
playwright, he entered the world of 1960s counter-culture as an independent filmmaker.
He married Elsie Ford and the couple had two children, Allyson and Robert Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. made his screen debut in 1970 at the tender age of five when his
father cast him as a sick puppy in Pound, the adaptation of his 1961 play The
Comeuppance. Not long after, the boy would try marijuana for the first time. It was under
his father's supervision and it would begin a habit that would weigh Robert Jr. down for
decades to come.

Taking drugs and making movies were two things Robert Downey Jr. shared with his
father. He appeared in four of Downey Sr.'s films between 1970 and 1980. After Downey
Jr.'s parents divorced in 1975, he moved from Greenwich Village to Los Angeles with his
father and attended Santa Monica High School, matriculating with many of his future co-
stars in the “Brat Pack” movies that defined a significant part of '80s youth culture. He
would fly the nest in 1982 at the age of 17 to pursue acting in New York, starting on the
stage at the Joyce Theater under Norman Lear. He picked up his first professional film
role in 1983's Baby It's You and briefly appearing on Saturday Night Live during its low-
rated period in 1985.

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Via Alan Light

As Robert Downey Jr.'s profile rose, he continued to work with his father. Starting with
America in 1986 and ending with Hugo Pool in 1997, the two shared the set on six films.
All the while, they were both battling addiction. Downey Sr. described his years struggling
with a cocaine habit as “A horrible fucking nightmare” in a 1996 interview with
Us Weekly. By the time he was making a splash on his own in the '80s, Downey Jr. had
already graduated to regular heroin use.

The filming of Less Than Zero is when Downey's drug problem began to invade his
career. He played Julian Wells, the drug addict in Bret Easton Ellis's novel about the
decadence of Los Angeles in the 1980s. Downey describes that time as when he first
worked under the influence. “Until that movie, I took my drugs after work and on the
weekends,” he told The Guardian in 2003, “…the character was an exaggeration of
myself. Then things changed and, in some ways, I became an exaggeration of the

Less Than Zero may have been the earliest case of Robert Downey Jr.'s life and art being
nearly indistinguishable but it would have plenty of company as the years passed.

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From BAFTA's Best Actor to
Favorite Buttkicker

The awards game is one that Robert Downey Jr. never really played despite the flood of
accolades he has received for the better part of his career. Throughout the '80s he
popped up in a lot of bit parts and meatier roles that nonetheless lacked the prestige
factor awards show judges tend to seek. That all changed in 1992 when Downey stepped
into the shoes and mustache of Charlie Chaplin.

Richard Attenborough's adaptation of silent film star Charlie Chaplin's autobiography was
one of the most high-profile releases of 1992. It made the nomination lists of the big
three shows (the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the British Academy of Film
and Television Arts Awards) but only picked up one win. Robert Downey Jr. took home his
first of many statues at the BAFTA show for Best Actor in Chaplin.

Charlie Chaplin was the perfect role for Downey at the time. His work had always been an
even split between drama and comedy, so it was only natural to give him the task of
fleshing out the ups and downs of one of the world's most famous funny men. Downey
mimics Chaplin's iconic mannerisms perfectly while making his off-camera personality
believable. His sympathetic performance connects with Downey's own life and career at
the time. Chaplin, too, first performed at the age of five, had an addict for a father and
dropped out of school to pursue a life in entertainment. Both Chaplin and the man who
portrayed him were prodigious talents cut from the same precocious, high-risk cloth.

The 1990s were peppered with other awards and recognitions for Robert Downey Jr. He
received the genre-focused Saturn Award for Heart and Souls, the Venice Film Festival
Volpi Cup and Golden Globe along with the cast of Short Cuts for their ensemble work,
and the Boston Society of Film Critics award for Best Supporting Actor in One Night Stand.
Those awards were few and far between, though, compared his accolades the next

Between 2000 and 2010, Robert Downey Jr. was in 27 movies and was nominated for an
award in 13 of them. Even factoring out the lesser awards like the IGN Best Cameo award
he got for The Incredible Hulk or the Kids' Choice Award for Best Buttkicker in Iron Man 2,

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the list is impressive. Downey enjoyed BAFTA, Sundance, Oscar and Satellite nods (among
others) for his work in a rich field of varied and memorable movies. This is the period that
found him giving restrained performances in Good Night and Good Luck and The Soloist,
only to be hilariously outlandish in Tropic Thunder and a certified action star in Iron
Man in the interim. He even lent his pipes to the Fox animation hit Family Guy to play
Patrick Pewtershimdt, a rarely recurring character who is Lois Griffin's brother and the
infamous “Fat Guy Strangler”.

Downey also took the time in 2004 to release an album of six original tracks and two
covers called The Futurist. Many of the songs reference his acting work and the tone of
the record is generally wistful. To date, he has stated no plans to release another album.
Of Downey's side projects, his production company with wife Susan, called Team Downey,
seems to have more of his attention. Working with Warner Bros., Team Downey is slated
to produce a number of films over the next several years, starting with Steve McQueen's
heist epic Yucatan that has been on the shelf for ages.

With the twin blockbuster franchises of Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey
Jr.'s schedule for the foreseeable future is in action movie sequels. Both properties will
have their third outing (the fourth for Iron Man counting the super hero ensemble piece
The Avengers) between 2013 and 2014.

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Iron Man and Warmachine

In the climactic act of Iron Man 2, Tony Stark needs to call on his friend Rhodey to don
the Warmachine suit and fight alongside Iron Man. It's certainly an attempt to up the ante
in the grand tradition of sequel escalation and it's a way to fully integrate Don Cheadle
into the action scenes, but there's something else going on in those go-for-broke final
moments. The dramatic arc of the film finds Tony Stark alienating his friends with
increasingly flamboyant, even addictive, behavior. Where he used to only wear the Iron
Man suit when it was necessary, the second act has Stark wearing it almost all the time.

Now, Iron Man 2 isn't a veiled addiction story. If it was, the addictive substance (the suit)
wouldn't be the solution to the central conflict. Ultimately, it's the story of an incredibly
talented, impressive person losing control of the very things that make him talented and
impressive, then learning to care for and respect himself by finally letting the people
closest to him be impressive in their own right. For his artistic genius, undeniable passion
and penchant for self-destruction, Robert Downey Jr. is the Iron Man of acting. He needs
his partners to be at his best.

Downey's first partner in life and in work was undoubtedly his father. Though he is
culpable in the substance addictions that nearly destroyed his son, Robert Downey Sr.
also fostered his craft in an environment few child actors get to experience. Robert
Downey Jr. didn't earn his first credits on popcorn fare aimed at children or on forgettable
television properties. Instead, he worked with serious actors on his father's cultishly
revered independent films like Greaser's Palace. Today, Downey Jr. brings those same
underground cinema sensibilities to even his most crowd-pleasing roles. Iron Man and
Sherlock Holmes don't need to be deep, complex characters but Downey makes them so,
if only because his dedication to craft is in the very foundation of his life and work.

Robert Downey Jr.'s love life has always been a source of stability for him and his
romantic partners have been instrumental in keeping him alive through his years battling
addiction. After moving to New York to establish himself, Downey met actress Sarah
Jessica Parker when they co-starred in the 1984 drama Firstborn. The two maintained a
relationship for seven years while both their stars rose and defied the Hollywood cliché of
actor couples who never really see each other.

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“Sarah Jessica would pull me out of a hangover and we'd go pick out furniture together.
She is a force of nature!” Downey told Parade Magazine in 2008, adding, “I was in love
with Sarah Jessica and love clearly was not enough. I was meant to move on.”

Despite the heartbreak, Downey's split with Parker wasn't a wake up call about his drug
habit. He continued to use during his nine-year marriage to Deborah Falconer. The two
have a son together who was born in 1993, Indio Falconer Downey, but Robert Downey
spent extended periods of time away from the boy as he went in and out of prison and
rehab through the 1990s. When Downey was arrested in 2001 and sentenced to the stay
in Corcoran II that would prove to be a turning point in his life, Falconer left him and their
divorce was finalized in 2004.

In his current wife, Susan Downey (nee Levin), Robert Downey Jr. has a partner in his
recovery process. Harper's Bazaar notes in a 2009 interview with Susan that she is
known as “The Miracle That Saved Robert Downey Jr.” and the two embarked on a clean
and sober life together after wrapping Gothika. Downey relapsed briefly in 2003 but
kicked the habit, seemingly for good, after Susan threatened to leave him. Today they
have a home in Venice Beach and a son, Exton, born in 2012.

The version of Robert Downey Jr. that emerged following his marriage to Susan Levin is
the picture of recovery. Where once there were drugs, drinks and run-ins with the police,
now there is yoga, meditation and a marriage that Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie
calls “Symbiotic… a real yin and yang.” Downey's recent hobbies fall on the more spiritual
side of things, like a devotion to Wing Chun Kung Fu, a martial art that relies on balance
and relaxation.

To say that Robert Downey Jr.'s output has slowed in recent years is a bit of misnomer.
He's still averaging one film a year while juggling a controlling stake in a production
company as well as fatherhood. His Hollywood cache has never been higher and despite
years of representing the follies of fame, today he is the picture of health and a critical

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Old Costumes and Press Junkets

The period between 2010 and 2015 for Robert Downey Jr. will go down in history as a
cavalcade of sequels and the promotions ahead of them. In those years, the man really
only has two characters to work with: Tony Stark/Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes.

Downey didn't just inhabit the Tony Stark character, he redefined him for a new
generation. Between his nuanced take on the comic book classic and director Jon
Favreau's warm, personable approach to the story, Iron Man became the gold standard
for super hero movies by being character-driven rather than merely a spectacle. It took
in $585 million at the box office and its sequel brought home $40 million over and above
that. The huge profit from the Iron Man films and the universal critical praise for his
performance has made Downey one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. He recently
reprized the role in the epic super hero ensemble The Avengers and he'll slip into the
robot suit one last time for Iron Man 3 in 2013.

The Sherlock Holmes franchise has also been a private mint, bringing in just shy of a
billion dollars to Silver Pictures and Warner Bros. with the original and A Game of
Shadows. These movies haven't received as glowing a response from critics as the Iron
Man films have but Downey's performance, as always, has been far from the list of
failings. The as-yet-untitled third installment of the detective action/comedy is currently in
the works and is slated for 2014.

When he's not on set, Robert Downey Jr. can often be found on the promotional circuit
beside co-stars like Jude Law and Scarlett Johansson. His tone in interviews and press
panels, though not without a bit of his famous humor, is one of incredible gratitude. In
a U.K. press conference for The Avengers in April 2012 he said of the multiple Marvel
franchises, “I just don't understand why everything's gone this well, but in this one
instance in my life it seems to be the situation.”

That gratitude colors most of Downey's public statements in his life since Iron Man and his
marriage to Susan Levin. Whether he's on the road promoting one of the biggest movies
of the year or lounging on the deck of his palatial home in Venice Beach, Downey seems
all too aware of his good fortune. He's no longer a tabloid favorite and the journalistic air
around him has come to embrace his clean, sober and happy persona after a few years

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of skepticism when he first turned the corner in 2003.

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Telling It Like It Is

Robert Downey Jr. is a crackerjack interview subject, if only for his seemingly endless
supply of shameless, candid quotes. He's a man who has moved from the top to the
bottom of life so often that he only ever speaks to the middle anymore.

“I mean, I see it, you know, around town. I smell it all the time. But I don't even know
what it's like to be stoned any more.”

That's Downey's response to a question posed in a 2010 Daily Record interview about a
pot-smoking scene in the buddy comedy Due Date. In the film, Downey plays a straight-
laced man on his way home to see the birth of his child when he's forced into an
impromptu road trip with a goofball played by Zach Galifianakis. Downey was more than
six years sober when the script called for his character to smoke pot, but the actor was
unfazed by the association with his life before recovery.

“It's like I've got a shotgun in my mouth with my finger on the trigger, and I like the taste
of the gun metal.”

This particular chestnut is a perfect distillation of Robert Downey Jr.'s destructive drug
habit. Colorful as the statement is, it didn't impress Judge Lawrence Mira at his 1999 trial
for repeated parole violation. He was sentenced to three years, which included time
already served, and it would prove to be his last incarceration to date.

“My dad was in the army. And my dad was a boxer. And he always seemed like a really
formidable guy to me. And then what did I do? I went to acting camp.”

Downey's interview with W Magazine in 2007 is titled “Call Him Mr. Clean” and it's full of
this kind of reflection and self-examination. He had developed a clear understanding of
who he was, where he came from and how he got to where he is today.

“It's so cool. It's just so gratifying. This morning I was feeling this overwhelming sense of
gratitude. I was having an argument with myself, and the thing that came into my head
was, If two plus three is five, then five minus three is two — do you fucking get it?”

The 2009 Esquire Magazine interview with Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most
entertaining, unique documents of the man's life in print. It's a showcase of the insane

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energy, boundless positivity and familiar eccentricity that define Downey as a great

Via emeritano

“For a long time, I needed to make a movie that edged Chaplin. With The Singing
Detective, I think I've finally edged it. It's made me realise that I've too much to lose to
fuck up again and go back to the mess that I was.”

When Downey gave an interview to The Guardian in 2003, The Singing Detective had just
wrapped. It was his first major motion picture job in years and the time of his final relapse
before making his breakthrough with Susan Levin at his side. It would still be a few years
before he became one of the Hollywood elite again but 2003 was, without a doubt, the
year Downey turned over a new leaf.

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Odds and Ends of an Odd Fellow

When he was 10 years old, Robert Downey Jr. briefly lived in England where he
studied classical ballet.

Downey was nearly cast in the role of Duckie in the John Hughes classic Pretty In
Pink but the role ultimately went to Jon Cryer.

The right-handed Downey trained to perform complex tasks left-handed to properly
portray consummate southpaw Charlie Chaplin. In the film, he plays musical
instruments and handles a tennis racquet in his natural off-hand.

Both Downey and Winona Ryder lost out on the lead roles in Woody Allen's
Melinda and Melinda because of insurance issues, Downey for his drug history
and Ryder for her highly publicized shoplifting conviction in 2001.

The cover art for Robert Downey Jr.'s album The Futurist is his own work, while the
track list art is a collaboration he did with his son, Indio.

Downey's guest role in Family Guy was at his own request to fulfill a promise he made
to Indio, who was a fan of the show.

Paramount Pictures delayed the release of The Soloist, causing it to miss the Academy
Award nomination deadline. Downey's role in the film was rumored to be a favorite of
Academy judges. Along with his nomination for Tropic Thunder, he would have earned
nominations for two films in the same year.

Downey lent his voice to Nissan for a series of commercials for their 2012 line of cars.

California Proposition 36, which reformed incarceration laws for drug-related offenses,
went into effect just shortly before Downey was sentenced for his parole violation.
Without the reforms, he would not have been given rehabilitation treatment
during his sentence.

For failing to disclose his criminal history while traveling, Robert Downey Jr. is no
longer welcome in the nation of Japan.

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Above All An Artist

Everyone loves an anti-hero. After all, he's the ultimate symbol of hope. Unlike the hero,
who is always and forever good, or the villain, who is always and forever evil, the anti-
hero is a fundamentally good person who struggles with personal darkness on the way to
redemption. He lets us believe that goodness is possible even for the most flawed among

Robert Downey Jr. is a real-life anti-hero. His very public personal travails and subsequent
recovery have given his life an unlikely three-act structure in keeping with the way his
characters and his real self so often bleed together. He spent his first twenty years
showing incredible promise, then twenty more years squandering that promise in
increasingly dangerous, dire forms of self-destruction. Now in the middle of the twenty
years after that, Downey exhibits the kind of balance, confidence and gratitude that can
only come from narrowly escaping total obliteration. Still, for all his modern-day positivity,
he's still as frank and delightfully arrogant as he was when he first stepped into the

Though Downey's audience frequently engaged with this redemption story in tabloids, the
more lasting documents of his time in this world will be his films. From drug addicts to
detective novelists to super heroes, every character Robert Downey Jr. has ever played
has been a reflection of something fundamental about himself.

This natural comfort in front of the camera is the logical conclusion of Downey's
upbringing. He was raised on his father's film sets and he learned to act at the exact time
when he was learning to socialize in real life. Robert Downey Jr. the actor and Robert
Downey Jr. the private individual are one in the same. From there, it's just a hop, skip and
a leap to making no meaningful distinction between his characters and himself. That is
why playing Julian Wells nearly killed the man, why humanizing Charlie Chaplin beyond his
international iconography was the perfect task for him in 1992, why playing up the pathos
of genius Tony Stark was a no-brainer for him.

Perhaps no other artist of his generation has been so raw, so candid in his work while also
being so entertaining. Downey's craft is why we respect him but the fun of his public
persona is why we love him. The joy of seeing him give such energetic performances and

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interviews as a sober, happily married man is a big part of his recovery's triumph. If
there's one lesson in the story of Robert Downey Jr. (and there are most assuredly more
than one), it's that the drugs and the eccentricity that have defined him may share some
common ground but they aren't inextricably connected.

Downey didn't or couldn't work when he was fighting his demons. After hitting bottom,
after Corcoran II and after the uncertain days of his insurance troubles, he got back to
what he does best. Downey is doing the finest work of his life today and he's doing it with
a clear head. In the end, we love the entertainer most of all when he's entertaining.

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Sources and Further Reading


The Telegraph, Robert Downey, Jr. asks forgiveness for Mel Gibson

People Magazine, Hitting Bottom

The Huffington Post, Robert Downey, Jr. As A Five Year Old In 'Pound'

The Guardian, More than skin deep

The New York Times, Review/Film; Robert Downey Jr. in Charlie Chaplin Life Story

Slant Magazine, Robert Downey Jr. The Futurist

Parade Magazine, After fighting drugs and demons, Robert Downey Jr. says: 'I rose
from the ashes'

Harper's Bazaar, Susan Downey: Iron Woman

Digital Spy, 'The Avengers' UK press conference interviews in full

The Daily Record, Robert Downey Jr: I don't even know what it's like to be stoned any

W Magazine, Robert Downey Jr? Call him Mr. Clean

Esquire Magazine, Robert Downey Jr.: The Second Greatest Actor in the World, ROBERT DOWNEY JR. IS THE NEW VOICE OF NISSAN'S NEW

For Further Information

Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography

Team Downey, TeamDowney at

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Fox News, Robert Downey Jr. happy to be a team player in 'The Avengers'

People Magazine, Double Talk: Robert Downey Jr. & Zach Galifianakis

Los Angeles Times, Robert Downey Jr. revisits his film career

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