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"I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker."

"I've always just shown up and tried to figure out what's for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night."

"When you have a good script you're almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script.
With a terrible script you hustle and try to make it better. But with a good script it can be trouble
because you rest on your laurels, so to speak, you think it's going to translate easily."

— Robert Downey, Jr.

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Robert Downey, Jr. entry at Wikipedia
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Robert Downey, Jr.'s credits [since 1970] at Internet Movie Database

Robert Downey, Jr. has received
two nominations for an Oscar, 1993 & 2009
BAFTA Best Actor Award for "Chaplin" [1992]
shared Special Volpi Cup at Venice Film Festival, 1993
two Saturn Awards, 1994 & 2009
L.A. Outfest Screen Idol Award for "Wonder Boys" [2000]
Screen Actors Guild Award for Male Actor in a Comedy Series, 2001
Best Actor Award at Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival, 2003
Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year Award in 2004
Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, 2006
ShoWest Convention Male Star of the Year Award, 2008
two Irish Film and Television Awards for Best International Actor, 2009 & 2010
footprints in the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre {December 7, 2009}
an American Cinematheque Gala Tribute in 2011
and #1 on Forbes Magazine list of Highest Paid Movie Actors for 2013

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Robert Downey, Jr.'s credits [since 1970] at Internet Movie Database

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Robert Downey, Jr. Star Collection DVD box set  "The Robert Downey, Jr. Star Collection" DVD Box Set [2009]
M.G.M. Video color DVD set [11/2009] 4 disks for $19.93
contains 4 feature films: "Back To School" [1986], "Home For The Holidays"
[1995], "Richard III" [1995], and "Charlie Bartlett" [2007]
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"Back To School" [Fox June 1986]
Back To School comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield  A raucous millionaire enrolls in college to prove to his slacker son the importance of education, but soon is the campus party king. Directed by Alan Metter; starring Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Keith Gordon, Robert Downey Jr., Paxton Whitehead, M. Emmet Walsh, Adrienne Barbeau, William Zabka, Ned Beatty, Severn Darden & Edie McClurg, with cameos by comedian Sam Kinison, author Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and the Oingo Boingo Band
M.G.M. widescreen color Extra-Curricular Edition DVD [8/2007] for $6.49
Good Times Video color VHS [5/2001] for $2.48
full credits at IMDb

"The Pick-Up Artist" [Sept 1987] /tt0093737/
Produced by Warren Beatty, written & directed by James Toback, starring Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr.


"Chaplin"  [TriStar Dec 1992]
Chaplin 1992 bio-feature  Lovingly made bio-film covering Charlie Chaplin's early life in England, his professional success and personal failures in Hollywood, and his exile in Switzerland. Produced & directed by Richard Attenborough; color cinematography by Sven Nykvist; starring Robert Downey Jr. {as Charlie}, Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, Moira Kelly, Anthony Hopkins, Penelope Ann Miller, Dan Aykroyd, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Kline, Maria Pitillo (as Mary Pickford}, Deborah Moore, Diane Lane & Nancy Travis; Oscar noms for Best Actor [RD], Best Original Score, Best Art Direction; won BAFTA for Best Actor [RD]
Lions Gate letterbox-widescreen color DVD [5/98] for $10.99
Lions Gate widescreen color VHS [3/98] out of prodn/used
Lions Gate color VHS [1/99] out of prodn/used
Sony soundtrack CD by John Barry [12/92] for $9.98
full credits from IMDbfilm entry at Wikipedia'Perfect Charlie' film fansite

Life & Art of Charles Chaplin docufilm  "Charlie: The Life & Art of Charles Chaplin" [Warner Home Video Feb 2004]
A dazzling two-hour-plus documentary by critic Richard Schickel, with clips from Charlie Chaplin's films and interviews of Woody Allen, Richard Attenborough, Claire Bloom, Geraldine Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Milos Forman, Marcel Marceau, composer David Raksin, critic Andrew Sarris, Martin Scorsese, Jeffrey Vance and others.
Written & directed by Richard Schickel; narrated by Sydney Pollack • full credits from IMDb
MK2 / Warner Home Video widescreen color/b&w DVD [3/2004] for $29.95

"Home For The Holidays" [1995] /tt0113321/
Co-produced & directed by Jodie Foster; starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft & Charles Durning

"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" [2005]
starring: Robert Downey Jr., Michelle Monaghan B000BLI0SC = UK

"Good  Night,  And,  Good  Luck"
[Warner Independent Oct 2005]
Good Night, and Good Luck poster   TV newsman Edward R. Murrow airs a story about a man discharged from the Navy without a trial. Murrow is accused of being a 'Communist sympathizer', and the C.B.S. news team goes on the offensive. "See It Now" airs a series of shows detailing the lies and un-Constitutional tactics of Senator Joe McCarthy, leading to McCarthy's censure by the U.S. Senate.
Co-written & directed by & co-starring George Clooney; starring David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella, with Joseph McCarthy via archive footage; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Script, Best Actor {DS, of course), Best Cinematograpy & Best Art Direction
Warner widescreen b&w DVD [3/2006] for $14.99
full credits from IMDbofficial moviesite

"A Scanner Darkly" [Warner July 2006]
A Scanner Darkly movie poster  Wild rotoscope animated tale of a future where an undercover drug agent begins to lose his mind from the drugs that flood the society he is surveilling. Written & directed by Richard Linklater; based on the 1977 novel by Philip K. Dick [1928-82]; starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder & Woody Harrelson
Warner widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2010] for $9.49
Warner widescreen color DVD [12/2006] for $14.95
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $6.29

"Tropic  Thunder" [DreamWorks Aug 2008]
Tropic Thunder movie poster  "A very subtle satire [of Hollywood] wrapped in a very broad comedy." – Devin O'Leary, Weekly Alibi film critic The hapless director of an over-budget jungle war epic decides to submit his actors to boot camp in Southeast Asia, which morphs into real combat with real rebels and real ammo. Co-produced, co-written, directed by & starring Ben Stiller; co-written by Justin Theroux & Etan Cohen; co-starring Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Steve Coogan, Danny R. McBride, Nick Nolte & Tom Cruise
DreamWorks Video widescreen color DVD [11/2008] for $14.49
DreamWorks widescreen color Unrated Director's Cut DVD [11/2008] 2 disks for $24.49
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site {requires Flash}

"Sherlock Holmes" feature film
[Warner Bros. December 2009]
Sherlock Holmes 2009 movie starring Robert Downey, Jr. & Jude Law   Holmes & Watson arrest a Satanist aristocrat; after trial for murder and sentence to hanging, he promises from the gallows to return from the dead and destroy Britain. Co-written & directed by Guy Ritchie; cinematography by Philippe Rousselot; original music by Hans Zimmer; starring Robert Downey Jr. {as Holmes}, Jude Law {as Watson}, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Kelly Reilly & Eddie Marsan {as Insp. Lestrade}
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2010] for $17.99
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [3/2010] for $9.49
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site
movie tie-in paperback "Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture"
Penguin 7½x5 movie tie-in pb [9/2009] for $10.98

"Due Date" [Warner Bros. Nov 2010]
Due Date road movie comedy  Location filming in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia and at Albuquerque, Albuquerque Studios, Las Cruces, Las Vegas & Santa Fe in New Mexico; starring Robert Downey Jr. & Zach Galifianakis; DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows"
feature film [Warner Bros. Dec 2011]
Sherlock Holmes 2011: A Game of Shadows movie starring Robert Downey, Jr. & Jude Law  Holmes and Watson trace a series of murders to arch-fiend Prof. James Moriarty, who is planning to cause a World War. Directed by Guy Ritchie; written by Michele & Kieran Mulroney; music by Hans Zimmer; returning stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams & Kelly Reilly; also starring Stephen Fry {as batty Mycroft Holmes}, Jared Harris {as Moriarty} & Noomi Rapace
Warner Home Video Blu-ray/DVD combo [6/2012] 2 disks for $24.96
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2012] for $19.99
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [6/2012] for $14.96
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

untitled Sherlock Holmes 3 feature film  
[Warner Bros. release in 2013?]
Announced 10/2011: Warner Bros. has hired Drew Pearce to write a script (while also writing
"Iron Man 3"); returning stars include Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law • latest info at IMDb

"The Judge" [Warner Bros. 2014?]  
A successful attorney returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town’s judge, is the
main suspect in her murder; David Dobkin is directing; signed stars include Downey, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio
& Billy Bob Thornton • latest info at IMDb

"Perry Mason" Movie Project [Warner Bros. 2014?]  
Announced 10/2011: Robert Downey Jr. is in talks to star in the newly-launched “Perry Mason” movie
franchise at Warner Brothers; added 2/2012: Marc Guggenheim is hired to write the script • latest info at IMDb

"Pinocchio" [Warner Bros. - in development]  
Announced 11/2012: Project supposedly will have Tim Burton direct Robert Downey, Jr.;
new script by Jane Goldman, partly based on Downey’s notes • latest info at IMDb

Music of Robert Downey, Jr.

official B.M.G./Robert Downey, Jr. music site

Works About Robert Downey, Jr.

Shining in Shadows, Movie Stars of the 2000s book edited by Murray Pomerance  "Shining In Shadows: Movie Stars of The 2000s" [2011]
Edited by Murray Pomerance

Chapters/topics include: Jennifer Aniston, Jack Black, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Hilary Swank, Kate Winslet & Renee Zellweger
Rutgers Univ Press pb [10/2011] for $25.95
Rutgers Univ Press hardcover [10/2011] for $72.00

Playboy Magazine August 1991: 20 Questions - Robert Downey, Jr.

Playboy Magazine December 1997: Robert Downey Jr. Interview

"Biography: Robert Downey, Jr." [2010]

"Robert Downey Jr: The Fall and Rise of The Comeback Kid" [8/2010] by Ben Falk

"Robert Downey Jr: The Biography" [5/2011] by Martin Howden

"Robert Downey Jr." biography [8/2011] by Amie Jane Leavitt

Robert Downey, Sr. [b. 1936]
red carpet photo of Robert Downey, Sr.,_Sr.

"Putney  Swope"  [Herald/Cinema V July 1969]
SWOPE takeoff on the Obama campaign HOPE poster by Shepard Fairey   Putney Swope poster   Putney Swope movie  Outrageous is the only word for this jaw-dropper of a satire on the advertising world. The main movie is black-and-white, with color commercials that you will not believe. The bite is still fierce even after 40+ years.
Written & directed by Robert Downey Sr.; starring Arnold Johnson
Rhino Video b&w/color DVD [5/2001] for $17.96
Rhino Video b&w/color VHS [2/95] for $14.95
full credits from IMDb

"Eclipse Series 33: Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr." [Criterion Collection 2012]
"Babo 73", "Chafed Elbows", "No More Excuses", "Putney Swope", "Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight

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Robert Downey, Jr. entry at Wikipedia
browse Robert Downey, Jr. movies on DVD at Amazon
Robert Downey, Jr.'s credits [since 1970] at Internet Movie Database

official B.M.G./Robert Downey, Jr. music site {dead? expiring 7/2013}
Robert & Susan Downey's production company 'Team Downey' is based at Warner Bros.
'Downey Unlimited' fansite

Online sales in association with  cinema books catalog at Amazon

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