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Watch first trailer for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Watch first trailer for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) --Marvel released a teaser trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" after the preview leaked online Wednesday.
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Robert Downey Jr. to star as Iron Man in 'Captain America 3'

Robert Downey Jr. to star as Iron Man in 'Captain America 3'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr. will reportedly star as Iron Man in a "Civil War" storyline in "Captain America 3."
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Dax Shepard shares his nude scene fears

Dax Shepard shares his nude scene fears

TORONTO, Oct. 9 (UPI) --Dax Shepard was concerned his nude scene in "This is Where I Leave You" would make people hate him.
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Robert Downey Jr. will ask Matthew Broderick to see ex Sarah Jessica Parker

Robert Downey Jr. will ask Matthew Broderick to see ex Sarah Jessica Parker

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr. said he would ask Matthew Broderick's permission to see ex-girlfriend Sarah Jessica Parker while he is New York.
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Robert Downey Jr. discusses his future with Marvel

Robert Downey Jr. discusses his future with Marvel

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr. confirmed there will be no "Iron Man 4," but told David Letterman he and Marvel have a plan.
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Robert Downey Jr. open to Mel Gibson-directed 'Iron Man 4'

Robert Downey Jr. open to Mel Gibson-directed 'Iron Man 4'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr. previously insisted there are no plans for an "Iron Man 4," but said he would change his mind if Mel Gibson came on to direct.
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Robert Downey Jr., Judi Dench set for BAFTA LA honors

Robert Downey Jr., Judi Dench set for BAFTA LA honors

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Judi Dench are to be honored at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards.
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Robert Downey Jr. stars in new trailer for 'The Judge'

Robert Downey Jr. stars in new trailer for 'The Judge'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr.'s character confronts his issues with his father (Robert Duvall) as he attempts to clear his dad's name in a new trailer for "The Judge."
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Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Marvel and Disney release official plot details for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Hot off a summer of winning critics and the box office, Disney released new details about the sequel to Marvel's flagship franchise, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
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Robert Downey Jr. will not return for an 'Iron Man 4'

Robert Downey Jr. will not return for an 'Iron Man 4'

TORONTO, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr. has starred in three successful "Iron Man" films, but says there is "no plan" for a fourth installment.
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Jeremy Renner says Hawkeye may appear in 'Captain America 3'

Jeremy Renner says Hawkeye may appear in 'Captain America 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Jeremy Renner says there are "rumblings" he will appear as master archer Hawkeye in "Captain America 3."
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Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character was 'devilish'

Billy Bob Thornton says his 'Fargo' character was 'devilish'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Billy Bob Thornton says his character on "Fargo," Lorne Malvo, was almost "other world-ish" in his devilry, and lived "by the rules of the animal kingdom."
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Justin Bieber pleads guilty to reckless driving in Miami DUI arrest

Justin Bieber pleads guilty to reckless driving in Miami DUI arrest

MIAMI, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Justin Bieber was not in court Wednesday when his attorney entered a guilty plea to careless driving and resisting arrest in the singer's January DUI arrest.
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Sandra Bullock tops Forbes list of best paid actresses

Sandra Bullock tops Forbes list of best paid actresses

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Sandra Bullock beat out America's BFF Jennifer Lawrence for the top spot on Forbes' 2014 list of top-earning actresses.
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Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio charged with felony drug possession

Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio charged with felony drug possession

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio Downey has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance following his June arrest in West Hollywood.
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Robert Downey Jr., who stars in the motion picture sci-fi thriller "Iron Man 2", attends the premiere of the film with his wife Susan at the El Capitan Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on April 26, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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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. Weird Science (1985) and Less Than Zero (1987) which 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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