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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.'s 'The Judge' selected to open Toronto Film Festival

Robert Downey Jr.'s 'The Judge' selected to open Toronto Film Festival

TORONTO, July 25 (UPI) --Canada's 2014 Toronto International Film Festival is to open with a screening of David Dobkin's "The Judge," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.
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Robert Downey Jr. discusses his role in 'Iron Man 4'

Robert Downey Jr. discusses his role in 'Iron Man 4'

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --"Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. says he is open to reprise the role in a fourth movie: "Why give up the belt?"
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Jonah Hill officiated Adam Levine's wedding to Behati Prinsloo

Jonah Hill officiated Adam Levine's wedding to Behati Prinsloo

LOS CABOS , Mexico, July 21 (UPI) --Jonah Hill was reportedly "hysterical" while he officiated Adam Levin's wedding to Behati Prinsloo in Cabo San Lucas on Saturday.
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Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall star in 'The Judge'

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall star in 'The Judge'

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall star as a combative father and son in the film "The Judge."
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Robert Downey Jr., wife Susan, expecting second child together

Robert Downey Jr., wife Susan, expecting second child together

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan, are expecting a baby girl, due this November.
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Robert Downey Jr. releases statement after son's arrest

Robert Downey Jr. releases statement after son's arrest

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) --Robert Downey Jr. issued a statement following the arrest of his son Indio Downey alleging that he "likely inherited" addiction from the actor.
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Robert Downey Jr.'s son arrested for cocaine possession

Robert Downey Jr.'s son arrested for cocaine possession

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 30 (UPI) --Indio Downey, Robert Downey Jr.'s son, was arrested for cocaine possession in West Hollywood Saturday afternoon.
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Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow to ride electric Harley Davidson in 'Avengers' sequel

Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow to ride electric Harley Davidson in 'Avengers' sequel

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) --Scarlett Johansson's Marvel character Black Widow will reportedly ride the new electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
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Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. post photos from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' shoot

Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. post photos from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' shoot

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. have taken to social media to share photos from the set of "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
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Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

Paul Bettany confirms and discusses his role as Vision in 'Avengers 2'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Paul Bettany confirmed and discussed his role as Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" during an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
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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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