ROBERT DOWNEY JR. (Dr. John Dolittle/Executive Producer) is
a two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner best known for his
performance in the title role of the blockbuster franchise Iron Man. In summer
2008, under the direction of Jon Favreau, Downey received praise from critics
and audiences for his performance of the now iconic Marvel Comics' superhero. He
went on to reprise his role in the record-breaking films Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3,
The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War,
Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War and most recently, Avengers:
Endgame. The film, which saw Downey Jr. star in his iconic role as Tony
Stark/Iron Man for the final run, was an unprecedented cinematic journey ten
years in the making that spanned the entire all-star cast of the MCU. It
currently holds the record of the highest grossing film of all time, garnering
more than $2.79 billion at the worldwide box-office.
Additionally, Downey Jr. and Team Downey are producing the adaptation of the
Paul Tremblay thriller novel, A Head Full of Ghosts, with Osgood Perkins
attached to direct and write. Simultaneously, he and Team Downey will produce
Annapurna Pictures' untitled feature based on Gimlet Media's Reply All podcast
episode "Man of the People," which tells the true story of charlatan Dr. John
Brinkley who scams his way to fame and fortune using fake medicine, populism and
the newest technology of the time: radio.
On the television side, Downey Jr. is executive producing HBO's Perry Mason
starring Matthew Rhys, with episodes directed by Tim Van Patten and Deniz Gamze
Erguven; written by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald. The limited series, which is
gearing up for a summer 2020 premiere, is a take on the classic unorthodox
investigator/defense attorney character created by Erle Stanley Gardner. He is
also in post-production on the pilot Sweet Tooth for Warner Bros. TV and an
eight-episode docuseries entitled Age of AI for YouTube Originals. The series
will explore the impact of A.I. and how it is transforming the way people live
and work, both now and in the future. Downey Jr. will executive produce
alongside Team Downey and Sonar Entertainment, in partnership with Network
Entertainment's, Derik Murray and Paul Gertz.
Previously, Downey Jr. earned a Golden Globe Award for his performance as the
lead role in the action adventure Sherlock Holmes. The film brought in more than
$524 million at the global box-office and was followed by the equally prosperous
sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which earned more than $545 million
worldwide. He was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Supporting
Actor category for his work in Ben Stiller's 2008 comedy hit Tropic Thunder. His
performance as Kirk Lazarus also brought him Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen
Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations. In 1992, Downey Jr. was honored with his
first Academy Award nomination in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of
Charlie Chaplin in Richard Attenborough's acclaimed biopic Chaplin, for which he
also received a Golden Globe Award nomination, in addition to garnering him a
BAFTA Award and a London Film Critics' Award.
In 2014, Downey Jr. was seen in the culinary inspired film Chef directed by
Jon Favreau, which won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. That
year, Downey Jr. also starred in and executive produced The Judge, featuring
Robert Duvall and Billy Bob Thornton, under the Team Downey banner.
Downey Jr.'s other recent films include Due Date, alongside Zach Galifianakis
for director Todd Phillips; Joe Wright's The Soloist, opposite Jamie Foxx; David
Fincher's Zodiac, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal; A Scanner Darkly, with Keanu Reeves
and directed by Richard Linklater; Fur: An Imaginary Portrait Of Diane Arbus,
opposite Nicole Kidman for director Steven Shainberg; and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,
alongside Val Kilmer for director Shane Black. He also shared a SAG Award
nomination as a member of the ensemble cast of George Clooney's true-life drama
Good Night, And Good Luck and a Special Jury Prize won by the ensemble cast of A
Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, which was presented at the 2006 Sundance Film
Downey Jr.'s long list of film credits also include: Gothika, The Singing
Detective, Wonder Boys, U.S. Marshals, One Night Stand, Home For The Holidays,
Richard III, Natural Born Killers, The Gingerbread Man, Short Cuts, Heart And
Souls, Soapdish, Air America, Chances Are, True Believer, Less Than Zero, Weird
Science, Firstborn, Only You and Pound, in which he made his acting debut under
the direction of Robert Downey Sr.
On the small screen, Downey Jr. made his primetime debut in 2001 when he
joined the cast of the series Ally McBeal. For his work on the show, he won a
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion
Picture Made for Television and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding
Actor in a Comedy Series. In addition, Downey was nominated for an Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
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