TWO GIRLS AND A GUY
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. is one of today's most versatile and
critically acclaimed actors. He is the recipient of a 1992 Academy
Award nomination and won the British Academy Award for Best Actor
for his complex performance in the title role of "Chaplin,"
directed by Richard Attenborough.
His film roles range from a 17th Century physician in the Oscar-winning
period epic "Restoration" to a tabloid TV journalist
in Oliver Stone's hyper-modern crime story "Natural Born
Killers"; from Jodie Foster's family comedy "Home for
the Holidays" to the Generation X exploration "Less
Than Zero"; from an aspiring make-up artist whose friend
has just committed murder in Robert Altman's "Short Cuts"
to a young man negotiating his relationship with four ghosts in
"Heart and Soul."
Downey previously worked with director James Toback in the comedy
"The Pick-Up Artist," and his other film roles include
"Richard III," "Air America," "Only You,"
"Chances Are," "Soapdish," "The Last
Party," "True Believer," "Johnny Be Good,"
"1969," "Weird Science," "Back to School"
and "Pound," in which he made his feature film debut
under the direction of his father.
Downey's most recent films include "One Night Stand,"
directed by Mike Figgis and starring Wesley Snipes and Nastassja
Kinski and "Hugo Pool," directed by his father Robert
Downey Sr., opposite Sean Penn and Patrick Dempsey.
He will next be seen in Robert Altman's adaptation of John Grisham's
legal thriller "The Gingerbread Man" opposite Kenneth
Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Daryl Hannah, Robert Duvall and Tom Berenger.
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