BLACK AND WHITE
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. previously starred in Toback's critically acclaimed "Two Girls
and A Guy" and "The Pick Up Artist." One of Hollywood's most
gifted actors, Downey's talents have been showcased in a number of memorable
and disparate roles. He received an Academy Award nomination and won the
British Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of
TriStar Pictures' "Chaplin."
Downey also starred in "Restoration" with Hugh Grant, Meg Ryan and
Ian McKellen and has worked for many notable directors, including two stints
with Robert Altman on "Short Cuts" and "The Gingerbread
Man." He starred as a tabloid TV journalist who exploits a murderous couple
to boost his ratings in Oliver Stone's controversial "Natural Born
Killers" and he joined Wesley Snipes and Nastassja Kinski in Mike Figgis'
"One Night Stand."
Having made an indelible impression in some of his earliest films, including
"Less Than Zero," "Back To School" and "Weird
Science," his ability to defy stereotyping and shine in comedies, dramas,
action films and period pieces equally is evidenced by his subsequent roles. He
co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes in "U.S. Marshalls;"
with Holly Hunter in Jodie Foster's "Home For The Holidays;" he
played a young man with a special relationship to four ghosts in "Hearts
and Souls" and co-starred with Sean Penn in "Hugo Pool," directed
by his father. He also appeared with Sally Field and Whoopi Goldberg in "Soapdish,"
co-starred with Mel Gibson in "Air America," co-starred with Ian
McKellen in "Richard III" and with Kiefer Sutherland in
Downey, who made his film debut in his father's film "Pound," was
also seen in "Firstborn," "Tuff Turf," "Johnny Be
Good," "True Believer," and "Chances Are."
He also directed and starred in the documentary, "The Last Party,"
and was most recently seen in Neil Jordan's "In Dreams" co-starring
with Annette Bening and Aidan Quinn.
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