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ROBERT DOWNEY JR. (Dr. Kozak), has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after three decades in the business. Downey received an Academy Award® nomination and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of "Chaplin.” He most recently starred in George Clooney's critically acclaimed "Good Night, and Good Luck.” and in the action/comedy "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” directed by Shane Black and co-starring Val Kilmer. His forthcoming films include Richard Linklater's futuristic drama, "A Scanner Darkly,” with Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson, and Curtis Hanson's poker drama "Lucky You.”

In October 2003, Downey was seen in two very different films: "The Singing Detective,” a remake of the acclaimed BBC hit of the same name with Adrien Brody, Katie Holmes and Robin Wright-Penn, and the dark thriller "Gothika,” starring Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz. Downey made his prime-time television debut in 2001, joining the cast of the Fox-TV series "Ally McBeal,” playing the role of attorney Larry Paul. For this role, he won the Golden Globe® award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, as well as the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Comedy Series. In addition, Downey was nominated for an Emmy® for outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

In 2000, Downey co-starred with Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire in "Wonder Boys,” directed by Curtis Hanson, and with Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in the hit comedy "Bowfinger.” In 1999, he starred in James Toback's "Black and White” and with Annette Bening and Aidan Quinn in "In Dreams,” directed by Neil Jordan. The previous year, he was seen with Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes in Warner Bros.' "U.S. Marshals,” directed by Stuart Baird, and starred with Heather Graham and Natasha Gregson Wagner in the critically acclaimed "Two Girls and a Guy,” directed by James Toback.

In 1997, Downey was seen in Robert Altman's "The Ginger Bread Man,” starring with Kenneth Branagh, Daryl Hannah and Embeth Davitz; "Hugo Pool,” directed by his father, Robert Downey, Sr., starring Sean Penn and Patrick Dempsey; and in Mike Figgis' "One Night Stand.”

Downey played a Restoration-era physician in 1995's "Restoration,” with Hugh Grant, Meg Ryan and Ian McKellen, directed by Michael Hoffman. Also that year, he starred in "Richard III” with McKellen. Prior to that, he starred in Robert Altman's "Short Cuts” (1993) and in the comedy "Hearts and Souls.” His early film credits include "The Last Party,” "Soapdish,” "Air America,” "Chances Are,” "True Believer,” "Johnny Be Good,” "1969,” "Less than Zero,” "The Pick-Up Artist,” "Back to School,” "Tuff Turf,” "Weird Science,” "Firstborn” and "Pound,” in which he made his feature-film debut and was directed by Robert Downey, Sr.

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