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ROBERT DOWNEY JR. (Paul Avery) has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. Downey received an Academy Award® nomination and won the BAFTA (British Academy Award) Best Actor for his performance in the title role of "Chaplin,” released in 1992. 

Downey was recently seen in "Fur,” opposite Nicole Kidman in a film inspired by the life of Diane Arbus, the revered photographer whose images captured attention in the early 1960s. He also appeared in "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” based on the novel by Dito Montiel, costarring Rosario Dawson, which he also helped produce. 

Downey was seen as a rotoscoped (live-action derived animation) version of himself in the 2006 summer hit "A Scanner Darkly,” based on the book by Philip K Dick. Directed by Richard Linklater, the film co-stars Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Woody Harrelson playing characters living in a drug-filled, paranoid, Big Brother-like future.

In 2005, Downey was in the Academy Award®-nominated film "Good Night and Good Luck,” directed by George Clooney. He was also seen in the action comedy "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” directed by Shane Black and co-starring Val Kilmer.

In October 2003 Downey was seen in two very different films: "The Singing Detective,” a musical/drama/remake of the popular BBC hit of the same name, featuring Downey singing and dancing alongside Adrien Brody, Katie Holmes and Robin Wright-Penn; and "Gothika,” starring Halle Berry and Penelope Cruz, in which Downey played a psychiatrist who works in a mental institution.

Downey made his primetime television debut in 2001 when he joined the cast of the Fox-TV series "Ally McBeal,” playing the role of attorney Larry Paul, winning 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 Toby Maguire in "Wonder Boys,” directed by Curtis Hanson. In this dramatic comedy, Downey played the role of a bisexual literary agent. In April 2000 he appeared alongside Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in the hit comedy "Bowfinger.”

In September of 1999 he starred in "Black and White,” written and directed by James Toback, along with Ben Stiller, Elijah Wood, Gaby Hoffman, Brooke Shields and Claudia Schiffer. "Black and White” is about a group of white high school teens and their excursions into the lives of Harlem's black hip-hop crowd. In January of 1999, he played the villain opposite Annette Bening and Aidan Quinn in "In Dreams,” directed by Neil Jordan 

In 1998, Downey co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones and Wesley Snipes in. "U.S. Marshals,” directed by Stuart Baird; and 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 Gingerbread Man,” starring with Kenneth Branagh, Daryl Hannah and Embeth Davitz; and in "One Night Stand,” directed by Mike Figgis and starring Wesley Snipes and Nastassja Kinski.

His other film credits include "Restoration,” "Richard III,” "Natural Born Killers,” "Short Cuts,”, "The Last Party,” "Soapdish,” "Air America,” "Chances Are,” "True Believer,” "Johnny Be Good,” "Less Than Zero,” "The Pick-up Artist,” "Back to School,” "Weird Science,” "Firstborn,” and "Pound,” in which he made his feature film debut and which was directed by Robert Downey Sr.

On Nov. 23, 2004, Robert Downey Jr. released his debut album called The Futurist on the Sony Classics Label. The album, which contains eight original songs , shows off his sultry singing voice..

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