Robert Downey Jr. is the latest actor to play the famed British detective Sherlock Holmes. In this new version, he gets involved in a murder case where there is some suspicion that the victim rose from the dead. He has to contend with an arch-villain (Mark Strong) and an enticing femme fatale (Rachel McAdams). But with his trusty friend, Dr. Watson (Jude Law) by his side, he's ready for anything. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Categories: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery. Year: 2009.
Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes
Scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton), cut off from the life he knew and the woman he loves (Liv Tyler), seeks a cure to his unique condition, which causes him to turn into a raging, green giant when he comes under emotional stress. While running from General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt) and the US Army, Banner comes close to a cure, but all is lost when solider Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) volunteers for an experimental procedure that turns him into a powerful, destructive monster. Now, the very same men who hunted for him must rely on Banner to control the creature within him and save the world from Blonsky's reign of terror. Directed by Louis Leterrier. With Tim Blake Nelson and Lou Ferrigno. Categories: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Based on a Comic. Year: 2008.
Robert Downey Jr. in The Incredible Hulk
When billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is kidnapped in Afghanistan and forced to assemble a secret weapon, he instead creates a high-tech metal suit that helps him escape. Forced to wear the armor to stay alive after an accident, Stark redesigns his weaponry upon his return to the US and sets out to stop an evil plot. Directed by Jon Favreau. With Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges and Samuel L. Jackson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Based on a Comic. Year: 2008.
Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man
While searching for his next story, LA Times journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) happens upon Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a homeless Julliard trained musician who suffers from schizophrenia. Once a promising musical prodigy, Ayers now supports himself by playing violin and cello on the streets. While Lopez attempts to help Ayers get back on his feet and realize his dreams, the two form an unlikely bond that transforms both of their lives. Directed by Joe Wright. With Catherine Keener, Nelsan Ellis, Stephen Root, Tom Hollander, Justin Martin and Lisa Gay Hamilton. Categories: Drama, Biography, Music. Year: 2008.
Robert Downey Jr. in The Soloist
After heading deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia to film the most expensive war movie of all time, the film's self-absorbed stars, Tug Speedman (Ben Stiller), Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), are abandoned by their frustrated director (Steve Coogan) and find themselves in a real war. Thinking that the gun fire and explosions are just part of the film, Speedman and company play along, eventually becoming the soldiers they are portraying in order to make it out alive. Directed by Ben Stiller. With Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Bill Hader and Nick Nolte. Categories: Action, Comedy, War. Year: 2008.
Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder
Struggling to fit in at his new public high school, wealthy teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) uses his natural charm and deft senses of perception to position himself as an amateur psychiatrist for his fellow students. Setting up shop in a bathroom stall, Charlie dishes out advice and prescription drugs with the help of his partner, Murphy Bivens (Tyler Hilton). Charlie's sessions lead to some personal discovery of his own, allowing him to find romance and accept who he is. Directed by Jon Poll. With Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis and Kat Dennings. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
Robert Downey Jr. in Charlie Bartlett
Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) is an ultra-competitive poker player, who has problems with commiting to realtionships and living up to expectations. His mission to win the 2003 World Series of Poker is complicated when he meets Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore), a beautiful singer, and tries to overcome his history of running away from his feelings. Meanwhile, as the tournament progress, it seems inevitable that Huck will have to face his estranged father (Robert Duvall) at the final table. Directed by Curtis Hanson. With Horatio Sanz, Debra Messing and Robert Downey Jr.. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2007.
Robert Downey Jr. in Lucky You
Newspaper cartoonist Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) becomes obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac, a serial killer who terrorized San Francisco with a string of murders and cryptic messages to the media during the 1960s and 1970s. Though he has no personal stake in the case, Graysmith slowly pieces together missed clues and identifies possible suspects with the help of newspaper reporter Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) and Inspector David Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), even as the crimes are forgotten by the rest of the city. Directed by David Fincher. With Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox and Chloë Sevigny. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Based on a True Story. Year: 2007.
Robert Downey Jr. in Zodiac
Dito (Robert Downey Jr.), a writer in LA, returns to his childhood home of Astoria, Queens to convince his ill father (Chazz Palminteri) to go to the hospital. Through flashbacks, we see how young Dito (Shia LaBeouf) grew up, meet the friends he left behind and come to understand that his old neighborhood will always be a part of him. Directed by Dito Montiel. With Channing Tatum, Dianne Wiest, Rosario Dawson, Anthony DeSando and Eric Roberts. Categories: Crime, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2006.
Robert Downey Jr. in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Fred Arctor (Keanu Reeves) works as an undercover cop investigating the trafficking of Substance D, a drug that produces split personalities in its users. Hooked on Substance D himself, Fred is also Bob, a notorious drug dealer. As Fred sets up a sting to tear down Bob's operation once and for all, Bob begins a complicated relationship with Donna (Winona Ryder), an addict who just might lead him to his downfall. Directed by Richard Linklater. With Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Rory Cochrane. Categories: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Robert Downey Jr. in A Scanner Darkly
When workaholic D.A. Dave Douglas (Tim Allen) takes on a case involving an animal laboratory, he once again sacrifices time with his wife (Kristin Davis) and kids (Zena Grey and Spencer Breslin) for his job. But, when Dave is accidentally infected with a top-secret serum that causes him to transform into a sheep dog, everything changes, and Dave is able to get a whole new insight on his family's life. Directed by Brian Robbins. With Danny Glover and Robert Downey Jr.. Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
Robert Downey Jr. in The Shaggy Dog
Directed by actor George Clooney, who also has a supporting role, this film is a period drama about television news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) and his fight to report the truth about Senator Joseph McCarthy.. Times were so repressive then that an executive couple (Patricia Clarkson and Robert Downey Jr.) had to conceal their marriage. Frank Langella plays William Paley, the head of the network. Directed by George Clooney. With Matt Ross, Grant Heslov, Reed Diamond and Jeff Daniels. Categories: Drama, History. Year: 2005.
Robert Downey Jr. in Good Night, and Good Luck.