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Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965)[2] is an American actor and singer. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. For three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015, Downey topped the Forbes
Forbes
list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors, making an estimated $80 million in earnings between June 2014 and June 2015.[3][4] Making his acting debut at the age of five, appearing in his father's film Pound (1970), Downey Jr. appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985) and the drama Less Than Zero (1987). He starred as the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won him the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. After being released in 2000 from the California
California
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison where he was on drug charges, Downey joined the cast of the TV series Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
playing Calista Flockhart's love interest. This earned him a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award. His character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After his last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey achieved sobriety. Downey Jr.'s career prospects improved when he featured in the black comedy crime Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
(2005), the mystery thriller Zodiac (2007), and the satirical action comedy Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder
(2008); for the latter he was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor. Beginning in 2008, Downey began portraying the role of Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man
Iron Man
in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in several films as either the lead role, member of an ensemble cast, or in a cameo. Each of these films, with the exception of The Incredible Hulk, has grossed over $500 million at the box office worldwide; four of these—The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War—earned over $1 billion. Downey Jr. has also played the title character in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
(2009), which earned him his second Golden Globe
Golden Globe
win, and its sequel (2011), both of which have earned over $500 million at the box office worldwide. As of 2017, the U.S. domestic box-office grosses of Downey Jr.'s films total over US $4.2 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $9.6 billion, making Downey Jr. the fifth highest-grossing U.S. domestic box-office star of all time.[5]

Contents

1 Early life and family 2 Career

2.1 1983–1995: Beginnings and critical acclaim 2.2 1996–2001: Career troubles 2.3 2001–2007: Career comeback 2.4 2008–present: Blockbuster films and further success 2.5 Upcoming projects

3 Other ventures

3.1 Music 3.2 Production company

4 Personal life

4.1 Relationships and family 4.2 Addiction and sobriety 4.3 Religious beliefs 4.4 Political views 4.5 Work ethic

5 Filmography 6 Discography

6.1 Studio album 6.2 Soundtrack appearances

7 Awards and nominations 8 References 9 External links

Early life and family Downey was born in Manhattan, New York on April 4, 1965, the younger of two children. His father, Robert Downey Sr., is an actor and filmmaker, while his mother, Elsie Ann (née Ford), was an actress who appeared in Downey Sr.'s films.[6] Downey's father is of half Lithuanian Jewish, one-quarter Hungarian Jewish, and one-quarter Irish descent, while Downey's mother had Scottish, German, and Swiss ancestry.[7][8][9] Downey and his older sister Allyson grew up in Greenwich Village.[10] As a child, Downey was "surrounded by drugs". His father, a drug addict, allowed Downey to use marijuana at age six, an incident which his father said he now regrets.[10] Downey later stated that drug use became an emotional bond between him and his father: "When my dad and I would do drugs together, it was like him trying to express his love for me in the only way he knew how." Eventually, Downey began spending every night abusing alcohol and "making a thousand phone calls in pursuit of drugs".[11] During his childhood, Downey had minor roles in his father's films. He made his acting debut at the age of five, playing a sick puppy in the absurdist comedy Pound (1970), and then at seven appeared in the surrealist Greaser's Palace
Greaser's Palace
(1972).[8] At the age of ten, he was living in England and studied classical ballet as part of a larger curriculum.[12] He attended the Stagedoor Manor
Stagedoor Manor
Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York as a teenager. When his parents divorced in 1978, Downey moved to California
California
with his father, but in 1982, he dropped out of Santa Monica High School, and moved back to New York to pursue an acting career full-time.[13] Downey and Kiefer Sutherland, who shared the screen in the 1988 drama 1969, were roommates for three years when he first moved to Hollywood to pursue his career in acting.[14] Career 1983–1995: Beginnings and critical acclaim Downey began building upon theater roles, including in the short-lived off-Broadway musical American Passion at the Joyce Theater in 1983, produced by Norman Lear. In 1985, he was part of the new, younger cast hired for Saturday Night Live, but following a year of poor ratings and criticism of the new cast's comedic talents, he and most of the new crew were dropped and replaced.[13] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine named Downey the worst SNL cast member in its entire run, stating that the "Downey Fail sums up everything that makes SNL great."[15] That same year, Downey had a dramatic acting breakthrough when he played James Spader's sidekick in Tuff Turf and then a bully in John Hughes' Weird Science. He was considered for the role of Duckie in John Hughes' film Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink
(1986),[16] but his first lead role was with Molly Ringwald in The Pick-up Artist (1987). Because of these and other coming-of-age films Downey did during the 1980s, he is sometimes named as a member of the Brat Pack.[13][17] In 1987, Downey played Julian Wells, a drug-addicted rich boy, whose life rapidly spirals out of his control, in the film version of the Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Easton Ellis
novel Less Than Zero. His performance, described by Janet Maslin in The New York Times
The New York Times
as "desperately moving",[18] was widely praised, though Downey has said that for him "the role was like the ghost of Christmas Future" since his drug habit resulted in his becoming an "exaggeration of the character" in real life.[19] Zero drove Downey into films with bigger budgets and names, such as Chances Are (1989) with Cybill Shepherd
Cybill Shepherd
and Ryan O'Neal, Air America (1990) with Mel Gibson, and Soapdish
Soapdish
(1991) with Sally Field, Kevin Kline, and Whoopi Goldberg.[20][21][22] In 1992, he starred as Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
in Chaplin, a role for which he prepared extensively, learning how to play the violin as well as tennis left-handed. He had a personal coach in order to help him imitate Chaplin's posture, and a way of carrying himself.[23] The role garnered Downey an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Actor at the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
65th ceremony, losing to Al Pacino
Al Pacino
in Scent of a Woman.[24] In 1993, he appeared in the films Heart and Souls
Heart and Souls
with Alfre Woodard and Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
and Short Cuts
Short Cuts
with Matthew Modine
Matthew Modine
and Julianne Moore, along with a documentary that he wrote about the 1992 presidential campaigns titled The Last Party (1993).[25][26][27] He starred in the 1994 films, Only You with Marisa Tomei, and Natural Born Killers with Woody Harrelson.[28][29] He then subsequently appeared in Restoration (1995), Richard III (1995), Two Girls and a Guy (1998), as Special
Special
Agent John Royce in U.S. Marshals (1998), and in Black and White (1999).[30][31][32][33] 1996–2001: Career troubles

Downey at the premiere of Air America, 1990

From 1996 through 2001, Downey was arrested numerous times on drug-related charges including cocaine, heroin and marijuana[34] and went several times through drug treatment programs unsuccessfully, explaining in 1999 to a judge: "It's like I have a shotgun in my mouth, and I've got my finger on the trigger, and I like the taste of the gun metal." He explained his relapses by claiming to have been addicted to drugs since the age of eight, due to the fact that his father, also an addict previously, had been giving them to him.[35] In April 1996, Downey was arrested for possession of heroin, cocaine, and an unloaded .357 Magnum
.357 Magnum
handgun while he was speeding down Sunset Boulevard. A month later, while on parole, he trespassed into a neighbor's home while under the influence of a controlled substance, and fell asleep in one of the beds.[36][37] He received three years of probation and was ordered to undergo compulsory drug testing. In 1997, he missed one of the court-ordered drug tests, and had to spend six months in the Los Angeles County jail.[38] After Downey missed another required drug test in 1999, he was arrested once more. Despite Downey's lawyer, John Stewart Holden, assembling for his client's 1999 defense the same team of lawyers that successfully defended O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson
during his criminal trial for murder,[35] Downey was sentenced to a three-year prison term at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison
in Corcoran, California. At the time of the 1999 arrest, all of Downey's film projects had wrapped and were close to release. He had also been hired for voicing the devil on the NBC
NBC
animated television series God, the Devil
Devil
and Bob, but was fired when he failed to show up for rehearsals.[39][40] After spending nearly a year in the California
California
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, California, Downey, on condition of posting a $5,000 bail, was unexpectedly freed when a judge ruled that his collective time in incarceration facilities (spawned from the initial 1996 arrests) had qualified him for early release.[10] A week after his 2000 release, Downey joined the cast of the hit television series Ally McBeal, playing the new love interest of Calista Flockhart's title character.[41] His performance was praised and the following year he was nominated for an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category and won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Supporting Actor in a mini-series or television film.[42][43] He also appeared as a writer and singer on Vonda Shepard's Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life album, and he sang with Sting a duet of "Every Breath You Take" in an episode of the series. Despite the apparent success, Downey claimed that his performance on the series was overrated and said, "It was my lowest point in terms of addictions. At that stage, I didn't give a fuck whether I ever acted again."[19] In January 2001, Downey was scheduled to play the role of Hamlet
Hamlet
in a Los Angeles stage production directed by Mel Gibson.[44] Before the end of his first season on Ally McBeal, over the Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
2000 holiday, Downey was arrested when his room at Merv Griffin's Hotel and Givenchy Spa in Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs, California
was searched by the police, who were responding to an anonymous 911 call. Downey was under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of cocaine and Valium.[45][46] Despite the fact that, if convicted, he would have faced a prison sentence of up to four years and eight months, he signed on to appear in at least eight more Ally McBeal episodes.[47] In April 2001, while he was on parole, a Los Angeles police officer found him wandering barefooted in Culver City, just outside Los Angeles. He was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, but was released a few hours later,[48] even though tests showed he had cocaine in his system.[49] After this last arrest, producer David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
and other Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
executives ordered last-minute rewrites and reshoots and fired Downey from the show, despite the fact that Downey's character had resuscitated Ally McBeal's ratings.[50] The Culver City
Culver City
arrest also costed him a role in the high-profile film America's Sweethearts,[49] and the subsequent incarceration prompted Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
to shut down his planned stage production of Hamlet, as well. In July 2001, Downey pleaded no contest to the Palm Springs charges, avoiding jail time. Instead, he was sent into drug rehabilitation and received three years of probation, benefiting from the California
California
Proposition 36, which had been passed the year before with the aim of helping nonviolent drug offenders overcome their addictions instead of sending them to jail.[10][51] The book Conversations with Woody Allen
Woody Allen
reports that director Woody Allen wanted to cast Downey and Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
in his film Melinda and Melinda in 2005, but was unable to do so, because he could not get insurance on them, stating, "We couldn't get bonded. The completion bonding companies would not bond the picture unless we could insure them. We were heartbroken because I had worked with Winona before [on Celebrity] and thought she was perfect for this and wanted to work with her again. And I had always wanted to work with Bob Downey and always thought he was a huge talent."[52] In a December 18, 2000 article for People magazine entitled "Bad to Worse", Downey's stepmother Rosemary told author Alex Tresnlowski, that Downey had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder "a few years ago" and added that his bipolar disorder was "the reason he has a hard time staying sober. What hasn't been tried is medication and intensive psychotherapy".[53] In the same article, Dr. Manijeh Nikakhtar, a Los Angeles psychiatrist and co-author of Addiction or Self-Medication: The Truth (ISBN 978-1883819576), says she received a letter from Downey in 1999, during his time at Corcoran II, asking for advice on his condition. She discovered that "no one had done a complete [psychiatric] evaluation [on him]... I asked him flat out if he thought he was bipolar, and he said, 'Oh yeah. There are times I spend a lot of money and I'm hyperactive, and there are other times I'm down.'"[53] In an article for the March 2007 issue of Esquire, Downey told author Scott Raab that he wanted to address "this whole thing about the bipolar" after receiving a phone call from "the Bipolar Association" asking him about being bipolar. When Downey denied he had ever said he was bipolar, the caller quoted the People article, to which Downey replied, "'No! Dr. Malibusian said [I said I was bipolar]...', and they go, 'Well, it's been written, so we're going to quote it.'"[54] Downey flatly denied being "depressed or manic" and that previous attempts to diagnose him with any kind of psychiatric or mood disorder have always been skewed because "the guy I was seeing didn't know I was smokin' crack in his bathroom. You can't make a diagnosis until somebody's sober."[54] 2001–2007: Career comeback

Downey at the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con International
San Diego Comic-Con International
promoting Iron Man

After five years of substance abuse, arrests, rehab, and relapse, Downey was ready to work toward a full recovery from drugs, and a return to his career. In discussing his failed attempts to control his own addictive behavior in the past, Downey told Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
in November 2004 that "when someone says, 'I really wonder if maybe I should go to rehab?' Well, uh, you're a wreck, you just lost your job, and your wife left you. Uh, you might want to give it a shot."[55] He added that after his last arrest in April 2001, when he knew he would likely be facing another stint in prison or another form of incarceration such as court-ordered rehab, "I said, 'You know what? I don't think I can continue doing this.' And I reached out for help, and I ran with it. You can reach out for help in kind of a half-assed way and you'll get it and you won't take advantage of it. It's not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems... what's hard is to decide to do it."[55] Downey got his first post-rehab acting job in August 2001, lip-syncing in the video for Elton John's single "I Want Love".[56] Video director Sam Taylor-Wood shot 16 takes of the video and used the last one because, according to John, Downey looked completely relaxed, and, "The way he underplays it is fantastic".[57] Downey was able to return to the big screen after Mel Gibson, who had been a close friend to Downey since both had co-starred in Air America, paid Downey's insurance bond for the 2003 film The Singing Detective.[58] Gibson's gamble paved the way for Downey's comeback and Downey returned to mainstream films in the mid-2000s with Gothika, for which producer Joel Silver
Joel Silver
withheld 40% of his salary until after production wrapped as insurance against his addictive behavior. Similar clauses have become standard in his contracts since.[59] Silver, who was getting closer to Downey as he dated his assistant Susan Levin, also got the actor the leading role in the comedy thriller Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the directorial debut of screenwriter Shane Black.[60] After Gothika, Downey was cast in a number of leading and supporting roles, including well-received work in a number of semi-independent films: A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Good Night, and Good Luck, Richard Linklater's dystopian, rotoscoped A Scanner Darkly (in which Downey plays the role of a drug addict), and Steven Shainberg's fictional biographical film of Diane Arbus, Fur, where Downey's character represented the two biggest influences on Arbus' professional life, Lisette Model and Marvin Israel.[61] Downey also received great notice for his roles in more mainstream fare such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
and Disney's poorly received The Shaggy Dog.[62] On November 23, 2004, Downey released his debut musical album, The Futurist, on Sony Classical, for which he designed the cover art and designed the track listing label on the CD with his son Indio.[63] The album received mixed reviews,[64][65] but Downey stated in 2006 that he probably will not do another album, as he felt that the energy he put into doing the album was not compensated.[66] In 2006, Downey returned to television when he guest-starred on Family Guy in the episode "The Fat Guy Strangler". Downey had previously telephoned the show's production staff, and asked if he could produce or assist in an episode creation, as his son Indio is a fan of the show. The producers of the show accepted the offer and created the character of Patrick Pewterschmidt, Lois Griffin's long lost, mentally disturbed brother, for Downey.[67] Downey signed on with publishers HarperCollins
HarperCollins
to write a memoir, which in 2006, was already being billed as a "candid look at the highs and lows of his life and career". In 2008, however, Downey returned his advance to the publishers, and canceled the book without further comment.[68] In 2007, Downey appeared in David Fincher's mystery thriller Zodiac, which was based on a true story. He played the role of San Francisco Chronicle journalist Paul Avery, who was reporting the Zodiac Killer case.[69] 2008–present: Blockbuster films and further success

Downey promoting Iron Man
Iron Man
in Mexico City
Mexico City
in 2008

With all of the critical success Downey had experienced throughout his career, he had not appeared in a "blockbuster" film. That changed in 2008, when Downey starred in two critically and commercially successful films, Iron Man
Iron Man
and Tropic Thunder. In the article Ben Stiller wrote for Downey's entry in the 2008 edition of The Time 100, he offered an observation on Downey's commercially successful summer at the box office:

Yes, Downey is Iron Man, but he really is Actor Man ... In the realm where box office is irrelevant and talent is king, the realm that actually means something, he has always ruled, and finally this summer he gets to have his cake and let us eat him up all the way to the multiplex, where his mastery is in full effect. — Ben Stiller, The 2008 Time 100, entry No. 60, "Robert Downey Jr."[70]

In 2007, Downey was cast as the title character in the film Iron Man,[71] with director Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
explaining the choice by stating: "Downey wasn't the most obvious choice, but he understood what makes the character tick. He found a lot of his own life experience in 'Tony Stark'."[72] Favreau insisted on having Downey as he repeatedly claimed that Downey would be to Iron Man
Iron Man
what Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
is to the Pirates of the Caribbean series, a lead actor that could both elevate the quality of the film and increase the public's interest in it.[36][73][74][75] For the role Downey had to gain more than 20 pounds of muscle in five months to look like he "had the power to forge iron".[76] Iron Man
Iron Man
was globally released between April 30 and May 3, 2008, grossing over $585 million worldwide[77] and receiving rave reviews which cited Downey's performance as a highlight of the film.[78][79] As a result, both Downey and Favreau stated their interest in making an Iron Man
Iron Man
trilogy.[80] By October 2008, Downey had agreed to appear as Iron Man
Iron Man
in two Iron Man
Iron Man
sequels and The Avengers, featuring the superhero team that Stark joins, based on Marvel's comic book series The Avengers.[81] He also made a small appearance as Iron Man's alter ego Tony Stark in the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk, as a part of Marvel Studios' attempt to depict the same Marvel Universe on film by providing continuity among the movies.[82] Downey reprised the role again in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). After Iron Man, Downey appeared alongside Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
and Jack Black in the Stiller-directed Tropic Thunder. The three actors play a Hollywood archetype—with Downey playing a self-absorbed multi-Oscar-winning Australian method actor Kirk Lazarus—as they star in an extremely expensive Vietnam-era film called Tropic Thunder. Lazarus undergoes a "controversial skin pigmentation procedure" in order to take on the role of African-American platoon sergeant, Lincoln Osiris, which required Downey to wear dark makeup and a wig. Both Stiller and Downey feared Downey's portrayal of the character could become controversial:

Stiller says that he and Downey always stayed focused on the fact that they were skewering insufferable actors, not African Americans. "I was trying to push it as far as you can within reality", Stiller explains. "I had no idea how people would respond to it". Stiller screened a rough cut of the film [in March 2008] and it scored high with African Americans. He was relieved at the reaction. "It seems people really embrace it", he said.[83]

When asked by Harry Smith on CBS's The Early Show who his model was for Lazarus, Downey laughed before responding, "Sadly, my sorry-ass self".[84] Released in the United States on August 13, 2008, Tropic Thunder received good reviews with 83% of reviews positive and an average normalized score of 71, according to the review aggregator websites Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
and Metacritic, respectively.[85][86] It earned US$26 million in its North American opening weekend and retained the number one position for its first three weekends of release. The film grossed $180 million in theaters before its release on home video on November 18, 2008. Downey was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Lazarus.[87]

Downey with Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International

Opening in late April 2009 was a film Downey finished in mid-2008, The Soloist. The film was delayed from a November 2008 release by Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
due to the studio's tight end-of-year release schedule.[88] Critics who had seen the film in 2008 were mentioning it as a possible Academy Award
Academy Award
candidate.[89] Downey picked up an Academy Award nomination for the 2008 release year for his role in Tropic Thunder.[90] The first role Downey accepted after Iron Man
Iron Man
was the title character in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
released on December 25, 2009.[91] The film set several box office records in the United States for a Christmas Day release, beating the previous record holder, 2008's Marley & Me, by nearly $10M, and finished second to Avatar in a record-setting Christmas weekend box office. Sherlock Holmes ended up being the 8th highest-grossing film of 2009.[92][93] When Downey won the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his role as Sherlock Holmes, he noted in his acceptance speech that he had prepared no remarks because " Susan Downey
Susan Downey
(his wife and Sherlock Holmes producer) told me that Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(nominated for his role in The Informant!) was going to win so don't bother preparing a speech".[94] Following the success of 2008's Iron Man, Downey agreed to reprise his role as Tony Stark in two more Iron Man
Iron Man
films and The Avengers. After appearing in a connecting cameo scene at the end of the 2008 version of The Incredible Hulk, Downey returned as Tony Stark in the first of two planned sequels to Iron Man, Iron Man
Iron Man
2, which released in May 2010. Iron Man
Iron Man
2 grossed over $623M worldwide, becoming the 7th highest-grossing film of 2010.[95] Downey's other commercial film release of 2010 was the comedy road film, Due Date. The movie, co-starring Zach Galifianakis, was released in November 2010[96] and grossed over $211M worldwide, making it the 36th highest-grossing movie of 2010.[97] Downey's sole 2011 film credit was the sequel to the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which opened worldwide on December 16, 2011.[98] In 2012, Downey reprised the role of Tony Stark in The Avengers. The film received positive reviews[99] and was highly successful at the box office, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time both in the United States and worldwide.[100] His film, the David Dobkin-directed dramedy The Judge,[101] a project co-produced by his production company Team Downey, was the opening film at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014.[102] Downey played Tony Stark again in Iron Man
Iron Man
3, (2013),[103] Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).[104] Upcoming projects Downey is scheduled to star in an upcoming Pinocchio
Pinocchio
film,[105] as well as Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel.[106] Other ventures Music Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
has sung on several soundtracks in his films such as Chaplin, Too Much Sun, Two Girls and a Guy, Friends and Lovers, The Singing Detective and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. He released a CD in 2004 called The Futurist, and while promoting his film Tropic Thunder, he and his co-stars Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
and Jack Black
Jack Black
were back-up singers "The Pips" to Gladys Knight
Gladys Knight
singing "Midnight Train to Georgia".[107] Downey's most commercially successful recording venture to date (combining sales and radio airplay) has been his remake of the 1973 Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Christmas song "River", which was included on the Ally McBeal tie-in album Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas, released in 2000; Downey's character Larry Paul performs the song in the Ally McBeal episode "Tis the Season".[108] Production company On June 14, 2010, Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
and his wife Susan opened their own production company called Team Downey. Their first project was The Judge.[109] Personal life Relationships and family Downey started dating actress Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
after meeting her on the set of Firstborn. The couple later separated due to his drug addiction.[110] He married actress/singer Deborah Falconer on May 29, 1992, after a 42-day courtship.[111] Their son, Indio Falconer Downey, was born in September 1993.[112] The strain on their marriage from Downey's repeated trips to rehab and jail finally reached a breaking point; in 2001, in the midst of Downey's last arrest and sentencing to an extended stay in rehab, Falconer left Downey and took their son with her.[111] Downey and Falconer finalized their divorce on April 26, 2004.

Downey and his wife Susan at the 2010 Academy Awards

In 2003, Downey met producer Susan Levin, an Executive Vice President of Production at Joel Silver's film company, Silver Pictures
Silver Pictures
on the set of Gothika.[58] Downey and Susan quietly struck up a romance during production, though Susan turned down his romantic advances twice.[113] Despite Susan's worries that the romance would not last after the completion of shooting because "he's an actor; I have a real job",[113] the couple's relationship continued after production wrapped on Gothika, and Downey proposed to Susan on the night before her thirtieth birthday.[113] The couple were married in August 2005, in a Jewish ceremony at Amagansett, New York.[114][115] A tattoo on one of his biceps reads "Suzie Q" in tribute to her.[116] Their first child, a son, was born in February 2012,[117] their second child, a daughter, was born in November 2014.[118][119][120] Downey has been a close friend of Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
since they starred in Air America. Downey defended Gibson during the controversy surrounding The Passion of the Christ, and said "nobody's perfect" in reference to Gibson's DUI.[121] Gibson said of Downey: "He was one of the first people to call and offer the hand of friendship. He just said, 'Hey, welcome to the club. Let's go see what we can do to work on ourselves.'"[122] In October 2011, Downey was being honored at the 25th American Cinematheque Awards; Downey chose Gibson to present him with his award for his life's work, and used his air time to say a few kind words about Gibson and explain why he chose him to present the award.[123] Addiction and sobriety Downey maintains that he has been drug-free since July 2003,[124] and has credited his wife with helping him overcome his drug and alcohol habits, along with his family, therapy, meditation, twelve-step recovery programs, yoga and the practice of Wing Chun
Wing Chun
kung fu[19], the martial art he learned from Eric Oram, who is also a fight consultant in several of Downey's movies.[125][126] Oram was Downey's personal Fight Coordinator in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.[127] In December 2015, Downey received a full and unconditional pardon from Governor of California
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown
for his prior drug convictions.[128][129] Oram wrote a letter in support of Downey’s pardon to California
California
governor Jerry Brown.[130] Religious beliefs Downey has described his religious beliefs as "Jewish-Buddhist"[131] and studies astrology.[132] In the past, Downey has been interested in Christianity
Christianity
and the Hare Krishna movement.[131] Political views In a 2008 interview, Downey stated that his time in prison changed his political point of view somewhat, saying, "I have a really interesting political point of view, and it's not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can't. I wouldn't wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics ever since."[133] However, when asked about the quote in a 2015 interview to promote Avengers: Age of Ultron, he denied that his previous statement reflected any longstanding beliefs on his part, and stated, "I wouldn't say that I'm a Republican or a liberal or a Democrat."[134] Downey serves on the board of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition.[135] In 2016 Downey appeared in an anti-Trump commercial with other celebrities encouraging people to register to vote in the 2016 election.[136] Work ethic In a panel discussion, Rachel McAdams, who co-starred with Downey in Sherlock Holmes, called him a "superhero" for his "committed" work ethic.[137] On the same panel, Downey described how he worked long hours and many weekends to ensure the accuracy of his portrayal of Holmes so as to help make the film a success.[137] Filmography Main article: Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
filmography Discography Studio album

The Futurist (2004)

Soundtrack appearances

Year Song Soundtrack Notes

1992 "Smile" Chaplin OST On The Futurist

1993 "Star-Spangled Banner, TheThe Star-Spangled Banner" Heart and Souls
Heart and Souls
OST With B.B. King

2000 "White Christmas" Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas With Vonda Shepard

2000 "River" Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas

2001 "Every Breath You Take" Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life Featuring Vonda Shepard With Sting

2001 "Chances Are" Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life Featuring Vonda Shepard With Vonda Shepard

2001 "Snakes" Ally McBeal: For Once in My Life Featuring Vonda Shepard

2003 "In My Dreams" The Singing Detective OST

2005 "Broken" Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
OST On The Futurist

Awards and nominations Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Robert Downey Jr. References

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Awards for Robert Downey Jr.

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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1952–1967

Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)

1968–present

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2017)

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2017)

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2017)

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2016)

Retired Awards

BBC
BBC
(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1950–1975

Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1950) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1951) Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
(1952) David Niven
David Niven
(1953) James Mason
James Mason
(1954) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1955) Mario Moreno (1956) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1957) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1958) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1959) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1960) Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
(1961) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1962) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1966) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1967) Ron Moody
Ron Moody
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1970) Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
(1971) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1972) George Segal
George Segal
(1973) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1974) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
/ George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Ray Sharkey
Ray Sharkey
(1980) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1983) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1990) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1991) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1992) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2000)

2001–present

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(2001) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2006) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2007) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2008) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2009) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2012) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2016) James Franco
James Franco
(2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

James Brolin
James Brolin
(1970) Edward Asner (1971) James Brolin
James Brolin
(1972) McLean Stevenson
McLean Stevenson
(1973) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1974) Edward Asner/ Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(1975) Edward Asner (1976) Norman Fell
Norman Fell
(1978) Danny DeVito/ Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
(1979) Pat Harrington Jr./ Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
(1980) John Hillerman
John Hillerman
(1981) Lionel Stander
Lionel Stander
(1982) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1983) Paul Le Mat (1984) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1985) Jan Niklas (1986) Rutger Hauer
Rutger Hauer
(1987) Barry Bostwick/ John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1988) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett, Jr.
(1991) Maximilian Schell
Maximilian Schell
(1992) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1993) Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
(1994) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(1995) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1997) Don Cheadle/ Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1998) Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
(1999) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2000) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(2001) Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
(2002) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(2003) William Shatner
William Shatner
(2004) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(2005) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2006) Jeremy Piven
Jeremy Piven
(2007) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2008) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2009) Chris Colfer
Chris Colfer
(2010) Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage
(2011) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(2012) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
(2013) Matt Bomer
Matt Bomer
(2014) Christian Slater
Christian Slater
(2015) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2016) Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
(2017)

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Hasty Pudding Men of the Year

Bob Hope
Bob Hope
(1967) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1968) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1971) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1972) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1973) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1974) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1975) Robert Blake (1976) Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1979) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1980) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1981) James Cagney
James Cagney
(1982) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1983) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1984) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(1985) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1986) Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
(1987) Steve Martin
Steve Martin
(1988) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1991) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1992) Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
(1993) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1994) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1995) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(1996) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1997) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1998) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(1999) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(2000) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(2001) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(2002) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2003) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2004) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2005) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2006) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2007) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(2008) James Franco
James Franco
(2009) Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
(2010) Jay Leno
Jay Leno
(2011) Jason Segel
Jason Segel
(2012) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2013) Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
(2014) Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt
(2015) Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(2016) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
(2017) Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
(2018)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year

Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1994) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1995) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1996) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1997) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Bruno Ganz
Bruno Ganz
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
( 2011) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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MTV
MTV
Movie Award for Best Fight

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
vs. Bob Barker
Bob Barker
Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore
(1996) Fairuza Balk
Fairuza Balk
vs. Robin Tunney
Robin Tunney
– The Craft (1997) Will Smith
Will Smith
vs. Cockroach – Men in Black (1998) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
vs. Puffy the Dog – There's Something About Mary
There's Something About Mary
(1999) Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
vs. Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
The Matrix
The Matrix
(2000) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
vs. Entire bar – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2001) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
and Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker
vs. Hong Kong gang – Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2
(2002) Yoda
Yoda
vs. Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
– Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2003) Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
vs. Chiaki Kuriyama
Chiaki Kuriyama
– Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2004) Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
vs. Daryl Hannah
Daryl Hannah
– Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2005) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
vs. Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
– Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2006) Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler
vs. Robert Maillet
Robert Maillet
– 300 (2007) Sean Faris vs. Cam Gigandet
Cam Gigandet
Never Back Down
Never Back Down
(2008) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
vs. Cam Gigandet
Cam Gigandet
– Twilight (2009) Beyoncé
Beyoncé
Knowles vs. Ali Larter
Ali Larter
– Obsessed (2010) Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson
vs. Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard
and Xavier Samuel
Xavier Samuel
– The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
and Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson
vs. Alexander Ludwig
Alexander Ludwig
– The Hunger Games (2012) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
and Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
vs. Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
– The Avengers (2013) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
and Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline Lilly
vs. Orcs – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2014) Dylan O'Brien
Dylan O'Brien
vs. Will Poulter
Will Poulter
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner
(2015) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
vs. Ed Skrein
Ed Skrein
- Deadpool (2016)

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People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor

John Wayne
John Wayne
(1975) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1976) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1977) John Wayne
John Wayne
(1978) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1979) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1980) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1981) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1982) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1983) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
/ Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1984) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1985) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1986) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1987) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1988) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1990) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1991) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1996) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1997) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(1998) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1999) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2000) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(2001) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2002) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(2003) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(2004) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2005) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2006) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2007) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2008) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2009) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2010) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2011) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2012) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2013) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2014) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2015) Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum
(2016) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
(2017)

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Saturn Award for Best Actor

James Caan/ Don Johnson
Don Johnson
(1974/75) David Bowie/ Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1976) George Burns
George Burns
(1977) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1978) George Hamilton (1979) Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
(1980) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(1981) William Shatner
William Shatner
(1982) Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
(1983) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(1984) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1985) Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
(1986) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
(1989/90) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(1992) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) George Clooney
George Clooney
(1995) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(1996) Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan
(1997) James Woods
James Woods
(1998) Tim Allen
Tim Allen
(1999) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2000) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2001) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(2002) Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
(2003) Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
(2004) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2005) Brandon Routh
Brandon Routh
(2006) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2007) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2008) Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2011) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2012) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2013) Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds
(2016)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
(1994) David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
(1995) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1996) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1997) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1998) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1999) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2000) Sean Hayes (2001) Sean Hayes (2002) Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(2003) Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(2004) Sean Hayes (2005) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2006) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2007) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2008) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2009) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2010) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2011) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2012) Ty Burrell
Ty Burrell
(2013) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2014) Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor
(2015) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2016) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2017)

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