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Robert Downey Jr From Brat To Icon

Author : Erin E. MacDonald
ISBN : 9781476617039
Genre : Performing Arts
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Robert Downey Jr. may be best known as Iron Man, but his career as an actor stretches back to the 1970s and features several Oscar-quality roles. He has worked with a wide range of innovative directors from Oliver Stone and Robert Altman to Richard Linklater and Shane Black, and has played punk kids, detectives, journalists and even a serial killer. This collection of new essays examines, in roughly chronological order, more than 25 of Downey’s best performances in films as diverse as Less Than Zero, Chaplin, Natural Born Killers, A Scanner Darkly, The Soloist and Tropic Thunder. Including a biography, chronology and filmography, the book highlights the inseparability of the actor’s biography from his works and from the unique combination of talents he brings to his roles.
Category: Performing Arts

Robert Downey Jr

Author : William Hamilton
ISBN : 9781438287034
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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.Biography of Robert Downey Jr. His rise to an A list actor, playing Iron Man, Tropic Thunder and The Soloist. The Oscar nominated actor has been called the best of his generation, but he has been shadowed with self-doubt and addiction. Cry about his struggles and laugh with his quick, quirky sense of humor. Read about Robert Downey Senior, who has an even stranger sense of humor than he does.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Robert Downey Jr

Author : Laurie Collier Hillstrom
ISBN : 9781420506648
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Known today for blockbuster films like Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. has ?bounced back from a decades-long struggle with drug addiction to become a top player in Hollywood. This captivating volume provides an incisive biography of Robert Downey Jr. Readers will learn about Downey's upbringing in an artistic family, the trials of early stardom, his downward spiral and acting failures, his road back to recovery, and his cautious yet successful comeback.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Robert Downey Jr

Author : Stephanie Watson
ISBN : 9781614785989
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title examines the fascinating life of Robert Downey Jr. Readers will learn about DowneyÍs childhood, family, education, rise to fame, his trouble with drugs, and his time in rehab . Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores how DowneyÍs interest in acting led to leading roles in movies that include The Pickup Artist, Sherlock Holmes, which earned him a Golden Globe, and Iron Man. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Contemporary Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Robert Downey Jr

Author : Amie Jane Leavitt
ISBN : 9781612281834
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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There are all kinds of superheroes. Some we love in movies, and some we find in real life. Robert Downey Jr. has been both kinds. He has won the hearts of moviegoers as the invincible Iron Man, but only after defeating the true villain in his life, a career-threatening drug addiction. Journey with Downey through his stellar career and personal life, from acting in his father’s films at age five through his Oscar-nominated role playing the great Charlie Chaplin and beyond. You’ll be amazed by this heroic actor, whose inner character is stronger than iron.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Robert Downey Jr

Author : Sarah Tieck
ISBN : 9781629680538
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw readers in to the fascinating life of famous actor Robert Downey Jr., star of the Iron Man movie series! Readers will learn about Downey's family background and early interest in acting, leading to his popularity as a talented, young actor of the 1980s. Covered in detail is Downey's popular role as Tony Stark in the Iron Man and Avengers movie series. Also included is his starring role in the Sherlock Holmes movie series. Features include table of contents, map, fact boxes, facts page with Downey's vital information, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Celebrity Biographies The Amazing Life Of Robert Downey Jr Famous Actors

Author : Matt Green
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ever wondered how Robert Downey Jr. rose to stardom? Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, to a couple who both worked in the film industry. His life and career has been a mixture of great successes and devastating failures, but amidst all of the things he went through, Robert has been able to stay true to who he is and has never failed to win the admiration and support of his fans and critics alike. Starting out as a young actor with a tremendous potential for stardom in Hollywood, Robert’s career took a turn for the worst when he became a victim of drug addiction. For more interesting facts you must read the biography. Grab your biography book now!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author : Dan Casey
ISBN : 9781633192218
Genre : Art
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With extensive backstories and comic lore, this lively, detailed book explores the characters, storylines, and facts every Avengers fan should know. This guide covers the history of how the group went from Justice League knockoff to billion-dollar franchise; the history of Ultron, Thanos, and the Infinity Gauntlet; and the series' seminal storylines, writers, and artists. It includes information on everyone's favorite Avengers, including Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow, as well as members of the Secret Avengers and the New Avengers. Author Daniel Casey has collected every essential piece of Avengers knowledge and trivia, including why the Avengers went out for shawarma, as well as must-do activities, such as how to make the most of your Comic-Con experience and how to properly preserve your comic book collection, and ranks them all, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans of all ages.
Category: Art

Robert Downey Jr

Author : Martin Howden
ISBN : 184358185X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From his first role as a cherubic five-year old through Iron Man 2 and the films yet to come, a look at the life and career one of Hollywood's most surprising leading men Robert Downey Jr. has become one of Hollywood's most shining, distinctive stars thanks to scene-stealing roles in films like Iron Man, Zodiac, and Sherlock Holmes. This book takes an in-depth, insightful look at his work in front of the camera as well as his life behind the spotlight. It reveals details of his film debut at age five playing a puppy in his father's underground cult film, his attempt at becoming a comedian during an ill-fated stint as a Saturday Night Live cast member, how he burst onto the scene with his moving performance in Less than Zero, and how he charmed Hollywood with his Oscar-nominated turn as troubled funny man Charlie Chaplin. With a life that has had more twist and turns than the plots of some of his acclaimed movies, Robert Downey Jr.'s journey from hellraiser to Hollywood royalty is shocking, moving, funny, and inspirational.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Robert Downey Jr

Author : Ben Falk
ISBN : 9781910232125
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Comeback Kid will be the first biography of Robert Downey Jr. A Detailed and authoritative account of the life, career, stardom and controversy of Robert Downey JR - one of Hollywood's most popular, and gifted, actors of recent times. A behind-the-scenes look on the making of his most famous and infamous movies, talking to the people closest to him, from actors and directors to those he has encountered during his trips to the dark side. "I've always felt like an outsider in this industry. Because I'm so insane I guess." - Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr's life isn't a movie - but it could be. Now one of the biggest box office stars in the world thanks to Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, he's come a long way since his early days as a rising actor amidst the Brat Pack of the Eighties, as well as stints on Saturday Night Live and Ally McBeal. His incredible journey has also encompassed prison and drug addiction - experiences which left him just one bad choice away from death. Funny, definitive and entertaining, this is the first book that dares to glimpse inside the psyche of a brilliant and complex icon of our times.
Category: Biography & Autobiography