The story of a weapons manufacturer who's captured by a warlord in Afghanistan is clearly a metaphor for American power overseas. The great strength of Iron Manwhich opens tonight, is that it can be read in a variety of ways, in spite of a fair bit of speechifying. And how you read the movie's narrative of weapons proliferation depends on how you view the constantly half-naked cyborg torso of Robert Downey, Jr.
I immediately, and rather uncomfortably, see his point. But he can hardly blame me for asking the question. During the long-running story, Avery, an alcoholic and cocaine addict, became a potential Zodiac target and a casualty of his own self-destructive appetites.
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By Mike Fleming Jr. The small fleet of cars, all tarped; the expanse of Pacific Ocean viewable from most anywhere on the grounds, a small staff that runs the house. But there are also the mischievous aspects you expect from Downey.
Robert Downey, Jr. While his talent and charisma have always been undeniable, he was long plagued by offscreen troubles that threatened to sink his career—but over the last decade, he's experienced personal and professional resurgence that has him on top of the world and Hollywood's A-List not to mention the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's not easy to go from high school dropout to founding member of the Avengers, but showbiz—and struggle—have been in Downey's blood from a young age.
The son of cult favorite movie director Robert Downey Sr. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the biopic Chaplin inbut lost. After years of drug addiction, jails, and rehabs, Robert finally cleaned himself up and got his career on track.
Sign in. Irene Adler : Why are you always so suspicious? Sherlock Holmes : Should I answer chronologically or alphabetically?
Downey Jr. He credits the habit from his father, he was first offered marijuana at the age of 7, and at the age of 8 Downey Jr. Talking to Oprah, Downey mentioned the time he got caught driving around naked in a Porsche throwing imaginary rats out of a window. Following that sentence, Downey returned home only to look for the drugs he hid in the house before leaving for rehab.