Latest Robert Downey, Jr. Stories

2006-05-25 12:01:33

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - U.S. director Richard Linklater has turned a bleak 1977 science fiction novel into an animation film starring Keanu Reeves, and believes its vision of a country ruled by fear and heavy surveillance proved prescient. "A Scanner Darkly" is based on a Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, and tells the story of a group of friends who end up spying on each other as the authorities seek to crack down on "drug terrorism." U.S. troops are...

2005-09-09 15:56:31

By Jeffrey Hodgson and Arthur Spiegelman TORONTO (Reuters) - Two Hollywood "bad boys" on their best behavior, the plight of widows in India, and the story of a world-famous nude nightclub in London grabbed center stage at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday. Robert Downey Jr. and co-star Val Kilmer hit the festival talk circuit to promote their comedy thriller "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," which features Downey as a petty thief and Kilmer as a gay detective who solve a grisly murder. The...

2005-08-27 19:54:38

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Actor Robert Downey Jr. married his girlfriend, Susan Levin, a movie producer he met on the set of the film "Gothika," on Saturday, People magazine reported. Downey, who has starred in more than 50 films including "Less Than Zero," "Chaplin" and "Wonder Boys," has a reputation as a talented but troubled actor. The guest list at the wedding on Long Island, New York included actor Keanu Reeves and musicians Sting and Billy Joel, who were to perform. Downey...

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