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Robert Downey Jr : the rise and fall of the comeback kid

Author: Ben Falk
Publisher: London : Portico, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. Robert Downey Jr. now commands $25 million for every film he makes -- not bad for someone who ten years ago was in prison, addicted to heroin and cocaine and one bad choice away from death. His 2009 film THE SOLOIST was eagerly anticipated and hotly tipped
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Robert Downey, Jr.; Robert Downey, Jr.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Falk
ISBN: 9781906032876 1906032874 9781907554018 1907554017
OCLC Number: 465087740
Description: ix, 293 pages, [16] pages of plates (chiefly color) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Junior --
Growing up --
Dysfunction and high school --
Breaking in --
Hollywood --
Leading man --
Becoming Charlie --
Marriage and fatherhood --
Getting a taste for it --
Addiction --
First comeback --
From career rehab to prison --
A TV star with secrets --
Awards and arrests --
Another chance and true love --
Proving them wrong --
Finally: superstardom --
Sober & happy --
The next chapter.
Other Titles: Robert Downey Jr : the fall and rise of the comeback kid
Responsibility: Ben Falk.
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