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Downey, Robert 1965-

Overview
Works: 352 works in 1,440 publications in 9 languages and 52,277 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  History  Parodies, imitations, etc  War films  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Artist, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Robert Downey
Publications by Robert Downey
Most widely held works by Robert Downey
Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie( visu )
75 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 5,048 libraries worldwide
After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with Watson's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the determined detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic, not to mention the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler
Iron Man by Jon Favreau( visu )
57 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,148 libraries worldwide
A wealthy industrialist is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world
Good night, and good luck by George Clooney( visu )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,899 libraries worldwide
It's 1953, and the piece of talking furniture called TV is still a novelty in America's living rooms. On it, Sen. Joseph McCarthy uses fear, falsehooods and belligerence to become arguably the most powerful man in the land. On it, newsman Edward R. Murrow, who's had his fill of the senator's tactics, fights back. That pivotal clash of two titans is the focus of director/co-writer George Clooney's award-winning Good Night, and Good Luck. David Strathairn portrays Murrow, the principled "face of television" who maps his strategy with his producer and confidant, Fred Friendly (Clooney). A deft ensemble plays staff members in the bustling battleground that is the CBS newsroom. McCarthy is in the mix, too, intecut into the action via real-life footage. Don't touch that dial. A media and a nation are going to change - while on the air
Iron Man 2 by Jon Favreau( visu )
53 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,639 libraries worldwide
Now that the world knows billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored super hero Iron Man, his life has suddenly become even more intense. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit, but for Ivan Vanko, it's revenge. With Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, Stark must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet
The soloist by Steve Lopez( visu )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,017 libraries worldwide
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations
Iron man three by Shane Black( visu )
33 editions published in 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,881 libraries worldwide
"When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destroy his enemy, and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit-- or does the suit make the man?"--Container
Marvel's The Avengers by Robert Downey( visu )
19 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,860 libraries worldwide
Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of superhumans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army
Zodiac by David Fincher( visu )
32 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,831 libraries worldwide
A serial killer in the San Francisco Bay Area taunts police with his letters and cryptic messages. The four men most affected by the killer are San Francisco PD Homicide detectives David Toschi and William Armstrong, and the San Francisco Chronicle reporters Paul Avery and Robert Graysmith. Displays the psychological and emotional effects of the killings, as well as the endless procedural details of the investigation (handwriting experts, the "2500" suspects), the letters sent to the San Francisco Chronicle by Zodiac and the work of a 20+ year investigation that wears down and whittles away at any kind of normal life for Toshi and Graysmith. Both men are obsessed with Zodiac and both pay for this obsession with the hard years and loves lost and never regained
Tropic thunder ( visu )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,711 libraries worldwide
Watch John 'Four Leaf' Tayback as he fights a gruesome battle during the Vietnam War. But, this is actually a scene from 'Tropic Thunder, ' a big-budget adaptation of Tayback's wartime memoir. Starring as the central platoon are Speedman, Lazarus, Chino and Portnoy, as well as young character actor Kevin Sandusky. To play the character of African American Sgt. Osiris, Lazarus dyes his skin dark and refuses to break from character. When a scene goes awry, the film's director, Damien Cockburn goes off. With filming a month behind schedule only five days into shooting, the real 'Four Leaf' takes Cockburn aside and suggests that he drop the actors in a real jungle and use hidden cameras to capture the action. Chaos and insanity ensue
Due date ( visu )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,522 libraries worldwide
"Expectant first-time father Peter Highman (Robert Downey, Jr.) looks forward to his new child's due date five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at his wife's side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when an encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan on a cross-country trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, many friendships and Peter's last nerve"--Container
The shaggy dog ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,502 libraries worldwide
Deputy District Attorney Dave Douglas takes his job very seriously -- so seriously, that his wife and family hardly ever see him. A case involving an animal laboratory finds Dave once again taking an extended leave of absence from his frustrated family. His luck takes a turn for the worst after he is inadvertently infected by a top-secret genetic-mutation serum that transforms the two-legged lawyer into a four-legged sheepdog. Though his current situation has its drawbacks, the fly-on-the-wall perspective afforded to Douglas in his newfound state alerts the well-intending father and husband that all is not well on the home front. Moved by the unfulfilled needs of his neglected family and determined to become a better father, Dave's unique new vantage point could offer just the motivation needed to bring the nefarious forces behind the serum to justice and win back his wife and kids once and for all
Wonder boys by Curtis Hanson( visu )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
During a single weekend, college professor and writer Grady Tripp scrambles to gather together a life that has suddenly reeled out of control. Along for the ride are his gifted but troubled student, his eccentric editor, the married chancellor of his university who is pregnant with his child, and his sultry student boarder
Chaplin by Richard Attenborough( visu )
55 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
Portrays the amazing life and times of the "Little Tramp" from his poverty-stricken childhood in England, to his friendships, his many wives and scandalous affairs, his acting career, and his relentless pursuit by J. Edgar Hoover
Richard III by Richard Loncraine( visu )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,268 libraries worldwide
Anachronistic recasting of the Shakespeare tragedy. In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new king sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself
Natural born killers by Oliver Stone( visu )
58 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
The story of a husband and wife who are serial killers involved in a cross-country killing spree that elevates them from fugitives into media celebrities. Special features include: Commentary by director Oliver Stone, deleted scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone, alternate ending, and "Chaos rising: the storm around Natural born killers."
Gothika by Mathieu Kassovitz( visu )
27 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
A criminal psychologist is accused of the murder of her husband, a charge she is unable to defend herself against due to her deteriorating sanity
U.S. Marshals by Stuart Baird( visu )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard is accompanying a planeload of convicts from Chicago to New York. The plane crashes spectacularly, and Mark Sheridan escapes. But when the FBI's John Royce is assigned to help Gerard recapture Sheridan, it becomes clear that Sheridan is more than just another murderer
Kiss kiss bang bang by Shane Black( visu )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
While fleeing from the cops, small time hood Harry Lockhart stumbles into an acting audition. He does so well he goes to Hollywood. While there, Harry pursues a girl he loved in high school and ends up geting caught up in twisted murder mystery. His only chance of getting out alive is a private detective named Gay Perry, who also works as a consultant for movies
A scanner darkly by Richard Linklater( visu )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an L.A. undercover agents change their faces along with their identities. One officer's liberal ingestion of the drug "Substance D" causes him to develop a split personality, a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, the police set up an elaborate scheme to catch his drug dealer alter-ego and tear down his operation. Filmed using an animation technique called interpolated rotoscope, with animation over filmed sequences
Home for the holidays by Jodie Foster( visu )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
Claudia Larson is a divorced single mom who just lost her job and now has to fly home for the traditional family Thanksgiving in Baltimore. From the plane, she calls for reinforcements--and her brother Tommy makes it down from Boston with a little surprise: a handsome friend named Leo. Between dropping the turkey in their sister's lap and a few fist fights on the front lawn, Claudia and Tommy recapture their childhood and Claudia and Leo explore the sweet possibility of romance
 
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Alternative Names
Downey Jr., Robert
Downey, Robert.
Downey, Robert, Jr.
Downey, Robert, Jr., 1965-
Languages
English (540)
French (35)
German (28)
Spanish (19)
Multiple languages (9)
Catalan (3)
Turkish (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
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