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Mix Up Star: ROBERT DOWNEY JR.


Age: 57

Birthday: 4th April


Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor and producer. At the age of 5, he made his acting debut in his father's film Pound in 1970. He subsequently worked with the Brat Pack in teen films such as Weird Science (1985). In 1992, Downey portrayed the title character in the biopic Chaplin, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a BAFTA Award. He joined the TV series Ally McBeal, for which he won a Golden Globe Award.



He went on to star in the action comedy Tropic Thunder (2008) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Downey gained global recognition for starring as Tony Stark / Iron Man in ten films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Iron Man (2008). He has also played the title character in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes (2009), which earned him his second Golden Globe, and its sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).




 

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2

2009 - Best Supporting Actor - TROPIC THUNDER

1993 - Best Leading Actor - CHAPLIN


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2 WINS: 1

2009 - Best Supporting Actor - TROPIC THUNDER

1993 - WINNER: Best Leading Actor - CHAPLIN


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 5 WINS: 3

2010 - WINNER: Best Leading Actor - SHERLOCK HOLMES

2009 - Best Supporting Actor - TROPIC THUNDER

2001 - WINNER: Best Supporting TV Actor - ALLY MCBEAL

1994 - Special Award: Best Ensemble Cast - SHORT CUTS

1993 - Best Leading Actor - CHAPLIN


How do you rate Robert Downey Jr's films?






 

WATCH ROBERT DOWNEY JR. THIS WEEK




ON TV:


Saturday 23rd April, Channel 4, 9:15pm

Wednesday 27th April, 4Seven, 9:00pm

ALSO ON DISNEY+

Fantasy action adventure also starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges. Billionaire playboy Tony Stark is an industrialist and munitions genius who's out in Afghanistan to demonstrate a new missile system, when he and his military escort are attacked by rebels. Though badly injured, Stark is captured and forced to manufacture a weapon. But with the help of a fellow imprisoned scientist, Stark instead builds an armoured suit that will see the tycoon take on the identity of superhero Iron Man.



Daniel (Age 11) - ★★★★1/2

"Iron Man was a really good film.

This movie had great scenes with great action,comedy and character develepmont. I liked seeing Tony Stark go from being selfish to being a nice caring guy and I liked the way that Tony escaped being in captivity at the start of the movie it was creative and had great action scenes.

This movie was very important for Marvel as it was the first movie they ever made and still managed to be one of the best in the Franchise.

All and all this was an important film with great action and would set up one of the greatest movie franchises ever."

Read our reviews HERE



FILMS: Sherlock Holmes (2009) / Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

Wednesday 27th April, Sky Cinema Hits, 12:20am / 11:45pm

Another popular leading role for Downey Jr. in these action packed takes on Sherlock Holmes. A third film is in production now.


ON NETFLIX..

FILM: Dolittle (2020)

The actor talks to the animals in this family comedy.


FILM: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Returning to the Marvel franchise in this first outing for Spider-Man.



ON AMAZON PRIME...

The actor turns up in the post-credits sequence in the second film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Daniel (Age 11) - ★★★1/2

"Incredible Hulk was a mediocre film.

I think at sometimes there was to much dialog making it feel kind off boring and a drag.

I think when It was there the action was good and I also liked all the different characters I enjoyed the story line of him at the drink factory and how his blood got in the bottle.

Over all I think that this movie could have been better in some aspects but was good in other."

Read our reviews HERE



ON DISNEY+

Need more Iron Man? Then check out these Marvel cinematic universe films:

The Avengers (2012)

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)



What's your favourite Robert Downey Jr. performance?









 

Make sure you are booked in for this week's DRAMA CLASSES


Mix Up Theatre provide drama classes Online for anyone aged 12-18 (can be based anywhere!)

and in-person drama classes for ages 3-18 throughout Scotland.













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