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Robert Downey Jr on Another Comeback Run

Robert Downey Jr. New York Magazine has a great profile of Robert Downey Jr. and talks about his upcoming roles. For starters, he has the lead role in the soon-to-be-released "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang." The film, the directorial debut of writer Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon","The Long Kiss Goodnight") is a mystery-comedy that has gotten rave reviews from test audiences, studio execs and Cannes audiences. Also, currently, Downey has a role in Clooney's acclaimed film "Good Night and Good Luck."

Meanwhile, IMDB has Downey lined up for eight projects in 2006. Among these, a few look extremely interesting. "Poe," to be helmed by Sylvester Stallone, tells the life story of the poet Edgar Allan Poe. He will also have a leading role in "Chronicles" which will tell the story of the Zodiac Killer in San Francisco in the 1960's and 1970's. Additionally, he will have parts in: "The Sangraal," probably a story about the Holy Grail; "Fur," a biopic of an American photographer; and "The Shaggy Dog," a family comedy that combines the best parts plot elements of "Teen Wolf" and "My Demon Lover."

Finally, the article is filled with details about Downey's personal life and recovery. Hopefully, the tales of his recovery are not exagerated. Downey's talent is very readily apparent, it would be nice if he stays working long enough to capitalize on it. --Terrence Ryan


Posted by on October 25, 2005 11:30 PM
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