Robert Downey Jr

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Film director Robert Downey Sr dies at 85
Film-maker behind 1969’s Putney Swope and father to Robert Downey Jr was known for his anti-establishment oeuvre

Benjamin Lee

07, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Scarlett Johansson and a decade of gender politics in the Marvel universe
Eleven years ago, Iron Man’s girlfriends were disposable eye candy. Now women form the foundations of the franchise

Ben Child

17, Jun, 2021 @2:58 PM

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'There seems to be a Special Tone': Why Britney Spears is a five star film critic
The singer and sometime actor has embarked on a new lockdown career as a movie pundit. And, so far, she’s reading the public mood perfectly

Stuart Heritage

09, Apr, 2020 @3:13 PM

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Dolittle review – Robert Downey Jr does nothing in pointless remake
Deploying a terrible Welsh accent and surrounded by CGI-mouthed animals, the eccentric Victorian gent comes to the aid of the sickly queen

Peter Bradshaw

07, Feb, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The rise of the red-carpet dandy
Male movie stars are dumping the tux to create fabulous fashion ‘moments’ in gender-blurring outfits that break the rules of red-carpet dressing. What will we see at next Sunday’s Oscars?

Priya Elan

02, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Dolittle review – Robert Downey Jr's middling talking-animals pantomime
The Avengers star opts for a dodgy Welsh accent in an uninspiring if not entirely unwatchable new take on the animal-friendly doctor

Benjamin Lee

15, Jan, 2020 @6:00 PM

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The most exciting movies of 2020 – family films
Mulan fights her way out of controversy, Pixar jams with a jazz Coco and Keanu Reeves stars opposite SpongeBob Squarepants in next year’s most promising kids’ flicks

Guardian film

25, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Dolittle trailer – Robert Downey Jr talks his way into all sorts of trouble
It’s a weird but wonderful world as the rebooted animal lover bangs on in a bizarre Welsh accent to his marauding menagerie

Stuart Heritage

15, Oct, 2019 @1:30 PM

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Bringing back Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man for the Black Widow movie is cheating
Ellen Ripley and Gandalf have staged comebacks, but making Marvel fans watch their heroes die, then blithely return, is a big ask emotionally

Ben Child

20, Sep, 2019 @7:56 AM

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Dwayne Johnson named highest earning male actor of the year
Wrestler turned movie star made $89m in the last 12 months, positioning him above Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr

Guardian Staff

21, Aug, 2019 @2:57 PM

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Can James Bond survive his encounter with the man from health and safety?
Surely 007 will be all the greater if, instead of fighting them, he embraces the ministrations of the HSE inspectors

Marina Hyde

06, Jun, 2019 @3:53 PM

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Has Hollywood’s ‘de-ageing’ gone too far? Martin Scorsese thinks so
Will Smith, Anthony Hopkins and Robert Downey Jr have all been digitally rejuvenated. Now Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are having their wrinkles zapped


Caspar Salmon

29, May, 2019 @6:00 AM

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