Robert Downey Jr.: Career in pictures
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( Los Angeles Times / December 9, 1992 )
On Friday, Robert Downey Jr. will receive the 25th American Cinematheque Award, which honors the 46-year-old for a lifetime's contribution to cinema. The prize will be presented at a Beverly Hills gala crowded with famous friends and Hollywood executives. That sort of fete was unthinkable a decade ago when he was dealing with handcuffs, tabloid reports and unreturned phone calls.
Now, though, the actor has become a true franchise player. Let's take a look back at his career.
Above: Robert Downey Jr. at the Four Seasons Hotel in 1992.