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14 Robert Downey Jr. Movies To Watch Because You Love Him 3000

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Well, no doubt Robert Downey Jr. was born to play the role of Tony Stark, this 54-years old actor has also given life to many other iconic characters of Hollywood. So here we are, bringing you a list of the best of his movies that aren’t from Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

1. Chaplin 

Released In: 1992
Director: Richard Attenborough
Robert Downey Jr. is known to play his roles with perfection, and Chaplin is one such movie to prove it right. The movie is a biography of Charlie Chaplin and narrates his rise to wealth and comedic fame from poverty, his turbulent personal life and his run-ins with the FBI. Robert Downey Jr. portrays the character of Chaplin with amazing accuracy. 

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2. The Judge 

Released In: 2014
Director: David Dobkin 
The story is about a big-city lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey) who returns to his childhood home in Carlinville,Indiana. On reaching there he comes to know that his father who is the town’s judge is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

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3. Due Date

Released In: 2010
Director: Todd Phillips 
We all are aware of the comic skills of Zach Galifianakis, thanks to the ‘Hangover Series’. Due Date is one such movie which brought together Zach’s pun and Downey’s sarcasm in one frame. The movie is about a high-strung father-to-be Peter Highman (Robert) who is forced to hitch a ride with an aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach) on a road trip in order to make it to his child’s birth on time. 

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4. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 

Released In: 2005
Director: Shane Black 
Another amazing movie of Robert Downey Jr, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a crime thriller with a slice of comedy in it. The movie revolves around a petty thief (Robert) posing as an actor. He is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition where he finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl ( Michelle Monaghan) and a detective (Val Kilmer). 

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5. Zodiac 

Released In: 2007
Director: David Fincher
The movie brings into focus a series of murders in the San Francisco Bay Area and portrays how stress, tension, frustration and fascination play upon the lives of Police Inspector David Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), Chronicle Editorial Cartoonist Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhall) and Chronicle reporter Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.) as they try tacking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes the city with a killing spree. 

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6. Soap Dish 

Released In: 1991
Director: Michael Hoffman
Soap Dish is one of the most underrated movies ever made. The movie is about Montana Moorehead ( Cathy Moriarty) who tries to move Celeste Talbert (Sally Field), the queen of the soaps so that she can begin her program. For this, she hires an old boyfriend of Celeste (Robert Downey) to be on the show but this collaboration leads to many unforeseen circumstances.  

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7. The Singing Detective  

Released In: 2003
Director: Keith Gordon
This comedy, crime musical is about a novelist Dan Dark (Robert Downey) who while hospitalized with an extreme case of psoriasis, reworks on his first book in his head. Feverish, paranoid and prone to musical outbreaks, he confuses himself with his protagonist, a detective investigating the murder of a prostitute in 1950s Los Angeles. 

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8. Less Than Zero 

Released In: 1987 
Director: Marek Kanievska 
Clay (Andrew McCarthy) comes home to Los Angeles and finds that his childhood buddy Julian (Robert Downey Jr.) has begun to abuse cocaine. Clay tries to help him get sober but the process is complicated by Rip (James Spader), a callous dealer Julian is indebted to. 

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9. Chances Are 

Released In: 1998
Director: Emile Ardolino
Another amazing movie of Robert Downey Jr, ‘Chances Are’ is about Alex (Robert Downey), a young man who falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.   

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10. The Pick-Up Artist 

Released In: 1987 
Director: James Toback 
The movie is about an elementary school teacher and womanizer Jack Jericho (Robert Downey) who falls for a young woman named Randy Jensen (Molly Ringwald) whose father is in debt to a mafia. In order to woo her, Jack tries to help Randy to pay-off the debts and ends up creating problems for him. 

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11. Heart and Souls 

Released In: 1993
Director: Ron Underwood 
Harrison (Charles Grodin), Penny (Alfre Woodard), Julia (Kyra Sedgwick) and Milo (Tom Sizemore) died in 1959 when the bus they were riding crashes. The four, however, become guardians to a child named Thomas who was born at the moment of their death. Thomas grows up to be a businessman (Robert Downey Jr.) and when the ghosts realize they need the help of Thomas to move on, they decide to make an appearance in front of him.  

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12. Only You

Released In: 1994
Director: Norman Jewison
Faith (Marisa Tomei) finds out that her soulmate is her classmate Damon Bradley (Robert Downey). 14 years later, she gets engaged to a dull podiatrist and plans to marry him until she gets a call from  Damon Bradley. Rushing to the airport to see her soulmate, she misses him and the plane, but decides, then and there, to go after him.   

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13. Tropical Thunder 

Released In: 2008
Director: Ben Stiller
Action movie star Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), comedian Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black) and Oscar winner method actor Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey) are the stars of “Tropic Thunder”, a movie based on Vietnam war veteran. However, when they are attacked by a gang of a poppy-growing local drug dealer, due to mistaken identities, these three actors are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.  

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14. Sherlock Holmes 

Released In: 2009
Director: Guy Ritchie
Based on author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book ‘Sherlock Holmes’, the movie depicts the struggles of detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey) and his partner Dr. Watson (Jude Law) in preventing a murder by Henry Blackwood (Mark Strong), a serial killer, who was earlier caught and imprisoned. 

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Cannes 2019: Sonam Kapoor transforms into modern-day maharani, sports two different looks.

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The latest Bollywood celebs to grace Cannes this year are Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Before Sonam’s red carpet appearance, the actor shared pictures in beautiful gowns to keep the mood going.

Sonam shared two sets of pictures on Instagram on Monday, one is a beautiful Elie Saab-designed purple gown and another creamed-coloured, riched embroidered Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla-designed off-shoulder gown for the Chopard La Nuit Des Rois dinner party. The purple outfit was for press conference at Cannes.

Sharing the purple dress look, Sonam wrote: “@eliesaabworld for press all day everyday” while for the dinner party, later in the evening, she shared another lot of pictures and wrote: “For the @chopard #lanuitdesrois dinner party in @abujanisandeepkhosla”

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Earlier in the day, the Bollywood fashionista, who along with sister Rhea Kapoor reached the French Riviera on Sunday for the ongoing 72nd Cannes Film Festival, stunned fans with her gorgeous looks in an exquisite red gown. Looking ravishing and fresh in the red dress by Valentino, she opted for a fresh face of makeup with nude pink lips and beautiful eye makeup to round off her look.

The ongoing Cannes Film Festival, which started on May 14, has seen a string of Indian celebrities making their red carpet appearances. Bollywood divas who have ascended the red carpet so far include Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, Huma Qureshi, Diana Penty, Hina Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The festival will go on till May 25.

Last seen in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Sonam has been busy shooting for her next film, The Zoya Factor. Based on the book of the same name by Anuja Chauhan, the film also stars Malayalam sensation Dulquer Salmaan. The film, which was reportedly set to release in June this year, has been postponed to September, owing to the commencement of ICC Cricket World Cup in May-end.

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Aishwarya Rai brings drama to Cannes red carpet in elaborate white gown

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After making a stunning appearance at the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival on Sunday in a golden mermaid dress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan slayed the red carpet in white on her second day at the ongoing festival.

Aishwarya walked the red carpet on Monday in a white feathered and tulle dress by Ashi Studio, accessorised with diamonds. She flaunted kohl-rimmed eyes and light pink lip colour with her hair pulled back in a bun to complete the look. She also shared pictures and videos showcasing her latest red carpet look. The picture came up for much praise with actor Deepika Padukone giving it her stamp of approval.

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She shared a new picture on Instagram early Tuesday where she is seen in a sea-blue dress, posing elegantly for the camera. Aishwarya has shared a mid-shot of herself where she flaunts the dress.

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Aishwarya also had three impressive looks for her second day at the ongoing film festival, apart from the red carpet look. She flaunted her summery style with three more vibrant looks. She wore a horizontal striped red-and-white dress for the first look, while the second had her in a denim jacket and white top combo. For the third one, she paired a colourful jacket with denims and a plain black top.

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Anil Kapoor on wife Sunita’s refusal to pose for a magazine cover: I almost fell at her feet ki ‘photo lele yaar’

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Married for 35 years, and dating for 10 years before that… actor Anil Kapoor completed 45 years of togetherness with wife, Sunita Kapoor, today. Here’s Anil in a freewheeling and exclusive conversation, recalling and revealing tidbits about his love story.

What’s the story behind your marriage?

I fell in love with her voice first. I thought ‘oh God, what a beautiful voice yaar, kya English bolti hai, pronunciation is so well’. I met her for the first time at Raj Kapoor’s house. She was so attractive, and if I may say, sexy also… she wore these gogo glasses, which are big, round and rimmed. Then we started chatting on phone, and our friendship grew. First it was a very platonic friendship, which developed into love. I started missing her when she wasn’t around. I had to speak to her, I felt a vacuum. I would travel by buses to meet her.

What was that point which made you take the plunge?

When I felt that I will be able to financially support her. She had made it clear ‘I won’t go in the kitchen, I am not going to cook for you’. I never expected her to cook for me. I thought I should have a lot of servants, and a good chef in my house. I am a Punjabi, I am fond of food. Also, another point was that when I felt I can have a home. All my life, I was happy, we lived in a rented home. When I was a kid, my family stayed in a small little place. Then one room, and then two bedroom hall. But all of them were rented, we could never afford to buy it. I needed a chef, a cook, and then I proposed to her and we got married.

A notion attached to Bollywood was that young actors were dissuaded from getting married. Did that happen with you too?

I was dissuaded, (people said) it was hara-kiri for me to get married. I came to a situation where I was at crossroads — career or love. I had started getting work, but everyone said ‘you are doing well, and your career has just started. You are climbing the ladder of success, and now that you are getting married, you are going to come down.’ I had to make a choice — either come down, or get married. I said I don’t mind coming down, but I will not sacrifice… she’s more important for me. It’s a fact, I am not faking it.

So while you were busy working in films, she decided to stay at home and take care of your children, Sonam, Rhea and Harsh Varrdhan…

She was not one of those wives, she was always working. When we were not dating each other, she was a model. A banker’s daughter, she always supported herself, and never took money from her parents. That’s one of the things I respected a lot. She said ‘When I am going to get married, I will come in just this one outfit. There will not be one single ornament or jewellery, just one salwar kameez or sari, that’s it. Rest we will build ourselves.’

She’s quite media shy. She didn’t give us even one quote for this interview!

She’s not media shy, she just doesn’t speak to the media. She wants to lead a normal life. I respect her decision, but sometimes, that went against me. I also wanted to project myself in front of the public, have a few (magazine) covers done (that said) ‘HAPPY FAMILY’ ‘ANIL KAPOOR’S WIFE’. Maine badi koshish ki ‘I am getting this cover, that cover’, almost fell at her feet ki ‘photo lele yaar’. What to do?

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