The Many Faces of Robert Downey Jr.

As the Oscar nominee's Iron Man 2 opens at a multiplex near you, we look at the wild array of characters he's played (11 Photos)

Chisato Sakamoto on May 7, 2010 at 7:58AM

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The Many Faces of Robert Downey Jr.

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'Weird Science' (1985)

As a kid, Downey appeared in his dad's underground films, but it wasn’t until he played teen bully Ian in Weird Science that the aspiring actor made his breakthrough in Hollywood. While the film flopped in theaters, Downey continued to have a soft spot for the John Hughes comedy (costarring Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Rusler and Ilan Mitchell-Smith): In 2006, according to Starpulse blog, the actor contemplated a reboot, saying, "I think Weird Science would be a great remake." Weirdly enough, we agree!

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