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Most Valuable Star Robert Downey Jr.

Most Valuable Star Robert Downey Jr.

Oct 23 2013, 11:40am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Robert Downey Jr. has been named the Most Valuable Star of 2013. The 'Iron Man 3' actor topped Vulture's annual Hollywood list for the second time, with Leonardo DiCaprio coming in second and...

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Most Valuable Star Robert Downey Jr.

Oct 23 2013, 11:40am CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Robert Downey Jr. has been named the Most Valuable Star of 2013.

The 'Iron Man 3' actor topped Vulture's annual Hollywood list for the second time, with Leonardo DiCaprio coming in second and labeled "The Star Who Started Smiling Again" and 'Silver Linings Playbook' actress Jennifer Lawrence - "The Breakthrough BFF" - in third place.

The publication compile their list based on several criteria, including a star's box office power - domestic and overseas - awareness and popularity, the value they bring to a production studio, likeability, Oscar mentions, Twitter and tabloid mentions and critics score.

Praising Downey - who has battled drug addiction in the past - as 'The King', Vulture said of the star: "His appeal is off the charts, and he has a studio rating third only to Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio's. And he's managed his stardom with grace and good humor, a remarkable turnaround from the drug-fuelled days when he was an uninsurable lost boy."

Rounding out the top five were "Never-been-better Superstar" Sandra Bullock and "Golden Boy" Brad Pitt in fourth and fifth place respectively.

The publication said of the highest-ranked stars: "In second place is Leonardo DiCaprio; while he doesn't have the career box-office tallies of a Will Smith, he has proved that he can help a studio make a prestige project pay off: Would 'The Great Gatsby' have made nearly $350 million worldwide without him? Sandra Bullock safely sits in fourth place after following summer comedy hit 'The Heat' with the enormous critical and commercial smash 'Gravity'."

Will Smith, Christian Bale, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks - who shot up 25 places from last year's rankings - and Johnny Depp rounded out the top 10.

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As much as I enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy in all its space-operatic wonder, that enjoyment was marred by what I can only describe as a miasma of douchiness.This may sound like an odd thing to say about a franchise that is already dominated by male heroes, but GotG is the first Marvel movie that feels like it’s aimed at dudes.Take a look at the rest of the Marvel Studios films. We’re 10 movies in, and every one of t ...
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Vanity Fair Talked To Avengers Cast About Marvel's Secrets + Avengers News Tomorrow?

Sep 16 2014 7:04pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Marvel Universe stars Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Paul Bettany give Vanity Fair insight into their super-powered lives.Seeing how Tues is the most productive week day I'll not lower efficiency. TMW tho, I'll throw a surprise your way... pic.twitter.com/fli5WWqT0z— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) September 16, 2014Robert Downey Jr. loves his fans. He especially ...
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Toronto: Robert Downey Jr., ‘The Judge’ Top Social Media Buzz

Sep 15 2014 1:58pm CDT | Source: Variety

Robert Downey Jr. and his film “The Judge” generated the most social media buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to analysis by firm Way to Blue. With more than 39,000 social media mentions, Downey Jr. was declared the “Festival Hero.” In a previous analysis from the first five days of the fest, Bill... Read more » ...
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Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession

Sep 12 2014 6:56pm CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The 21-year-old son of actor Robert Downey Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to a cocaine possession charge that could eventually be dismissed. Indio Falconer Downey was in court to enter his plea as his father looked on. “If you stay out of trouble for 18 months, this case gets dismissed,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz said to Downey. The drug charge stemmed from his arrest about 2:20 p.m. June 29 near La Cienega and Santa Monica boulevards in ...
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Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Indio Sentenced To Rehab After Guilty Plea To Cocaine Charges, With Concerned Father Looking On

Sep 12 2014 2:38pm CDT | Source: Radar Online

Robert Downey Jr.’s son Indio pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine charges in LAX Airport Court Friday, receiving a sentence of mandatory enrollment in a drug rehab program. As his father watched on from the courtroom pews, Indio Downey was gracious to Superior Court Judge Keith L. Schwartz following the sentencing in the June incident, which occurred in West Hollywood. “I appreciate this opportunity and I intend to make the most of it,” said the 21-year-old, who previously e ...
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Robert Downey Jr. Supports Son in Court as Indio Pleads Guilty to Felony Cocaine Possession

Sep 12 2014 12:18pm CDT | Source: E Online

Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio Downey, along with his famous father, appeared in a Los Angeles court this morning for the younger Downey's arraignment after he was... ...
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Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Indio Arraigned on Drug Charges (LIVESTREAM)

Sep 12 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: TMZ

Indio Downey -- the son of Robert Downey Jr. -- will be in court this AM for his arraignment after being arrested for felony drug possession.Indio was busted in West Hollywood in June ... after cops observed hi ...
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Robert Downey Jr & His Son Exton Break Hearts In October’s Issue Of ‘Vanity Fair’, Talks Addiction And Passing Them To His Son

Sep 12 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: A Socialite's Life

Robert Downey Jr. and his son are just the cutest things ever, right? The actor will cover October’s issue of Vanity Fair, and in it the father-son duo will they breaks some hearts! Some might even say that Exton steals the spotlight from his famous daddy! In the issue, the Iron Man star opens about addiction and [...] ...
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