Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

by Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Lucent Books' contemporary biography series profiles the lives and careers of some of today's most prominent newsmakers. Whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention. Through quotations from the individuals profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how others regard them. Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420505696
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Series: People in the News Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: From Hollywood Bad Boy to Box Office Superstar 8

Chapter 1 Born to Be an Actor 11

Chapter 2 Emerges as a Rising Star 21

Chapter 3 Caught in a Downward Spiral 35

Chapter 4 Travels a Rough Road to Recovery 46

Chapter 5 Makes a Cautious Comeback 57

Chapter 6 Reaches the Top 68

Notes 80

Important Dates 86

For More Information 88

Index 90

Picture Credits 95

About the Author 96

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