Robert Downey Jr. : blockbuster movie star

by Watson, Stephanie, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2012
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Bethel Park Public Library Biography 92 DOWNEY Robert
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  92 DOWNEY Robert
 
 
Summary
This title examines the fascinating life of Robert Downey Jr. Readers will learn about Downey's childhood, family, education, rise to fame, his trouble with drugs, and his time in rehab . Colorful graphics, oversize photos, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text that explores how Downey's interest in acting led to leading roles in movies that include The Pickup Artist, Sherlock Holmes, which earned him a Golden Globe, and Iron Man. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and fun facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Contents
The making of a superhero
An unconventional childhood
Making it as an actor
Deep into drugs
Bad choices
Becoming Chaplin
Trouble with the law
Emerging from the darkness
Recovery, reinvention, and career rebirth.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The chronology of this troubled actor's life is reported after an opening chapter that discusses his success in the movie Iron Man. From his antiestablishment upbringing through his periods of commercially viable acting intermixed with other stretches of drug abuse, as well as the making and breaking of his personal partnerships with other film-industry people and his first romantic attachments, the facts are noted and discussed in brevity. Sidebars and color photos are well scattered throughout and notes lead to authoritative sources appended after a time line and a glossary, which provides definitions for some terms that the intended audience might need defined, but omits others that may leave the reader none the wiser (such as what it means when a film grosses a dollar amount). Though the straightforward text is somewhat dry, this entry in the Contemporary Lives series is a suitable fit for research material and a decent choice to slake youth interest in this actor.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Contemporary lives.
Subjects Downey, Robert, -- Jr., -- 1965- -- Juvenile literature.
Downey, Robert, -- Jr., -- 1965-
Actors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Actors and actresses -- Biography.
Publisher Minneapolis, Minn. :ABDO Pub. Co.,2012
Language English
Description 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781617833229 (lib. bdg.)
1617833223 (lib. bdg.)
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