robert downey jr getty gene siskel award Robert Downey Jr. honored with Gene Siskel awardRobert Downey Jr. was honored with the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Renaissance Award at Chicago’s Ritz Carlton Hotel on Saturday, June 19.

]]>tells the Sun Times that his favorite movies (that he’s acted in) are “Tropic Thunder,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “Iron Man.” But he did the most research for his title role in “Chaplin,” which nabbed Downey his first Oscar nomination. Downey also says he has moved on from his struggles with drugs and alcohol — “I don’t really think about it much anymore.” RDJ will next be on-screen in “Due Date,” out Nov. 5 and co-starring Zach Galifianakis. He has also signed on to play the Wizard in “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” a sequel to the 1939 classic. Follow Zap2it and Zap2it Andrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty Images

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