Robert Downey Jr Nabs Ally McBeal Role

Robert Downey Jr., barely a week after his release from prison, has landed a recurring role on Fox Broadcasting ‘s “Ally McBeal.”

Downey, who will earn a reported $75,000 per episode for an eight-episode run next season, will play a mysterious new love interest for Calista Flockhart’s Ally.

This is the actor’s first venture into series work, although he was a cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” during the 1985-86 season.

Film credits include “Wonder Boys,” “Bowfinger” and “Chaplin,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination.

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