"Until that movie, I took my drugs after work and on the weekends," he later explained.
"Maybe I'd turn up hungover on the set, but no more so than the stuntman. I was playing this junkie-faggot guy, and, for me, the role was like the ghost of Christmas future. Then things changed, and, in some ways, I became an exaggeration of the character.
Eventually turning his life around, he earned a resurgence of critical and popular acclaim, and is considered one of Hollywood's A-list actors.. His mother, Elsie, was an actress who instilled in her son a love of performing.
Raised in Greenwich Village with his older sister, Alison, Downey made his film debut playing a puppy in his father's film, Downey's parents divorced when he was 13, and the young actor ended up living in Los Angeles, California, with his father.
For three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015, Downey has topped the Forbes list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors, making an estimated million in earnings between June 2014 and June 2015.
I found this at Recovering drug addict Robert Downey, Jr hoped to rekindle his romance with Calista Flockhart - until Harrison Ford entered her life.
Downey, 37, went out with the slimline actress when the two were starring in Ally Mc Beal - but the relationship collapsed due to his persistent drug problems.
Downey adds, "Once Harrison came on the scene that was it, but I tell myself not many guys can compete with Harrison Ford." News/#3 That's too bad.
:( I think Calista and Robert had the right chemistry.