5 Facts About TONY STARK Actor ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

On 21 March 2013

5 Facts About TONY STARK Actor ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

1.Downey's summer of living dangerously came to its official close on July 29, in 1996 at the Malibu’s court. RDJ was busted for possession of heroin and cocaine, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and carrying an unloaded .357 Magnum handgun in his truck. He was arrested three times in 4 weeks. He went to rehab, therapy sessions and was part of a group recreation.  

2.He was sentenced to 3 years in jail in August 1999. Downey, 35, was released on $5,000 bail Wednesday after a three-judge appeals court panel ruled that Superior Court Judge Lawrence Mira had erred in sentencing the actor in August 1999 to three years in prison for drug possession. Judge Mira ordered Downey to spend three years behind bars for violating his probation on a 1996 cocaine possession charge and three misdemeanor counts by repeatedly missing mandatory drug tests. He was eligible for parole in November.

3.He was let go from the Fox show “Ally McBeal “after an arrest in 2001. He was arrested (again) and charged with felony possession of cocaine and Valium and a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance in November of 2000. Producer David E. Kelley supported Downey Jr. through all of his troubles up until then. He was let go from “Ally McBeal” after his misdemeanor arrest for suspicion of being under the influence of drugs in April of 2001.

4.Robert Downey Jr. Released A Solo Album – “The Futurist” was Downey’s 2004 solo album and it featured highbrow pop with jazz and classical influences. 

5.Robert Downey Jr. buried his “Less Than Zero” clothes in his backyard - The last thing you didn't know about Robert Downey Jr. is what he's got buried in his backyard. Following his filming of “Chaplin”, Robert Downey Jr. buried the clothes he'd worn during the filming of 1987's “Less Than Zero” as a means of symbolically cutting ties with his debauched Brat Pack past.

"The next day I was, like: 'F*ck, why did I do that?' But four days later, I felt something drift away. (The burial) represents acknowledging how a lack of self-nurturing leads to gruesome results. It's one thing to see the train coming, and another to get out of the way." – said Robert

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