Robert Downey Jr is one of the most iconic actors in the Hollywood film industry. He found a lot of his own life journey in ‘Tony Stark’. He is well known for playing the fictional character ‘Iron Man’. Robert Downey has come a long way in his career to touch the pinnacle of success.
You all might know him by the fabulous roles he has played in the movies. But the other side of his story is one that needs to be told. Do you know about his past? He was born on April 4, 1965, in New York. When he was 6 years old, he was infamously introduced to drugs and by the age of 8, he was addicted.
In 1984, he stumbled upon Sarah Jessica and they both started dating each other as their relationship went on for 7 years. Just as when everything was going well for him, suddenly, things took a turn for the worse as his drug addiction became so bad that it cost him his relationship.
Post that, he gave up his addiction over drugs. But, another problem started as he was sent to jail for various crimes under name. Life was not been too good for him as he was beaten so badly inside the cell by other prisoners that he woke up daily in a pool of his own blood.
Even the actor himself was quoted saying, “I would never tell you the worst things that have happened to me behind the bars.” You can now imagine how worse he had gone through in the jail. After coming out of jail in 2001, things again didn’t look good for the actor as his wife left him.
He had no family, no money and was left out with nothing. He spent his days earning 8 cents an hour cleaning pizza pans and that’s how he lived his life. But in 2003, his career took a sensational turn when he met a determined woman and fell in love with her.
Eventually, he spoke his heart out and proposed her. But she said, “I would never marry you unless you give up drugs. After 2 years, Robert Downey quit drugs completely and finally, the couple got married. Today, Robert Downey Jr is identified by the name of ‘Tony Stark’ and now he is one of the highest paid actors of all time. Robert Downey topped the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, making a staggering fortune of $80 million between June 2014 and June 2015
What do you learn from Robert Downey’s story? No matter what happens in life, don’t lose hope. Life will surely take a turn for the better just like it did for Robert Downey.