Robert Downey Jr. - From Troubled Actor To Iron Man

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Robert Downey Jr. - From Troubled Actor To Iron Man He has worked in film and television throughout his adult life, and throughout the 80s starred in a series of coming of age films before developing a drug habit that he couldn't shake. Despite this, Downey landed roles in bigger films such as 'Air America', opposite Mel Gibson, before being cast in the 1992 autobiographical film Chaplin. Afterward, he was frequently arrested on drug-related charges and went through several drug treatment programs. In 2008, the actor appeared as Iron Man, instantly securing his place as a blockbuster name in Hollywood. Join WatchMojo.com as we take a look at the fascinating career of Robert Downey Jr.

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