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Robert Downey Jr. Reveals Shocking Truth About His Time in Prison – Confirms Rumors

Robert ‌Downey‌ Jr. has become one of the most respected and sought-after ‍actors in the world, ⁣thanks to his⁤ incredible talent and box-office success. ‍With iconic roles in films like “Sherlock Holmes,” “Iron Man,” ⁣and “The Avengers,” Downey has solidified his place as one of the greatest⁤ actors of his⁣ generation.

But his journey to success was ‍not⁢ an easy one. Many may‌ remember the ‌Downey Jr.⁢ of the‌ past, who struggled ‍with addiction and even served time in federal prison during the 1990s.

Today, ‌at⁤ 58 ‌years⁤ old, Downey Jr. doesn’t dwell on that​ dark period of his life.‌ However, in a recent interview, he opened⁣ up about his time behind bars and the⁤ impact⁣ it had on him.

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 11: Robert Downey Jr. attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Dolittle” at Regency Village Theatre on January 11, 2020 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

During the⁢ interview, Downey Jr. shared that he ‌could “feel the evil in the ⁤air” while in⁢ prison. ⁤It’s hard to ‌imagine the Hollywood superstar ‌in⁢ such a dangerous and unfamiliar ⁣environment. But in 1996, he was ⁣arrested ⁢for driving under the⁤ influence and later sentenced to three years in prison for violating probation.

According to reports, police ​found‌ heroin, cocaine, crack, and a .357 Magnum in his ⁣vehicle. Downey Jr. was sent⁢ to a receiving center called ⁤Delano, where he described the ⁣atmosphere⁢ as⁤ “the most dangerous place” ⁤he had⁤ ever been ⁢in his life.

388253 01: Actor Robert Downey, Jr. poses a for a police mug shot April 24, 2001 in Culver City, CA. The actor was arrested by officers of the Culver City Police Department for being under the influence of a controlled substance. (Photo by Culver City Police Department/Newsmakers)

He also recalled⁢ his⁢ first moments in the actual prison facility, saying ⁣it felt like being “sent to a‌ distant ⁢planet”⁢ with ⁣no⁢ way home until the ‍planets⁢ aligned.

In 2016,⁣ Downey Jr. was pardoned ⁤by California’s governor, restoring ​his voting rights.‌ While ‍his conviction was not wiped​ from his record, the⁣ governor’s office recognized his “exemplary behavior.”

It’s easy to forget that⁢ such a successful and beloved actor like Robert Downey ⁣Jr. spent a year of his⁢ life in‌ federal prison. But his journey⁢ from ⁣prison⁢ to Hollywood superstar is ‌a testament ⁣to ‌his resilience and determination.

Let’s not forget Downey Jr.’s past struggles and celebrate his incredible transformation. Share this ​article to spread⁢ awareness and inspire others to overcome their own challenges.

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