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‘I’ve been called a menace to society’: $365M Rich Robert Downey Jr Said Prison Culture Helped Him Become Wealthiest MCU Star of All Time

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Robert Downey Jr., the man known for playing Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe had once spent his time fighting his addiction to cocaine and weed. The actor appeared in an interview where he described his prison experience and what occurred that changed the actor.

The actor recalled that he had been called “a menace to society” and the therapy session that was covered by barbed wires and fences.

Robert Downey Jr. in and as Iron Man (2008).
Robert Downey Jr. in and as Iron Man (2008).

Robert Downey Jr. Talks Prison And Being A Menace

The Sherlock Holmes actor was seen talking about prison and what transpired within the actor that made him switch his lifestyle from being a “menace” to “Iron Man”.

When Robert Downey Jr. was incarcerated.
When Robert Downey Jr. was incarcerated.

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“Prison culture is really hard to explain” the actor started saying. “I think, first, it was just a kind of a shock, cause, I don’t know why, but for some reason, I had expected that I was going somewhere that was like ‘the treatment center next to the prison.

He continued,

“It was a prison yard and I came here and it was like, wow. You see razor wire fences, you see a lot of correctional officers all of whose job is to protect society from YOU!”.

The video goes fast forward as Oprah Winfrey once again sits down to interview a now-famous Robert Downey Jr. The actor continued speaking that prison time acted just like an extension of his lowest points in life. He felt glad when the judge sentenced him to prison because he felt that he needed an intervention.

The video goes on to name Mel Gibson as one of the people that helped the Dolittle actor get over his addiction to cocaine and marijuana.

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Robert Downey Jr. To Once Again Appear In The MCU?

Robert Downey Jr. became Iron Man.
Robert Downey Jr. became Iron Man.

Related: “Moment where everybody goes F***g crazy”: Robert Downey Jr Reacts to Marvel Bringing Back Iron Man From the Dead With Time Travel Theory

Although the character of Iron Man sacrificed himself for the betterment of humanity in Avengers: Endgame in 2019, there is still a possibility of our beloved Robert Downey Jr. donning the suit of Iron Man once again. According to a fan theory, Iron Man may return as a soldier of Kang the Conqueror in Avengers: Kang Dynasty.

This theory, to this day, remains a theory, but would surely be a treat for fans if they could see Robert Downey Jr. once again donning his iconic suit for one last time. Because let’s face it, no one was prepared to lose Iron Man post Avengers: Endgame.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.