Robert Downey Jr. began in the world of drugs from the age of six

Robert Downey Jr. began in the world of drugs from the age of six

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr. He began in the world of drugs from the age of six.

Actually, it had to have been someone else’s fault. The surprising thing is that she belonged to none other than his father: Robert Downey Sr.

It is one of the revelations of the Netflix documentary “Sr.”, which reveals scenes and family memories of all kinds.

Once, the actor’s father noticed that his little boy, during a poker night at home, was tasting white wine. Not only did he not take the glass from her, but he also brought a cannabis cigarette closer to him to see his reaction. This is how Downey Sr. “took care” of Downey Jr.

Directed by Chris Smith, “Mr.” It is both a tribute from the protagonist of ‘Avengers’ to his father, who died in 2021, as a homemade portrait of the turbulent relationship between the two for years.

Downey Sr. was a peculiar underground filmmaker, with little success and also addicted to drugs for much of his life.. Later she admitted his irresponsibility for giving his then six-year-old son drugs, which is understandable in his chaotic lifestyle. He also taught her X movies and even the films he directed, not suitable for children.

It was “growing up in a family where everyone used drugs”recalls Downey Jr., who had already made his acting debut at the age of five in his father’s film Pound (1970).

Downey Jr. gained fame for Chaplin (1992), a performance for which he won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar. Soon after, hell: cocaine, heroin and marijuana use, arrests, rehabs.

Today, one of the highest paid actors in the world has been sober for 20 years and is a complete survivor, a paradox of what was a disastrous education, is deduced from the documentary.

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