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Robert Downey Jr. - From 1996 through 2001, Downey was arrested numerous times on drug-related charges including cocaine, heroin and marijuana and went several times through drug treatment programs unsuccessfully, explaining in 1999 to a judge: "It's like I've got a shotgun in my mouth with my finger on the trigger, and I like the taste of the gun metal." He explained his relapses by claiming to have been addicted to drugs since the age of eight, due to the fact that his father, also an addict, had been giving them to him. In April 1996, Downey was arrested for possession of heroin, cocaine and an unloaded .357 Magnum handgun while he was speeding down Sunset Boulevard. A month later, while on parole, he trespassed into a neighbor's home while under the influence of a controlled substance and fell asleep in one of the beds.[He was sentenced to three years of probation and required to undergo compulsory drug testing. In 1997, he missed one of the court-ordered drug tests and had to spend six months in the Los Angeles County jail. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark in Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," which opens May 1. (Marvel)

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"The Judge," featuring Robert Downey Jr. (left) and Robert Duvall, is neither a terrific movie nor a terrible one, though at various times it flirts with being both. (Associated Press)

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ROBERT DOWNEY JR. - Actor Robert Downey Jr. is shown in a police photo Tuesday, April 24, 2001, after he was arrested and booked for investigation of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Downey was on foot at 12:10 a.m. in the city southwest of Los Angeles, Lt. Dave Tankenson said. There were no details about the actor's behavior that led to his arrest, and the type of suspected drug wasn't immediately known. (AP Photo/Culver City Police Department)

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FILE - In this March 1, 2007 file photo, Robert Downey Jr. and his son Indio arrive at a premiere in Los Angeles. Authorities say Indio, the 20-year-old son of actor Robert Downey, Jr. is out on bail after being arrested with what deputies believe was cocaine Sunday, June 30, 2014, after a car he was in was pulled over in West Hollywood. Downey was released shortly after 9 p.m. on $10,250 bail. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)

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** FILE ** Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark in Iron Man in the Marvel movie franchise. (Associated Press)

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Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3.

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Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3.

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Robert Downey Jr., left, as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in a scene from "Iron Man 3." (AP Photo/Disney, Marvel Studios)

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Robert Downey Jr., left, as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in a scene from "Iron Man 3." (AP Photo/Disney, Marvel Studios)

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Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in a scene from "Iron Man 3." (AP Photo/Disney, Marvel Studios, Zade Rosenthal)