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Marvel’s Iron Man Robert Downey Jr Called Prison The Safest Place on Earth After Spending Nearly 1 Year in Jail

Robert Downey Jr. has played a lot of characters on-screen and the stories are pretty interesting to watch. However, the actor’s real-life story isn’t any less of an inspiring story either. Overcoming a long-ongoing battle with substance abuse and becoming a superstar of this caliber is no joke. Robert Downey Jr.’s life is an inspiration to anyone and everyone struggling with any kind of setback in their lives.
Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.
While he is now one of the biggest and highest-paid actors of today, the road to success was not an easy one. Owing to his struggle with alcohol and drug abuse, Robert Downey Jr. had to spend some time behind the bars. A few years after he had been released from prison, the actor opened up about how staying behind the bars made him feel safe and secure from the “intruders.”

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Robert Downey Jr. Felt Safe in Prison
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It’s not easy opening up about the downfalls of one’s life but Robert Downey Jr. has and we are grateful for that. His transparency has probably helped a lot of people going through some tough times in his life. Between the period of 1996 to 2001, Downey was arrested quite a few times, again, because of problems related to substance abuse. However, at one point in time, the arrests escalated and Downey ended up missing out on court-ordered illegal substance tests which led to him getting sentenced to three years in prison.

Thankfully, Downey was released from prison in just less than a year. Back in 2010, the Dolittle actor talked to Rolling Stone about his time behind bars. According to the actor, he felt absolutely safe in prison because there was no way any kind of “intruders” could cause him to harm there. You might be a bit confused by Downey’s choice of words so to simplify, “intruders” in this context refers to his harmful addictions.
“When the door clicks shut, then you are safe. There is nothing aside from a rogue correctional officer that can do you harm if you have the right cellie. You are actually in the safest place on Earth. Safe from the intruders.”
However, prison isn’t always safe from these intruders. There are definitely ways to sneak in illegal substances. Downey, though, didn’t want to go down that path. In the same interview, he stated that following those impulses would only mean that you’ll be “indebted” to some seriously dangerous people.
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Robert Downey Jr. Rises like a Phoenix
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Downey was given an ultimatum by Susan Downey in 2003, whom he has been married to since 2005. She told Harper’s Bazaar that it was this ultimatum that pushed the actor into leaving drugs behind for good. Despite being out of jail and staying sober, Downey found it extremely difficult to find work in the entertainment industry because of the reputation that stuck. Actor Mel Gibson had to personally write Downey’s liability insurance which led to him getting a gig in The Singing Detective. From there, things slowly started getting better for the actor.
True success came knocking on his door with Iron Man. While Marvel Studios were initially skeptical about hiring Downey in the lead role, they couldn’t have possibly made a better decision. He went on to become the face of the MCU and even after his character met his end in Avengers: Endgame, his name is still linked to the superhero universe as fans simply cannot get over him, and rightly so!
While people didn’t want to work with him initially, a lot of directors seek him out now. After all, who doesn’t want that level of talent in their film? Downey’s comeback is a true inspiration that proves that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel!

Source: Rolling Stone

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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