15 Movie Stars With Disturbing Pasts


2. Robert Downey Jr.

Roberts’ father, Robert Downey, Sr., a former actor and filmmaker, apparently couldn’t quite separate the fact from fiction when it came to raising Robert. Or other things, for that matter.

Let me explain. As a child, Robert was surrounded by drugs.

His father was a serious drug addict and he in fact allowed Downey to use marijuana when he was only six years old.

“When my dad and I would do drugs together, it was like him trying to express his love for me in the only way he knew how,” said Iron Man actor on one occasion

During his childhood Robert had minor roles in his father’s films. He made his acting debut at the age of five, playing a sick puppy in the absurdist comedy “Pound.”