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Beginning in 2008, Downey began portraying the role of Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in several films as either the lead role, member of an ensemble cast, or in a cameo. domestic box-office grosses of Downey Jr.'s films total over US $4.2 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $9.6 billion, making Downey Jr. Downey later stated that drug use became an emotional bond between him and his father: "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." Eventually, Downey began spending every night abusing alcohol and "making a thousand phone calls in pursuit of drugs".
He was sentenced to three years of probation and required to undergo compulsory drug testing.In April 2001, while he was on parole, a Los Angeles police officer found him wandering barefoot in Culver City, just outside Los Angeles.He was arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, but was released a few hours later, After this last arrest, producer David E.In 1987, Downey played Julian Wells, a drug-addicted rich boy whose life rapidly spirals out of his control, in the film version of the Bret Easton Ellis novel Less Than Zero.His performance, described by Janet Maslin in The New York Times as "desperately moving", was widely praised, though Downey has said that for him "the role was like the ghost of Christmas Future" since his drug habit resulted in his becoming an "exaggeration of the character" in real life.He starred as the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won him the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
After being released in 2000 from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison where he was on drug charges, Downey joined the cast of the TV series Ally Mc Beal playing Calista Flockhart's love interest. His character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001.
In 1997, he missed one of the court-ordered drug tests and had to spend six months in the Los Angeles County jail.
After Downey missed another required drug test in 1999, he was arrested once more.
Despite Downey's lawyer, John Stewart Holden, assembling for his client's 1999 defense the same team of lawyers that successfully defended O. Simpson during his criminal trial for murder, Downey was sentenced to a three-year prison term at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, California (a.k.a. At the time of the 1999 arrest, all of Downey's film projects had wrapped and were close to release, with the exception of In Dreams, which he was allowed to complete filming.
He had also been hired for voicing the devil on the NBC animated television series God, the Devil and Bob, but was fired when he failed to show up for rehearsals.
He also appeared as a writer and singer on Vonda Shepard's Ally Mc Beal: For Once in My Life album, and he sang with Sting a duet of "Every Breath You Take" in an episode of the series.