Iron Man? More like Yoga Man!
Robert Downey, Jr. was arrested in 2001 on drug charges, but amazingly managed to kick his addiction and has stayed clean ever since. The actor credits a combination of 12-step programs, yoga, meditation and therapy with keeping him sober.
From there, Downey started working steadily, appearing in films such as Gothika, A Scanner Darkly, Zodiac and Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang.
Downey’s star-power rose in 2008 when he starred in the summer blockbusters Iron Man and Tropic Thunder, earning his second Oscar nomination for the latter. Downey then starred in The Avengers and subsequent Iron Man movies, making him a critical player for Marvel.
The fact that Robert Downey Jr.’s career seems to improve by Yoga Meditation and Therapies he took to stay sober makes his comeback one of the most impressive and inspiring stories.
We’re proud of you, Iron Man, and you look even cooler than we previously thought you could when you carry around a yoga mat.
Also published on Medium.