Originally Posted by kvsm23vs24
Robert Jr was known as something serious back then?
RDJ was the male Lindsay Lohan/Amanda Bynes in the mid-90s and early 00s. The only difference is he started out with more talent. Like dude had an Oscar nom already. But he kept getting in trouble...fired...rehab...rinse. repeat. Finally he was clean and had his big comeback with a part on a network show, Ally McBeal. Dude won an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Then...boom cocaine, heroin, pills, arrested, high in public...all that ish all over again.
So yeah, his career was almost dead, but then he made a comeback with Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
, and Marvel rolled the dice casting him in like '06. But I think I remember reading that they were ready to go with a backup plan, if he went back to his old ways?
It's a testament to dude's talent and likeability...and the fact that he didn't hurt anyone but himself...and that dudes get passes where chicks wouldn't...that people wanted to forget that drug stuff ASAP.