LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 16: Robert Downey Jr. attends Max's Downey's Dream Cars Tastemaker Event at Petersen Automotive Museum on June 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Max) Robert Downey Jr.
described his experience behind bars in a new interview.The "Oppenheimer" actor spent time in jail in the '90s and after his release was later sentenced to federal prison for skipping out on probation after being arrested while driving under the influence.Downey served one year of his three-year prison sentence."I'm gonna try to give you the flashcards: I'm in court, I'm being over-sentenced by an angry judge, and at some point he said something in Latin," Downey Jr.
recalled during the "Armchair Expert" podcast. "I thought he was casting a spell on me."ROBERT DOWNEY JR. TRANSFORMS INTO UNRECOGNIZABLE CHARACTER FOR UPCOMING ROLE IN ‘THE SYMPATHIZER’"Two weeks later, I'm in a place called Delano, which is a receiving center where they decide where you're going to go.
Arguably the most dangerous place I've ever been in my life because nobody is designated. If they're a level 1, 2, 3 or 4 criminal, [everyone's there]," he said. "You could just feel the evil in the air." Actor Robert Downey Jr.