In recent years, I have come to have a great appreciation for Robert Downey, Jr.  He’s had to deal with a lot of issues, but he’s come out on top.  He even spent time in jail (or was it prison?).

Downey’s early fame seemed to go to his head, as it does with many celebrities, and he got into serious drug problems.  However, after he faced his problems, he came back stronger than ever.

I remember being skeptical about him in Ironman, but he won me over completely.  And then there was Sherlock Holmes.  What a movie!  Downey has proven that people can indeed change, if they really want to.

In fact, I believe he’s now a much better actor than he was when he was younger–more depth and talent.  Kudos to him for having the courage to try again.  That takes guts.