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Robert Downey Jr. remembers the time he was arrested for smoking pot at Disneyland


Robert John Downey Jr, actor, producer singer, general weed smoking rebel.

He might well have been Hollywood’s single highest-paid actor, his films may well have grossed over $5.8 billion in North America and $14.4 billion internationally, he may well be the second-highest-grossing box-office actor of all time, but he’s no different to the rest of us, really.

Robert John Downey Jr’s decade-long role as Tony Stark in Iron Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has led us to believe he is untouchable, a man with strength like no other. In truth though, the mask has dropped, Downey Jr is nothing but a mere mortal like you and I, sneaking around theme parks to smoke a joint.

In a new interview, Downey Jr. took the opportunity to allow himself to release a light piece of Disneyland guilt that he has been carrying around with for years. “Here’s a bit of trivia for you,” he began in his interview with EW. “The very first time I went to Disneyland I was transported to another place — within moments of being arrested. I was brought to a surprisingly friendly processing center, given a strict warning, and returned to, if memory serves, one very disappointed group chaperone.

“I’ve been sitting on that shame for a while and I‘m just going to release it here tonight.”

In what seems like a moment of confession, Robert Downey Jr. added: “I would like to make amends to whoever had to detain me for smoking pot in a gondola without a license. And I don’t wanna further confuse the issue by insinuating that pot smoking licenses for the gondola are in any way obtainable.”