If you are ever looking for motivation from an individual then ladies and gentlemen, please look no further than Robert Downey Jr. Robert who today stands as the fifth highest-grossing U.S. domestic box-office star of all time and topped the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors for making an estimated $80 million in earnings between June 2014 and June 2015 had to fight his way back from a turbulent life and troubled career.
Although being nominated for Academy Awards and winning the BAFTA for Best Actor early on in his career Robert was locked up on Drug charges and treated for substance abuse.
After being released Downey Jr, joined the cast of Ally McBeal however was subsequently fired for arrests following drug abuse in 2000 and 2001, this encouraging Robert to achieve sobriety.
Things changed for the better in 2008 when Robert was chosen to portray the role of Marvel superhero Iron Man. Both Iron Man & Iron Man 2 grossed over $500 million, however Iron Man 3, Captain America Civil War and Avengers all grossed over $1 billion.
It was confirmed as of 2017 the U.S. domestic box-office grosses of Downey Jr.’s films total over US $4.2 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $9.6 billion.
Robert Downey Jr has proven once again proven the age old theory, it matters not where you come from or your past, as long as you work hard at your dreams and craft, you can achieve greatness.