Cinema: From Hollywood To Hell And Back

Perennial bad boy ROBERT DOWNEY JR. is out of jail, in a new movie and trying to kick the habits that got him into trouble in the past

Five years ago, Robert Downey Jr. enjoyed the Academy Awards from a choice orchestra seat in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, honored as a Best Actor nominee for his acclaimed performance in the biopic Chaplin. During last month's ceremony his vantage point wasn't quite so glamorous: he watched the show on television through steel bars at the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail, where he was serving time for violating probation after testing positive for drugs.

"Watching the Oscars from jail was a trip, a real trip," the 33-year-old actor recalled last week in his first face-to-face interview since...

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