Robert Downey Jr.‘s Burger King Breakthrough

Fast Food may be the secret to Robert Downey Jr.’s success at overcoming drug addiction, as the actor’s Burger King break played a big part in helping him beat drugs.

The story goes that the “Iron Man” star was driving along Pacific Coast Highway in 2003, when he pulled over at the chain restaurant for a fateful fast food fix.

As he dug into his burger, Robert came to an epiphany: it was time to clean up his habits. He then threw all of his drugs into the ocean.

The actor’s rep told Access Hollywood, the savory story was “not as simplified as described, but true enough.”

On a related note, Burger King played a key role in Robert’s “Iron Man,” a movie that made the actor a box office superstar.

After being imprisoned overseas, his character, whose life, like Robert’s has been saved, requests “an American cheeseburger.” And he fulfills his wish at Burger King.

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