VIDEO: Robert Downey Jr. Talks About His Wild Past; Suggests Therapy For Jay Leno

With the lead role in summer blockbuster Iron Man 2, it’s clear Robert Downey Jr. is on top of the A-list, a far cry from his drug-addled days of the 1990s, when the actor made more appearances in front of a judge than on the red carpet.

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Downey, flanked by a dozen sexy “Iron-ettes,” appeared on The Tonight Show Wednesday and said the therapy he’s been undergoing to keep his demons in check is “great.”

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When Leno asked him how often he attends his therapy sessions, Downey asked him if he was interested in attending.

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“A lot of my instincts would like to run wild, as you recall, but I keep them in check,” Downey said. “And by the way, therapy helps, you must get into therapy Jay!”

“We should go together!” Leno said.

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Downey’s Iron Man 2 co-star Mickey Rourke, whose own past demons have been well-documented, joked with Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week about the personal progress both actors have made since the 90s. He recalled a day both men were working out on the Iron Man 2 set, prior to an early morning shoot.

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“We’ve come a long way,” Rourke said. Years earlier, “I would have been showing up at noon, and he wouldn’t even have been there!”

Iron Man 2 hits theaters Friday.

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