April 14, 2024 6:48 pm

'He Had to Insure Himself': Jake Gyllenhaal Recalls the Challenges Robert Downey Jr. Faced Filming Zodiac
'He Had to Insure Himself': Jake Gyllenhaal Recalls the Challenges Robert Downey Jr. Faced Filming Zodiac

‘He Had to Insure Himself’: Jake Gyllenhaal Recalls the Challenges Robert Downey Jr. Faced Filming Zodiac

Jake Gyllenhaal has recalled his time working with Robert Downey Jr. on David Fincher’s Zodiac, and how the actor didn’t have the easiest of times getting back into acting following his years of drug and alcohol abuse. Robert Downey Jr. has come a long way since being known as the “comeback kid,” and with a recent Oscar win for his role in Oppenheimer, it caps off a truly remarkable story of turning things around. That being said, once the actor got clean and wanted to get back into the acting game, it was hard to hire him on projects due to his huge insurance premium, something his former Zodiac co-star Jake Gyllenhaal got to see personally when they worked together.

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​Robert Downey Jr. had a high insurance premium once he began his acting comeback in 2003 following years of drug abuse. Read More