Awkward! Robert Downey Jr. walks out on interview for movie when things turn personal

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Most of us would trade our lives for that of a Hollywood star in a minute. But that doesn't mean it's always easy being a movie idol.

Robert Downey Jr. is out promoting "Avengers: Age of Ultron," along with his co-stars. Downey, of course, plays Iron Man. Also of course, Downey was a heavy drug abuser through the early 2000s, even doing a stint in prison.

But, you know, Downey deserves a lot of credit: The dude turned things around, reinventing his life and reigniting his career, when he instead looked like he was headed for a morgue in his 30s. 

So now he just wants to do good work and stay sober. We wonder whether that latter goal is challenged when guys like this interviewer insist (about four minutes in) on bringing up old, painful and embarrassing topics not at all relevant to the movie being promoted. 

We'd probably walk out too.

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