'Iron Man' superhero Robert Downey Jr. still a felon in Japan
Even cinema superheroes don't get special treatment in Japan. And you would really think they would.
"Iron Man 2" star Robert Downey Jr. explained his recent embarrassing run-in with the law in Japan, where he was detained at the airport because of his old felony drug record.
"I probably should have seen there was a sign that said 'No Felons Allowed' in English and Japanese and I haven't had that expunged yet," he told David Letterman this week. "You can actually get things expunged but I've been pretty busy. So I was detained, I was interrogated. It was a blast."
"Haven't you settled up? Haven't you paid your debts?" Letterman asked with a smile.
"Clearly I haven't paid my debts to Japan," said Downey, who was on the show to promote his new film, "Sherlock Holmes."
That's OK, Robert. The US government owes Japan around $750 billion too.
He's right about that. expunging business. Mel Gibson just had his nasty DUI expunged. He apparently found the time, perhaps so he won't have any trouble in Japan. It's not that complicated, Robert. Just tell your lawyer to handle it.
Wait, there's a sign at the airport that says No Felons Allowed? Wow. Good to know.
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