Downey is still writing his autobiography and he may be taking a little dramatic license with the legendary ups and downs he's faced. "I'm sort of reinterpreting," he says. "I don't want to read a straight-up autobiography of anyone. I think it's kind of self-indulgent. So mine's more like historical nonfiction."
Downey may include some flashbacks to the time he spent in the slammer which he remembers with his trademark darn sense of humor. "Some of the inmates slipped me scripts they'd been writing," he says. "I used to do a lot of autographs. Finally, one of the correctional officers came over and said, 'Bro, if you don't get the hustle on and charge them for those autographs, they're going to think you're a sucker.' So some guy came over and I go, 'That's forty cents man.' He goes, '40 cents for an autograph?' I go, 'I'm sorry, I meant to say fifty cents.' He goes, 'dude, you just said forty.' I said 'dude, it's fifty unless you keep talking.' And he goes, 'fine.'"
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