"I went to junior high with Robert Downey Jr. He was like many of the characters that he plays in movies - always trying to make the quick joke. Sometimes I can't separate his character (especially in his early movies) from the kid I knew in school because that is exactly the way he acted back then. We were also in a drama class together one year and the teacher used to constantly make a joke where he basically wondered aloud why Downey was in the class, adding that his father (a writer and filmmaker) was going to get him a bunch of jobs through his connections. Also, one time he got the stuffing kicked out of him by another kid for dating a girl that the other kid liked."