Life After Jail: For Better or Worse?

Paris Hilton, Robert Downey Jr., Lindsay Lohan and more find out what happens after serving time

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

Jail Stay: nearly 1½ years
"When the door clicks shut, then you are safe," says the Golden Globe winner, whose drug-related antics land him in jail intermittently between 1996 and 2001. Dumped from TV's Ally McBeal, a clean-and-sober Downey makes a hero's return nearly a decade later, bringing in more than $100 million in Iron Man's opening weekend in 2008 – a comeback he credits to his wife, movie producer Susan Levin.