'Yellowstone' star Wes Bentley says Robert Downey Jr. 'saved' him when he was battling heroin addiction

Wes Bentley of "Yellowstone" acknowledged Robert Downey Jr. with inspiring him to overcome his drug addiction in the early 2000s.

The 44-year-old actor told Page Six that the "Iron Man" star's candor about his own issues inspired him to become sober when he was at the height of his addiction

"I was in the depths of my addiction and in the worst place, at death's door, or at risk of it

I saw him be so bold, brave, and open, and it saved me," Bentley told the outlet at the show's season five premiere on Thursday.

Downey Jr. battled alcoholism and drug addiction for decades until being sober in 2003. 

Bentley rose to prominence after portraying Ricky Fitts in the Best Picture Oscar-winning 1998 picture "American Beauty."

 However, he admitted that as a young actor, he was overwhelmed by his unexpected success and turned to drugs and alcohol to cope.

"I'd never had money before," he told Page Six. "So there was a lot of combination of things I wasn't prepared for."

He continued, "I also realized as an actor that I wouldn't be ready to play good roles until I was in my 30s and 40s. So I didn't want it to happen this early. I attempted to stick with it, but I wasn't prepared."

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