Despite being a phenomenal actor, Robert Downey Jr. has earned himself quite the “bad boy” fame due to his chaotic personal life. There were issues with him using various legal or semi-legal substances and his journey to recovery was far from easy. His assistant, Jimmy Rich, has seen it all.
Working with Downey since 2003, Rich saw the actor through the worst of times, helping him with his career and image. Tragically, Rich passed away from a car accident in 2021, and it took a heavy toll on Downey. The actor withdrew from the spotlight for some time to mourn.
Michael Davidson – Nicolas Cage
Since the late 1980s, the great Nicolas Cage has been gracing our screens with masterpieces like “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Raising Arizona,” “Lord of War,” and dozens of others. We imagine that working with Cage must be quite a ride — both highly entertaining and intense. Not to mention, working with him throughout all this time probably also means one would have to know at least three of the actor's wives.
It seems that his assistant of more than 13 years, Michael Davidson, agrees with this. Davidson has been by Cage through the making of some of his highest-grossing movies, including “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “National Treasure.”
Vanessa King – Julianne Moore
The incredibly talented and gorgeous redhead Julianne Moore is a true master of her craft. The “Boogie Nights” star has been in countless blockbuster films, as well as in smaller independent projects, and everything in between. And it seems she’s also a sweetheart in real life.
Her personal assistant, Vanessa King, has been with Moore for over 16 years and has since branched out to help more than just Julianne, who sometimes shares King with her husband. So yeah, she also assists Moore’s husband, director Bart Freundlich, with scheduling and travel plans. Moore's family has described her as the “mission control” of their home.
Rebecca Loos – David and Victoria Beckham
A celebrity’s worst nightmare is for their personal assistant to go rogue, and that’s exactly what happened to Victoria and David Beckham in 2003. In need of an assistant to help them out with the numerous things that have on their plate, the famous couple hired Rebecca Loos, and for a while, everything was going great.
Until Loos decided to go to the press claiming she’d had intimate relations with David. The press went crazy, and for a while, it was all you could read in the news. The Beckhams denied the rumors and tried to go back to their normal life, which they eventually managed to do.
Chris O’Dell – The Rolling Stones
Making history for becoming one of the first female tour managers in the music industry, Chris O’Dell has worked with the most legendary rockstars, including great names like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones. O’Dell started working as a personal assistant for The Rolling Stones back in 1972, going on every tour and living their wild rollercoaster lives.
In fact, many people claim she’s the “mystery woman” from the Stones’ album “Exile on Main Street.” She’s also good friends with Yoko Ono and was there for the recording of “Abbey Road,” “The White Album,” and “Let It Be.”