Images: via The Smoking Gun
Images: via The Smoking Gun
All the money, fame and good looks in the world can’t win out against the long arm of the law, as these celebrity mugshots prove. And it’s probably safe to say that not one of these famous faces would have appreciated their frightening booking photo being released to the world at large.
20. Rip Torn
This notorious mugshot was taken in 2006 after Rip Torn’s car hit a tractor-trailer in Westchester, New York. When the Men in Black actor declined a breathalyzer test, he was subsequently charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
19. Macaulay Culkin
Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin was arrested in 2004 for illegal possession of prescription drugs after his friend’s car was pulled over. And his eyes arguably do look a little glazed in this mugshot taken by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
18. Nicolas Cage
In 2011 superstar Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans after – drunkenly and loudly – arguing with his wife. He was reportedly charged with domestic abuse and other public disorders. Perhaps he’s sleeping it off in this mugshot.
17. James Brown
He may have been the “Godfather of Soul,” but that didn’t make James Brown immune to the law. Although he had served time for violence in the past, in 2004 Brown put forward a plea of “no contest” to a domestic violence allegation and walked free.
16. Yasmine Bleeth
Former Baywatch star Yasmine Bleeth is more bed head than beach babe in this mugshot. Bleeth received 24 months’ probation and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a charge of cocaine possession in 2001.
15. Chris Klein
It’s fair to say that Chris Klein looks a little less clean-cut in this mugshot than when he played American Pie’s lacrosse star Oz. The actor was pulled over in San Diego in 2005 for driving under the influence.
14. Heidi Fleiss
Ex-Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss looks less than glamorous in this mugshot, taken by Nevada cops in 2008. She was arrested on charges of drunk driving and illegally carrying prescription drugs.
13. Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is no stranger to bad mugshots, mostly thanks to his well-documented drug problems throughout the ’90s. On this occasion, though, he was found to be in possession of drugs in November 2000, in Palm Springs, California. And while Downey Jr. has served time in jail and rehab for his misdemeanors, he has apparently been sober since 2003 – so fortunately his list of plaudits now reads longer than his rap sheet.
12. Cynthia Watros
In 2005 Lost star Cynthia Watros was pulled over for weaving in traffic on an island in Hawaii, where the series was filmed. She allegedly failed a sobriety test procedure and was charged with DUI.
11. Michelle Rodriguez
Like Cynthia Watros, Michelle Rodriguez was also arrested in Hawaii for DUI; moreover, she was apprehended within minutes of her Lost co-star. Both Rodriguez and Watros posted $500 bail and were released.
10. Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton has had her ups and downs through fame, and this was definitely one of her lowest points. In 2007 the erstwhile The O.C. actress was arrested for driving without a license – and while drunk – in West Hollywood.
9. Heather Locklear
Heather Locklear looks more than a little worse for wear in this mugshot, taken after her arrest by the California Highway Patrol in 2008. She was apprehended on suspicion of driving while intoxicated with prescription drugs.
8. Nick Nolte
No, this wasn’t just a bad hair day for actor Nick Nolte. It’s actually a 2002 mugshot from when he was arrested for drinking and driving in California. His photo has now become legendary, and we can see why.
7. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to the mugshot; in fact, by just 26 she had already been brought into custody a remarkable six times. This booking photo is from 2011, when a judge revoked her probation on account of the fact that she failed to complete her community service. She paid the $100,000 bail.
6. Gary Coleman
The late Gary Coleman was arrested in Utah in 2010 for an outstanding warrant over a prior incident allegedly relating to domestic violence. As a result, he was held in custody overnight – and was perhaps as sullen as he seems in his mugshot.
5. Edward Furlong
In 2004 police were called to a supermarket in Kentucky after a group of unruly men began harassing the tanked lobsters. Among them was Terminator 2 actor Edward Furlong, who was subsequently arrested for public intoxication. Unfortunately, it’s never been revealed whether the star was attempting to set the crustaceans free or merely looking for something nice for dinner.
4. Mel Gibson
A bleary-eyed Mel Gibson was pulled in for drunk driving in 2006, and it was reported that he launched a verbal tirade at police. The actor paid his $5,000 bail and issued an apology for the “despicable” things he’d said.
3. Vince Vaughn
While he was filming for the movie Domestic Disturbance in 2001, Vince Vaughn was arrested in North Carolina after a brawl outside a bar turned nasty. If that’s not irony, we don’t know what is.
2. Andy Dick
This slightly terrifying photo of comedian Andy Dick was taken by California police in 2008 after he allegedly groped a teenage girl and attempted to remove her clothes in a parking lot. When police searched him, they found marijuana and prescription pills. He was arrested and subsequently released on bail.
1. Daniel Baldwin
In 2006 actor Daniel Baldwin was arrested for allegedly going for a joy ride in a friend’s car in Orange County, California. Drugs were later found in his hotel room. Perhaps he should have just taken a taxi.