Did you know that some of the biggest Hollywood stars have been in prison? From Robert Downey Jr. to Mark Wahlberg through Sean Penn, take a look at five American actors who went from drawers to bars.
When Hollywood stars go from the drawers… to the bars! From Robert Downey Jr. to Mark Wahlberg through Sean Penn, take a look at five American actors who have spent days, weeks, months or even years in prison.
Robert Downey Jr.
in 1993, Robert Downey Jr. Chaplin is nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Feature Film. It seems that everything is going well for the promising young American, but between 1996 and 2003, his problems with drug addiction and alcoholism frankly darken the picture.
RDJ was sentenced to three years in prison in 1999 After a drug and firearms driving episode for a probation violation for speeding. actor Finally only a year behind bars and able to come back with the success we know, especially the 2008 incarnation of Iron Man.
in 1988, Mark Wahlberg, then 17 and not yet an actor, was arrested for assaulting two men on the street. The person accused of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of drugs was sentenced to two years in prison.
An American who pleads guilty will serve only 45 days of his sentence. He would then leave his life of crime to become a singer, model and then, of course, an actor, landing his first role in the 1994 film Operation Shakespeare.
in 1987, Sean Penn Already a household name in the Hollywood industry, with standout performances in the feature films Crackers, The Game of the Falcon and Like a Rabid Dog. On the set of “Colors,” directed by Dennis Hopper, a young hopeful goes wrong: He hits on a film that tries to film him while he’s on probation after two previous assaults. Sean Penn has been sentenced to 60 days in prison, but will only serve half of that term behind bars.
Wesley Snipes, best known for his big screen portrayal of Blade, spent three years behind bars. In early 2008, the American actor was found guilty of tax evasion in the amount of 38 million dollars.
After serving his sentence from 2010 to 2013, Wesley Snipes made a quick comeback after being found in the 2014 feature film Expendables 3 alongside Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham.
Actor Christian Slater, who recently appeared in the credits of the TV series Mr. Robot, was convicted in 1997 of assaulting his girlfriend and a police officer while under the influence of alcohol. Facts for which the American, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to three months in prison, followed by three months of rehabilitation. Keep in mind that Slater has already spent 10 days in jail for driving under the influence.
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