ByDean Round, writer at Creators.co
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Dean Round

When it comes to being an A-list star, your every move is under scrutiny. Being under the spotlight, they need to ensure that they are acting professionally and accordingly so that they don't make the headlines for the wrong reasons.

However, on occasions, their mistakes typically become front-page news. Whether they have had a few drinks and get caught driving under the influence, breaking into a bank waving a gun, or even murder, it ends up being the cover story of nearly every paper and magazine.

So let's take a look at some A-list stars who have had their mug shots plastered all over the internet, and how their crimes strike a resemblance to a character they have played on film. Don't forget to sound off in the comments section below too!

Keanu Reeves - Driving under the influence.

From Left; Keanu Reeves in 2015, in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and 1993 Mug Shot
From Left; Keanu Reeves in 2015, in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and 1993 Mug Shot

In 1993, Reeves was arrested for being drunk behind the wheel of his car, after police observed him driving carelessly.

The star of Knock Knock (2015) and the planned sequel to 1991's Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, was released after confessing to the crime, possibly in fear of getting the devil as an advocate.

Now don't get me wrong, The Matrix (1999) was a ground-breaking film, with special effects way ahead of it's time. But the most plausible theory behind the film? Yep, Neo was a stoned drunk who hallucinated the whole thing.

As for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and its 1991 sequel, I think it's pretty clear he also liked to drink and have a few puffs on the wacky backy. How else would you explain his rather reckless driving of that phone booth?

Jake Lloyd - Reckless driving, failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license.

From left; Jake LLoyd recently, in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) and 2015 Mug Shot
From left; Jake LLoyd recently, in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) and 2015 Mug Shot

Remember that cute kid from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)? You know, the one who played Anakin Skywalker? No? Ok, he's the one in the film sporting the haircut that your mum gave you in the mid 1990's by putting a bowl over your head and cutting round it.

Now you remember!

Well, that cute kid took his pod-racing days to a new level earlier this year. Whilst driving in Charleston, South Carolina, he was pursued by the Sheriff's deputies after witnessing him driving recklessly and at high speed.

After chasing the star for miles, including going into another county, Lloyd eventually lost control of the vehicle, running off the road, straight through a fenced barrier and into the woods. The actor finally stopped when he hit a tree.

Watch the video of the pursuit below.

Llloyd was pretty good at pod-racing in the film, alas the force was not with him on this real-life occasion though.

Josh Brolin - Public intoxication, battery and fighting.

From left; Josh Brolin in 2015, in Oldboy (2013) and 2013 Mug Shot
From left; Josh Brolin in 2015, in Oldboy (2013) and 2013 Mug Shot

Star of The Goonies (1985), No Country for Old Men (2007), True Grit (2010), and Men in Black 3 (2012), Brolin is known for his bad-boy image. The actor is no stranger to the law either, having been arrested in 2004, 2008 and 2013.

His last arrest occurred on New Year's Day, where he was charged for public intoxication, after attracting attention by shouting "Hey you guys!!" (That last bit may be made up).

This is reminiscent of the alcoholic character he played in 2013's Oldboy. In the film he plays Joe Doucett, an advertising executive who likes a drink, a result of which lands him into frequent trouble.

The actor has admitted that his final arrest was a turning point which made him realize that it was time for him to "change and mature".

You can see a video below of a drunken fight that Brolin was involved in. It occurred outside a bar and was caught by a bystander.

Matt Dillon - Speeding.

From Left; Matt Dillon in 2015, in Crash (2004) and 2009 Mug Shot
From Left; Matt Dillon in 2015, in Crash (2004) and 2009 Mug Shot

Another star who got arrested on New Year's Day, was Herbie Fully Loaded (2005) actor Matt Dillon. Instead of blaming the Number 53 free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, Dillon came clean and was arrested for driving at 106mph in a 65mph zone.

In 2004, Dillon starred in Crash, playing bigoted officer John Ryan. In the film, he pulls over a vehicle after accusing the driver of endangerment

You can view the news report below.

Rip Torn - Breaking into a bank.

From left; Rip Torn in 2015, in Where the Rivers Flow North (1993) and 2010 Mug Shot
From left; Rip Torn in 2015, in Where the Rivers Flow North (1993) and 2010 Mug Shot

Remember the 1993 film Where the Rivers Flow North starring Rip Torn? No, me neither. Torn played Noel Lord, a logger and cedar-oil harvester who refuses to give up his contractual arrangement on his land that will eventually be flooded.

This leads to a confrontation between Lord and the company, resulting in Torn's character waving a gun around. Clearly having experience in this type of antic, the actor decided to recreate this scene, but not in the beautiful greenery of the forests, but in a bank. That's right. A. Bank.

Despite Torn having a criminal record for driving under the influence, this 2010 incident is the most memorable. After entering the closed bank, he waved his gun around, leading to his arrest and subsequent charge of (deep breath) carrying a firearm without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, first-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree criminal mischief.

The actor was slapped with am eighteen month suspended sentence and three years probation. All-in-all, that's quiet impressive for a man who, at the time, was at the ripe old age of eighty.

You can check out footage of Torn in his drunken state below.

Nick Nolte - Counterfeiting and DUI.

From left; Nick Nolte in 2015, in Warrior (2011) and 2002 Mug Shot
From left; Nick Nolte in 2015, in Warrior (2011) and 2002 Mug Shot

One of the most infamous mug shots has to be that of Nick Nolte. The actor has been arrested on numerous times. The first time was when he was at the age of 24 for selling fake documents in 1965. A whopping $75,000 fine was ordered on top of a suspended 45 year stretch in prison.

This wasn't going to be the first time the actor was in trouble with the law. In 2002, he was arrested for driving under the influence. This resulted in him being slapped with a 3 year probation period and an order for him to attend meetings for his alcohol and drug addiction.

In 2011, Nolte starred in Warrior, playing the alcoholic father of Tom Hardy's character Tommy Conlon.

You can watch a scene from the film where Nolte's character has a relapse after trying to give up the drink.

Joshua Jackson - Assault.

From left; Joshua Jackson in 2015, in The Mighty Ducks (1992) and 2002 Mug Shot
From left; Joshua Jackson in 2015, in The Mighty Ducks (1992) and 2002 Mug Shot

The star of recent T.V hits such as Fringe (2008-2013) and The Affair (2014-2015) was arrested in 2002 following the assault of a security guard. The star was eventually charged with affray, being intoxicated, being disruptive and assault (although the latter charge was dropped).

What's so ironic about this though? It's down to the fact that at the time of the incident, Jackson was watching a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game, the same sport that featured in one of his earliest films, The Mighty Ducks (1992)

Mickey Rourke - Resisting Arrest & DUI.

From left; Mickey Rourke in 2015, in Barfly (1987) and 2007 Mug Shot
From left; Mickey Rourke in 2015, in Barfly (1987) and 2007 Mug Shot

Mickey Rourke is a Hollywood heavyweight, starring in blockbusters including Sin City (2005), The Wrestler (2008) and Ashby (2015).

Despite his successful acting career, he has been in trouble with the law on more than one occasion. In 1994, he was charged with resisting arrest, 2007 saw him arrested for drink driving and 2013 saw him being charged with driving under the influence.

In the comedy drama Barfly (1987), Rourke played a character called Henry Chinaski, who believes that life is free and it is down to you how you it. If in some circumstances that involves copious amounts of whiskey, then to hell with it.

Natasha Lyonne - DUI, harassment and trespassing.

From left; Natasha Lyonne in 2015, in Orange Is The New Black (2013-) and 2001 Mug Shot
From left; Natasha Lyonne in 2015, in Orange Is The New Black (2013-) and 2001 Mug Shot

When it come to life imitating art, then this may be the best example. In 2001, the Orange Is The New Black (2013-) star was arrested for driving under the influence. Despite having to pay a $1,000 fine and slapped with 50 hours of community service, the actress wasn't deterred to put the bad days behind her.

In 2004, she was arrested again, this time for trespassing and harassment after breaking into a nearby house. Verbally assaulting the proprietor, she also smashed a mirror and *ahem* threatened to molest their pet dog... By the time 2006 came round, Lyonne was starting to face her demons after checking into a drug and alcohol center.

Her character in the series, Nicky Nichols, is a former heroin addict. Following a turbulent home life, she ended up hospitalized after using dirty needles to fuel her habit, an act which resulted in her needing open-heart surgery.

Another similarity between the actress and the character she plays, was when Nichols needed to get some money to feed her addiction. She ended up breaking into the apartment of a woman who owned some expensive books. The character was arrested for breaking and entering, as well as being in possession of class A drugs.

Matthew McConaughey - Drug possession and noise offence.

From left; Matthew McConaughey in 2015, in Dazed and Confused (1993) and 1999 Mug Shot
From left; Matthew McConaughey in 2015, in Dazed and Confused (1993) and 1999 Mug Shot

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is one of Hollywood's hottest properties right now. However, the star of Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Interstellar (2014) doesn't have a completely trouble free past.

In 1999, McConaughey was arrested following a disturbance at his home in Austin, Texas. Police reports state that the actor was dancing around naked and playing the bongo drums. I'm sure every fan of The Big Bang Theory (2007-) will understand how annoying that can be...

The police also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia whilst searching the property. Although the drug offences were eventually dropped, McConaughey did plead guilty to the noise offence and had to pay $50 in fines.

The actor had previously starred in Dazed and Confused (1993), playing David Wooderson, a 20-something-year-old loser who uses marijuana to socialize with people.

You can check out a reenactment video of the actors arrest below.

Robert Downey Jr. - Drug possession.

From left; Robert Downey Junior in 2015, in Iron Man (2008) and 1999 Mug Shot
From left; Robert Downey Junior in 2015, in Iron Man (2008) and 1999 Mug Shot

Iron Man (2008, 2010, 2013) star Robert Downey Jr. is no stranger to the law. Having a long history of drug abuse, the actor has been arrested on numerous occasions. Drink and drugs were to blame, with the actor citing his father as the main influence behind it. The actor has gone on record as saying that his drug addict father gave Downey Jr. drugs when he was as young as 8. The 1990's saw Downey Jr. arrested numerous times for possession of class A drugs, including heroin and cocaine, a crime that saw him serve 12 months in prison in 1999. For his most notable acting part of late, playing Tony Stark/Iron Man, Downey Jr. started drinking again in order to prepare for the role as a billionaire playboy raging alcoholic. You can see coverage of Downey Jr's arrest below.

If you don't believe how bad Downey Jr. was during filming, check out this totally real outtake from the movie...

Christian Slater - Assault, possession of firearm and DUI.

From left; Christian Slater in 2015, in Heathers (1988) and 1994 Mug Shot
From left; Christian Slater in 2015, in Heathers (1988) and 1994 Mug Shot

You can't really have a list of former Hollywood bad boys/girls without Christian Slater being on the list. His misdemeanors date back to 1989, when he was arrested for driving under the influence and assault. After completing a 10 day jail term, the actor was undeterred, and continued his wild ways.

In 1994, he was once again arrested, this time for trying to board a plane whilst carrying a firearm in his suitcase.

Three years later, he was yet again arrested, this time for assaulting his then girlfriend and a police officer. A three month sentence and a stint in rehab was still not enough to make Slater change his ways however.

In 2005, Slater faced his last arrest, where he was charged with sexual assault. The problems didn't stop there, as he was also questioned over sexual harassment. He denied this and no charges were brought against the star.

In the 1988 film Heathers, Slater played the character J.D., a highly intelligent sociopath who has an obsession with handguns and bombs. Maybe the role rubbed off on him a little too much...

You can watch the video of the actor being arrested for sexual harassment below.

Woody Harrelson - Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

From left; Woody Harrelson in 2015, in The Hunger Games (2012) and 1982 Mug Shot
From left; Woody Harrelson in 2015, in The Hunger Games (2012) and 1982 Mug Shot

In 1982, The Hunger Games (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) star was arrested for disorderly conduct. What did he do exactly? Well, he got drunk and decided to go all Martha and the Vandellas and went dancing in the street. He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, but avoided a stretch in the slammer after he paid a fine.

Seeing him with Jenna Elfman as they presented Mike Myers with the award for Best Dance Sequence in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), I can see why his dance moves got him into trouble

SOURCE: www.mtv.com
SOURCE: www.mtv.com

Harrelson is no stranger to drink both on screen and off. For his role in The Hunger Games (2013-2015) franchise, the actor played Haymitch Abernathy, a man who was pretty much constantly drunk.

Carmen Electra - Assault and battery.

From left; Carmen Electra publicity still, in Scary Movie (2000) and 1999 Mug
From left; Carmen Electra publicity still, in Scary Movie (2000) and 1999 Mug

Remember in Scary Movie (2000), when Electra's character, Drew Decker, beat the crap out of those poor trick-or-treaters? Well, she totally did that in real life too.

In 1999 Electra was arrested for battering former NBA star (and former husband) Dennis Rodman under her real name Tara Patrick.

The former couple were ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from each other. Media reports were quick to cover the story, one of which you can see below.

Al Pacino - Arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.

From left; Al Pacino in 2015, in Heat (1995) and 1961 Mug Shot
From left; Al Pacino in 2015, in Heat (1995) and 1961 Mug Shot

For those who don't know much about Al Pacino, he is most famous for starring in rom-coms, period dramas and films about fluffy pink rabbits with cotton candy tails. For those of you who are more familiar with his work, you may stop laughing.

The star of Hollywood heavyweight movies such as The Godfather trilogy (1972, 1974 and 1990), Scarface (1983) and Heat (1995), decided to go a little bat-crap crazy in 1961.

When police pulled Pacino over in his car, they found him, accompanied by two other men, donned in black gloves and masks. Not only that, but they were also in possession of a loaded weapon.

I assume he thought that if anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it is that you can kill anyone. Yikes!

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