10 Actors Arrested Whilst Filming Movies

Drink, drugs and some very bad driving.

Woody Medicine

Certain criminal offences are so common that they rarely reach the newspapers. Well, at least that's usually the case unless those offences were committed by a celebrity, of course.

Then it's an entirely different matter.

Generally speaking, celebrities often argue that they have a right to a private life in their down-time, which generally falls on deaf ears as their fans supposedly want to see them 24/7 whether they're filming, recording music or doing whatever it is that defines their fame in the first place. Whether that's right or not depends on who you ask.

Fundamentally, though, actors should expect to see a spike in interest in their behaviour when they're actually filming a movie. For the most part, actors go about their business as model professionals whilst working but at the end of the day, actors are only human and make the same mistakes that other people do.

Stars that slip up and get arrested may find that their reputation is damaged for a bit, but it's not always fatal. A positive of being well known is typically a lighter punishment than one might expect for such an offence. A major negative however is no matter how much time has passed, the Internet will never let these actors forget that they were arrested on the job.

11. Vince Vaughn

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Universal Pictures

Funnyman Vince Vaughn proved more than ever why he should stay away from dramatic roles after he was arrested in 2001 during filming for the critically panned thriller Domestic Disturbance. Vaughn, co-star Steve Buscemi and screenwriter Scott Rosenberg visited the Firebelly Lounge bar in Wilmington, North Carlolina and became embroiled in a brawl in the car park with two local men who had picked a fight with Vaughn after one became enraged at his girlfriend taking a fancy to the Dodgeball star.

Police on patrol witnessed the men fighting and hastened to break it up however by the time they had done so, Buscemi had been stabbed above the eye, in the jaw, throat and arm and was rushed to a local emergency room. The fight broke out once more and police resorted to subduing the chaos with pepper spray.

Timothy William Fogerty, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill for allegedly stabbing Buscemi. Vaughn, who was maced in the incident, was arrested alongside Rosenberg on misdemeanor assault charges. Vaughn pleaded no contest, and the charges were eventually dropped.


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