Robert Downey Jr.
We all know Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man/Tony Stark in the Avenger series and not so much as an ex-convict. But the actor did in fact spend a year behind bars. In his younger days – from 1996 to 2001 – he was convicted of drug possession numerous times. In 1999 he missed a drug test while on probation and was sentenced to three years in prison. He ended up only having to serve one year.
Rapper Lil Wayne was also sent to prison after being caught in possession of drugs. In 2010 he served a year in prison after drugs and illegal weapons were found in his tour bus. He was let out four months early in the end.
If there is one person who completely turned their life around, it’s Mark Wahlberg. Before rising to fame, the 16-year-old actor attacked two Vietnamese men with a stick while spurting out racist slurs. One of the men lost his eyesight due to the attack. Mark was sentenced to two years in prison for his crime but ended up serving just 45 days.
Fools don’t repeat their folly, but this doesn’t apply to Lindsay Lohan. The Mean Girls actress served multiple prison sentences for driving while intoxicated and for violating probation. In 2007 she was incarcerated for one hour, in 2010 she served two weeks, and in 2011 she was imprisoned for a month. In 2011 she was also sentenced to a month of house arrest.
In the Fast and Furious movie, actress Michelle Rodriguez’s character was a master car driver, but in her personal life she didn’t seem to have as much control of the wheel. After being caught drunk driving and violating probation, she was sentenced to six months in prison. She was released after just 18 days due to overcapacity in the prison she was at.
Flying to a different country? Make sure you don’t have any drugs in your pockets, especially not large amounts. Paul McCartney seemed to have missed the memo. In 1980, the singer was sentenced to nine days in prison after being caught with half a pound of marijuana at the airport in Tokyo.
Source: Society 19 / Image: Brunopress.nl