Behind the Bars and Behind the Scenes: Hilarious Celebrity Arrests on Film Sets

By Krystal Brown

Join us as we explore the zany world of celebrities who found themselves in the clutches of the law, turning film sets into unexpected crime scenes that left us wondering if reality truly is stranger than fiction.

Vince Vaughn

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Vince Vaughn was arrested in Manhattan Beach, California, during the filming of a movie called “Arkansas.” He was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and obstructing an officer.

Christian Bale

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Bale was arrested in 2008 during the production of “The Dark Knight” for an alleged assault on his mother and sister. The charges were eventually dropped.

Michelle Rodriguez

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Matthew McConaughey

Image Credit: Shutterstock

While filming “Failure to Launch” in 1999, McConaughey was arrested for disturbing the peace after playing bongo drums naked in his home.

Lindsay Lohan

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Lohan’s legal troubles have been well-documented, and she faced arrests both during and outside of filming. One notable instance was in 2007 during the production of “Georgia Rule,” where she was briefly hospitalized after being arrested for DUI and drug possession.

Robert Downey Jr

Image Credit: Shutterstock
In 2000, during the filming of “The Singing Detective,” Downey Jr. was arrested for drug-related offenses, which resulted in him being temporarily written out of the show.
 

Winona Ryder

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Ryder was arrested for shoplifting in 2001 during the filming of “Mr. Deeds.” She was convicted of felony grand theft and vandalism but later made a successful comeback in her career.

Reese Witherspoon

Image Credit: Shutterstock

In April 2013, Reese Witherspoon was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, while filming the movie “The Good Lie.” She and her husband were pulled over for suspicion of DUI, and Witherspoon was charged with disorderly conduct after getting into a verbal altercation with a police officer.

Charlie Sheen

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Sheen’s legal issues have been well-documented throughout his career. While filming the TV series “Two and a Half Men,” he was arrested for domestic violence in 2009.

Mischa Barton

Image Credit: Shutterstock

In December 2007, Mischa Barton, known for her role on the TV series “The O.C.,” was arrested for DUI in West Hollywood, California. This incident occurred during her time on the show, but it did not directly relate to any filming.

Kiefer Sutherland

Image Credit: Shutterstock
During the filming of the TV series “24,” Sutherland was arrested for DUI in 2007, leading to a brief hiatus in production. 
 

Wesley Snipes

Image Credit: Shutterstock
Snipes encountered legal troubles while filming “Blade: Trinity” in 2004. He was later convicted of tax evasion and served time in prison.
 

Heather Locklear

Image Credit: Shutterstock

While not during filming, Heather Locklear, known for her roles in TV shows like “Dynasty” and “Melrose Place,” has faced legal troubles. She was arrested multiple times, including in 2008 for suspicion of driving under the influence and in 2018 for domestic violence and battery on a police officer.

Shia LaBeouf

Image Credit: Shutterstock

LaBeouf was arrested multiple times during his career, including an incident in 2014 during the filming of “Fury” where he was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.

Lost Faith

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Celebrities Abandoning Their Roots for New Religions

Heartbreak and Loss

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Celebrities Who Faced the Tragic Loss of Their Children

Wax Gone Wrong

Image Credit: Shutterstock

From ‘I Do’ to ‘I’m Done’

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Celebrity Couples with the Quickest Weddings

When Naming Your Child Goes Wrong

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Hilarious Examples of Illegal Baby Names Across the Globe!

Celebrity Baby Names That Should Be Illegal

Image Credit: Shutterstock

The Most Outrageous Offenders

Leave a Comment