Bad boys have a certain quality that many women can’t resist. They’re mysterious and irresistibly hot. Some bad boys even have a skill or talent, but can’t seem to get it together in the social graces department, which makes them even more intriguing.
Just like in high school, there are cliques in Hollywood. You’ve got the pretty girls that everyone wants to date or emulate, the intellectuals who don’t have time for trivial forms of enjoyment, and the rebel bad boys who look for rules to break. Some of these “bad boys” have made a career out of being naughty, even though many of these celebs are well past their high school years and should probably look into acting like adults for a change.
There are also bad boys who have seen the error of their ways and have made a new start in life. Then again, some Hollywood rebels see no reason to start being law-abiding citizens. After all, their multiple arrests have been working for them so far, right? It’s also clear that the public can’t get enough of hearing stories about these ill-behaved guys, so here’s another article for your reading pleasure. Here are 10 bad boys who haven’t learned their lesson, even after their arrests.
10. Justin Bieber
In recent months, it seems like Justin Bieber is trying to get his act together, but we’re not so sure yet. The pop star has been on the fast track to fame since his YouTube videos got him noticed by the music industry. Unfortunately, he’s also been on the fast track to destruction due to his questionable behavior. He was arrested for drag racing, and instead of laying low, he continued to stay in the news for vandalism and being drunk in public. Bieber was also in a relationship with former Disney star Selena Gomez, and threw a bit of a tantrum when he was asked about her during a press conference. We’re hoping Bieber gets back to concentrating on his music soon.
9. Christian Bale
Christian Bale is a talented actor, but has a little problem with controlling his temper. The actor was fired from the film American Psycho for yelling at the cinematographer. He was later rehired, perhaps because he made it plain to movie executives that he’d be perfect for the film. He is also known for his role in Batman: The Dark Knight, but hasn’t exactly been a gentleman in real life. He was arrested for alleged assault and still has a reputation of being pretty difficult to work with. Bale has been acting since he was a teenager, and is also a supporter of organizations like the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace. Maybe he can use his concern for environmental issues and preservation of nature to calm him down.
8. Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne seems like an intelligent and well-rounded guy in interviews, but he takes on a completely different persona at times during his performances and in music videos. He got a lot of criticism when he unintentionally trampled on the U.S. flag while on stage, and he’s made it no secret that he enjoys recreational drugs. He was arrested for possession of a weapon and narcotics, and didn’t stop working on his music when he was locked up. He’s also referred to his time in jail in a number of his songs, stating that he wasn’t worried about the jail time, and just wanted to get back to doing what he loves. Since he never agreed to stop using drugs or carrying weapons, we wouldn’t be surprised if he got arrested again.
7. Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is well known for his work in movies like The Patriot and Braveheart. He even produced and directed the film The Passion of The Christ, which sparked a considerable amount of controversy. However, Gibson has been known to make very disparaging remarks that are offensive to people of Jewish heritage, and his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, stated that he was physically and verbally abusive. Gibson was also arrested in 2006 for driving under the influence of alcohol. Clearly he hadn’t learned his lesson about driving drunk, because in 1984 he was prohibited from driving in Ontario after he rear-ended a car.
6. Charles Barkley
The NBA veteran and sports commentator has also had his share of run-ins with the law. In 2008, Charles Barkley was arrested for a DUI. He was charged a fine of $2,000 and spent 10 days in jail. After his DUI, he took a hiatus from commentating on TNT. Barkley also had an endorsement deal with T Mobile at the time of his arrest, but the company decided not to air the commercials. The former basketball player was also charged with assault after getting into a fight with a guy and breaking his nose. A few years later, companies were apparently willing to give him another chance when it came to endorsements when he became a spokesperson for WeightWatchers.
5. Sean Penn
Sean Penn is known just as much for his high-profile relationships as he is for his acting. Penn was once married to Madonna, and in the 1980s, he was arrested for assaulting her. This was also the decade that he was arrested for attacking a member of the paparazzi. Sean Penn recently broke up with actress and model Charlize Theron, and is now reportedly dating actress Minka Kelly. Penn does, however, have a softer side. He has two children with former wife and fellow actress Robin Wright-Penn, and is the ambassador at large for the country of Haiti.
4. Tim Allen
Tim Allen, the actor who is perhaps best known for his role on the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement, doesn’t exactly have a clean record. Allen played a slightly dim-witted but well-meaning dad on the show, but was arrested in 1997 for DUI. He was sentenced to a year of probation and entered into a court-ordered rehab. Back in 1978, he was arrested for possession of cocaine. He pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and served a little over two years behind bars. These days, Tim Allen can be seen on the sitcom Last Man Standing. Allen is also well known for lending his voice talents to the Toy Story Pixar movie series as Buzz Lightyear.
3. Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen’s smoldering good looks have gotten him pretty far in Hollywood. He is well-known for his role on the hit sitcom Two and A Half Men, but his drug and alcohol abuse led to his dismissal from the show. Sheen’s disparaging remarks towards Chuck Lorre, the show’s creator, didn’t help his case much, either. Charlie Sheen was arrested for domestic violence, drug possession, and made the news several times for his cocaine addiction. It’s clear that the arrest alone didn’t make him change his ways, since he continued to use drugs and left his twin sons in the care of former adult stars instead of hiring a nanny. Sheen hasn’t been in the news too much lately, and we’re hoping this is a sign he’s focusing on getting his life in order.
2. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin, the oldest of the famous Baldwin Brothers, has been arrested for disorderly conduct, and is known for getting into physical altercations with paparazzi. He also referred to his daughter as a “pig” and suggested that she didn’t have the decency or intelligence to answer his phone calls. This is an indication that Alec Baldwin is likely a bad boy in every area of life. The actor, who was once married to Kim Basinger, was also fired from his show on MSNBC, largely due to his bad behavior. Hopefully, Alec will soon realize that his piercing blue eyes and winning smile should only be used for good.
1. Chris Brown
Chris Brown has been in the news for his arrests and otherwise bad behavior just as much as he’s been in the spotlight for being a talented singer and dancer. We all recall when he was arrested after his physical assault on singer Rihanna. He then went on to lose his temper during a Good Morning America interview and threw a chair out of the window while on the set of the show. It seemed that Brown was improving, until he went to rehab in 2014, got kicked out, and then got into a fight at a club, which landed him back in jail. Then there was that whole scandal that involved him fathering a child with another woman while dating model Karreuche Tran. Maybe fatherhood will help Brown understand that it’s time to turn his “bad boy” card in.