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24 Actors Who Have Done Real Time in Prison

Updated July 9, 2020 588.3k views24 items

While Hollywood darlings often get free passes for bad behavior, occasionally even actors get apprehended, convicted, and punished for their wrong-doings just like the rest of us. This is a list of actors who have spent more than 30 days in prison for offenses they definitely did commit. Have we all forgotten about Iron Man Robert Downey Jr.'s horrible years-long abuse of drugs and alcohol? Or Mark Wahlberg's extremely volatile history as a teen thug growing up in Boston? One Oscar-winning actor went to jail after beating up a photographer. These familiar faces have been busted and locked in the pen to really think about what they've done.

From 1999 to 2000, Downey spent almost a year in a California treatment facility and state prison after several parole violations associated with multiple charges related to drugs. In 1987, Academy Award winner Sean Penn spent 33 days in jail after assaulting an extra on a film set.

When he was 16 years old, Mark Wahlberg went after a Vietnamese man with a stick, knocking him unconscious while shouting epithets. On the very same day, he also nearly blinded a second Vietnamese man. Wahlberg was sentenced to two years in prison for attempted murder and served 45 days of the prison sentence.

Which celeb's not-so-shining past surprises you the most? Read on to decide.

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