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    The 20 Best Celebrity Mugshots Of All Time

    Celebrities are real human beings too. And sometimes they commit crimes and get on the wrong side of the law. Here are 20 of the best and funniest celebrity mugshots of all time chosen for their style, historic importance or posing skill.

    1. Martin Luther King Jr, 27

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    This is easily the most historically significant arrest on the list and one of the most iconic mugshot images in U.S. history. King was arrested in 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama while taking part in the famous Rosa Parks inspired bus boycotts protesting bus segregation.

    Later while jailed for another march in Alabama, he wrote the famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” The eloquent call for “constructive, nonviolent tension” became a defining document for the civil rights movement. The letter was smuggled out of jail and printed by many major publications and inspired millions of Americans.

    King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combatting racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. At the age of thirty-five, he was the youngest man ever to receive the prize.

    2. Frank Sinatra, 22

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    Long before Ol’ Blue Eyes became the iconic international entertainer, Francis Albert Sinatra was arrested in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1938. According to FBI reports, "under the promise of marriage" Sinatra "did then and there have sexual intercourse with the said complainant, who was then and there a single female of good repute." Yes, in 1938 you could be charged with seducing a woman. He was released on $1,500 bail, then arrested one month later for the modified charge of adultery. Turned out the woman in question was married.

    3. Jeremy Meeks (the “Hot Felon”), 30

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    Meeks is unique on the list in that he is a convicted felon who became famous because of his mugshot. He was arrested in 2014 in a gang sweep called Operation Ceasefire in Stockton California on felony weapons charges and grand theft. When the Stockton Police posted his mugshot on their facebook page, the mugshot went viral. Dubbed the “Hot Felon”, his mugshot racked up over 98,000 likes and he has over 1.7 million Instagram followers.

    Jeremy was convicted of the charges and while serving his 27 month sentence was recruited for a modeling contract with White Cross Management. He made his runway debut after release in February 2017. He’s now an in demand model working with major fashion houses all around the world and is in a relationship with Topshop heiress Chloe Green.

    4. Bill Gates, 22

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    William Henry Gates III was arrested in Albuquerque in 1977 for driving without a license and running a stop sign. One year later, Gates moved Microsoft to Seattle and he got 3 speeding tickets in his Porsche 911 while driving to Washington state. The incident didn’t seem to hold him back though. Forbes estimates Gate’s net worth at $96.5 billion, making him the second wealthiest person on the planet.

    5. Paris Hilton, 29

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    Hilton demonstrates jail-house chic with her hairstyling and smile for the police camera. The American media personality and hotel heiress was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2010 for felony cocaine possession after a bag of cocaine fell out of her handbag inside the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel. She later pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges of drug possession and obstructing an officer with 1 year of probation, 200 hours of community service and agreeing to complete an intensive substance abuse program.

    6. David Bowie, 29

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    David Bowie (born David Robert Jones) sports arguably the most stylish mugshot on the list. The English rockstar was arrested for marijuana possession in Rochester, New York in 1976. Both Bowie and Iggy Pop were arrested when police found 6 ounces of marijuana in their hotel rooms. Pop and Bowie spent a night in jail and were then released on bail. Charges were dismissed when a grand jury decided not to indict them.

    7. Justin Bieber, 19

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    The Canadian-born pop sensation is no stranger to scandals and run-ins with the law. Bieber and the singer Khalil were arrested in Miami, Florida in 2014 allegedly for drag-racing a Lamborghini, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs. Bieber later pled guilty to resisting arrest without violence and a lesser charge of driving without due care and attention.

    8. Cher, 13

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    Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) is the youngest celebrity mugshot on the list at just 13 years old. The Grammy and Oscar winning performer was arrested in Los Angeles, California in 1959 for “borrowing” her mom’s car and driving it without a license.

    9. Kimora Lee Simmons, 29

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    Simmons (now Kimora Lee Leissner), the former fashion model wife of music mogul Russell Simmons, was not about to let an arrest get her down. Simmons was arrested in 2004 in Saddle River, New Jersey for marijuana possession and vehicle violations.

    10. Mick Jagger, 24

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    The Rolling Stones were at the epicenter of a hedonistic lifestyle in the 1960’s. Mick was photographed by police in a dapper suit for this iconic mugshot. Mick was arrested in Sussex England in 1967 for Amphetamine possession. He was with Keith Richards who was allowing guests to smoke cannabis in his home. Both Jagger and Richards were convicted and sentenced to prison. But they appealed the charges which were overturned on appeal.

    11. Mickey Rourke, 38

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    Philip Andre “Mickey” Rourke Jr., is famous for many acting roles including 9 ½ weeks, The Rainmaker, Man on Fire and Sin City. In 1991 he left thriving acting career for a stint as a professional boxer. Rourke was arrested in 1994 in Los Angeles for alleged spousal abuse of his 25 year old wife and Wild Orchids co-star Carré Otis. Rourke allegedly slapped Otis, knocked her down and kicked her in an encounter at their publicist’s office. Charges were later dropped.

    12. Nina Dobrev, 20 and the Vampire Diaries cast

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    Nina Dobrev (her real name is Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva) looks pretty relaxed in her photogenic mugshot. Dobrev and her Vampire Diaries costars Candice Accola, Sara Canning and Kayla Ewell were all arrested in 2009 in Smarr, Georgia for dangling from a bridge and flashing drivers on Highway I-72. The entire group was charged with disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine.

    13. Elvis Presley, 21

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    Elvis Aaron Presley was charged for assault and battery and disorderly conduct in 1956 in Memphis Tennessee. Elvis had pulled into a Memphis gas station for repairs and was besieged by fans. Presley was signing autographs for a group of young girls and blocking traffic at the gas station. When the station owner asked Elvis to move, the two got into an argument that escalated into a fight. Charges were dropped.

    14. Bruno Mars, 25

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    Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, was arrested in 2010 in a bathroom of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for felony cocaine possession, having 2.6 grams. Mars pled guilty to cocaine possession, but since he was a first time offender his criminal defense attorney was able to negotiate probation, a $2,000 fine, 200 hours of community service and eight hours of drug counseling. He successfully completed probation and all the requirements and the charges were dismissed. If he had violated parole, he could have faced 4 years in state prison.

    15. Lindsay Lohan, 24

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    Lindsay Dee Lohan started her career as a child model with Ford Models in New York before landing a breakout role in Disney’s film The Parent Trap. Lohan has more mugshots than almost any celebrity and knows how to strike the pose. Here Lindsay is shot in 2010 after checking into the all-female Lynwood Jail for probation violations. Lohan was ordered to serve 3 months in jail after the judge determined she violated probation terms from her two DUI arrests in 2007.

    16. Khloé Kardashian, 24

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    Kardashian, the reality TV personality, strikes a pose for her 2008 mugshot as she turned herself into Los Angeles County jail for violating terms of her probation for a 2007 DUI conviction. She did not complete the alcohol education program or the community service that she promised to under her probation terms. Although the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was supposed to serve up to 30 days in jail, she was released just 30 hours later due to overcrowding.

    17. Al Pacino, 20

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    Alfred James Pacino was arrested in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in 1961 for possession of a concealed weapon. Reports were that Pacino and two friends kept driving in a circle around the same block wearing face masks. When police stopped them and searched the car, they found a loaded .38 handgun in the trunk. Pacino was arrested for the crime of possession of a concealed weapon and spent 3 days in jail as he was unable to come up with the $2,000 bail. Charges were eventually dropped.

    18. Nicole Richie, 25

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    Richie has been arrested several times and knows how to pose for a mugshot. In this incident she was arrested in Glendale, California in 2006 for driving under the influence and driving the wrong way on a freeway. Luckily no one was injured. Richie pled guilty to DUI and was sentenced to 4 days in jail plus fines.

    19. Michelle Rodriguez, 29

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    Mayte Michelle Rodriguez got her breakout role in the 2000 film Girlfight. Rodriguez plays up a sexy smirk here in 2007 as she enters the Los Angeles County jail to serve a 6 month sentence for not meeting the terms of her probation. She was on probation for three previous drunken driving and hit and run offenses in 2004. Rodriguez was found to have consumed alcohol on 3 occasions while wearing a monitoring ankle bracelet and also not completing her community service obligations.

    20. Shia LaBeouf, 21

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    Shia is no stranger to run-ins with the law. According to LeBeouf’s essay, Error Breeds Sense he has been incarcerated five times, starting with a shop-lifting arrest at age 9 for taking Nike Cortezes from a store. In this happy looking mugshot here, LaBeouf was arrested in Chicago, Illinois in 2007 for misdemeanor trespassing. He visited a Walgreen’s multiple times in one night in an inebriated state and refused to leave after several requests by security. Charges were later dropped.

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