7. Mel Gibson
From hateful voice messages to spewing hateful slurs, Gibson has since re-gained control of his behavior and his addiction.
Currently one of the most controversial actors and filmmakers in America, if not the world, Mel Gibson was originally an actor in his native country of Australia before he ever became known in the United States.
His breakout role in “Mad Max,” also filmed in Australia, became a crossover hit and won him international acclaim. His role in Richard Donner’s “Lethal Weapon” cemented him as a household name, and he won an Oscar for directing “Brave Heart.”
Many in Hollywood do not want to work with him because of his volatile behavior and controversial remarks. Movie goers also are not as ready to pay money to see an actor who has ranted about a number of ethnic minorities.
His recent movie “The Beaver” was a box office bomb. If some of his most famous roles, including “Braveheart,” “The Patriot,” and his directing of “The Passion of the Christ” don’t make sure that he lives in infamy, his DUI arrest will, probably for the rest of his life.