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Young actors and the trouble that follows themPosted Monday, July 28, 2008, at 7:51 AM
They're all actors. They're all quite successful.
They've also all spent time behind bars.
During the weekend, LeBeauf, 22, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after an automobile accident in which he injured his hand.
According to police reports, LeBeauf was trying to make a left turn at a West Hollywood intersection early Sunday morning when his vehicle collided with another vehicle, rolling his over.
The Associated Press reported that police officials stated LeBeauf was intoxicated and was placed under arrest.
According to reports, he was booked and released for misdemeanor DUI.
Since finding his springboard with "Holes," LeBeauf has taken off in Hollywood, appearing in films such as "I, Robot," "The Greatest Game Ever Played," "Disturbia," "Transformer," and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
This is not his first brush with the law.
He was arrested late last year for misdemeanor criminal trespassing charges after a "drunken confrontation" with guards at a Walgreens in Chicago. The charges were later dropped.
His name can be added to a disturbing trend in Hollywood of young actors and increasing trouble.
Lohan, 22, has had several run-ins with the law, all of which have been well documented.
Renfro, whose turn as Mark Sway in "The Client," died earlier this year after an accidental heroin overdose. He was only 26, but also had several run-ins with the law.
Former "OC" star Mischa Barton was arrested earlier this year for possession of illegal narcotics. She's only 22.
Just last week, Christian Bale, 34, was arrested for alleged assault, and a couple of weeks ago, former child actor and son of James Brolin, Josh Brolin, 40, was arrested after an alleged drunken brawl.
All these high-profile arrests remind me of three actors and their troubles in the 80s and 90s.
Drew Barrymore, now 33, had a well-documented drug problem as a child. However, she appears to have overcome her addictions and has moved on to establish herself as a superb actor and producer.
Two others were not as fortunate.
Corey Feldman, now 37, also had a well-documented drug problem as a child. Although he appears to have recovered, his career really never did.
Ditto Corey Haim, now 36.
Both "Corey's" had their share of trouble in the 80s. Both claim to have overcome addiction.
Both never recovered in Hollywood, however.
Tinsletown can be very unforgiving. But it can also forgive just as quick.
Remember Robert Downey Jr. and his trouble? Unbelievable.
But he appears to have recovered and just starred in "Iron Man," the first blockbuster of the summer.
LeBeauf has shown he is capable of starring in blockbusters and has the capability of carrying a film.
Hopefully, for his sake, he can overcome what appears to be a "growing addiction."