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Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Arrested!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Arrested!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was arrested Sunday for public drunkenness and breach of the peace at Dublin Airport.

The 30-year-old Irish actor was confronted twice by police over his “erratic, abusive” behavior at an airport gate and at a desk of the British airline BMI, on which he was planning to fly to London.

“I gave up drinking a few years ago, and this is the first time I’ve spent time in my country trying not to drink,” Jonathan Rhys said in an October 2006 interview. “I would never drink again. It is hard to avoid. But listen, you do what you want to do. I don’t want to do that. I want my career, and you can’t really do that and be successful on the screen.”

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  • booboo

    ok now I understand where those crazy eyes come from, he really has to put his shi% together because his a great actor, what a shame.

  • M

    scary eyes!

  • Demi

    NOOOOO! Jonathan rhys meyer is such a great actor! I truly hope this
    is not true !:-(

  • EVA

    Morning everybody. ”public drunkenness”, it was way 2 good 2 finally have an actor who would not be a total moron. I am disappointed, Jonathan was so sweet… getting arrested for public drunkenness was the last thing I imagined. Not just Jonathat drinks until he drops… Pamela Anderson with her Yeti (husband) follow the trends, they were photographer looking drunk, HIGH . Eva

  • (‘@’)

    Well, at least he wasn’t driving, right? Give him a break.

  • Amanda

    :( I’ve always had the impression that Johnny was a bit adorable “mental”, but I never thought he’d ever really do anything stupid enough to gossip about it. Oh well… I guess he could have done something worse?

    Anyway… I can’t help but crack up at your choice (recycling) of photo for the thread… hahahahahaha

  • sonya

    i agree with you (‘@’)
    there has to be a reason why that happened. he could be dealing with something serious

  • Regina

    That looks like his mug shot.

  • Cynthia

    Did this idiot have a lobotomy or something?

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  • Antonia

    over his “erratic, abusive” behavior

    erratic and abusive…i’m always erratic and abusive when I ‘have to face stupid hostesses/stewards at the check in…and I’m never drunk I bet he was not drunk too maybe he was just mad at them for something related to the flight He booked and their stupid answers made him Crazy

  • ina

    let him live,getting drunk is not the worst thing in the world,it’s quite normal and happens to everyone

  • victoria

    someone needs to tell this guy to relax… what’s up the eyes?

  • seb

    Oy dear! JRM – WTF!! Ok, i read your interview in Details and i’m a bit, no not a bit, very confuse…. When you’re 16 y.o…you do not just move in with a 60 y.o gay man…unless you’re his sex toy…. SO COME OUT ALREADY!!

  • Souhila

    Ohhhh, it’s not as if he injured someone ! Give him a break … Go Jonathan !!

  • warhole

    i’ve heard many times that he is into meth and that’s why he lost his good looks. I’m surprised that he was arrested for just being drunk. His crazy eyes don’t lie, he is into some heavy stuff and is not just booze…

  • bataglio

    downward spiral timer has officially started

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  • Donkey Punch

    I worked on a film called “Tangled” with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and he is so gay. Don’t know why actors still feel they need to pretend to be straight when they aren’t.

    I see him in the press getting photographed with the ladies but it is all for show. He prefers dudes.

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Rachael Leigh Cook also tried to get a transport driver to buy some drugs for them but he got caught and transport guy got fired. He may pretend to be clean but he isn’t.

  • demi

    He’s not gay! he’ can’t be. It’s genetically impossible ..He’s IRISH
    ;-) :-D

  • catty

    Tell that to my gay neighbor- a born and raised Irishman! He would love it if Jonathan was gay.

  • demi

    catty your irish gay neighbor it’s surely a genetic mutation…
    ;-) sometime it can happen…it’s rare although! :-D Just joking of course.

  • della

    give the guy a break – so he had a few too many…SHOCK HORROR, I mean, big friggin’ deal….

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    In addition to Velvet Goldmine, he was great in The Governess, Ride With The Devil, Gormenghast, and an amazing polymorphously perverse evil little beast in Titus. He’s generally really good at playing sexually ambiguous sociopaths.
    Love him!