These Throwback Shots Show Everyone from Bill Gates to 50 Cent

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: • References: thesmokinggun and howtobearetronaut
There's something about celebrity mugshots that makes me laugh. Maybe it's the recognizable, but different facial features and hairstyles; or maybe it's the idea of seeing someone I'm a fan of in an odd situation. Regardless of the circumstances, I can't get enough of them.

This collection of retro celebrity mugshots runs the gamut of stars, cuffed for a wide variety of legal infractions. Some are serious (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's 1994 arrest for crack cocaine and heroin distribution), some are lowkey (Bill Gates 1977 arrest for running a stop sign and driving without a license), and some are classic shots from famous incidents (Ozzy Osbourne's 1982 arrest for public intoxication on Memphis, Tennessee's legendary Beale Street), but all these celebrity mugshots have one thing in common: they're hard to ignore.

In this collection of celebrity mugshots, you'll see images of: Frank Sinatra, Dennis Hopper, Jane Fonda, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Gates, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Woody Harrelson, James Brown, and Johnny Cash. Enjoy this collection of mugshots these celebs (probably) would prefer you couldn't see!