In Chaos, an experienced police officer and a new recruit are faced with a bank robber who is very knowledgeable about how to proceed from local authorities. Released in early 2006, the film is directed by Tony Giglio and carried by two actors specializing in martial arts: Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes. On the occasion of the film’s broadcast this evening on TMC, a little return on a particular characteristic of the second: he really went to prison.
Big action star of the 1990s, Wesley Snipes was sentenced in April 2008 to three years in prison for tax fraud: the actor did not say anything about the $ 38 million he had won in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Thinking that he was the victim of a harassment of the courts because of his celebrity, he appealed against this judgment, which did not change anything. He was incarcerated from late 2010 to April 2013 in a Pennsylvania federal penitentiary.
When it comes out, Wesley Snipes is rarer on the screens but still has several benefits. He joins the cast of Expendables 3 (his character escapes from prison thanks to the help of his friends at the start of the film!), Which collects $ 209 million worldwide. If it is a disappointing score for an Expendable, the feature film is Snipes’ biggest success, ahead of the three Blade and Demolition Man.
Always active in front of the camera, Wesley Snipes plays one of the main characters in the action series The Player, plays a small role in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, carries the direct-to-DVD The Recall and replies to Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name (a biopic about comedian Rudy Ray Moore available on Netflix). The actor is also in the cast of the gangster film Cut Throat City taking place in New Orleans after the passage of Hurricane Katrina.
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Finally, it should be noted that other actors have gone through prison while their careers were already launched, or even on the right track: this is the case, for example, of Robert Downey Jr., Tom Sizemore, Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater, Sean Penn, Michelle Rodriguez or Lane Garrison, the young prisoner of Prison Break. In the majority of cases, the conviction (followed by imprisonment) is linked to the use of drugs and / or alcohol which resulted in an offense.