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Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: John Mayer

CV highlights: Dates high-profile women, including Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, who he calls “sexual napalm” in a controversial 2010 Playboy interview; dates Katy Perry on and off, beginning in 2012; reportedly wrote a song about ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift in 2013. Now: Still with Katy Perry. Redemption ahead? GALLERY: 20+ best dressed male celebrities

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: Shia LaBeouf

CV highlights: Gets arrested for assault in 2005; is involved in a car crash in 2008; dates Carey Mulligan in 2009; has an affair with Isabel Lucas in 2011; has an affair with Megan Fox in 2011; accused of plagiarism in 2013. Now: Reportedly planning a performance art piece in which visitors can whip him. (Shia, get help.) GALLERY: Top 10 celebrity style must-haves

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: Kanye West

CV highlights: Storms out of the 2004 American Music Awards after losing Best New Artist to Gretchen Wilson; ruins Taylor Swift’s VMA moment in 2009 (sparking the “I’mma let you finish” meme); has a daughter, North, with reality star Kim Kardashian in 2013. Now: Time will tell. GALLERY: 20+ most iconic red carpet dresses of all time

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: Russell Brand

CV highlights: Gets fired from MTV in 2001 (for dressing like Osama Bin Laden, one day after 9/11—terrible); marries Katy Perry in 2010; texts Katy Perry in 2011 requesting a divorce (then reportedly never speaks to her again); fights with paparazzi in 2012. Now: Practices Transcendental Meditation, abstains from drugs and alcohol and is involved in political activism. GALLERY: The healthiest celebrity bodies

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Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: James Dean

CV highlights: Dates multiple actresses in the ‘50s; wears a leather jacket and rides a motorcycle (both very scandalous activities at the time). Now: Remembered as the most iconic bad boy of all time—Dean’s death in a 1955 car crash, and the release of Rebel Without a Cause the following year ensured his legacy. GALLERY: 10 most iconic movie dresses of all time

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Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: Jude Law

CV highlights: Marries Brit party girl actress Sadie Frost at 19; post-divorce, dates Sienna Miller on and off for seven years; in 2005, during his relationship with Miller, he has a notorious affair with his children's nanny. Now: Reportedly dating a French model. Must-read: The ultimate music roundup

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: Steve McQueen

CV highlights: Marries actress Neile Adams in 1956; has an affair with Barbara Leigh in the early ‘70s; gets arrested for drunk driving in 1972; marries actress Ali MacGraw in 1973; marries model Barbara Minty in 1980. Now: McQueen ended his life just as a chaotically as it started and never found true reform—his copious use of drugs, alcohol and life-on-the-edge attitude got the best of him in the end. GALLERY: Top celebrity engagement rings

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Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: Johnny Depp

CV highlights: Gets “Winona Forever” tattoo in honour of girlfriend Winona Ryder (now partially removed, it reads “Wino Forever”); has a famously intense relationship with supermodel Kate Moss from 1994 to 1998; sets up house with French It girl Vanessa Paradis in 1999; brawls with paparazzi the same year; after 14 years and two kids together, he splits with Paradis in 2012. Now: Newly engaged to 27-year-old Amber Heard. (He is 50.) GALLERY: Our favourite celebrity selfies

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: Robert Downey Jr.

CV highlights: Dates Sarah Jessica Parker in the ‘80s; spends four years in jail in 1997; marries actress Deborah Falconer after a 42 day courtship in 1992; goes to rehab in 2000; gets fired from Ally McBeal in 2001 after being arrested for drugs; heads back to rehab in 2001; marries producer Susan Levin in 2005. Now: Still happily married with a lock on two hit franchises, Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes. GALLERY: Best celebrity couples of all time

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: Hugh Grant

CV highlights: In 1995, one year after rocketing to stardom with Four Weddings and a Funeral, he is arrested for lewd conduct; in 2000, splits with Elizabeth Hurley after 13 years; dates socialite Jemima Khan in 2004; gets arrested in 2007 for allegedly throwing baked beans at a paparazzi. Now: Once again publicly charming, charitable, dedicated to his two children and praised for his strong work ethic. The best celebrity style evolutions

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

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Celebrity bad boy: Christian Bale

CV highlights: Has an angry outburst on the set of Terminator Salvation in 2008; marries Sandra Blaži? in 2000; mother has him arrested in 2008 (they haven’t spoken since). Now: Involved in environmental initiatives such as Greenpeace and the WWF. GALLERY: Hollywood's most beautiful celebrities

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

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Celebrity bad boy: Mark Wahlberg

CV highlights: Goes to prison at age 16; joins a hip-hop group in 1991; marries Rhea Durham in 2009; tells Justin Bieber to get his act together in 2013 (“Be a nice boy, pull your trousers up.”) Now: On the straight and narrow since early adulthood by starring in blockbuster films, founding his own charity and taking care of his four children. GALLERY: Celebrity workwear style tips

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

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Celebrity bad boy: Colin Farrell

CV highlights: Dates actress Amelia Warner in 2001; becomes close friends with Elizabeth Taylor; is linked to Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie and Demi Moore in 2003; goes to rehab in 2005; has his sex tape exposed in 2006 with Playboy model Nicole Narain. Now: Working on three new film projects, and involved in anti-bullying campaigns. Must-read: The ultimate red carpet looks

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Celebrity bad boy: Russell Crowe

CV highlights: Famously has an affair with Meg Ryan in 2000 while filming Proof of Life (he was married to singer Danielle Spencer; she to Dennis Quaid); in 2005, is charged with assault after throwing a telephone at a hotel employee; in 2011, is forced to apologize for anti-circumcision Twitter comments. Now: Dealing with more controversy due to his titular role in the upcoming film, Noah, helmed by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. GALLERY: 10 celebrities with near-perfect skin

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

Best celebrity bad boys of all time

Celebrity bad boy: Warren Beatty

CV highlights: Dates high-profile stars including Madonna, Cher, Carly Simon, Diane Keaton, Brigitte Bardot in the ‘60s and ‘70s; wins Oscar for Best Director in 1981 (for Reds); his number of conquests is reportedly almost 13,000; marries actress Annette Bening in 1992. Now: Still married to Bening, Beatty is currently working on an as-yet-untitled Howard Hughes movie with Jack Nicholson, Justin Timberlake and Felicity Jones. GALLERY: Our favourite celebrities and their zodiac signs

By: Sarah Thompson Source: Courtesy of Getty Images for AFI Credits: ELLE Canada
 
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