Hollywood scandals are as old as Tinseltown itself, but lately the headlines are thriving with outrageous tales of stars gone wild. Charlie Sheen is the latest off-kilter celebrity to make a splash with his nonsensical TV interviews, radio outbursts, drug benders and violent porn star soirees. While Sheen is winning "most quotable" this year, last year Mel Gibson's racist remarks -- and crazypants stare -- made waves around the world. Lindsay Lohan wasn't too far behind Gibson when she ducked in and out of jail and rehab, causing her to lose several casting spots that could have reinvigorated her career.

While we're presently wagging our tongues over these juicy transgressions, generations down the line will surely be revisiting several of these scandalous stories on the big screen. Real life spectacles don't always translate to successful screen translations (take 'The Black Dahlia,' for example), but some screenplays based on the shocking exploits of Hollywood stars have achieved critical and financial acclaim.

Until Lindsay Lohan makes an acclaimed porn version of a movie, based on a porn, based around a dead porn star, satisfy your taste for the terrible with a few of these gems after the jump. Share your picks below.
Auto Focus Movie Poster
Auto Focus
R2002
Based on 36 critics

A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear) projects... Read More

Mommie Dearest Movie Poster
Mommie Dearest
PG1981
In Theaters on March 31, 2003

In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) takes in two orphans,... Read More

Star 80 Movie Poster
Star 80
R1983
In Theaters on April 20, 2003

When sleazy Paul Snider (Eric Roberts) stumbles upon pretty high school beauty Dorothy Stratten (Mariel... Read More

The Aviator Movie Poster
The Aviator
PG-132004
Based on 41 critics

Billionaire and aviation tycoon Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a successful public figure: a director... Read More

Hollywoodland Movie Poster
Hollywoodland
R2006
Based on 33 critics

A detective (Adrien Brody) uncovers unexpected links to his own personal life as he probes the mysterious... Read More

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