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'Hunger Games' Actor Jeffrey Wright Arrested For Drunk Driving

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Apr 28, 2013 | 12:47pm EDT

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Hunger Games: Catching Fire actor Jeffrey Wright was arrested after being pulled over by police in New York City for driving erratically in the wee hours Saturday morning. The 47-year-old actor was reportedly busted at 3 a.m. in the Lower East Side when cops questioned him and smelled alcohol.  The veteran actor — who's also starred in films such asCasino Royale, Presumed Innocent, and Source Code — then failed a sobriety test and was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving.

Interestingly, Wright got his bachelor's degree in political science and planned to attend law school but decided to study acting instead. After attending New York University for just two months, he quit to pursue acting full-time. (Although that law degree would've come in handy now!)

Next up, we'll be seeing Wright play Beetee in the second installment of the popular Hunger Games franchise, which hits theaters on November 2. And, of course, in his inevitable crazy celebrity mugshot

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