5 Tom Cruise
Look, in all honesty, the only reason Tom is this far down on the list is because we’re pretty sure that of the people we’ve mentioned, he’s probably the only one with enough power to have us killed. An unstoppable train of maniacal energy, Tom has managed to channel his insanity into amazing acting, but unlike his often stoic and measured characters, the real Tom has the wild eyes of a man who has no problem preaching an alien religion and who may have actually held Katie Holmes captive for the duration of their marriage. He’s a certified wingnut.
4 Charlie Sheen
Charlie is the one man in Hollywood that warrants round-the-clock news coverage. So much so that most local news outlets actually have an on-site correspondent that’s permanently on call outside his residence. Legend has it that Charlie has so many illegal narcotics running through his system that Keith Richards once told him he needs to scale it back. Just listening to Charlie Sheen talk about his past breakdowns lets you know that another one could be right around the corner, and if you look deeply into his eyes all you’ll see is a man who thoroughly enjoys his own mania.
3 Mel Gibson
Guess what? Mel Gibson hates your guts. But don’t feel bad; it turns out Mel Gibson hates everyone. He’s racist, sexist, manic, alcoholic, anti-Semitic, and we’re pretty sure he’s a puppy puncher. The funniest part of Mel’s madness though, is that for the longest time he managed to keep it hidden. Not too long ago everyone loved Mel Gibson; he was the cool one in Lethal Weapon, he was Mad Max, he was William Wallace for crying out loud! Then one day, he decided to make what was basically a Jesus snuff film, and he hasn’t returned to the land of the lucid since.
2 Lindsay Lohan
Of course she’s on here. In fact, the only person in the world that’s shocked to see Lindsay Lohan on this list is Lindsay Lohan, and that’s only because she’s likely had a genuine break with reality. This girl has gone from sexy up and comer to tragic, nutty downer so fast she makes Marilyn Monroe’s demise look boring. Whether she’s smashing cars into buildings and/or people, punching psychic’s in nightclubs or slap-fighting her own mother in the back of a limo, every time Lindsay pops up in the headlines she seems more like a living spoof of a crazy former child star than she does a real person.
1 Gary Busey
Gary Busey is quite honestly the apex of crazy. There is literally nothing he’s done in the last fifteen or so years that didn’t register a massive number on the bats#!t scale. And the best part of it is, he’s completely harmless. His crazy never hurts anyone. Gary Busey’s brain is oozing insanity, but all it does is leave him awash in his own tranquil madness. His every TV appearance is a virtual guarantee of seeing the most nonsensical yet somehow enthralling string of words ever put together, and we truly love him for it. Gary Busey is an unmatched lunatic at the top of his game, and we are all witnesses.