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The actor who portrayed one of golf's most famous movie villains found himself in real trouble on Saturday after being arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to TMZ. Christopher McDonald, better known in golf circles as Shooter McGavin of "Happy Gilmore" fame, reportedly lost control of his Porsche and crashed into a gas meter around 9 p. An eyewitness told TMZ that the year-old actor informed police after they arrived that he starred in "Happy Gilmore. It's unclear whether or not the officers were fans of the movie, but they responded by taking McDonald to jail and later releasing him without bail. McDonald, who made headlines recently after partying with the Bills Mafia , was also charged with driving while intoxicated in North Carolina in
Christopher McDonald has appeared in nearly films, yet he will forever be known as Shooter McGavin, his legendary character in the incredibly unrealistic golf classic, Happy Gilmore , which imagines what golf would be like if Beef won major championships. Clearly, LAPD have never seen the movie. A portion of this document contains content that is copyright GettyImages The year-old actor reportedly lost control of his Porsche and crashed into a gas meter at around 9 p. Before cops took him into custody, an eyewitness says McDonald told them he appeared in Happy Gilmore. Let's see how it played out for him:. Believe it or not, L. Now, nearly months later, the year-old actor has managed to mostly avoid jail time for his accident and subsequent DUI after being sentenced to 35 hours of community service, three years of summary probation, an alcohol education program and a single day in jail on Wednesday. Considering this isn't the first time McDonald has been arrested for drunk driving—in , TMZ reported he was nabbed for driving while intoxicated —he can consider himself lucky. Here's hoping Shooter learns his lesson this time and doesn't really hurt himself or drive his car straight into the TV tower.
Shooter McGavin is the main antagonist in the live action film, Happy Gilmore. He is a talented but incredibly arrogant sportsman who delights in winning lots of money and praise while firing his caddies at will. Shooter's villainy is mainly in his total inability to play nice when it comes to someone that may be better than himself: his tactics went way beyond the usual cheating of arrogant rivals as well since he hired a stalker to harass his opponent and committed all manner of crazy stunts to try and ruin Gilmore's chance at success. Furthermore, he has no problem with using people as his pawns to further his aims. He was also prone to trying to act like a schoolyard bully but his attempts at intimidation often backfired as seen above. Also noted at the end his villainy became his downfall when he tried to take Gilmore's grandmother's house. Gilmore beats him in the championship, causing Shooter to lose the game. Shooter, in a fit of envious rage, steals Gilmore's Golden Jacket and attempts to run off with it. However, Shooter doesn't make it very far before he is caught and quite severely beaten up off screen by Gilmore's old boss, Mr.