The man is said to have been screaming that he was high on drugs while he lay in the road by the houses of some of Hollywood's most famous A-list celebrities.
It is not clear who alerted the police to the incident, but when they arrived near the home of the star, the nude man dived head-first into some bushes. Before tackling the man to the ground, police put on black gloves to get him out.
As the police car approached the scene in the Hollywood Hills, the man was lying in the middle of the road, shouting about being high on drugs.
After getting him out of the bushes, the ranting man was handcuffed, keeping his hands behind his back and then driven away by the police.
The man, who has not been identified, was very close to the houses of other big names such as Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Laura Dern and Will Ferrell.