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Top 34 Blacklisted Actors Of All Time

Shivam ParasharShivam-Updated June 30, 2022


Most Popular Actors Who Were Blacklisted!

 

What goes up must come down, and, just like everything else in life, this applies to the career of several renowned screen performers as well.

 

Many of the stars who we are going to be speaking of on our list today were once almost at the zenith of fame and fortune.

 

However, soon enough, these actors were considered to be outcasts by those in the movie-making business. Needless to say, the cancel culture was able to successfully substantiate that it could make an example out of anyone who tries to fall out of line, irrespective of their stature within the entertainment industry.

 

Even though we have seen plenty of writers and musicians getting blacklisted for having a strong opinion, our piece will be solely dedicated to actors who have met with the same fate for whatever reason/s.

 

Having said that, we would like to notify our readers that while several artists were banned from television shows and from visiting certain nations as well, our focus is primarily going to be on performers who were compelled to withdraw from mainstream movie projects.

 

While the reasons for the same may vary and could be plenty, they do elucidate the fact that the industry and the law are two powerful forces that continue to wield the power to make or break an artist, provided that they cease to do justice to their position.

 

 

34. Canada Lee

 

Canada Lee

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 3, 1907
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1939
Debut Film Keep Punching

 

Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata, who was known professionally as Canada Lee, was a professional boxer before he took up acting as a career during the late 1930s.

 

Among the first actors to have pioneered roles for African Americans in mainstream cinema, he was a champion of civil rights in the 1930s and 1940s.

 

However, Lee was blacklisted and died shortly before he was slated to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee to testify.

 

 

33. Philip Loeb

 

Philip Loeb

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 28, 1891
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Height N/A
Debut Year 1938
Debut Film Room Service

 

Philip Loeb was an American stage, film, and television actor, director, and author who was seen in a few short films before making his feature film debut with Room Service in 1938.

 

The actor, who was blacklisted under McCarthyism, did not take his firing lightly. Soon after his ban, he committed suicide.

 

He had quickly become a viewer favorite after having played the role of Jake in the television adaptation of The Goldbergs.

 

 

32. Zero Mostel

 

Zero Mostel

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 28, 1915
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 1943
Debut Film Du Barry Was a Lady

 

Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel, popularly known as Zero Mostel, was an actor, comedian, and singer who was best known for his portrayal of comic characters.

 

He was also among the long list of American entertainers who were blacklisted during the 1950s. Needless to say, even Mostel was shut out from the movies and lost many lucrative nightclub gigs due to the ban and the controversy surrounding it.

 

He was an Obie Award and three-time Tony Award winner.

 

 

31. Howard Da Silva

 

Howard Da Silva

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 4, 1909
Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Height 179 centimeters
Debut Year 1935
Debut Film Once in a Blue Moon

 

Howard Da Silva, who was born Howard Silverblatt, was first seen playing an uncredited role in the 1935 feature film, titled Once in a Blue Moon.

 

The actor was blacklisted in 1951 after he appeared as an unfriendly witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

 

However, soon after his ban was lifted, he returned to television in a big way. Following his ban, his central performance in the completed motion picture, titled Slaughter Trail, was completely re-shot with another actor, Brian Donlevy.

 

 

30. John Randolph

 

John Randolph

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 1, 1915
Place of Birth The Bronx, New York, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1948
Debut Film The Naked City

 

Emanuel Hirsch Cohen, who was known by his stage name John Randolph, had made his feature film debut by playing a minor role in The Naked City.

 

The Tony Award-winning stage, screen, and television character actor was also among the blacklisted actors during the McCarthy era.

 

Randolph could be seen in popular motion pictures such as Earthquake, Serpico, Frances, Prizzi’s Honor, and You’ve Got Mail, to mention a few.

 

 

29. John Garfield

 

John Garfield

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 4, 1913
Place of Birth New York City, New York, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 1938
Debut Film Four Daughters

 

Not many actors have had a short-lived and, yet, a rich screen career. However, John Garfield was one such name.

 

In a career that spanned 13 years, he worked in over 40 motion pictures. The projects brought him name and fame; two things that Garfield had worked really hard for.

 

The actor's wife had been a member of the Communist Party for a brief period of time. And, given the fact that Garfield himself was politically outspoken, it was only about time before he was asked to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

 

Even though his allegiance to the Communist Party was never proven, it did lead to him getting blacklisted in Hollywood.

 

The following year, the actor succumbed to a heart attack.

 

 

28. Will Geer

 

Will Geer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 9, 1902
Place of Birth Frankfort, Indiana, United States of America
Height 189 centimeters
Debut Year 1932
Debut Film The Misleading Lady

 

William Aughe Ghere, who was known professionally as Will Geer, was an actor, musician, and social activist who made his screen debut during the first half of the 1930s.

 

The actor was blacklisted in the 1950s by Hollywood after his testimony. This was because he had refused to name people who had joined the Communist Party before Congress.

 

Besides being a competent screen actor, Geer was also a dedicated activist.

 

 

27. James Harvey Kennedy

 

James Harvey Kennedy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 25, 1970
Place of Birth Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Height 184 centimeters
Debut Year 1989
Debut Film Skin Deep

 

James Harvey Kennedy, who was known professionally as Jamie Kennedy, had been making his presence felt within the industry since the late 1980s.

 

In 2012, during hosting a Los Angeles-only New Year’s Eve special broadcast on the local CW network, he ended up making a rather ludicrous joke about the 'Gangnam Style' fame Psy.

 

Worse still, he was not able to locate a clock around midnight and, subsequently, missed the eventful moment by about 10 seconds.

 

Needless to say, his behavior was considered wholly unprofessional and a lot many bigwigs reportedly cut him off professionally after the said episodes.

 

 

26. Robert Blake

 

Robert Blake

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 18, 1933
Place of Birth Nutley, New Jersey, United States of America
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 1939
Debut Film Bridal Suite

 

Michael James Gubitosi, who is professionally known as Robert Blake, is a retired American actor who is better known for his character play in the movie In Cold Blood and the 1970s U. S. television series Baretta.

 

From being a child star of MGM’s Little Rascals to a cold-blooded killer, Robert Blake has literally seen his career go down the drain for obvious reasons.

 

He was liable for Bonnie Lee Bakley's wrongful death. The actor was arrested in 2002 after two former stuntmen confessed that he had tried to hire both of them to murder his wife on different occasions.

 

However, since both the men had a history of substance abuse, Blake used this information to his advantage and was later acquitted.

 

 

25. Stephen Weaver Collins

 

Stephen Weaver Collins

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 1, 1947
Place of Birth Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America
Height 184 centimeters
Debut Year 1971
Debut TV Show Dan August

 

Stephen Weaver Collins, who was best known within the cinematic universe for his character projection in 7th Heaven, had a rather sad end to his career.

 

During his therapy session in 2012, the actor was heard confessing that he was guilty of sexual assault. Unfortunately for him though, his former wife Faye Grant was discreetly recording the sessions, which were later leaked to TMZ.

 

Needless to mention, this led to the demise of Stephen's professional acting career.

 

 

24. Mark Salling

 

Mark Salling

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 17, 1982
Place of Birth Dallas, Texas, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1996
Debut Film Children of the Corn: The Gathering

 

This American actor and musician was best known for playing the character of Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the television series Glee.

 

His career simply finished by the end of 2015 following his arrest in Los Angeles on serious charges of having and circulating underage photos.

 

Most of the projects that he was supposed to feature in following his stint on Glee dropped him like a hot potato.

 

 

23. Jeffrey Duncan Jones

 

Jeffrey Duncan Jones

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 28, 1946
Place of Birth Buffalo, New York, United States of America
Height 194 centimeters
Debut Year 1970
Debut Film The Revolutionary

 

Jeffrey Duncan Jones, who is best known for playing the character of the principal in the iconic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was having a smooth screen career before everything came tumbling down.

 

A few indecent photographs that were found in his possession ended up landing him on the registry. Needless to say, the film industry acted like it had nothing to do with him anymore.

 

Even though he managed to share the screen space in HBO’s Deadwood, he got himself into trouble again in 2010 for not adhering to the terms of his agreement on the registry.

 

 

22. Michael Anthony Richards

 

Michael Anthony Richards

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 24, 1949
Place of Birth Culver City, California, United States of America
Height 190 centimeters
Debut Year 1980
Debut TV Show Fridays

 

While comedians often need to draw the line in their jokes, it is also noticed how they handle the criticism that their sketches sometimes receive.

 

Michael Anthony Richards, who kick-started his career at the onset of the 1980s, found himself in an on-stage argument with one of his hecklers once.

 

However, while he could have handled the situation well, he made a decision that portrayed him in a rather bad light within the entertainment industry.

 

He responded to his taunter in the crowd with a series of racial slurs, even stressing that the African-American customer should be thrown out of the premises.

 

While his image took a beating, Richards himself left the stage without finishing his sketch.

 

 

21. Corey Scott Feldman

 

Corey Scott Feldman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 16, 1971
Place of Birth Reseda, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 176 centimeters
Debut Year 1978
Debut Film Born Again

 

Corey Scott Feldman, whose screen career began on a rather promising note, suffered quite terribly post his blacklisting. The actor had become a star as a child itself after having played a role in Lost Boys and The Goonies.

 

However, it turns out that he was a likely victim of a Hollywood pedophilia ring. Even though this matter was not taken as seriously back then, it led to a period of unending pain and drug abuse for the actor.

 

Needless to say, his addiction got him removed from several acting roles, leading to his subsequent and unfortunate blacklisting.

 

 

20. Isaiah Washington IV

 

Isaiah Washington IV

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 3, 1963
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, United States of America
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 1991
Debut Film Strictly Business

 

Isaiah Washington made his feature film debut with Strictly Business in 1991.

 

Even though he appeared in quite a few movies during the 1990s, the actor shot to fame in the true sense of the word after playing the character of Dr. Preston Burke in the first three seasons of the popular television series, titled Grey's Anatomy.

 

However, Washington was asked to leave the show after the third season for making a homophobic comment while referring to a fellow co-star.

 

 

19. Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr.

 

Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr.

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 15, 1913
Place of Birth San Leandro, California, United States of America
Height 182 centimeters
Debut Year 1935
Debut Film Freshman Love

 

Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr., who was professionally known as Lloyd Bridges, was the father of Jeff and Beau Bridges.

 

The actor was a renowned American stage, film, and television performer who had made an appearance in over 150 motion pictures.

 

He was blacklisted for a short period during the 1950s after he confessed that he was a former member of the Actors’ Laboratory Theatre.

 

This group was known to have connections with the Communist Party. However, his blacklisting did not last for a long time and he soon resumed work.

 

 

18. Paul Reubens

 

Paul Reubens

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 27, 1952
Place of Birth Peekskill, New York, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 1968
Debut Film The Brotherhood

 

Paul Reubens is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and children's entertainer who rose to prominence during the 1980s for his portrayal of Pee-wee Herman.

 

However, the public perception of this entertainer took a massive beating after his 1991 arrest for indecent exposure at an adult film theater.

 

Pee-wee toys, which had become so popular during his heyday, were pulled from the shelves and the actor himself pulled out from acting for years.

 

That said, he did make a decent comeback playing the character that had made him popular in the first place.

 

 

17. Kirk Thomas Cameron

 

Kirk Thomas Cameron

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 12, 1970
Place of Birth Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1981
Debut TV Show Goliath Awaits

 

Kirk Thomas Cameron was first seen playing a role in the 1981 television show, titled Goliath Awaits. Not a lot of people have achieved fame soon after kick-starting their career in Hollywood, but, Kirk was one of them.

 

Needless to say, a lot many acting aspirants would give anything to have the limelight, wealth, and admiration that he achieved during the mid-1980s and 1990s.

 

Since the actor was introduced to show business at a very young age, he got the golden opportunity to prove himself as a performer quite early in his career by featuring in projects such as Growing Pains, Like Father Like Son, Listen to Me, and the popular Full House.

 

However, he soon sacrificed his career and early fame after becoming an evangelical Christian. Soon after, he was seen getting immersed in spreading his faith with the passage of time.

 

Hollywood officially banned him after a seemingly explosive CNN interview with journalist Piers Morgan. He was blacklisted because one could find him questioning the sexual orientation of others time and again.

 

 

16. Randy Randall Rudy Quaid

 

Randy Randall Rudy Quaid

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 1, 1950
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, United States of America
Height 196 centimeters
Debut Year 1971
Debut Film The Last Picture Show

 

Randy Randall Rudy Quaid, who is known professionally as Randy Quaid, made his feature film debut in 1971's The Last Picture Show.

 

During the shooting of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Quaid’s attitude towards the crew got him into trouble. However, things went out of hand as his wife became involved after having sent emails to the cast and crew working on the project.

 

As per the rules established by Quaid’s acting union, Equity, he was fined $81,000 for his and his wife’s behavior and was, subsequently, fired. This led to the beginning of his blacklisting.

 

 

15. Wesley Trent Snipes

 

Wesley Trent Snipes

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 31, 1962
Place of Birth Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1984
Debut TV Show All My Children

 

Wesley Trent Snipes seemed to be doing quite well for himself after getting to play a character in projects such as White Men Can’t Jump and the Blade trilogy.

 

He was climbing the ladder pretty quickly before he ended up making a terrible mistake - he did not pay his taxes.

 

However, that wasn't it. His tax offenses were reportedly so awful that he was forced to serve time in prison.

 

The actor, who was imprisoned for three years, saw his professional career coming to an abrupt halt.

 

 

14. Armand Douglas Hammer

 

Armand Douglas Hammer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 28, 1986
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Height 196 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut TV Show Arrested Development

 

Armand Douglas Hammer, who is popularly known as Armie Hammer, shot to fame in the true sense of the word after starring in motion pictures such as The Social Network and Call Me By Your Name.

 

However, the actor, who had only just started to show a fair bit of promise in his career, faced a huge setback after allegations of emotional abuse, manipulation, and coercion were labeled against him by multiple women.

 

While Hammer has not officially been blacklisted yet, he has been dropped by his agents at William Morris. Not only that but the actor has also withdrawn from a number of movie and television projects.

 

 

13. William Henry Cosby Jr.

 

William Henry Cosby Jr.

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 12, 1937
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1965
Debut TV Show I Spy

 

William Henry Cosby Jr., who is popularly known as Bill Cosby, may not have officially been banned by Hollywood but his acting career seems to be more or less over.

 

The actor began his career as a stand-up comedian and shot to fame after playing starring roles in quite a few sitcoms.

 

However, he had to spend over three years in prison after having been convicted on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

 

Even though he is now out, redemption for Cosby is far, far away and Hollywood does not seem to be ready to collaborate with him any further.

 

 

12. Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence

 

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 16, 1965
Place of Birth Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1987
Debut TV Show What's Happening Now!

 

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence, who was first seen in the television show What's Happening Now!, shot to fame after playing a key role in the Bad Boys franchise of feature films.

 

However, when the actor was invited to host an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1994, he ended up stupidly talking about female hygiene during his “changed” monologue.

 

Needless to say, he had to face the repercussions and was, therefore, banned from the show forever. His notoriety does not necessarily end there though as he has been reported to pass homophobic comments even to this day.

 

 

11. Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

 

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 14, 1909
Place of Birth Hunt City, Illinois, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1946
Debut Film Smoky

 

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives, who was professionally known as Burl Ives, was an American singer, musician, actor, and author.

 

He was yet another mainstream performer who was identified in the 1950 pamphlet Red Channels. Needless to mention, he was also blacklisted as an entertainer.

 

Like most of the actors during the time, Burl was also blacklisted due to the allegations that he had Communist ties.

 

The actor had agreed to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1952 and had, consequently, agreed to testify.

 

 

10. Oliver Burgess Meredith

 

Oliver Burgess Meredith

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 16, 1907
Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Height 166 centimeters
Debut Year 1935
Debut Film The Scoundrel

 

Oliver Burgess Meredith was an actor and filmmaker who left an impact both in theater and the movies. Often considered to be among the finest actors of the 20th century, he won several Emmy Awards.

 

In addition, Meredith was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice. However, he was soon labeled a Communist and, consequently, blacklisted.

 

The performer lost a lot many roles during the early 1950s due to his blacklisting.

 

 

9. Brendan James Fraser

 

Brendan James Fraser

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 3, 1968
Place of Birth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
Height 189 centimeters
Debut Year 1991
Debut Television Film Child of Darkness, Child of Light

 

Brendan James Fraser is an actor who gained prominence during the 1990s and early 2000s. The actor, who was seen in a couple of television movies at the beginning of his career, shot to fame by starring in classic projects such as The Mummy Trilogy, Bedazzled, and Disney's George of The Jungle.

 

Despite having a good filmography, Fraser was compelled to face a lull period when he was not being cast in Hollywood movie productions during the early to mid-2000s.

 

According to a statement issued by the actor, he was a victim of sexual assault at the hands of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, Philip Berk.

 

Fraser went on to add that his resistance to Berk's advances got him blacklisted.

 

 

8. Edward G. Robinson

 

Edward G. Robinson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 12, 1893
Place of Birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 164 centimeters
Debut Year 1916
Debut Film Arms and the Woman

 

Emmanuel Goldenberg, who was professionally known as Edward G. Robinson, was one of the better-known character actors of his time.

 

Popular during Hollywood's Golden Age, he was seen in over 100 motion pictures. Almost at the peak of his career, Robinson found out that 11 out of 850 charities that he had supported over the previous decade were listed by the FBI as Communist front organizations.

 

Needless to say, he was soon called to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1950 and 1952.

 

Soon enough, the supremely talented actor found himself on Hollywood's gray list.

 

 

7. Tobias Vincent Maguire

 

Tobias Vincent Maguire

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 27, 1975
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Height 172 centimeters
Debut Year 1989
Debut Film The Wizard

 

Tobias Vincent Maguire, who is known to the cinematic universe as Toby Maguire, had a massive role to play in making the childhood of the 90s-born kids quite memorable.

 

He shot to global fame after having played the beloved Spider-Man in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy of blockbuster feature films.

 

However, soon after the culmination of the aforementioned projects, Maguire's movies stopped working at the box office. In addition, his name getting involved with the poker game scandals did not help his career either as it was being said that he had connections with illegal poker clubs.

 

While these issues did not get him officially blacklisted, one can't deny the fact that the big studios must have taken them rather seriously.

 

 

6. Charlie Sheen

 

Charlie Sheen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 3, 1965
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1973
Debut Film Badlands

 

Carlos Irwin Estévez, who is known professionally as Charlie Sheen, has been one of the highest-paid comedic actors in the history of Hollywood.

 

The actor was reportedly making $2 million per episode for the blockbuster television sitcom, Two and a Half Men.

 

While it was a dream run for the star on the show, he was eventually blacklisted from Hollywood productions.

 

There have been several rumors as to why Sheen was being shunned, but it was mainly due to his lack of accountability.

 

His addiction to drugs and alcohol had led several productions to let go of him. That being said, Sheen publicly shaming the sitcom's co-creator, Chuck Lorre, did not help his career either.

 

 

5. Vincent Anthony Vaughn

 

Vincent Anthony Vaughn

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 28, 1970
Place of Birth Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Height 195 centimeters
Debut Year 1989
Debut TV Show China Beach

 

Vincent Anthony Vaughn has been a known figure within the American film fraternity. And, since politics and the entertainment industry are full of showstoppers, there has to be a certain amount of bias, especially during the time of the elections.

 

During the Trump Presidency, the industry seemed to have been divided into two groups - actors who supported Donald Trump and those who did not.

 

Vince Vaughn was a part of the former. Even though a lot many people quote the actor's lack of creativity as a reason for Hollywood not paying him any heed, the media has a different story to tell.

 

Vaughn, who is known to have appeared in popular comedy feature films such as Swingers, Wedding Crashers, and The Break-Up, grabbed eyeballs when journalist Timothy Burke caught him and President Trump immersed in a cheerful conversation.

 

Needless to say, Vince Vaughn's affiliation with the then President didn't help him professionally at all.

 

 

4. Kevin Spacey Fowler KBE

 

Kevin Spacey Fowler KBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 26, 1959
Place of Birth South Orange, New Jersey, United States of America
Height 177 centimeters
Debut Year 1986
Debut Film Heartburn

 

Kevin Spacey is arguably the most decorated screen performer who we may not find contributing to mainstream Hollywood productions anymore.

 

Even though he has not officially been blacklisted from acting in the movies as such, the many charges of sexual misconduct labeled against him have certainly brought his career to a total standstill.

 

Not only was the critically acclaimed performer removed from the globally popular show House of Cards but his relationship with streaming giant Netflix also came to an abrupt end following the allegations.

 

 

3. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO

 

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 3, 1956
Place of Birth Peekskill, New York, United States of America
Height 177 centimeters
Debut Year 1977
Debut Film Summer City

 

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, who is known to the cinematic universe as Mel Gibson, has been among the top names in Hollywood.

 

His performances and the success of motion pictures such as Braveheart, Mad Max, Passion of the Christ, and the Lethal Weapon series speak volumes about his talent both as an actor and filmmaker.

 

However, as great a performer as he may be, even Gibson was not excluded from being blacklisted by the Hollywood elite.

 

After the actor was arrested for drunk driving in 2006, he made an anti-Semitic rant accusing the Jews across the globe of inciting the world wars.

 

This, naturally, did not go well with either Hollywood or the community in question here. Furthermore, popular fellow actor Winona Ryder, who also considers herself to be Jewish, has been heard accusing Mel Gibson of labeling her an 'oven dodger' at a party in 1996.

 

 

2. George Orson Welles

 

George Orson Welles

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 6, 1915
Place of Birth Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1938
Debut Film Too Much Johnson

 

Orson Welles may have first been seen playing a minor role in the feature film Too Much Johnson, but the sky was the limit for him after the release of Citizen Kane.

 

Not only did he progress as an actor but also as a director and writer following the release of the iconic motion picture.

 

It was surprising then to find him getting investigated by the United States government for being a possible closeted Communist at the peak of his career.

 

His 1941 film, Citizen Kane, shows its main lead starting as an idealistic social servant who soon evolves into a power-hungry capitalist.

 

The basic plot of this feature film was used as evidence to label Welles a potential national threat. Since he was being targeted by the FBI, the legendary actor/director had to leave the States in 1948 and move to Europe for the next eight years.

 

 

1. Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr. KBE

 

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr. KBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 16, 1889
Place of Birth Walworth, London, England, United Kingdom
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 1921
Debut Film The Kid

 

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin Jr. KBE, who is popularly known worldwide as Charlie Chaplin, had worked in a ton of short films before starring in his maiden feature-length film, titled The Kid, in 1921.

 

However, this god-gifted star, who was arguably the most popular man on the planet at the time, was referred to as a "parlor Boshevik" by the FBI.

 

The bureau believed him to be a Communist sympathizer and a potential security risk to the United States of America.

 

Even though the actor denied being a Communist, the director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, was hell-bent in his opinion of getting him deported and never letting him re-enter the States.

 

As cinematic as this may sound, Hoover even had MI5 spy on Chaplin. However, the foreign agency finally concluded that he was no security risk to the United States of America.

 

Still, there did come a time when the sensational movie star was banned from entering the States. He made Switzerland his home at the time.

 

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