Hollywood is an interesting place. It is where dreams are created, superstars are born, and many of today’s greatest movies are made. However, on the other hand, it can be a very ruthless place. The movie and television industries are very cut-throat. One wrong move, step, or action can ruin a career in the blink of an eye.
While there is no official Hollywood “blacklist” per se, there are a number of people whose careers seemed to fall off a cliff, and not because of a lack of talent. A public freak out, being difficult to work with, or being racist and/or homophobic are just some of the many reasons why people can be blacklisted. And then there are the more recent revelations that some actresses had their careers torpedoed as a result of turning down the unwanted advances from some of the most powerful men in Hollywood — a very disturbing realization for many of us. Here are 12 actors and actresses who have essentially been blacklisted by most of Hollywood, and why.
16. Kirk Cameron
Kirk Cameron got his introduction into Hollywood at a young age, as he was a child star and appeared in many different TV shows and films. He is best known for his role as Mike Seaver in the sitcom Growing Pains for seven seasons, but also appeared in movies Like Father Like Son and Listen to Me. However, Kirk Cameron is hardly known as an actor anymore and more known these days for his radical Christian views. He speaks all day long about his beliefs towards religion, homosexuals, and more, which has led to him being essentially blacklisted from Hollywood. Whether he is doing interviews on TV shows or social media, Cameron cannot keep his religious views and beliefs to himself.