Top 10 Famous People Who Were Blacklisted by Hollywood

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    When and actor or actress is blacklisted, it means that movie studios in Hollywood won't cast them, and no one will is willing to give them a chance to work in a film. WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Famous People Who Were Blacklisted from Hollywood! But who will take the top spot on our list? Dalton Trumbo, Mel Gibson, or Charlie Chaplin? Watch to find out!
    00:38 #10. Mo’Nique
    01:42 #9. Lloyd Bridges
    02:38 #8. Isaiah Washington
    03:28 #7. Lena Horne
    04:37 #6. Jim Caviezel
    05:36 #5. Katherine Heigl
    06:31 #4. Tippi Hedren
    07:34 #3, #2, #1 ???
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  •  Year ago +32

    Watch some of the movies featured in this video:
    Knocked Up (2007)
    Precious (2009)
    Passion of the Christ (2004)

    • David Muir
      David Muir 5 months ago

      Praise be to God

    • Political Twinkie
      Political Twinkie 6 months ago +1

      Monique blackballed herself.

    • Duane Smith
      Duane Smith 9 months ago +1

      You guys forgot to put Eartha Kitt on this list, she was blacklisted by president Johnson and ladybird Johnson for speaking out against young black men being sent to the Vietnam war at the time, at a White House luncheon that the lady bird Johnson was hosting

    • Barrone Gaines
      Barrone Gaines 11 months ago

      How the heck did they miss Orson Wells?

    • brainsareus
      brainsareus Year ago

      2 more....
      Robert Blake [asshole] .... Lee Grant [good person]

  • Klaus Roger Anna Elsa
    Klaus Roger Anna Elsa 8 hours ago

    Jim Caviezel is blacklisted because of Passion Of The Christ and playing Jesus shows it’s okay to mock and discriminate against Christians. Bottom line is if you make fun of Scientology you get sued and you mock Jews and you’re a racist

  • Klaus Roger Anna Elsa
    Klaus Roger Anna Elsa 8 hours ago

    Pumbaa is in Knocked Up


    People used to get blacklisted for being communists. Now they win awards and are celebrated.

  • The Writing Owl
    The Writing Owl 9 days ago

    Monique wasn't known to the white mainstream but in terms of the black community, she's a well known figure in the black community.
    Also Lena Horne didn't deserve to blacklisted and and honestly quite a lot of these people didn't.

  • Emilio Manuel De Pedro

    If i made a film, i would contract every one of them (except from the ones who are dead and in jail)

  • MegaGug 95
    MegaGug 95 19 days ago

    It’s sad that it used to be that if you were linked to communism you’d get blacklisted. Now, if you’re linked to it, you’re praised

  • Jed Knight
    Jed Knight Month ago

    You know who I always thought Lena Horne looked like? Jerry Seinfeld!

  • Hunni
    Hunni Month ago

    No Megan Fox She was pushed hard as the next big thing and most beautiful then she talked shit about that director and kinda confirmed theres a casting couch then she was gone.

  • anubis20049999
    anubis20049999 Month ago

    Truth be told not to sound racist but all you have to do is upset the wrong person(s) in hollywood and they're blacklisting you.. and the wrong person is a whole race running America's silver screen. I'm sorry like I said I'm not racist but its true. that communist in America??? really? it wasn't about that. you don't listen to the big wig and play their games they making sure you work no here ever again

  • BooDotBoo
    BooDotBoo Month ago

    But pedos and full out racists and rapists are not blacklisted. Crazy! Though a few of these people deserved it... mostly Mel and Isaiah.

  • Steven Unger
    Steven Unger 2 months ago

    Jim cavievels role and passion of the christ as a whole is not anti semitic, the pharisees are the ones who condemned the man to death for having a fallowing crowd bigger than theirs. That's just a fact even if he wasn't christ they put him and many others to death.

  • Manly Men
    Manly Men 2 months ago

    Mickey rourke? Lol....he took on the Goldwyns

  • Ryan Tobin
    Ryan Tobin 2 months ago

    Remember folks. According to Hollywood, your political/philosophical beliefs will get you blacklisted faster than being a pedophile/sex offender.

  • Lauren Q
    Lauren Q 2 months ago +1

    Ewwww Hitchcock is a total a-hole.

  • DzLoveLIFE
    DzLoveLIFE 2 months ago

    Excuse me? Monique was known. Before precious know your facts

  • Jack dull
    Jack dull 2 months ago

    You forgot Orson Welles!

  • Indigo Charles
    Indigo Charles 2 months ago

    Only a white person would say Monique was little known before 2009

  • Peter Todd
    Peter Todd 2 months ago

    Hundreds of messiah called jesus were e executed. ...a year if you want an accurate account of religions watch a life of Brian the

  • Steve Silvas
    Steve Silvas 3 months ago


  • Adrian GameRAD
    Adrian GameRAD 3 months ago

    How about Alex Cox? He started off his directorial career with the movies Repo Man, Sid and Nancy, and Straight to Hell. However, he then made the movie, Walker, which was too violent, political, and historically inaccurate for the studio's tastes, so it had a very limited release and bombed in the box office as a result. Alex Cox would never direct a film for a major studio again, but that was okay for him because he despises Hollywood anyway.

  • Ron White
    Ron White 3 months ago

    Blacklisted. What a term...

  • run from me
    run from me 3 months ago

    Lena Horne, has MK Ultra eyes.

  • run from me
    run from me 3 months ago

    Washington fighting with McDermott on set?

  • Retro Jaime
    Retro Jaime 3 months ago

    I hope one day I don’t get black listed

  • Garrett Parker
    Garrett Parker 3 months ago

    It's wrong to be a communist, but ok to be a Nazi.

  • Nemo
    Nemo 3 months ago

    Add Jussie Smollett

  • mickeypoo305
    mickeypoo305 3 months ago

    Monique was known before precious. It’s called upn. The bet before bet

  • xSaRaHx790
    xSaRaHx790 3 months ago +1

    Well, Mel Gibson did ask for it. He got cocky. Not to mention racist and rude. Shame he could of made it big.

  • Greg Poirier
    Greg Poirier 3 months ago

    Hollywood is controlled by the Military/Industrial Complex, to push WAR & DEATH on us

  • Lena Rosio
    Lena Rosio 4 months ago

    Charlie Chaplin was a horrible abusive piece of sexist crap. Just listen to what his wives have to say about him.

  • Cranjis. McBasketball
    Cranjis. McBasketball 4 months ago +1

    Lea Remini. For speaking up against the scientology weirdos.

  • Futcho Bishh
    Futcho Bishh 4 months ago

    All of you are defending Jim as if you’ve forgotten Hollywood is 100% controlled by Jews so of course anything remotely anti Semitic will make you an enemy

  • Efron Tactical
    Efron Tactical 4 months ago

    Just to throw it out there. It's sad that "Knocked Up" is what destroyed Kathryn because"Knocked Up" was trash... It was literally one of the worst films ever.

  • June Crawford
    June Crawford 4 months ago


  • Aaron Anderson
    Aaron Anderson 4 months ago

    Communist got what they deserved by being blacklisted

  • N L
    N L 4 months ago +1

    no harvey weinstein???

  • Lizzy Brue
    Lizzy Brue 4 months ago

    What happened to C-Lo Green??

  • Swnsasy _
    Swnsasy _ 4 months ago

    Jim Caviezel has been on television.. He did Person of Interest...

  • Mental Deviant
    Mental Deviant 4 months ago

    The Rothschilds have funded a lot of Wars

  • Mental Deviant
    Mental Deviant 4 months ago

    Wow a non-white racist actually blacklisted

  • Brian Kish
    Brian Kish 5 months ago

    Orson Wells?!?

  • Mr. Lunden Sucks
    Mr. Lunden Sucks 5 months ago

    Mo'nique cracks me up. She's hilarious

  • clint deAngelis
    clint deAngelis 5 months ago

    Kinda forgot how sexy Katherine Heigl is... 🤩

  • A M
    A M 5 months ago

    Where's Bill Cosby and Michael Richards from Seinfeld?

  • mrnocal
    mrnocal 5 months ago

    Charlie Chaplin and Dalton Trumbo deserve to be numbers 1 and 2, as both were great artists. The McCarthy trials that ended up with so many great artists blacklisted because they "might be" Communist was a dark era in entertainment history.

  • Bob Capps
    Bob Capps 5 months ago

    the word homophobic is the same as saying gay your putting a label on another person so it's just a human condition to be judgmental and racist

  • far ema
    far ema 5 months ago

    Who ever supported trump got rejected.

  • Daniel Benington
    Daniel Benington 5 months ago

    If course Passion Of the Christ comes across anti-Semitic, it's partly about how Jews tortured and kill the son of God.

  • Shawn s,dndfn
    Shawn s,dndfn 5 months ago

    They used to blacklist people for being communist. now they're blacklisting people for being anti socialist. strange change of events.

    MONSTER HOUSE TV 5 months ago

    Can we add Kanye west and his bullshit sneakers to that list??? Plzzzz

  • StevenMO Guzman
    StevenMO Guzman 6 months ago

    Someone make a movie with all of these people dealing with current events and lets nominatie for an Oscar!

  • Jack Mack
    Jack Mack 6 months ago

    You missed one of the bigger cases of this. Michael Parks was blacklisted for years in Hollywood. After his show, Bronson, was cancelled, Parks found little worri within the system. His only hope was when those who didn't play by H'wd's rules and admired the man's talent came calling. Eventually he would find roles again, but Tinseltown hamstrung him for many years.

  • ExperiencedGhost
    ExperiencedGhost 6 months ago

    Gibson was right by the way.

  • Grunthos The Flatulent
    Grunthos The Flatulent 6 months ago

    Jeff Bridges was in King Kong in 1977. Of course he was always going to be a star.

  • Grunthos The Flatulent
    Grunthos The Flatulent 6 months ago

    Jesus was never nailed to a friggin cross.

  • Joey Clemenza
    Joey Clemenza 6 months ago

    Isiah Washington made a nice comeback playing Chris Darden in the OJ mini series. He did a fantastic job too

  • J Shysterr
    J Shysterr 6 months ago

    BS The passion of the Christ was not anti-Sametic. Jesus and the 12 apostles were all Jews. The Roman's weren't.

  • Jesse Parrish
    Jesse Parrish 6 months ago

    4:32 imma have nightmares

  • Richard Ainsworth
    Richard Ainsworth 6 months ago

    America land of the free. But if you've got socialist ideals you're getting shit canned. Nah I'll stay in Europe where we don't declare bankruptcy when the reaper knocks.

  • Vernelle Johnson
    Vernelle Johnson 6 months ago +2

    Mo'nique is awesome in Phat Girlz too! ❤

  • Jay Obrien
    Jay Obrien 6 months ago

    I think u can separate from the person of thier work

  • Nazyair sengikar
    Nazyair sengikar 7 months ago

    Seems like Hollywood is full of losers.

  • Fairy Foxy
    Fairy Foxy 7 months ago

    How to bring the worse out of people:

    Bring up politics or religion, that usually starts something up.

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil 7 months ago

    Shelley Duvull?

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil 7 months ago

    7:09 Yeah, anyone would say that, though.

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil 7 months ago

    7:07 Oh yes. But hedid`nt care, he just wanted to perfect her acting.

  • Sam Kresil
    Sam Kresil 7 months ago

    7:34 He probably wouldn't care

  • Mary Watkins
    Mary Watkins 7 months ago

    Y'all forgot the part where Lloyd Bridges snitched on other actors to be removed from the blacklist. I love his work, but this should definitely not be overlooked.

  • mszoomy
    mszoomy 7 months ago

    Now I need to go back and watch Chaplin again with R.D.J. a fantastic film and some of his best work in my opinion. Fear mongering has always been a part of our (the U.S.) governments way of controlling the populace. Other governments do it too. But what Trump is doing while in office is or should be criminal.

  • Mendy Peters
    Mendy Peters 7 months ago

    *I never realized Jim Caviezel was blacklisted tho, the passion of the christ wasn't that bad wth*

  • KnightofFunnyJunk
    KnightofFunnyJunk 8 months ago

    Mo'Nique legit reminds me of Black Cindy from Orange is the New Black.

  • James Russel
    James Russel 8 months ago

    WOW, they forgot John Milius

  • Maya A
    Maya A 8 months ago

    Hollywood is nothing but a bunch of satanists and pedophiles. It's disgusting what those people do for fame and money.

  • Verne Fits
    Verne Fits 8 months ago

    Mo-nique is awesome

  • christoe urban
    christoe urban 8 months ago

    good they should blacklist communists too bad nowadays they prop up communists in present day

  • Joseph Theis
    Joseph Theis 8 months ago

    Sooooooo, no mention of the blacklist of actors/actresses/artist etc who are conservative? Not a peep about the McCarthy type style politics of today? Hmmmmmm

  • Joseph Miceli
    Joseph Miceli 8 months ago

    I can't believe you left off Faye Dunaway and her blacklisting for "Mommy Dearest." She never got a good part again!

  • Nick Sikes
    Nick Sikes 8 months ago

    Wait a minute... The actor who portrayed Jesus was blacklisted, because of the violence and “anti Semitic” undertones, that we’re in a movie, that he ACTED in.? What the fuck are these people smoking and can I get some???

  • Just A Guy Production
    Just A Guy Production 8 months ago

    It's perfectly fine to be a rapist in Hollywood as long as you aren't racist with who you are sexually harassing.

  • Mr. M A J E S T I C XIII . Blackstruggle77

    Isaiah Washington & Mo'Nique together in an HBO drama TV series about HIV in the black community would be great.

  • zanthimos
    zanthimos 9 months ago

    CeeLo Green was blacklisted?! What did he do? Do I want to know?

  • breloveees
    breloveees 9 months ago

    Monique was a household name waaayyyy before precious

  • savio schronberg
    savio schronberg 9 months ago

    Mcharty should be dug up from the grave and fed to the dogs.

  • Donna Noe
    Donna Noe 9 months ago

    Lena Horne looks evil as she sings Yesterday. Nightmarish.

  • jared bowman
    jared bowman 9 months ago

    Can anyone give me some information about the Natalie Maines clip used in the Honorable Mentions?

  • AdamNetherton
    AdamNetherton 9 months ago

    It's pretty obvious why Jim Caviezel got blacklisted. Because he played Jesus! And he actually became a Follower of Christ. To be honest he probably doesn't even care about being blacklisted. That's how radically his life has changed.

  • I Hate Trolls
    I Hate Trolls 9 months ago

    So black people and a black civil rights activist lina horn well black people need to know there role and shut there mouth and be happy to get paid good money.

  • Gengrel
    Gengrel 9 months ago

    You showed a favorite of mine at the beginning but didn't mention him so I will. Zero Mostel was another great actor blacklisted by the McCarthyism of the times. Well respected as an actor and singer he was dropped by MGM because he was going to be named a Communist by the HUAC and his Hollywood career never recovered, though he was able to return to the stage later in his life.

  • Jason Dubya-DEEZNUTS
    Jason Dubya-DEEZNUTS 9 months ago

    So... now... do y’all believe hollyweird is run by Jews with an agenda set on feeding us all bullshit propaganda? If you don’t see it, you’re fucking blind!
    Same with the “music” industry... speak out on their plans and get blacklisted.... you can be a murderer, a hopeless drug addict... hell, even a fucking child molester... and still ha e a career... but speak out against the Zionists, it’s game over....

  • Mohammed Bin Sultan
    Mohammed Bin Sultan 9 months ago

    Simply, US is run by Jews

  • youchris67
    youchris67 9 months ago

    Simply amazing in America that you could have been blacklisted for being a "communist,'' but not for being a fascist.

  • Macedonia Choirs
    Macedonia Choirs 9 months ago

    Why were singers in the honorable mentions? ie: Ceelo Green.

  • Macedonia Choirs
    Macedonia Choirs 9 months ago

    Amazing, Most of what these people were blacklisted from. Would barely turn an eye today. Ho naive our country was.

  • phill mitchell
    phill mitchell 9 months ago

    Blacklist George Clooney too

  • polite critique
    polite critique 9 months ago

    Jews hate jesus

  • Mauricio Valencia
    Mauricio Valencia 9 months ago +1

    You can now add Roseanne to this list

  • Denysbga Astorga
    Denysbga Astorga 10 months ago


  • Skyprincess 1995
    Skyprincess 1995 10 months ago +2

    I don't care what Heigle did I want Izzie back on Grey's 😭 why punish the fans

    • hayley wilson
      hayley wilson 8 months ago

      Skyprincess 1995 I often think of Izzy like what is she doing how did her life turn out does she know everything the others have gone through if that makes sense 😂

  • leo powers
    leo powers 10 months ago +1

    Chaplin spent his "exile" in his villa in Switzerland while Buster Keaton was forced to do television commercials and beach party movies.