Celebrities Who Were Banned From Hollywood

Hollywood is the home of some of the greatest movies. Also, it is home to the megastars of the entertainment industry. 

Unfortunately, it is the place of scandals. It is a graveyard of fame for celebrities, too. Some for their shameful deeds, and few were crushed by the powerful.

Below is a list of celebrities who got banned from Hollywood.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson was once a prevalent name in Hollywood. He is exceptionally talented.

Celebrity Banned From Hollywood Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson

Gibson served as a reputed actor from the 80s to the 2000s. In addition, he proved himself a great director with his outstanding direction in the film ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ in 2016.

Hollywood has forgotten about Gibson, despite his talent as an actor. An alleged drunk driving incident damaged his career.

Furthermore, he was also involved in an extreme anti-Semitic rant. After that, the directors and producers removed him from the movie industry.

Louise C.K.

Louise C.K. was a famous American stand-up comedian, actor, and filmmaker.

He bagged three Grammy Awards, three Peabody Awards, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. 

Celebrity Banned From Hollywood, Louise C.K
Louise C.K

However, after multiple women filed numerous reports against him for sexual misconduct, his career rapidly fell. 

A woman has accused him of sexual harassment, as published in a statement from The New York Times.

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein was the then-famous producer and the co-founder of the entertainment group Miramax. He gave many super hit movies like ‘The Crying Game,’ ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Shakespeare in Love’, etc.

But unfortunately, he has been charged numerous times with sexual misconduct and harassment.

Celebrity Banned From Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein

In 2017, his own company fired Weinstein. Subsequently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences also banned him. 

In addition, more than eighty women, including a few Hollywood actresses, alleged him of sexual misconduct. Further, Harvey Weinstein was arrested in New York on a charge of rape in May 2018.

Moreover, after finding him, the court sentenced him to 23 years of jail. Currently, he is serving his sentence at the Wende Correctional Facility.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby, aka William Henry Cosby Jr., was a famous actor, stand-up comedian, and author. He was best known for the super-hit American television sitcom ‘The Cosby Show.’

Hollywood Banned celebrity, Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

In 2014, several women accused him of sexual assault and harassment cases. During the famous #metoo movement, more females accused him of sexual misconduct.

Further, former Canadian basketball player Andrea Constand accused him of sexually harassing and drugging her in 2004.

 In 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences expelled Bill Cosby.

Tara Subkoff

Tara-Lyn Subkoff was an aspiring actress, fashion designer, and diva in the 90s. She has appeared in movies like ‘When the Bough Breaks, As Good as It Gets, All Over Me, The Last Days of Disco, etc.

Hollywood Banned celebrity, Tara Subkoff
Tara Subkoff

However, Hollywood banned her after an unfortunate incident.

During a premiere after-party, Harvey sexually inappropriate behavior toward her. She rejected his sexual advances and thus became the subject of fake gossip. Moreover, the elites of the Hollywood world looked upon her as “an actress too difficult to work with.”

Further, the producers and directors refused to cast her in films. So, she selected a new career path herself. 

Mira Sorvino

Mira Katherine Sorvino is an award-winning American actress best known for the portrayal of ‘Marilyn Monore’ in ‘Norma Jean & Marilyn .’

In addition, she has worked in several movies such as ‘Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite,’ ‘The Replacement Killers,’ ‘Summer of Sam,’ ‘Like Dandelion Dust,’ etc.

Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino

Moreover, she is the recipient of one Golden Globe Award, one Academy Award, and a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award.

However, she was boycotted from the Hollywood industry after rejecting Harvey Weinstein’s sexual advances. Moreover, she had also reported him for assaulting a female employee at Miramax.

Subsequently, she was badmouthed and rumored to work with as a ‘nightmare.’ Therefore, her acting career ended abruptly.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen is an American actor well-known for the television sitcom ‘Anger Management’ and ‘Two and a Half Men .’ Back then, he was one of the highest-paid television actors.

Even though he had a promising career, he was involved in drug and alcohol abuse. As a result, many entertainment houses delisted him. 

Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen

Moreover, Charlie was thrown out of the show Two and a Half Men due to his behavior.

The actor even had to file a request in the court to cut down the child support payments to his two ex-spouses, namely Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller.

Stacey Dash

Stacy Dash was a reputed American actress and talk show host best known for her role in ‘Clueless .’

Hollywood Banned celebrity, Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash

Recently, she gained popularity and criticism with her expression of conservative and racist views.

She believes Hollywood banned her due to her political beliefs and views. Moreover, she claims that she has not received any job offers in recent years owing to her political standing.

In addition, Fox News expelled her due to her racist and homophobic views and beliefs.

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd, aka Ashley Tyler Ciminella, is a political activist and actress. She is also known as the daughter of the late singer Naomi Judd.

Hollywood Banned celebrity, Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd

Moreover, the actress has worked in several movies like ‘Ruby in Paradise,’ ‘Heat,’ ‘Norma Jean & Marilyn’ etc.

Ashley Judd experienced a subsequent downfall in her acting career after she rejected producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual advances toward her.

In December 2017, the director of the famous ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, Peter Jackson, stated that Weinstein had badmouthed and boycotted Ashley.

Further, she filed a case for defamation against Weinstein in May 2018.

Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser was an American-Canadian actor famous for his work in many comedy and fantasy movies. He has worked as the lead actor in films such as ‘Airheads,’ ‘George of the Jungle,’ ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth,’ etc.

Hollywood Banned celebrity, Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser

However, his career ended after an incident with one of Hollywood’s prominent names, Philip Berk. He is the former president of the Hollywood Press Association (HFPA). 

Brendan Fraser contended that the then-president of HFPA sexually harassed him. As a result, he stopped getting any offers and roles in Hollywood.

Here is the life story of Brendan Fraser and his ex-wife Afton Smith.

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan is an American actress and social activist best known for performing in the drama ‘Charmed .’

She has worked in several movies and television series like ‘The Doom Generation,’ ‘Scream,’ ‘Going All the Way’ etc.

Hollywood Banned celebrity, Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan

Additionally, she has grabbed hold of prestigious nominations such as ‘The Independent Spirit Award,’ ‘Saturn Award for Best Actress,’ etc. 

Furthermore, she was declared the Silence Breaker and magazine’s Person of the Year by the time in 2017 for speaking regarding the sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.

Rose McGowan claimed that the produce raped and sexually assaulted her. However, she did not file any charges and settled with him for $100,000. She got blacklisted from Hollywood after that incident.

Thora Birch

Thora Birch was an actress and producer who rose to fame with her debut movie ‘Purple People Eater .’

She receives prestigious awards like the Young Artist Award, Emmy Awards nomination, Golden Globe nomination, etc.

Hollywood Banned celebrity, Thora Birch
Thora Birch

Unfortunately, it ended before she could experience greater heights in her career. Thora claims she was out of Hollywood due to her alleged problematic behavior.

Further, she contends that her father, who was her manager, threatened one of her co-stars. 

As a result, the movie ‘Dracula’ kicked her out.

Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington was a famous American actor and media personality. He was globally recognized for the role of ‘Dr. Preston Burke in three seasons of the series ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’

actor banned from Hollywood, Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington

However, his career suddenly ended after an incident at the Golden Globes Awards in 2007. It was mainly because of his homophobic comments. 

Isaiah was already in controversy for insulting T.R. Knight. But, it was after the incident at the Awards that put a full stop to his acting career.

Jim Caviezel

Jim Caviezel was a renowned Hollywood star and television actor. He got recognition after his role as ‘Jesus Christ’ in ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and ‘John Reese’ in the e-series Person of Interest.’

actor banned from Hollywood, Jim Caviezel
Jim Caviezel

Unfortunately, his rising career ended way ahead of time. Unfortunately, Hollywood banned him due to his role in the movie ‘The Passion of the Christ .’ He believes the film was controversial and put his career at risk.

The film was highly criticized for being extremely anti-Semitic. For Jim Caviezel, the film cost him his aspiring career.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl was a celebrated American actress, producer, and fashion model once upon a time.


She worked in several movies and television shows like ‘Roswell,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘The Nut Job’ etc.

As per the Hollywood insiders, Katherine is tough to work with on the set. Moreover, her mother, who was her manager, had a foul mouth and insulted many. Katherine even got several adverse media reports for her conduct on the sets of Grey’s Anatomy.

As a result, her name has almost vanished from the Hollywood industry.

Tippi Hedren

Tippi Hedren, aka Nathalie Kay Hedren, is a former American actress, fashion model, and activist. She is one of the iconic faces cast by the director Alfred Hitchcock.

Tippi Hedren
Tippi Hedren

However, the director was obsessed with her and wanted more than just casting her in his films. He made sexual advances toward her numerous times. Tippi rejected his advances. 

Moreover, Alfred frequently threatened her to spoil her career. Subsequently, he spread false rumors about her and ensured she did not get any offers in Hollywood movies.

Sondra Locke

Sondra Locke was a well-known and globally recognized actress in the Hollywood movie industry.

Moreover, she even bagged an Oscar nomination. Additionally, she also her an association with Clint Eastwood.

actor banned from Hollywood, Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke

The relationship was the cause of her career downfall. After breaking up with Eastwood in 1989, most entertainment studios banned her. 

However, It is not clear why he dumped Sondra Locke.

Further, she even filed a palimony suit against Clinton. She believes Eastwood compensated Warner Bros. for keeping her out of the movie industry.


Monique Angela Hicks, AKA Mo’nique, was a beautiful American actress and stand-up comedian.


She is the recipient of prestigious awards like the Oscar, Academy, Golden Globe, and Grammy awards.

After receiving the Oscar for her role in ‘Precious,’ Hollywood blacklisted Mo’nique. Unfortunately, the winner was dismaying for her as she denied doing Oscar campaigning, and the producers took offense.

She believes Hollywood ‘blackballed’ her as the Hollywood biggies labeled her ‘difficult to work.’

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