They were some of the biggest and most successful stars in the entertainment business, appearing in many hit movies and achieving considerable fame and fortune. Unfortunately for them, their luck had changed and today these actors are now on Hollywood’s blacklist; vanity, a scandal of some sort or just bad career choices have all been part of their problems. From actors like Jim Carrey to Jennifer Aniston and Steven Seagal, here are some of the stars that are banned from the movie industry.
Josh Duhamel was known in Hollywood as a beautiful, charismatic actor who often got many leading roles, including the famous soap opera All My Children. However, rumors has it that the actor could not control his temper and his behavior on set was very aggressive, intolerable at times.
In addition to that, the actor is said to be very jealous and possessive of his wife, Black Eyed Peas lead singer Fergie. Duhamel would allegedly control every aspect of the singer’s life.
Coming from a prestigious family of actors, Kiefer Sutherland achieved worldwide fame playing the lead actor in the famous television series 24. However, a fellow cast member, Freddie Prinze Jr., said that Sutherland would occasionally arrive on set heavily intoxicated.
The production team would force him to sleep until he was sober again, thus delaying their schedule. This kind of behavior is not tolerated in the industry. We wonder if that’s the reason Sutherland has been off the radar lately.
Chevy Chase has quite the reputation for being one of the hardest actors to work with. This could explain why Chase’s career is consistently waning. Following his first chance on the Comedy show Saturday Night Live, the actor made a name for himself for having severe anger issues and improper behavior.
Allegedly, Chase slapped his co-star Cheri Oteri once during a rehearsal. Will Ferrell, who witnessed the incident, immediately reported Chase to the show’s producers. The actor has been banned from the show since.
This Canadian actress was one of the rising stars of the early 2000’s. Elisha Cuthbert starred in the Girl Next Door and House of Wax, only to disappear off the radar thereafter. Reportedly, no one in the entertainment industry wanted to work with her again because her films flopped at the box office.
Also, Cuthbert’s association with Paris Hilton contribute to her failing status in Hollywood. Sometimes the odds are just against you.
Alec Baldwin is known in the industry for his bad temper, causing numerous incidents during his career. A famous incident involved Baldwin and his daughter Ireland, to whom he left a disgraceful voice message that later went viral. Other than that, Baldwin is famous for being almost impossible to work with.
In 2013, Baldwin was involved in a homophobic incident, where he shouted a certain profane word at a photographer who was trying to take pictures of him, causing him to be fired by MSNBC.
According to several sources in the media, famous Welsh actor Christian Bale has garnered a reputation for being a very professional and serious actor, almost too serious. While he was filming the movie Terminator Salvation, several crew members caught the actor screaming at the movie’s director of photography.
Apparently, Bale was angry at him for ruining his scene and threatened to walk off the set if he interfered with his methodology again.
Shannen Doherty was labeled as a diva ever since she appeared as one of the leading roles in the teenage hit series Beverly Hills 90210. Doherty was fired from the show due to her intolerable behavior which continued on the set of Charmed, where she became notorious for being rude to her other co-stars.
Eventually, the actress got fired again from the series due to an ongoing dispute between the producers and herself.
Many people wondered why Cybill Shepherd has been missing from our screens for such a long time. As it turns out, the reason behind her disappearance is related to the actress herself. Shepherd was infamous for her offstage antics on the set of her show Cybill.
Rumors about her reputation preceded her to a point that the show CSI based a character on Shepherd’s behavior. Sadly, the character ended up dying in one of the final episodes.
Serving as a poster boy for many hits in the 80’s and 90’s, Val Kilmer’s career has since almost entirely vanished. The actor, who starred in blockbusters such as Batman Forever, Top Gun, Heat and the Doors, practically ruined his own career due to his anger management issues on movie sets.
Those issues caused Kilmer’s image to be perceived as troublesome among many casting directors, producers and officials in the movie industry, all of whom refused to work with him.
The Australian actor and director’s career was severely damaged after he appeared on every news edition on the globe due to his alleged remarks, which contained many racist and anti-Semitic undertones.
In addition to these serious allegations, Gibson is known amongst many to have major temper issues and would often scare people around him due to his erratic behavior. Today, Gibson is having a hard time returning to the public eye.
Since his role of Danny Zuko in the hit musical film, Grease in 1978, actor John Travolta has landed role after role in other classic films such as Pulp Fiction and Face/Off. He was also nominated for an Oscar twice in the past.
However, along with all these great films, Travolta appeared in a few movies which weren’t a big hit, to say the least. For that reason, he has almost become too big of a risk for studios and Hollywood big shots to cast.
Many people will be surprised to find Jennifer Aniston on that list, but in her case, there’s more than meets the eye. While Aniston is a public figure who struts her stuff in television shows and film, she herself is a very private individual.
During filming, Aniston would distance herself from other members of the cast and would regularly eat on her own, avoiding any contact. She does that in order to maintain the level of privacy she is so adamant about
This actress had a successful career a few years back, but today she is suffering from a growing symptom in Hollywood – bad career choices. Diaz chose to appear in movies that became flops at the box office like The Other Woman and the Annie remake.
In addition to that, she invested an inconsiderable amount of time on her relationship with the musician Benji Madden. We sure hope to see Diaz back on the big screen.
Gwenyth Paltrow was once one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. However, her appearances in movies have diminished over time due to her bad reputation on set. During the production of Iron Man 2, Paltrow was reportedly not friendly to any of the cast and crew, often making people around her feel uncomfortable.
Others also pointed out that Paltrow simply ignored her co-star, Scarlett Johansson, for no apparent reason, causing a sour atmosphere on set. This behavior might have just cost Paltrow her career.
Sharon Stone is the perfect example of why being too picky with your career could eventually ruin it. Stone was one of the biggest female stars of the 80’s and the 90’s, appearing in many successful movies such as Total Recall, Basic Instinct, and Casino.
However, following her mega-success, she began turning down many roles and scripts that were offered to her, thinking she could do better. As time went by, Stone realized that her way of filtering had cost her many big roles.
Once thought to be the most successful comedic actor in Hollywood, Jim Carrey is now on the industry’s blacklist. After his recent movies flopped the box office, many major studios are afraid to take their chances and cast Carrey on any of their productions.
The actor and comedian, who starred in movies such as Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, and The Mask, also experienced many personal issues and has decided to stay off the radar.
For years, Malkovich has had a reputation of being, let’s just say, creepy. He played a psychotic murderer as well as a crazy person in the film which carries his own name, Being John Malkovich.
Perhaps due to this typecast, it’s hard for studios to place him for all kinds of roles. He also has a reputation of being a rage-filled individual who is not afraid to get into confrontations on and off the set.
Apart from her scandalous reputation as a party girl, Lindsay also has a reputation for being impossible on film sets. Reportedly, many studios stopped hiring her after realizing that she wasn’t worth the trouble for the long run.
While filming the movie Georgia Rule alongside Jane Fonda, Lohan acted unprofessionally, arriving late to the set and forgetting her lines. James Deen, who appeared alongside Lohan and the film Canyons, called the actress a “child lashing out”.
Although she’s practically unknown today, Sean young had a successful career in the 80’s before it faded into oblivion. After appearing in Blade Runner and Dune, Young was cast in the 1987 film Wall Street alongside Michael Douglas, only to be almost fired from the production.
The actress terrorized the set and often acted monstrously to the film’s cast and crew. Her attitude did not help her out in the long run, as her career slowly declined in the 90’s.
Isaiah Washington played the character of Dr. Burke in the first three seasons of Grey’s Anatomy until he was written off the show. The real reason for his disappearance was due to Washington calling a fellow co-star a homophobic remark.
When the show’s executives heard about the incident, they decided to fire the actor immediately. After he left the show in 2007, Washington’s reputation caused him to lose other acting opportunities
While she is widely considered one of the greatest pop divas and cultural icons of the last century, Madonna’s behavior may have suited the music industry but was not acceptable in Hollywood. Rumors began surfacing regarding the singer’s attitude on movie sets, as she repeatedly ignored the director’s instructions all the time.
Many people believe that the singer’s lacking performance deeply influenced the final result, which is why her films were considered to be total disasters.
Besides a successful career, Russell Crowe also made a name for himself as a hot-blooded actor who often loses his temper during filming and real life situations. The Australian actor is also known for his vanity, bragging about his ability to turn bad movies (he referred specifically to Gladiator) to successful ones only because of his appearance in them.
Crowe’s ego eventually got him to miss out more and more roles, as directors refused to work with the troubled actor.
Jessica Alba was one of the hottest stars in Hollywood during the early 2000s. She appeared in many films, such as the Fantastic Four films and Sin City. However, over time, Alba was being typecast for only certain roles, usually the bombshell with little more to her.
Frustrated by the turning of her career, Alba decided to put her acting career on hold and open a successful cosmetics business, Honest Beauty. More importantly, she also chose to focus on raising her family.
Despite his public appearance as a goofy and funny man, Mike Myers is famous for being almost obsessively addicted to control, thus giving the cast and crew a hard time. The Canadian comedian and actor, who is considered a perfectionist, makes sure that nothing happens without his approval.
Because of that, many people in the industry refuse to work with him. Following the Austin Power films, Myers mostly performs as a voice actor.
In the 90’s, Lacey Chabert launched to stardom due to her role as Claudia Salinger in Party of Five. She became even more successful after playing alongside Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams in the 2004 film Mean girls.
Unfortunately for Chabert, her portrayal of Gretchen Wieners in the comedy led to a double-edged sword for her as she could not be separated from her iconic role. She wanted to avoid being typecast but it didn’t really work. Chabert has since made several low-budget films and has chosen to refocus her life to raise her family.
You probably did not expect to see Tom Cruise here, as he is one of the busiest actors in show business. However, many noticed that the former star’s career slowed down a bit from the studios and fans’ perspective alike.
Because of his recent roles, which almost all of them were related to the action genre, Cruise has been typecasted and many studios won’t consider him for other roles. Aside from that, he has an image of being a control freak in both movies and real life.
You would never guess that one of our favorite actors turned out to be almost unapproachable on set. According to his crew members, Willis just focused on himself, preventing others from speaking to him in order to immerse himself in his role.
Director Kevin Smith, who worked with Bruce Willis on his movie Cop Out even called him “soul crushing” to film.
Hugh Grant was the British poster boy of the 90’s and the early millennium, making a name as one of the successful actors in the romantic comedy genre. Since then, it seems that he has practically vanished from our screens.
Reportedly, Grant became more and more selective about his film appearances, with the ones he chose turning out to be box-office flops. We advise the actor to come out of his niche and play in other genres.
Anna Paquin broke into our lives as a child in the heartbreaking Award-winning movie The Piano alongside Holly Hunter. Since then, she appeared in movies such as Almost Famous and the X-Men series as Rogue.
However, it seems that the actress had disappeared from the big screen completely, with some of her scenes being deleted from the final versions. It may have to do with the fact that Paquin has decided to focus on TV while raising a family.
For many years, Gary Oldman is considered as one of the most professional and diverse actors in Hollywood, appearing on classics such as Leon, Dracula, The Dark Night Rises and action films like Robocop.
However, Oldman was reportedly banned from several studios in recent years due to “misogynic outbursts” against American politician Nancy Pelosi. If that’s not enough, Oldman also defended Mel Gibson after the scandal regarding his racist remarks.
British actor Jude Law appeared in our lives in the 1990’s and acted in numerous movies throughout the 2000’s. While his films were modestly successful, he never made it to the big league. After suffering several commercial flops in recent years, Law decided to return to the theater while developing his activist side.
The actor became a UN ambassador in Afghanistan and protested for civil rights in Belarus.
While it seems that Chris Hemsworth had his lucky streak with blockbusters, recently he almost vanished from the big screen altogether. Fortunately for him, it is not because of his behavior or any other issues, but due to a long-term movie contract with Marvel.
Because of that, Hemsworth is unable to take other projects. In addition, the actor moved back to his native Australia which is away from the center of attention in Hollywood.
From the moment that BBC’s Sherlock went on the air, it was certain that Benedict Cumberbatch was on his way to become a star. Aside from appearing in other successful productions such as Dr. Who and The Imitation Game, he regularly performs in British theatre.
However, not all is bright regarding Cumberbatch, who is known to be a tough actor to work with and is not in good terms with his fellow co-star Martin Freeman.
Brosnan was often typecast as a high-class English character in Hollywood during his career in Hollywood. After appearing as James Bond in four installments, the studios decided to release Brosnan from the secret agent’s role and chose Daniel Craig to replace him.
As it turned out, it symbolized his decline as ever since Brosnan disappeared from the public eye, retreating to a private family life.
Although the veteran actor has already retired from the movie industry, his reputation as a major troublemaker is still known in the business. According to various reports, many of Hackman’s fellow co-stars were terrified of working with the actor due to his unstable, erratic behavior.
While filming The Royal Tenenbaums, Hackman lashed out at the screenwriter while cursing at him and the director, causing everyone on the set to stay away from him.
Although Steven Seagal was a famous movie star during the 80’s and 90’s, appearing in many action movie classics such as Under Siege, he is not considered a favorite by producers. Reportedly, the martial artist is known amongst his peers to be an arrogant and self-centered individual.
In addition to that, after hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1991, Seagal was banned from the show and was called “the worst host in show’s history”.
One of Hollywood’s finest actors is not considered for major roles anymore due to his bad conduct off screen. Norton, who appeared in many high-profile movies, including Fight Club, American History X, and The Hulk, is considered a menace by many directors.
Following his etiquette, no one wanted to work with him. One of the stories about Norton says that he didn’t trust American History X director Tony Kaye at all and demanded to make the final edit of the movie.
Several rumors began circulating in the film industry regarding the reasons for Nicholson’s disappearance from the big screen. Many cited his 2010 film How Do You Know, who had flopped at the box office, as the reason for his decision to step away from the spotlight.
Despite all the speculations, the actor repeatedly said that he simply does not enjoy acting as he used to. He then added that he is not going to appear in movies until he is going to die.
Charlie Sheen made many successful movies and television shows in the past but unfortunately is more famous today for his erratic behavior and numerous scandals. The actor even admitted recently that he is HIV positive.
Sheen’s behavior became so catastrophic that he was eventually fired from the successful show Two and a Half Men, being replaced by Ashton Kutcher. In addition to that, his co-star on the show Anger Management, Selma Blair, claimed that working with Sheen was a nightmare.
Reeves started his career in the late 80’s, breaking through into the mainstream media with 90’s hits such as Point Break and Speed. His Hollywood career soared when he received worldwide stardom with the Matrix series, but it seems that Keanu Reeves’s career just went downhill from there.
Apart from appearing in 47 Ronin and John Wick, he has not obtained any lead role in the past 15 years. We don’t know why, but hope to see him in another Matrix movie very soon.
Sean Penn is having a tough time getting roles these days, primarily due to the fact that he skewered Hollywood and the movies which have been coming out of late.
He complained in a recent interview that actors and actresses are willing to settle for terrible movies because everyone wants to be in a movie which will earn a billion dollars. He says that both audiences and actors demand better movies.
Jennifer Lopez is notorious for her diva-like tendencies with her music. However, her behavior as an actress garnered her a very bad reputation in the industry. According to sources, the singer often had a never-ending list of demands from the production.
She also made a name for herself as a serious troublemaker, resulting in many people from the cast and crew refusing to work with her.
Katherine Heigl’s name has been circling around the entertainment business for quite some time, and not for good reasons. As it turns out, Heigl made a bad name for herself as one of the most difficult actresses to work with in Hollywood.
Reportedly, the actress is said to be extremely demanding on film sets while often acting snobby to other cast members, film crew or even her most dedicated of fans.
Mischa Barton rose to stardom after she landed a leading role in the show The O.C in 2003. Apparently, the actress was not prepared for this kind of instant fame and had much of it go to her head very quickly. Barton began adopting diva-like manners while filming the show, leading her co-star Tate Donovan to call her “the biggest diva on set”.
Barton’s behavior caused her some serious problems in Hollywood, and she did not get any roles following the O.C. It was then that Barton began experimenting with illegal substances, leading to an even quicker demise.
Shia Labeouf has made a name for himself as a bit of a troublemaker off-screen. On-screen, his behavior began to be very much like reality. Labeouf is known for his antics and his method acting, which means that he often become his character in order to prepare himself for a role.
As a result, Shia’s attitude is often unpleasant for the people surrounding him. During the filming of the war movie Fury, Brad Pitt and Labeouf clashed because of the Shia’s antics.