5 Celebrities Who Have Been Cut Out From Hollywood Over Serious Reasons
Hollywood is like a dreamed place for many. To outsiders, it can seem like a vast place, but at its heart, it's really a small town where everyone knows everyone else. Just one misstep and even an A-list celebrity can find themselves completely blacklisted. We will talk about five celebs whose careers are struggling because nobody in Hollywood wants to hire them.
1. Josh Hartnett
At some point of history, actor Josh Hartnett was one of Hollywood's favorites. He was starring in hit movies like Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, and The Faculty, besides, directors were eager for him to star in their films. He was considered a Hollywood heartthrob and regularly appeared on lists of the most gorgeous celebrities.
But all of a sudden it was like he dropped off the face of the earth, and people wondered what happened to him. Considering how huge superhero movies are now, you'd have to be crazy to turn down a leading role in one, but Josh Hartnett did this not once, not twice, but three times!
He had the chance to play Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman, but he turned them all down. He explained that he didn't want to be typecast as a superhero to famous director Christopher Nolan. You might know him as the man who directed significant blockbusters including The Dark Knight trilogy.
Nolan hired Christian Bale for the role instead and blacklisted a seemingly pompous and ungrateful Hartnett. Nolan even dropped Hartnett from appearing in his film The Prestige and got Christian Bale to fill in for that role as well. As he tried to make a return to acting years later, Hartnett admits that turning down Batman might have been a bad idea.
2. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway is a beautiful and talented actress who is absolutely reviled by some people. In fact, her detractors even use the term "Hathahate" to describe the intense feelings of hatred towards her. Is this just a case of a personality clash? Well, admittedly Hathaway has done some pretty outlandish things that we don't blame people for taking issue with.
She confessed that she struggles to work with female directors, and questions them far more than their male counterparts. Hathaway ran into this issue when working on one day with director Lone Scherfig, and admits she was always questioning her capabilities. It was a stark contrast to how she felt working with male directors, who she tended to see the best in.
Sexism isn't a good look on anyone, even someone as beautiful as Anne Hathaway. There's no doubt she is a talented actress, but sometimes it's hard to separate her professional capabilities from her personality.
In general, we tend to like celebrities that come across as humble, personable, and flawed, but whenever Hathaway opens her mouth to speak, it's like millions of people suddenly cringe, an example is that many people think that her award acceptance speeches are annoying.
3. Kirk Cameron
He started as a child actor, and appeared in several films like 'Father like Son,' and 'Listen to me.' He is probably best known for his role as Mike Seaver in the ABC sitcom 'Growing Pains,' but Hollywood has definitely grown out of its love affair with this actor.
Many celebrities are open about their religious beliefs, but Cameron can be better described as a fanatic. He practices a form of fundamental Christianity and completely denies evolution. This led him to create a baffling video in which Kirk insists that bananas are proof that evolution doesn't exist. He has also gone on some rants on social media against gay people.
Cameron called homosexuality "unnatural," "detrimental," and blamed it for the destruction of some civilizations. Saying these statements are controversial is an understatement. Since the majority of his fans now despise him, and Hollywood won't hire him, Cameron has tried creating his own films backed by fundamentalist groups.
The documentary 'Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure,' grossed a total of $177,729. In 2014, he starred in 'Saving Christmas,' which won the Golden Raspberry award for worst picture and for worst screenplay.
4. Roseanne Barr
She was beloved by many as the star of the sitcom Roseanne. Even at that time, many of her actions were deemed controversial. At a nationally aired baseball game, she gave a horrific rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that had fans clutching their ears. To top things off, she spat at the ground and grabbed at herself when she was finished.
Many people considered this to be disrespectful, and former President George Bush called it "disgraceful." Still, when it was announced that Roseanne would be getting a reboot in 2018, people were ecstatic. Roseanne was back in the spotlight, and getting to work with her old pals.
The show was getting excellent ratings, but a tweet from Roseanne caused it to grind to a screeching halt. She tweeted out an incredibly racist and offensive tweet concerning Valerie Jarrett that was heard around the world. The network canceled her show, and she lost her role as producer on The Conners.
Winning an Oscar should be the highlight of an actor's career but for Mo'Nique signified her downfall. She started out as a member of The Queens of Comedy and became known for her part on the UPN series The Parkers. Mo'Nique was known for her stand up and hosting duties and gradually transitioned to film roles.
In 2009 she played the reprehensible Mary Lee Johnston in the film Precious, which earned her numerous awards, even an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, so what went so wrong when her acting career was at its peak? According to Mo'Nique, it was because she refused to engage in Hollywood politics.
After being nominated, it's expected that a star will show up to the right parties, and campaign for their success. However, Mo'Nique refused to do this and felt that campaigning for an award was both unnecessary and that her time could be better spent with her family.
Instead of being subtly snubbed, Precious director Lee Daniels straight up informed Mo'Nique that she was being blackballed. Daniels admitted that the actress' actions were "not always in line with the campaign" and it soured her relationship with Hollywood.
It’s interesting to see how in Hollywood one day you can be in and the next day you are out. Every celebrity must be wise to know how to manage its actions, to not screw everything away. However, is also sad how the talented mentioned artists lost almost all their careers for not thinking twice before doing something. If you liked this list, share it with your friends!