Hollywood: These stars have already been kicked out of the dream factory

These stars have already been kicked out of the dream factory

Johnny Depp at the San Sebastian Film Festival in September 2020

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Johnny Depp feels boycotted by Hollywood. These stars have already been blacklisted for misconduct.

His new film “Minamata” is ready, but Johnny Depp (58) cannot find a buyer for his latest work in the USA. No US distributor dares to play the drama in which the scandalous actor plays the photojournalist William Eugene Smith (1918-1978), who uncovered an environmental scandal in Japan.

Depp has also already lost his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming parts of the “Fantastic Beasts” series from the “Harry Potter” universe. The background is the legal battle between the actor and his ex-wife Amber Heard (35).

The two married in 2015, and the divorce followed in early 2017. A protracted war of the roses ensued, in which both parties accused each other of domestic violence, among other things. In court, Depp finally succumbed to a defamation suit against the editor of the British tabloid newspaper “The Sun”, which had called him a “woman beater”. The court found the majority of Heard’s allegations proven.

In one Interview with “The Sunday Times“The Pirates of the Caribbean” star, who not long ago was one of the highest paid actors, has now complained that he is being “boycotted” by Hollywood. Depp continued to call himself innocent and was optimistic that the truth was in the case of domestic violence will come to light.

Johnny Depp isn’t the first actor to be disgraced in Hollywood for misconduct or allegations.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson (65) repeatedly made negative headlines with xenophobic and homophobic statements. The barrel was full in 2006 when he gave anti-Semitic insults at a police check after an alcohol trip. The long-time alcoholic actor apologized and vowed to get better, but repeatedly fell victim to relapses. Gibson has been rehabilitated in Hollywood since he was nominated for the Oscar in 2017 as best director for “Hacksaw Ridge”, even if he only appears as an actor in B-films.

Kevin Spacey

After the abuse cases of the now convicted producer Harvey Weinstein became public, allegations against Kevin Spacey (62) were also raised in 2017. The two-time Oscar winner has been accused of sexual harassment by several men. Netflix then fired Spacey from the series “House of Cards”, Ridley Scott (83) had him removed from the already filmed scenes from “Alles Geld der Welt” and replaced by Christopher Plummer (1929-2021). In May 2021, Spacey took on his first role since the allegations, in an Italian film.

Charlie Sheen

Even when Charlie Sheen (55) was one of the most promising young stars in the late 80s and early 90s, drug scandals paved his way. Later there were allegations of bodily harm to various women. His second career as a sitcom star ended in 2011 when the makers of “Two and a Half Men” fired Sheen for drug escapades. This was followed by bizarre interviews and insults to the series producers. Sheen, who made an HIV infection public in 2015, has not appeared as an actor since 2017.

Katherine Heigl

There was a time when Katherine Heigl (42) was omnipresent in TV and cinema: “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005-2010), “The First Time” (2007), “27 Dresses” (2008) etc. But then it was they suddenly move away from the window. Her starry airs and her allegedly toxic behavior on set are said to have resulted in Heigl ending up on the blacklist of the major studios and broadcasters. In the meantime, Heigl has recovered a bit, she was in the last two seasons of “Suits” and is the current leading actress in the Netflix series “Always there for you”.

Roseanne Barr

In 2018, after a break of more than twenty years, the cult sitcom “Roseanne”, named after its star, returned. But shortly after the start of the new season, Roseanne Barr (68) shot herself offside when she racially insulted a former adviser to Barack Obama (60) on Twitter. The series went on as “The Conners” without her.

Armie Hammer

The youngest candidate for “Persona non grata” status. An anonymous Instagram account has published messages that Armie Hammer (34) is said to have sent flirt partners since the beginning of 2021. In it, the actor is said to have expressed sadistic and even cannibalistic fantasies. As a result, ex-partners reported who reported negative experiences with Hammer. He denies the allegations, but has put his current projects on hold, including a series with Julia Roberts (53).

Randy Quaid

Does anyone remember Randy Quaid? From the 80s, the older brother of Dennis Quaid (67) was a popular comedian and actor (eg “Independence Day”, 1996). He later made headlines only with criminal activity, escaping the law from the United States to Canada and later back for the same reasons. In 2007 all 26 (!) Cast members of the film “Lone Star Love” sued him for physical and verbal attacks. In 2020 he claimed that a secret group wanted to kill him that already had his friend Heath Ledger (1979-2008) on the conscience …