Celebrities Who Have Been Blacklisted
5. Jim Caviezel
Jim Caviezel believes that Hollywood blacklisted him after he took the lead role in The Passion of the Christ. Before he took the role, he was a rising star; however, after starring in the controversial film, he has been shunned by the film industry. Mel Gibson even warned him about this. “The next day, he said, ‘I want you to be aware of what you are going to go through. You may never work again.’ He said that several times publicly. I told him, ‘Mel, this is what I believe. We all have a cross to carry. I have to carry my own cross. If we don’t carry our crosses, we are going to be crushed under the weight of it. So let’s go and do it.’ And we began with the film,” he recalled. Gibson proved to be right – the film was slammed for being anti-Semitic. Since then, roles for Caviezel have been hard to come by; however, he has no regrets. “Jesus is as controversial now as he has ever been. Not much has changed in 2,000 years,” he said.