10 Actors Whose Craziness Got Them Kicked Out Of Hollywood

Crazy, Stupid, La La Land.

"Going crazy" has long been associated with Hollywood ever since the movie business spurred to life in the 1920s. After all, how is possible to stay truly sane in a business that specialises in blurring the lines between what is fantasy and what is reality? Not to mention that Hollywood is an industry built around glitz and glamour and all the wonderful and dark things that go in-between; in short, it's something of a mindf*ck. No wonder that people in the film industry end up going balls to the wall crazy, then. Because there are lots of reasons why people in Hollywood end up flirting with genuine insanity; it is, after all, an industry that panders to the egos of its best and brightest - and if said best and brightest are making money, then it's likely that they'll end up getting whatever it is they want, which can often result in a power trip. Then there are those who become so convinced of their talents that they treat everyone else like total sh*t. And sometimes you just go crazy because you've been in the spotlight too long; Hollywood isn't, all things considered, the most natural environment for a human being to live life in. Here, then, are 10 actors whose "craziness" got them expelled from Hollywood. All of the actors mentioned here - in one way or another - have managed to burn all their bridges in Tinseltown through wacky, alienating or downright insane behaviour of the finest order. As a result, you don't tend to see any them in anything of much worth nowadays...


Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.