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Bryan Cranston has held some pretty legendary roles over his career. Walter White in Breaking Bad. President Lyndon B. Johnson in the upcoming HBO series All the Way. The dad on Malcolm in the Middle

While these roles are all important in their own unique ways, perhaps one of the most important roles Cranston has embodied to date is that of Dalton Trumbo in the flick Trumbo. The flick, which debuted recently at the Toronto International film Festival follows the rise, fall and eventual black market resurgence of the script writer during the cold war.

As history buffs may well know, the 1940s were a dangerous time for anyone who happened to have joined the communist party in the U.S. during a time when the word “communist” didn’t have such a negative connotation. (It was only when the Soviet Union and the U.S. fell out that the “commies” got a bad rap.) During this period, McCarthyism (named after the senator who presided back then) reigned supreme. Hundreds upon hundreds of U.S. citizens were branded treasonous without any just cause. That included those in Hollywood.

Here are 10 Hollywood players whose careers were forever tainted when they were called out (or even blacklisted) for being “communist.”