The blacklist and “Red Scare” is a favorite topic in the Hollywood film industry. Senator Joseph McCarthy is regularly featured in thinly veiled depictions in many films, often for comedic effect. Those targeted by the committee are always depicted as heroes. The 2015 biopic Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston as one of the accused Hollywood Ten, notably features screenwriter Dalton Trumbo battling on the side of free speech.
The Hollywood Ten sacrificed their careers for politics not principles.