7 Colorblind Celebs Including 2 who had to give up other career dreams By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 31, 2015 4:00 PM CDT 19 comments Comments Paul Newman wanted to be a pilot, but his colorblindness prevented it. (AP Photo/Andrei Pungovschi) (Newser) – Celebrities aren't perfect—some of them are colorblind, and Ranker lists 21. A sampling: Paul Newman: The late actor had to give up his dream of being a pilot due to color blindness. Mark Zuckerberg: He's red-green colorblind, and reportedly picked blue for Facebook's logo because it's the color that looks richest to him. Howie Mandel: "I'm colorblind," he once revealed, "so when I make a choice, I'm told that it clashes." Bing Crosby: He got green and blue confused. Fred Rogers: Mr. Rogers was red-green colorblind. Rutger Hauer: The actor to give up his dream of being a sailor due to color blindness. John Kay: The Steppenwolf frontman has revealed, "I'm totally colorblind, which means that my world is black and white and gray." Click for the complete list, which includes a few politicians.