Happy Valentine’s Day
The Handsome Villain
[Blind Gossip] This talented actor manages to be both handsome and a little creepy at the same time. That mix has worked well for him in several of his most famous roles. In fact, he played the antagonist in one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.
Although he was the love interest in that movie, he has always been very quiet about his personal life. He’s been married and divorced, but you rarely hear about him dating. That may change soon.
He is talking with his friends about coming out as a gay man. He is unsure how this will affect his career. He is under 50 years of age, he is not currently signed to a major agency, and he hasn’t played the lead in a big film in a while. Since he already has 50+ credits to his name, and tends to work on multiple films each year, he hopes that this will not impact his career negatively. In fact, he rather optimistically hopes that the added attention may help his name bubble to the surface for some major leading roles that will be cast this year!
February 14th, 2013
Yeah, Billy Zane popped into my head when "handsome" and "creepy" were mentioned.
I thought Zane as well- but he wasn't the "love interest" in Titanic.
Maybe Aaron Eckhart? (The Dark Knight?)
He was "a" love interest. He and Kate Winslet were supposed to be together until Leonardo DiCaprio stole her heart. That's how he was the antagonist AND the love interest.
Definitely Billy Zane. As well as Titanic, he has played a psycho villian who also banged Nicole Kidman in Dead Calm.
He used to be so beautiful. Any stories?
How about Russell Crowe, who either is divorced or soon to be and is not getting the lead roles of late.
Oh PLEASE let it be Aaron Eckhart!!!!!
R11, Jude Law gave a stellar performance in his last flick.
WTF movie was JUDE LAW OR PAUL WALKER IN that was one of the highest grossing movies of all times meth heads?
Tom Hiddleston or Stellan Skarsgard!
Eckhart would be signed with a major agency, so it isn't him.
[quote]He was "a" love interest. He and Kate Winslet were supposed to be together until Leonardo DiCaprio stole her heart. That's how he was the antagonist AND the love interest.
Right; he was the love interest, not the leading man.
Billy Zane is under fifty??
He's 46 according to Wikipedia.
Billy Zane. He pings loud and clear.
Isn't Billy Zane some sort of hollywood outcast because he starred in an anti-military movie about Iraq? Whatever the case, I can't imagine anyone would give a shit if Billy Zane is straight or gay. Now Aaron Eckhart, that would be interesting...
Robert Downey Jr. although it would be difficult to imagine the world doing anything but shrugging about that.
I knew Billy Zane was gay when he blatantly checked me out at TIFF in 2004.
[R15] Surely Hiddleston is far too young to have 50 movies to his resume.
Hiddleston is signed to a major agency.
RDJ is a stupid guess and fits none of the clues.
Obviously Billy, who is pure sex and quite right: it probably won't hurt his career. I hope he'll do it!
According to previous DL gossip Jude Law falls pretty much in the middle of the Kinsey scale.
Billy! Don't be a Hero!
Don't forget Billy's role in Orlando, with his long, dark hair flying in the breeze on that horse.
Tony Goldwyn of Ghost fame - back in the tabloids because of his role on Scandal.
Isn't Billy Zane a father to a very young daughter? Wouldn't the OP have mentioned that along with the married and divorced details.
I'm not saying that his daughter makes him straight, cos hello Jeremy, but that I think the OP would have mentioned married,divorced,father etc.
Billy's a nice Greek boy. He should hook up with Jennifer Aniston. Or John Stamos.
Tony Goldwyn wasn't anyone's "love interest" in GHOST.
Dead Calm was a famous role. And good lord was he creepy and hot!
Tony is 52. Next
According to IMDB, Billy Zane and Colombian born girlfriend, Candice Neill, had a baby girl (Eva Katerina) in Spring 2011. Doesn't prove anything, but still...
Billy Zane coming out wouldn't surprise anyone. i thought he was gay the first time I saw him onscreen.
I love gay guys who think only of themselves when coming out. What about the gay kids who are killing themselves left and right? Think about how it might affect them.
Billy Zane stars as Barabbas in a miniseries scheduled to air in many countries next month (on Reelz cable in the US--not exactly a high-profile channel).
Coming out in advance of that broadcast would get the fundie Xians up in arms. I hope he does it.
Cillian Murphy. He was the love interest in Breakfast on Pluto.
He's coming out and then getting a sex-change operation.
Provide one scrap of evidence that "gay kids are killing themselves left and right" r41, that doesn't consist of a string of anecdotes about individual unhappy kids killing themselves. The myth of the suicidal, psycho gay kid is one of the more destructive images that has emerged from the 21st century, and we're the main ones spreading it.
Cillian in Breakfast on Pluto is your guess for antagonist in one of the highest-grossing movies ever, or do you want to guess again?
Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time...or adjusted for inflation, Gone with the Wind...
Billy Zane certainly seemed to be very much in love/lust with the woman I saw him wandering around Athens, Greece with a few years ago.
R44, suicides among gay teens are definitely higher than among straight. No secret in the psychiatric world. But yes, not like all gay teens are offing themselves.
yeah! We're good!! Zane it is. What annoys me is that his career is stalled so he thinks about coming out because now it's OK to be gay.
How will he account for his latest girlfriend and his baby? Or was she in on the secret all along?
Only on DL would posters be so confident about a current blind item being about a has-been like Billy Zane. Listen hard, kiddies: no one in the real world gives a shit about Billy Zane, so the people who make up blind items aren't going to make up items about him.
It has to be Shane Klingensmith.
Exactly, R50. I just don't think it's him. I think the girlfriend and the baby kinda proves he's not gay.
Scanning the TV offerings and seeing Billy Zane's name in the credits of a film, it's guaranteed the film will be crap. Skip on and find something else.
The highest grossing films of all time (unadjusted for inflation):
So its maybe someone on that list of films that fit the once divorced under 50 remit, plus love interest.
I'm going with Billy Zane, also. I was watching him on "Charmed" and * pong pang pong * I had to duck from all of the purses flying out of his mouth.
Thank you, R54. So maybe someone from HArry Potter or Lord of the Rings?
Viggo? Alan Rickman? Ralph Fiennes?
Don't laugh about Orlando. He and that model aren't together except for a few photo ops once in a while.
Orlando isn't divorced.
Under 50 and divorced, r57. That rules out everyone you mentioned. So who else is there?
Billy Zane isn't currently hot and won't be again.
Tom Hardy perhaps ? - or one of those current hot guys: Channing, Ryans Gosling & Reynolds, Fassbender ?
Tom Hardy - never married
Channing - married, not divorced, never starred in one of the biggest movies of all time
Gosling - never married, his movies make zilch at the box office
Reynolds - again, his movies make no money
Fassbender - never married, never starred in any big money maker
Do people even read the blind items anymore?
You're a fool r50. The very item mentions that he is kind of a has been and not all blind items are made up or about the current tabloid celebs.
This is obviously about Zane. The description of Titanic is very precise. To look for another creepy hot antagonist love-interest in one of the highest-grossing films of all time, who is currently in his 40s, is completely ridiculous.
However it might not be true. He could actually plan on coming out as bi or he could have just joked about how he might "come out" to rise his profile. The source might be lying. No idea. But the item is about him.
Zane sounds like a pussy hound to me:
Zane was married to actress Lisa Collins from 1989, until the couple divorced in 1995. He also was engaged for a time to Chilean actress, Leonor Varela, his costar in the 1999 television film Cleopatra. Zane was engaged to marry British model turned actress, Kelly Brook, whom he met when starring with her in the movie Survival Island, also known as Three. They split in April 2008, got back together again shortly thereafter, then ended the relationship in August 2008. Zane dated the Croatian model Jasmina Hdagha in 2010, but they broke up later that year.  Through a friend he met Candice Neil an American model.  Zane and Neil are parents to Ava Katherine who was born on February 20, 2011.
I'd also like to point out the very slight possibility that this Blind Gossip might be completely made up.
Strange that BlindGossip has not that typical attachment to the BI where they claim exclusive ownership over this BI and it shall not be copied or used without giving the site or blog credit to be the original source.
BS item, constructed so there is no real legitimate answer.
Even before reading the responses, I thought it was Billy Zane. He's long been rumored to be bisexual and has been seen at the baths.
Billy has also been hanging out with Leo's manpussy possy.
There is a lot of talk in British gossip circles about Kelly Brook being a lesbian who uses merkins, so that fits with Billy Zane (they were together for 4 yrs).
Their latest 'solved' post deserves a thread of its own.
r66, I think you're totally right that he's gay, but I don't know if he fits the movie clues.
Also, I can't remember if he ever married, or just had an LTR.
The villain role would be what-Schindler's List, but no love interest.
Was I ever married?
It's Zane. He used to date Kelly Brook for crying out loud, who's a professional beard at this point. She dated Jason Statham before him. Plus all the clues fit.
They said no rep?
Probably Zane but I was wondering about Brendan Frasier because I believe his wife was more of a beard, then a wife.
David Thewlis! (Harry Potter movies).
What?! You never saw "Naked"? Talk about creepy...
I think it's Aaron Eckart because he NEVER is seen with a date or gf and the BI said he's very private.
In the 1980s there was a TV movie, Billy Zane, Keifer Southerland and Keanu Reeves was the star. Any fucking going on? Sometimes I'm curious.
I can't even imagine what it would've been like to tap a young, ripe Keanu Reeves.
Say, could it possible be Keanu? Though not sure if he's ever played a hot/creepy love interest. I guess "Something's Gotta Give" would be the closest thing...
[quote]Say, could it possible be Keanu? Though not sure if he's ever played a hot/creepy love interest. I guess "Something's Gotta Give" would be the closest thing...
Point Break (love interest for P Swayze)
My own private Idaho (love interest for Gus)
Oops, never mind. Can't possibly be Keanu based on the description.
Ralph Finnes fits all the clues, but Voldemort was not the love interest in Harry Potter.
Billy Zane? several of his most famous roles, I doubt most people know one, plus he isn't really quiet about dating girls.
If its Zane does that mean that all Kelly Brooks' other boyfriends are gay too ... her last one with model trying to be actor Thom Evans must have benefited them both.
It's not any of those mentioned above. The person is Matt Dillon.
I don't think Matt Dillon has ever been married, has he?
Yes, Matt Dillon hasn't been married.
It's meant to be Billy Zane. Titanic was huge and he was a villain/romantic interest in it. Everything else fits as well. I'm praying he comes out since I'd like to see the fall-out from that.
If it's Zane, I hope he does come out.
His wiki says he dated supposed lesbian beard Kelly Brook. It will be funny if several of her beard assignments come out, it may make it awkward to maintain the straight image.
He always seemed so obviously gay that I assumed he *wasn't* gay, because what gay guy who wants to be thought of as straight would keep those eyebrows and act that deliberately fancy.
Another possibility is Julian McMahon. Handsome, usually playing a creepy role, under 50, long resume including a high profile from Nip/Tuck. He was technically the "love interest" in Fantastic Four. However, while the Fantastic Four movies did well, I don't think they were among the highest grossing movies of all time.
While I too agree Billy Zane is the correct answer, Matt Dillon is also rumored to be gay, and even into trannies.
If a more-recent, younger Hollywood heartthrob like Brendan Fraser is claiming poverty, the likes of Matt Dillon and Billy Zane must need money. Considering the now-multi-year depressed state of the economy, I would think coming out would be there be solution to renewed visibility.
What's the deal with Jason Statham and Rosie what's-her-name, the model?
Billy Zane and his gf just had a child in 2011, I doubt it's him.
I don't think Matt Dillon has ever married, let alone get divorced. Brendon Fraser is more likely the one.
I wish Brendan would come out, is it possible?
Keanu could never come out and I'm sure he tells himself, it's no one's business. Does Kevin Huvane agree with him?
Of course some washed up eldergay who's career highlights are long gone and he is now using coming out as a way to get attention and money. Typical.
I saw Aaron Eckhardt with his girlfriend several years ago walking down the street in Greenwich Village. Plus, a friend of mine went to school with him and says he's straight.
It's Billy Zane.
His eyebrows told me so.
Zane is bi
It's Daniel Radcliffe.
That's an odd blind for Zane, because "several of his famous roles" doesn't fit.
I thought he was a one hit wonder with Titanic.
It's probably Robin Williams.
So Daniel Radcliffe was supposed to be a creepy antagonist in Harry Potter. Must have not payed attention. Robin Williams is sure looking pretty rough for under 50!
Some people hate nothing more than a solved BI.
He was the antagonist and a love interest in Titanic. It's clearly Zane.
Although well under 50 this could be James Franco who has believe it or not made that many films. And was the love interest/antagonist in Spider Man.
Except perhaps the part about his not having had a lead role in a big film in a while. Although that could be a stretched truth, with "a while" meaning just a couple years and excluding Oz: Great and Powerful which is yet to open.
Sorry, not Franco. Never been married. What was I thinking.
In defense of Billy Zane, he did appear on both "Matlock" and "Murder She Wrote." Add in "Titanic" and you get a fan base that shits itself and cries for pudding.
It's safe, Billy. Lose some weight and pop that lovely chin out of the closet.