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30 Straight Actors Who Have Gone Gay For a Film Role

While Richard Chamberlain and John Travolta might agree that Hollywood is still not a safe place for leading men and women to be open about their sexuality, the entertainment industry has embraced and rewarded the heterosexual men and women willing to play gay on-screen. The latest example is Mickey Rourke, who has confirmed that he too will join that bandwagon by playing Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas (who announced that he was gay just last December) in an upcoming biopic. In honor of this role %E2%80%94 which, hell, might win Rourke the Oscar that evaded him for The Wrestler, when he lost to someone on this very list %E2%80%94 Movieline reviews which hetero actors have gone gay or transsexual for a role, and which were awarded Academy Awards along the way.\ \ cont''d

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