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Which actor hides it best?

Which closeted male actor does the best job of playing straight?

by Anonymousreply 25212/11/2013

OP the responses on this thread will defeat the very premise of your post.

by Anonymousreply 104/07/2013

Kevin Spacey

by Anonymousreply 204/07/2013

George Clooney.

by Anonymousreply 304/07/2013

Jack Black

by Anonymousreply 404/07/2013

Gerard Butler

by Anonymousreply 504/07/2013

Richard Simmons

by Anonymousreply 604/07/2013

Leo D.

by Anonymousreply 704/07/2013

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by Anonymousreply 804/07/2013

Charlie Sheen

by Anonymousreply 904/07/2013

They can't hide from DL!

by Anonymousreply 1004/07/2013

Luke MacFarlane showed in "Erection" he can be completely convincing as straight. It might be wrong to admit but not every gay actor is great at that.

by Anonymousreply 1104/07/2013

Rupert Everett?

by Anonymousreply 1204/07/2013

Rupert Everett is actually bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 1304/07/2013

Jack Black and Charlie Sheen are not gay. And in what world is Kevin Spacey hiding it best? Everyone knows he's gay.

by Anonymousreply 1404/07/2013

R14, proof of how good Jack Black is at hiding it.

by Anonymousreply 1504/07/2013

Rupert Everett's anus has been fisted so often he could fit a small baby up there. Does that make him bi-gender?

by Anonymousreply 1604/07/2013

If Charlie Sheen is indeed gay, blowing hundreds of thousands of dollars on hookers would probably qualify as "hiding it best."

by Anonymousreply 1704/07/2013

Vinny Barbarino

by Anonymousreply 1804/07/2013

Tom. Take your pick of which one...C or S


But, we knew that here on DL

by Anonymousreply 1904/07/2013

Bradley Cooper

by Anonymousreply 2004/07/2013

Ice T

by Anonymousreply 2104/07/2013

Who is Tom S?

by Anonymousreply 2204/07/2013

I was quite impressed by the turn around in Luke Evans. He flamed off the charts in this one video, although he's ex-gay so that doesn't count.

His co-star Henry Cavill I never would've thought was gay, until I heard the rumours and did some research. Swoon.

by Anonymousreply 2304/07/2013

Brad Pitt

by Anonymousreply 2404/07/2013

Will Smith

by Anonymousreply 2504/07/2013

Watched Magnolia recently R8 and, well, maybe the Capote voice wasn't as big of a stretch as we thought.

Someone on here said why would anyone want PSH to be gay. Well why the hell not, he's about the best actor around. Who cares how he looks, that would be a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 2604/07/2013

[quote]Who is Tom S?

Sturridge presumably.

by Anonymousreply 2704/07/2013

Tom Sturridge isn't fooling anyone except Sienna Miller (and Rachel Bilson, in [italic]Waiting for Forever[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 2804/07/2013

Tom Cruise (if he is gay) isn't hiding it well. Everyone seems to think he's gay.

by Anonymousreply 2904/07/2013

John Mahoney.

by Anonymousreply 3004/07/2013

Jeremy Irons

by Anonymousreply 3104/07/2013

Will Smith until 2 years ago. Bruce Willis now.

by Anonymousreply 3204/07/2013

Tom S is Tom Selleck

by Anonymousreply 3304/07/2013


by Anonymousreply 3404/07/2013

Adam Levine

by Anonymousreply 3504/07/2013

Rebel Wilson

by Anonymousreply 3604/07/2013

Robert DeNiro

by Anonymousreply 3704/07/2013

I tend to agree with R35 so far. If Adam Levine is gay, he's doing an absolutely wonderful impersonation of a straight male.

Oh. After reading DL today, I wonder whether straights hate being called straight.

by Anonymousreply 3804/07/2013

John Wayne

by Anonymousreply 3904/07/2013

From the opposite perspective, I'd said Luke Evans has done the worst. Going into the closet has done his career no favors: though he still has the next Hobbit films to be released, he's now doing a British TV mini-series.

by Anonymousreply 4004/07/2013

Daniel Craig

by Anonymousreply 4104/07/2013

Please. Gay guys are so easy to spot.

by Anonymousreply 4204/07/2013

Jack Nicholson

by Anonymousreply 4304/07/2013

Warren Beatty

by Anonymousreply 4404/07/2013

Seann William Scott.

by Anonymousreply 4504/07/2013

I respectfully disagree on Sean William Scott. The first time I saw "American Pie" my gf's and I were immediately deafened by the ping. I can see why you referenced him: frat boy type, All American, corn fed look. But he didn't pass the believably test with us.

by Anonymousreply 4604/07/2013

Abe Vigoda

by Anonymousreply 4704/07/2013

Ed Asner

by Anonymousreply 4804/07/2013

Zachary Levi

by Anonymousreply 4904/07/2013

Karl Malden

by Anonymousreply 5004/07/2013

Good for you, R46, but you and your friends were virtually alone in that. He was extremely successful at that role.

by Anonymousreply 5104/07/2013

{51} Whoa there. I never said he wasn't successful in that part or any other. I thought the title of the thread was "Which Actor Hides It Best?" and my comment was that he was(just like Bradley Cooper) seen as gay by women with a good sense of sexual orientation. Perhaps I misunderstood the intent of the thread.

If it means, who "plays" straight best while being clearly gay, then my own nomination would be different, and I would concur that SWS is very good as a frat boy/midwestern kid in "American Pie". If he and Bradley Cooper were really sellin' it to the bitches, I wonder why they both are not cast in romantic leading roles frequently?

Cooper, much like Tammy, IMO will be cast in films which do not depend on damp panties to succeed. I now vote for Hugh Jackman as the actor who plays straight best while clearly being gay.

by Anonymousreply 5204/07/2013

No, you're fine, R52. I thought you might have meant the role of Stifler, and I was surprised by your assessment. In real life, SWS has gotten more obviously camp as he's gotten older.

by Anonymousreply 5304/07/2013

Jeremy Irons

by Anonymousreply 5404/07/2013

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by Anonymousreply 5504/07/2013

I hadn't heard about Daniel Craig.

by Anonymousreply 5604/07/2013

Warren BEATTY? Oh, come on, no way is he "family" he????

Why do you say this, based on what? We've all heard that he likes the ladies, but this is news about him going for guys, too. No way.

by Anonymousreply 5704/07/2013

I personally know girls who've slept with George Clooney so how can he be called gay?

by Anonymousreply 5804/07/2013

Gene Hackman.

by Anonymousreply 5904/07/2013

R58 I personally know women who slept with more than one person in this thread but let them have their delusions on some of their favorite hotties.

by Anonymousreply 6004/07/2013

Robert Redford

by Anonymousreply 6104/07/2013

Wait a minute, R61. Back up and continue

by Anonymousreply 6204/07/2013

I think R61 is a good one.

by Anonymousreply 6304/07/2013

Can you prove/spill this, R61, R62?

by Anonymousreply 6404/07/2013

Tom Cruise - i have never seen him photographed with a male sex partner.

Clooney - same

Bradley Cooper - the new Lillian Gish

by Anonymousreply 6504/07/2013

Aren't you R62, R64?

by Anonymousreply 6604/07/2013

I thought R66 was 63

by Anonymousreply 6704/07/2013

Leonardo DiCaprio

Keanu Reeves

Christopher Meloni

George Clooney

Brad Pitt

Bradley Cooper

Benjamin Mackenzie

Adam Levine

Justin Timberlake

Seann William Scott

Dwayne Johnson

Ryan Reynolds

Will Smith

Trey Songs

John Legend

Penn Badgley

Edward Norton

James Franco

Liam Neeson

Kanye West

by Anonymousreply 6804/07/2013

Warren Beatty is ancient but I don't think he was ever known as bisexual? Maybe a boy for an odd appetizer, but his rep was lothario for women. He was buddies with Jeremy Irvine, which I hope was platonic.

Clooney was with his hairdresser Waldo Sanchez for years. Maybe he is bisexual, but I think the beards seem much more contractual than romantic.

Redford? Don't see it.

Pitt is bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 6904/07/2013

r68 did you even bother to read the OP? Or are you illiterate?

by Anonymousreply 7004/07/2013

Mark Wahlberg came onto me.

by Anonymousreply 7104/07/2013

Number 6: Who are you?

Number 2: The new Number 2.

Number 6: Who is Number 1?

Number 2: You are Number 6.

Number 6: I am not a number, I am a free man.

by Anonymousreply 7204/07/2013

Tony Geary

by Anonymousreply 7304/07/2013

[70] You ARE my hero.

by Anonymousreply 7404/07/2013

r70, all those actors hide it well. Those that don't include Cruise, Travolta, Spacey, Gyllenhaal and Chace Crawford.

by Anonymousreply 7504/07/2013

I'm beginning to think that 100% of HW actors are gay. I'm seeing names here I never even considered.

by Anonymousreply 7604/07/2013

Tammy is good at litigating if you even dare to mention it. One day all the dirt on him will fall out of the ceiling. Hugh Jackman is gay in plain sight with a lady wife/friend. Not my cup of tea, but, works for him. Bradley only fools impressed with celebrity fraus like Howard Stern, or knee pads magazine.

by Anonymousreply 7704/07/2013

Paul Newman was the best.

by Anonymousreply 7804/07/2013

R76 I wouldn't use DL to help you gauge who is actually gay.

by Anonymousreply 7904/07/2013

Redford is not gay.

Newman liked a bit of dick here and there.

Clooney wins this category.

by Anonymousreply 8004/07/2013

Since when is Liam Neeson gay? Daniel craig went on vacation with Andy Cohen, really?

by Anonymousreply 8104/07/2013

Finally!!! An actor who actually DID hide it well from both women and men. {78] You truly "get" what I thought was the intent of the OP, which is not to make a laundry list of Hollywood actors who we are fairly certain are gay. I thought the intent was to list men we felt DID not raise much if any suspicion from the public vis a vis their sexuality.

I know where I am, and it's your room. I am a guest in your home, happy to be here. BUT, I'm starting to believe that men may actually have a poorer sense of detection than a well-worn(seasoned) woman. Now granted, I have spent 25 years in a profession in which 90% of the men are gay, and that may have honed my 'dar to a higher level than most bitches. But from what I have read over my months at DL, I feel that men are looking at the wrong signs and indicators. A man can dress, look, talk, enjoy/participate in sports(paging Aaron Rodgers)and be as masculine as any defensive lineman on the Baltimore Ravens, yet be as gay as a Christian LaCroix frock. It's in the eyes guys...all in the eyes. THAT'S why Paul Newman and Rock Hudson were the Kings of hiding it.

Their eyes lied to us and we didn't even think about what was happening in the beach house in Fire Island. Sadly, most male movie stars at the top today, Clooney being an exception, cannot carry off a scene with an actress without my getting the feeling he is sniffing herring on the set.

To this day, I would not believe Paul Newman loved men if I did not have information from a scrupulously trustworthy source. That's hiding it! I apologize for the blowhard rant ahead of time.

by Anonymousreply 8204/07/2013

Perhaps this thread should have been titled "Which actor hides it best from the GENERAL PUBLIC?"

by Anonymousreply 8304/07/2013

R83 I agree with you.

Kevin Spacey wins. Look at House of cards.

by Anonymousreply 8404/07/2013

If Warren Beatty wasn't at one time either bi or gay-for-pay, then he was one huge fag-hag. He had very strong friendships with known letches like Tennesee Williams, Stephen Sondheim, Marlon Brando, William Inge and more. In fact, both Williams and Inge were extremely important in molding Warren's career, giving him 2 huge breaks early on. Williams and Inge didn't just hand over the parts for nothing.

by Anonymousreply 8504/07/2013

Dean Winters

by Anonymousreply 8604/07/2013

Richard Armitage

by Anonymousreply 8704/08/2013

I know for a fact that Daniel Craig is at least bisexual, if not gay. Or at least he was 10 years ago. Firsthand information from a close friend.

I'd say he hides it pretty well. On that subject, there have been multiple rumours concerning Rachel Weisz's bisexuality for years as well (I remember an expose from Vancouver regarding off-set shenanigans in dyke clubs, also around a decade ago).

I could buy them as a bi/bi couple that have sex with each other, actually.

by Anonymousreply 8804/08/2013

Dean Winters strikes me as being pure pussyhound.

by Anonymousreply 8904/08/2013

[quote]Firsthand information from a close friend

Then it MUST be true.

by Anonymousreply 9004/08/2013

Hey, SWF: learn to reference a response. Type the letter R and the number of the post you wish to reference. Like post r76 or r12 as examples.


by Anonymousreply 9104/08/2013

R90 - the reason no one posts any insider information at DL anymore.

by Anonymousreply 9204/08/2013

Agree with [R83]. [R82] Agree that it's all in the eyes and Paul Newman's eyes said it all, esp in the screen test he did with James Dean. That confirmed it for me.

by Anonymousreply 9304/08/2013

I thought this was DL? 90+ posts and no one has trotted out the "Bea Arthur" response yet?

by Anonymousreply 9404/08/2013

Colton HEEEEYnes

by Anonymousreply 9504/08/2013

Another vote for Daniel Craig. Aside from being caught kissing that guy in a gay bar (didn't he marry Weisz almost immediately afterward?) and his vacations with Cohen, I'm guessing most people don't have a clue.

Funny thing, I first saw him in "Love and the Devil" playing Francis Bacon's hustler boyfriend. (Bacon played by Derek Jacobi and Tilda Swinton playing Lady Something-or-Other.) Craig is always good in a gay role, .e.g., Perry Smith in "Infamous"--the superior Capote film.

by Anonymousreply 9604/08/2013

Yup, I can buy Craig/Weisz as bi/bi, ditto Newman/Woodward. There's a reason the latter were so close to Gore Vidal, Joanne once being mooted as his beard.

(Craig/Weisz on stage in 'Betrayal' this year should be fascinating.)

by Anonymousreply 9704/08/2013

Tom Brady

by Anonymousreply 9804/08/2013

Can you imagine Craig and Weisz double teaming Timothy Spall?

by Anonymousreply 9904/08/2013

I was surprised to find out that Kevin Spacey was gay but now that I know, I can see it.. hm.

by Anonymousreply 10004/08/2013

[quote]I thought this was DL? 90+ posts and no one has trotted out the "Bea Arthur" response yet?

Since that ceased to be even slightly amusing about ten years ago, it looks as if we're finally getting away from the retards who think it's hysterically funny to post tired garbage as Crystal Connors and Helen Lawson.

by Anonymousreply 10104/08/2013

John Malchovich. .

Jim Carrey, really? Any stories?

by Anonymousreply 10204/08/2013

Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds did pretty well.

But I'd have to go with Beau and Lloyd Bridges. I think they are both big 'mos even though the contrary opinion seems prevalent.

by Anonymousreply 10304/08/2013

Al Pacino

by Anonymousreply 10404/08/2013

beat me to it R103 regarding Burt. Also, interesting take on the Bridges.

How about ol' Hannibal Lecter?

by Anonymousreply 10504/08/2013

Hopkins is definitely gay.

by Anonymousreply 10604/08/2013

Laurence Fishburne and Samuel L Jackson.

by Anonymousreply 10704/08/2013

Luke Macfarlane as an out gay actor did a brilliant job playing straight in Erection. Very convincing.

by Anonymousreply 10804/08/2013

Bradley Cooper then George Clooney

by Anonymousreply 10904/08/2013

Vin Diesel Jamie Foxx

by Anonymousreply 11004/08/2013

Will Smith

by Anonymousreply 11104/08/2013

Bradley Cooper isn't hiding anything, he is so obvious.

by Anonymousreply 11204/08/2013

R112 I don't really know if he's gay. He's one that always struck me to be just rumours but who knows. Even if he is, I don't think the general public has any idea.

by Anonymousreply 11304/08/2013

The general public has an idea...especially if they have a computer.

They just don't care.

by Anonymousreply 11404/08/2013

I don't think so.

by Anonymousreply 11504/08/2013

R96, true but a lot of people did start asking questions when they saw those pics of him and Andy on vacation & his intent on getting Bond to be more bisexual on camera.

It didn't help that the story of him dancing and carrying on in that bar in America was plastered everywhere. Legitimate papers ran that story as well as the celebrity press.

by Anonymousreply 11604/08/2013

You actually think these folks hide it well, R68?

George Clooney-REALLY???

Bradley Cooper

Seann William Scott

Will Smith

Trey Songs

John Legend-You must be joking.

James Franco-He's has hinted that he's a cum whore so loudly that him coming out would be pointless.

Kanye West

by Anonymousreply 11704/08/2013

R114 I think you guys overestimate how much the general public seeks this kind of stuff out or even really thinks about it. Gays and gossip whores may think people like George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Craig, etc. may be gay. But in reality it's a small amount of people.

I'd say only those who act bizarre or suspicious really make most people question them like Travolta, Cruise, Smith, or Franco.

by Anonymousreply 11804/08/2013

Since when did Trey Songs, John Legend and Kanye West become actors?

by Anonymousreply 11904/08/2013

I would buy that if Perez Hilton never became big, and the American public didn't consume tabloid journalism and gossip on the internet like they do. You would be really surprised at how many hits these gay gossip stories get.

Yes, gossip whores know more, but I don't think the general public is really in the dark as we just assume they are. Especially now. Whether they know for sure or not, OK, but they were aware in some form that Jodie Foster is gay. They knew about Rock Hudson before his death, and I'm sure they heard about the rumors regarding Hugh Jackman. To be fair, though, that's mainly him and his wife's fault, not public curiosity.

And I don't know of anyone who actually truly believe Ryan Seacrest is straight.

I don't give the public a lot of credit, but when it comes to their celebrities, they're more aware than we would ever want to believe.

by Anonymousreply 12004/08/2013

"Since when did Trey Songs, John Legend and Kanye West become actors? "

If they have fooled the world into thinking they're straight then they must have some acting talent!

by Anonymousreply 12104/08/2013

R120 But what I'm saying is that there is a difference between a Daniel Craig or a George Clooney and a Hugh Jackman or a Ryan Seacrest. Does the public probably have an inkling about the latter two guys? For sure but not about a lot of the big stars in this thread. And to be honest, I'm not convinced about everyone mentioned here myself and I'm sure I've wasted more brain cells thinking about this than your average Joe.

by Anonymousreply 12204/08/2013

Gossip whores are a small amount of people that go to multiple websites on comment on the same stories. It aint many people worrying about blind items and such.

by Anonymousreply 12304/08/2013

R121 You're right, they can lie very well.

by Anonymousreply 12404/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 12504/08/2013

Ed Harris

by Anonymousreply 12604/08/2013

Christian Bale

by Anonymousreply 12704/08/2013

Christian Slater.

by Anonymousreply 12804/08/2013

Howard Stern

by Anonymousreply 12904/08/2013

When you care about one particular or several celebrities you perk up when their names get mentioned in an article or interview.

You don't need to be a gossip whore to do some little digging yourself about celebs you care for. Of course it's up to you what you believe or not, but you are fully aware what gossip is out there when it comes to your favorite stars you really care for.

by Anonymousreply 13004/08/2013

I'm always surprised no one has ever talked about Ernest Hemingway being deeeeeply closeted.

by Anonymousreply 13104/08/2013

If we are widening the parameters to include bi, then I will throw in perhaps the least gay appearing man of the past 20 years in movies /TV. Alec Baldwin

I watched him on Biography last night, and even though I saw him in "The Marrying Man" and "The Hunt for Red October", I had completely forgotten what a beeyooteeful man he was in his 30's. I'm talking sex on a stick. H'e quite an attractive older man today, but my goodness--if any of you gayelles have not seen him in his prime, I strongly suggest you check him out.

He sells it on screen, partly because he DOES like the pusse'. So it's not really "hiding". But he loves the peen just as much. So, maybe the bi's are at a distinct advantage at "hiding it".

by Anonymousreply 13204/08/2013

Did Hemingway fuck guys r131? I don't think so: he was obsessed with masculinity, though.

by Anonymousreply 13304/08/2013

Really swf? Alec Baldwin? Yes, he was beautiful but I've never heard of his love for dick.

by Anonymousreply 13404/08/2013

Jane Fonda

by Anonymousreply 13504/08/2013

The closest Hemingway came to fucking a guy was Fitzgerald who was openly in love with him. Simultaneously, Zelda fell in love with her female dance teacher who rebuffed her advances.

by Anonymousreply 13604/08/2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

by Anonymousreply 13704/08/2013

Redford hides it best of all. Hardly anyone suspects.

by Anonymousreply 13804/09/2013

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by Anonymousreply 13904/09/2013

Redford isn't gay

by Anonymousreply 14004/09/2013

R140 Don't worry. there are always trolls in this kind of threads.

by Anonymousreply 14104/09/2013

[quote]From the opposite perspective, I'd said Luke Evans has done the worst. Going into the closet has done his career no favors: though he still has the next Hobbit films to be released, he's now doing a British TV mini-series. [/quote]

You say that as if television is going to stop him from working. You must not be up on things, because he's getting props for being some kick a@@ villain in Fast & Furious 6, and he just landed another major film role. The story is plastered all over Variety.

Not to mentioned, he has two movies coming out next month. (FF6 and No One Lives)

by Anonymousreply 14204/09/2013

LE remains a douchebag.

by Anonymousreply 14304/09/2013

James Franco is a cum whore? Hey, I wouldn't mind seeing a little of that.

by Anonymousreply 14404/09/2013

Not an actress, but Taylor Swift hides it well

by Anonymousreply 14504/10/2013

[R134] Baldwin started as a busboy at Studio 54 in its heyday. Steve Rubell hand picked those boys shrewdly knowing they would be a very important drawing card for the club. They were dressed in Dolfin-type shorts and were shirtless. Every man in the place wanted a taste, and they made outrageous tips. The story goes that he was discovered by men in the biz who were floored by his beauty and intelligence. He subjected himself to the casting couch and voila! He was cast on The Doctors. He developed quite a taste for blowjobs, and even though he truly loves women, he is famous for hitting on nearly every handsome journalist who has ever interviewed him. This is not unusual in a hper-sexual man. It even goes beyond bi-sexuality to more of a state of omni-sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 14604/10/2013

Doing TV is not looked upon as slumming it in Britain.

by Anonymousreply 14704/10/2013

Bulldog from Frasier owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 14804/10/2013

Bobby Deen

by Anonymousreply 14904/10/2013

Charlize Theron

Sandra Bullock

by Anonymousreply 15004/10/2013

R148 --- that actor is GAY!

by Anonymousreply 15104/10/2013

I don't know. Didn't someone on here say Bulldog is gay?

by Anonymousreply 15204/10/2013

The OP asks about "closeted" actors -- the one who plays Bulldog is openly gay.

by Anonymousreply 15304/10/2013

He is, R153?? Even when he was on Frasier?

by Anonymousreply 15404/10/2013

[R103] I completely agree with you about Burt Reynolds in his heyday. Had he not surrounded himself with the who's who of gay, even flamboyantly gay, Hollywood, I would not have guessed it. Oh and there was the Dinah Shore "romance" and the Sally Field(who went on to marry and breed with a gay man) romance which put the CLOSED sign on the case.

I'm not saying that this was the genesis of his sexual orientation, but Burt (from my part of FL) had a father Big Daddy who was like 97 when he died who was the meanest SOB ever born. He was a sheriff much like Jackie Gleason in the Smokey ans the Bandit" movies who did nothing but denigrate him and never acknowledged his success.

by Anonymousreply 15504/11/2013

i'm not entirely sure what the OP meant...did they mean best at playing straight on screen or best at playing straight in real life?

In terms of playing straight in real life...well i'm not sure if Newman was actually gay or bisexual but there were rumors. Not to a huge extent. But I have heard that also his wife was a lesbian or bisexual too. Maybe they were both bi? Then their marriage wasn't a sham and maybe they were both monogamous to each other? Who knows.

In that case is he really the best at playing straight? Bisexual people can have monogamous heterosexual marriages y'know. Even if Travolta fails at that. He's so reckless. Matthew Broderick would be a good example. Although I think he identifies as straight anyway, he leans a lot more on the straight side.

I would have said Hugh Jackman but no. Hes too campy and that whole thing with his business partner and the rings and the older wife and yeah...SO OBVIOUS.

Redford is really interesting. I've never heard anything about him having gay inclinations. It makes me wonder there HAS has has to be some actor or actress out there who has no rumors at all and yet must be gay. Do you think these people have completely sacrificed their homosexual tendencies? I have heard stories of gay men who were completely faithful to their wives for years and years.

In terms of playing straight on screen. Jackman, nevertheless, does do a decent job. Spacey actually does too. Spacey is intriguing. I have heard stories of him with men and women (believe it or not) but whats more interesting is the lack of a solid relationship. Even Clooney can hold down a relationship for at least awhile with either sex. Oh he's also quite good at playing straight on screen too. But I guess bi guys are good at that since they're not 100% gay.

Cooper isn't good at playing straight on screen. Then again, the only movie I've seen him in where he really has a love interest is A-Team (I still need to see Silver Linings so maybe what I think about him will change) and that was playing opposite Jessica Biel who is either a lesbian or bisexual. I'm leaning towards lesbian.

Which makes me wonder about Justin Timberlake...I saw an interview once with Lance Bass and he was talking about whether or not coming out was the right thing for him as a popstar to do and I'll always remember the way he said 'well I couldn't be that guy who's on top of the charts and a super star but living a sham'

by Anonymousreply 15604/11/2013

Probably the ones who are not mentioned here.

But I guess general public would be surprised if they knew, lets say, Daniel Craig enjoys men from time to time (don't know if that's the truth, just saying based on the gossip here). That's not something that discussed and he's a married man with a beautiful wife. And he's James Bond.

Something similar would go for Jessica Chastain if she's hiding it (also something only discussed at lchat and dl). I mean, why would she beard when she could fly under the radar since her roles are not roles of romantic leads? Yes publicity but with some European faded arisocrat that nobody cares for nor in Europe, nor in US?

by Anonymousreply 15706/12/2013

some gossip started circulating that Chastain was seeing a female producer...I forget her name but shes openly bisexual and I think was the one that secured Chastain's role in ZDT

as soon as this goss started circulating, Chastain's PR went into overdrive with her new "bf"

*when I say overdrive, not to Bradley Cooper extent but since Chastain for the most part is usually cool and private, selfies with her and her bf at some event is very out of character for her

by Anonymousreply 15806/12/2013

Seann William Scott.

by Anonymousreply 15906/12/2013

Blake Bashoff.

by Anonymousreply 16006/12/2013

R30 DOES win. Bravo.

by Anonymousreply 16106/12/2013

Jason Stratham.

by Anonymousreply 16206/13/2013

R158 female producer is probably Megan Ellison. But why would she jeopardize her investment by adding gay gossip to her star (that is making her money)? I agree that showing her new bf is out of character for J.Chastain but rumors about her and her best friend Jess Wexler and her and the female producer are probably blown out of proportion. However, I do think she's hiding something. Just don't quite think shes hiding what we hope she's hiding-)

by Anonymousreply 16306/13/2013

Spacey because he's a troll and no one wants to think of him in a sexual way so we block it out.

by Anonymousreply 16406/13/2013

Bradley Cooper

by Anonymousreply 16506/29/2013

Bradley Cooper James Franco Hugh Jackman Eric McCormick

by Anonymousreply 16606/29/2013

Many of the above closet cases can "play" straight in films, but, IRL they can't pull it off. That's especially true of Jackman whose main focus in any interview is pushing the tale that he's not gay. He can't leave it alone.

No doubt the same type of fangurl who was shocked at Wentworth Miller coming out still thinks Jackman is straight.

by Anonymousreply 16708/28/2013

Going through some old threads reading some of SWF's great insight. The Alec Baldwin hyper sexuality is interesting, especially after the recent "cock sucking fag" comment. If that's the case then the guys got some serious issues of rage and self loathing he still hasn't dealt with.

Agree, Paul Newman.

by Anonymousreply 16811/17/2013

If Clive Owen is bi, he'd win because he's the last man on earth I'd suspect was gay. The rest of these men are fairly transparent.

by Anonymousreply 16911/17/2013

So many to choose from, but Peter Sarsgaard is the straight actor who hides being straight best.

by Anonymousreply 17011/17/2013

Daniel Craig

Tom Cruise

Michael Douglas

by Anonymousreply 17111/17/2013

R170 so true. Same with John Malcovich.

I've heard that Clive Owen was an open homosexual in his 20s then just decided he liked women more I guess. Take that for what you will.

by Anonymousreply 17211/17/2013

I go with Eric McCormick - and the late Paul Newman.

by Anonymousreply 17311/17/2013

Scott Speedman

by Anonymousreply 17411/17/2013

The thing about Paul Newman, his beard pinged for me first time I saw Long Hot Summer. I was just a kid and in later years it made me wonder about Paul.

by Anonymousreply 17511/17/2013

Daniel Craig doesn't ping at all but he's sucked some dick in his time.

by Anonymousreply 17611/17/2013

Where are those pictures of Craig kissing that guy in the car? it's no wonder he got married (to a co-star no less).

by Anonymousreply 17711/28/2013

Sylvester Stallone.

Mickey Roarke.


by Anonymousreply 17811/28/2013

John Mahoney: Never would've suspected if not for reading DL.

Earl Holliman: Ditto.

by Anonymousreply 17911/28/2013

maybe Daniel Craig was dropping a hint during that scene with Javier Bardem in Skyfall.

by Anonymousreply 18011/28/2013

Another vote for Gerard Butler. It's a very persuasive performance. Given that he is a truly terrible actor, his acting like a heterosexual is an astounding achievement.

by Anonymousreply 18111/28/2013

Paul Newman was not gay and no way is Jason Stratham gay

by Anonymousreply 18211/28/2013

Jared Padalecki

by Anonymousreply 18311/28/2013

Matt Dillon

by Anonymousreply 18411/28/2013

Edward Norton

by Anonymousreply 18511/28/2013

Nick Lachey and I have the evidence to prove it.

by Anonymousreply 18611/28/2013

r78 He was bisexual, not gay.

by Anonymousreply 18711/29/2013

R183, Jensen Ackles butches it up much more than Padalecki does on Supernatural... and is much more quiet and soft spoken IRL.

by Anonymousreply 18811/29/2013

Matt Dillon is another transparent bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 18911/29/2013

Clooney doesn't care what people think. His take is that even if he were gay, it wouldn't matter, so he doesn't care, period.

Gorwing up, Rock Hudson had me completely fooled, but Liberace didn't.

To I think it is R38, I don't mind being called straight at all; it's what I am.

by Anonymousreply 19011/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 19111/29/2013

Only going by known gays, I'd say Lee Pace. It seems like most fangirls still think he's straight.

by Anonymousreply 19211/29/2013

R192 Most of them have heard and see for themselves. Thanks to your freaking effort. And, before you talk fangirls/women, try to look at yourself and your low-life first.

by Anonymousreply 19311/29/2013

Bisexual does not exist, anyone who sleeps with a man is gay.

by Anonymousreply 19411/29/2013

Jensen Ackles Would love to hear more because that dude is always making eyes at me. I can't make a move as its a work situation and would be unprofessional, hasn't stopped me before BUT there's something about Jensen I'm not getting a perfect -- read shall we say LOL. I am 85% sure he sucks dick. Post more about him I'm new being around him in person of late.

by Anonymousreply 19511/29/2013

Michael Fassbender

by Anonymousreply 19611/29/2013

[R156] Yes, Paul was a lover of Gore Vidal. Joanne, yes. Son Scott, a suicide, was gay, as is Paul and Joanne's oldest daughter. Someone's gonna post that the fruit doesn't....anyway, Warren, yes, and Williams' anecdote about Warren offering himself to the author was priceless. Ryan O'Neal too. Farah as well. Burt was so out it really doesn't count. His too obvious behavior caught by Enquirer required quid pro quo, hence the humiliating and endless cover stories (Loni, et al) that helped the publication's profits while giving him a hetero profile. Redford, yes, sorry and with Paul when young. Lancaster & Bacharach Burt, too. George Segal, Elliot Gould. Angie Dickinson.

But, Steve McQueen straight PH.

by Anonymousreply 19711/29/2013

Where are you getting this, R197?

by Anonymousreply 19811/29/2013

Know some/knew some. Record business & movie business. Confirmed two of above @ my home in Malibu. Better, one of best gay friends for 30 years = a major producer for decades--knows more about gay--and straight -- Hollywood (happily, it's all sexual!) than anyone on earth. Way more than anyone. Anyyyyone. Mr. Really Big Raconteur Hollywood. Academy Award winners in movies, many Emmys and has hit shows now on TV. Great story teller--standup comedian of life.

by Anonymousreply 19911/29/2013

JFK and JKF Jr.

by Anonymousreply 20011/29/2013

in my opinion, if you're talking truly hiding it best, I'd go with John Goodman and Daniel Craig, if sources are to be believed.

In answering the OPs question, you must think like "middle America" with kids, little time to look things up on the internet, etc etc.

James Bond! I sensed iit when Casino Royale made him a star. Just watch him exiting the water and consider your gut instincts.

by Anonymousreply 20111/29/2013

Matt Dillon

by Anonymousreply 20211/29/2013

Craig was a theatre actor before making it big onscreen. Gay rumours would be way louder than they are if he weren't straight. He'd probably have been out within the profession like Luke Evans.

by Anonymousreply 20311/29/2013

Eminem has done a pretty good job.

Chris Martin, but he's no actor - same with Kanye but he's such a flamer that it should be fairly obvious.

I've been curious about Ariana Grande.

by Anonymousreply 20411/29/2013

I'm pretty sure Raymond Burr owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 20511/29/2013

Present tense, R205. Burr has been dead for 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 20611/29/2013

R201 Yeah because of course everyone in Hollywood is gay on DL, sorry only if they're fit and attractive. Seriously, John Goodman being gay is just wishful thinking.

by Anonymousreply 20711/29/2013


Wishful thinking from Stevie Wonder?

by Anonymousreply 20811/29/2013

R208 you might be missing the point of my post...

by Anonymousreply 20911/29/2013

Nah, just riffing.

by Anonymousreply 21011/29/2013

Then I guess I'm the one who missed the point, oops.

by Anonymousreply 21111/29/2013

John Goodman??? What were the rumors about him??

by Anonymousreply 21211/29/2013

I agree with R1. If the person's name is mentioned here, then they are not doing a good job hiding their sexuality when someone here at DL suspects them. If they are actually hiding it well, they would not be mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 21311/29/2013

Henry Rollins owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 21411/29/2013

Henry Winkler owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 21511/29/2013

Henry Winkler????

by Anonymousreply 21611/29/2013

Your prove my point.

by Anonymousreply 21711/29/2013

What are you talking about r195?

Who are you? How do you know Jensen?

by Anonymousreply 21811/29/2013

Did you guys already cover Maria Bello coming out in the New York Times?

by Anonymousreply 21911/29/2013

Gene Hackman

by Anonymousreply 22011/29/2013

To the general public, Jeremy Renner is believed to be completely straight.

by Anonymousreply 22111/29/2013

Rumors have been forever around for John Goodman. I saw him at LAX with a very young twinky looking guy.

by Anonymousreply 22211/29/2013


Just kidding.

by Anonymousreply 22311/29/2013

Okay, since every single actor in Hollywood has been mentioned on this thread, are we to believe HW is 100% GAY?? I mean, I always suspected, but does this thread confirm it?

by Anonymousreply 22411/29/2013

R203 is dissembling, as I have information to the contrary re. Daniel Craig.

by Anonymousreply 22511/29/2013

I hate how John Goodman, in his recent Letterman appearance, was forced to talk about deep-fried turkety, etc, as subject matter. He looked rough, drugged up, but it is a fucking disgrace somebody that fertile and prolific a performer is forced to "play fat" all the time. It sucks. They did it to John Candy, too.

by Anonymousreply 22611/30/2013

No, no and no R224. Just that many posters here prefer to imagine 100% of Hollywood is gay, which isn't news. You need to learn to filter out the wishful thinking from the real dirt.

by Anonymousreply 22711/30/2013

There are a quite lot of actors there are few to no gay rumors about. Just off the top of my head:

Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell, Mark Ruffalo, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Daniel Day-Lewis, Damian Lewis, Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul both, Mark Wahlberg (who I knew growing up, he's definitely straight and so is his brother), Jesse Eisenberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Depp, Ed Norton, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson.

And that's just off the top of my head. I could easily go on.

I'm not saying there have never been any gay rumors about any of them ever, but there are plenty of actors that don't have persistent media questions about their sexuality and that the don't ping for vast majority of people.

by Anonymousreply 22811/30/2013

Richard Armitage.

by Anonymousreply 22911/30/2013

[quote]Mark Wahlberg (who I knew growing up, he's definitely straight and so is his brother)

Not to say anything about Marky Mark's sexuality, because I have no idea whether he's straight or gay or something in between, but you can't really know if someone's closeted just by knowing him. Some people hide their sexuality even from their best friends who might not have any idea unless the subject "acts" gay. And isn't this thread all about hiding it best?

by Anonymousreply 23011/30/2013

Point taken, R30. I'll just say that I found him convincing. But of course you're right that anything is possible!

by Anonymousreply 23111/30/2013

[quote] is forced to "play fat" all the time

I doubt there's much playing involved.

by Anonymousreply 23211/30/2013

lol R232 -point taken! "Discuss fat" then

by Anonymousreply 23311/30/2013

R219, no, as far as I know, we have not. Thanks for the tip -- I did a Google News search and just read her article. Nothing special, she seems like a bisexual and not a raging box muncher. Women and their fluid sexuality, and all that.

I've always thought she was hot as fuck. But then what do I know? I'm a homo.

by Anonymousreply 23411/30/2013

Yes, someone posted the link a few days ago.

by Anonymousreply 23511/30/2013

On the Maria Bello doesn't have 'it' thread, right? I just found that one. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 23611/30/2013

Why would anyone say Gene Hackman, please tell me you are joking.

by Anonymousreply 23711/30/2013

Why, what has Gene Hackman said about homosexuality?

by Anonymousreply 23811/30/2013

Gene Hackman has always pinged for me but I think that if he's gay he certainly hides it well.

by Anonymousreply 23911/30/2013

Wasn't that an old Kathy Griffin joke? "Miss Gene Hackman - who does she think she's fooling?"

by Anonymousreply 24011/30/2013

Isn't that the point of this thread?

by Anonymousreply 24111/30/2013

I don't know where to post it so I'm going to ask it in here.

What's the deal with actor Michael Seater?

My bff says he's dating fellow actress Ali Liebert but I seriously thought he was gay. Is my gaydar completely broken?

by Anonymousreply 24211/30/2013

Walt fucking Disney folks! C'mon!

by Anonymousreply 24311/30/2013

R199, you could be talking about Gerry Weintraub, the producer on Ocean's 11 with Clooney, Pitt, et al. BExcept he's been married twice and has a bunch of kids. In every other way, he fits your description. Great raconteur, older guy, funny, huge H'wood Producer, bug shot at one of the major studios.

by Anonymousreply 24412/01/2013

The ones who are really laughable, are the ones whose "strategy" is to participate in fake relationships. I'm talking about actors whose PR team "announces" that yes, they are dating some girl, usually a not quite famous actress, or some random model.

At first they stage a few photo ops together, usually a couple of sessions where they're "caught" at some restaurant by photographers, then out walking together. But they're not together, usually not even on the same continent, let alone the same coast.

After a decent interval,there's some article on how heartbroken one of them is since they "broke up." A really skillful PR team can keep the pretense going, and string the public along, for months. Just periodically stage more photo ops.

The general public laps it up. Gerard Butler is the worst offender of this, followed by Bradley Cooper. His "buddy." I'm sure there are other examples, but those to come to mind readily.

by Anonymousreply 24512/01/2013

I meant "big shot". Typing from my iPhone is no easy task.

by Anonymousreply 24612/01/2013

Bradley Cooper and Leo D. are very close to their mothers. Their mothers live with them, travel with them, hang out with them. That's a good indicator.

We speculate about almost everybody on DL, but as far as the general public is concerned, guys like Renner, Leo, Gerard Butler, Bradley Cooper, are all straight.

by Anonymousreply 24712/01/2013

R247 Isn't Renner also close with his mother? Leo, Bradley, and Jeremy's mother should become bffs while their sons go fuck each other.

by Anonymousreply 24812/10/2013

[quote]Who is Tom S?

Tom Selleck

by Anonymousreply 24912/11/2013

Eddie Applegate

by Anonymousreply 25012/11/2013

Whichever actor hides it best isn't going to get mentioned on this thread. I assume there is some closet case actor that has avoided having persistent rumors.

Who hid it best before coming out?

by Anonymousreply 25112/11/2013

Ryan Gosling

by Anonymousreply 25212/11/2013
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