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Has Any Straight Actor Played Gay In the Movies More Than Once?

It seems like they all do it once to make themselves look PC and edgy. Who has played gay or lesbian more than once?

I can’t remember....

by Anonymousreply 13010/09/2020

Ewan McGregor

Michael Sheen

by Anonymousreply 107/29/2020

What films r1?

by Anonymousreply 207/29/2020

Ewan- Velvet Goldmine and I Love You Philip Morris.There are others but I know those off the top of my head.

Michael-Wilde and Fabulosa

by Anonymousreply 307/29/2020

"It seems like they all do it once to make themselves look PC and edgy."

If they refused to play characters you'd call them bigots....but if they do they're (heaven forbid!) "PC"

by Anonymousreply 407/29/2020

Colin Firth has played multiple gay roles.

by Anonymousreply 507/29/2020

Jude Law - Wilde and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by Anonymousreply 607/29/2020

Helen Lawson as Sappho, Goddess of Love of Love and Coach Diesel in The Miracle Team. Of course, nothing is explicitly stated but the subtext could not be more obvious.

by Anonymousreply 707/29/2020

Kevin Kline - In and Out and De-Lovely

by Anonymousreply 807/29/2020

Armie Hammer:

Call Me By Your Name

J. Edgar

Final Portrait

by Anonymousreply 907/29/2020

I remember Lawson's playful shower catfight with the young Debbie Reynonlds in The Miracle Team. It's amazing such a thing was released in a mainstream American film in 1957.

by Anonymousreply 1007/29/2020

Hugh Grant - Maurice and A Very English Scandal

by Anonymousreply 1107/29/2020

R10 all was well until Agnes Moorehead came to the set to visit Debbie. Needless to say, it ended in tears and snatched wigs.

by Anonymousreply 1207/29/2020

Catherine Deneuve: Repulsion and The Hunger

by Anonymousreply 1307/29/2020

Sam Heughan, A Plague over England and a Very British Sex Scandal. He seems to be closeted but claims to be hetero

by Anonymousreply 1407/29/2020

[quote]it ended in tears and snatched wigs.

And probably some wigged snatches as well.

by Anonymousreply 1507/29/2020

Lol r15.


by Anonymousreply 1607/29/2020

Tom Hanks - Philadelphia and That Thing You Do (sort of - there's a scene that was edited out of the final cut that makes it clear his character is gay, although you wouldn't know if you hadn't seen that particular scene)

by Anonymousreply 1707/29/2020

Any straight actor desperate for an award.

by Anonymousreply 1807/29/2020

Jake Gyllenhaal - Brokeback Mountain and Velvet Buzzsaw. And I feel like his character in The Sisters Brothers could have been gay.

by Anonymousreply 1907/29/2020

Jake Gyllenhaal did BROKEBACK and VELVET BUZZSAW.

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by Anonymousreply 2007/29/2020

lol R20

by Anonymousreply 2107/29/2020

What scene, R17?

by Anonymousreply 2207/29/2020

Jake's not straight, so.....

by Anonymousreply 2307/29/2020

R11 - Hugh Grant - Maurice and A Very English Scandal

Hugh also did Our Sons, a TV movie about the mothers of a gay couple.

But it does seem like Colin Firth wins this thread. Apartment Zero, Where the Truth Lies, Mamma Mia (and sequel), A Single Man.

by Anonymousreply 2407/29/2020

[quote]I remember Lawson's playful shower catfight with the young Debbie Reynonlds in The Miracle Team. It's amazing such a thing was released in a mainstream American film in 1957.

More below-the-waist hair pulling than in Valley of the Dolls.

by Anonymousreply 2507/29/2020

Steve Carrell

by Anonymousreply 2607/29/2020

Sir Michael Caine:

California Suite


And both characters were named "Sidney!"

by Anonymousreply 2707/29/2020

Richard Burton in Villain and Staircase

by Anonymousreply 2807/29/2020

Matt Damon - The Talented Mr Ripley and Behind the Candelabra

by Anonymousreply 2907/29/2020

Dan Futterman - Urbania, Will & Grace

by Anonymousreply 3007/29/2020

[quote] Jake's not straight, so.....

But he is CUT, okay?

by Anonymousreply 3107/29/2020

Peter Finch:

"The Trials of Oscar Wilde" aka "The Man with the Green Carnation" (Look at that movie poster!)

Sunday Bloody Sunday

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by Anonymousreply 3207/29/2020

Technically Jake plays bisexual in Velvet Buzzsaw. I think he's playing himself. There always seems to be a wink wink to the audience there.

by Anonymousreply 3307/29/2020

Tom Hardy.

RocknRoller The gay twin in Legend

Though "playing" might not be the right word.

by Anonymousreply 3407/29/2020

No mention of John Michael Higgins?, and yes, he is straight.

by Anonymousreply 3507/29/2020

Robin WIlliams:

The Birdcage

The Night Listener

by Anonymousreply 3607/29/2020

Does her character even have a sexuality in Repulsion, R13? She has played at least 3 lesbian characters though, including The Hunger.

Natasha Lyonne - But I'm a Cheerleader, Addicted to Fresno and I think she also plays the girlfriend of Clea DuVall in an indie movie

Emily Blunt - My Summer of Love and Sunshine Cleaning (the last one is probably more of a bisexual though)

Emma Stone - Battle of the Sexes and The Favourite (the last one probably also more of a bisexual)

Kate Winslet - Heavenly Creatures and a movie that is coming up, Ammonite

Lots of female actresses seem to do it quite often.

by Anonymousreply 3707/29/2020

James Marsden. The 24th day (saw a thread here about this recently) and Heights.

God of only...

by Anonymousreply 3807/29/2020

IF only

by Anonymousreply 3907/29/2020

[quote]James Marsden. The 24th day (saw a thread here about this recently) and Heights.

Also at the end of the film "Sex Drive" his character is revealed to be gay and his character hooks up with Jack Black in "The D Train".

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by Anonymousreply 4007/29/2020

Josh O'Connor - an epi of London Irish, Amorous aka Hide and Seek, that dong movie

by Anonymousreply 4107/29/2020

[quote]that dong movie


by Anonymousreply 4207/29/2020

Is Campbell Scott straight? He was in Longtime Companion and The Dying Gaul (he had a sex scene with Peter Sarsgaard).

by Anonymousreply 4307/29/2020

R43, very, very straight.

by Anonymousreply 4407/29/2020

Leonardo DiCaprio - in Total Eclipse and as J. Edgar Hoover.

by Anonymousreply 4507/29/2020

Robert Downey Jr - Home for the Holidays and Wonder Boys.

by Anonymousreply 4607/29/2020

R30 Dear gods, I STILL have a crush on Futterman.

by Anonymousreply 4707/29/2020

James Franco - Milk, King Cobra, The Broken Tower, Howl, Interior - Leather Bar

by Anonymousreply 4807/29/2020

Ryan Carnes in Eating Out, Desperate Housewives, and General Hospital

by Anonymousreply 4907/29/2020

Buzzer for R49 - the subject is actors in MOVIES, not TV shows, sweetie.

by Anonymousreply 5007/29/2020

Timothée Chalamet

by Anonymousreply 5107/29/2020

"Sir Michael Caine: California Suite, Deathtrap"

He also played trans in "Dressed To Kill".

by Anonymousreply 5207/29/2020

Philip Seymour Hoffman.


by Anonymousreply 5307/29/2020

Do the guys at Sean Cody count? Because not a single one of them is "gay"!

by Anonymousreply 5407/29/2020

Bobby Cannavale

by Anonymousreply 5507/29/2020

[quote]Timothée Chalamet

What's the film besides Call Me By Your Name?

by Anonymousreply 5607/29/2020

Whoopi Goldberg

Julianne Moore

by Anonymousreply 5707/29/2020

Antonio Banderas

by Anonymousreply 5807/29/2020

You seriously couldn't think of a single actor who has played gay more than once OP? It isn't rare.

by Anonymousreply 5907/29/2020

PSH was awfully fey in "The Talented Mr. Ripley", though I guess his character was (mostly) straight.

by Anonymousreply 6007/29/2020

Finn Wittrock- "Masters of Sex", "Locating Silverlake", "ACS: Versace", "The Normal Heart", and kinda "AHS: Hotel"

by Anonymousreply 6107/29/2020

We’re all doing the work for some tragic buzzfeed quiz writer and/or some lazy assistant whose boss is producing a gay movie.

by Anonymousreply 6207/29/2020

Armie Hammer - J. Edgar, Final Portrait, CMBYN. Although even his straight characters come off as flaming queens (On the Basis of Sex, for starters).

by Anonymousreply 6307/29/2020

Patrick Stewart:

Tobi in "Match"

Sterling in "Jeffrey"

by Anonymousreply 6407/29/2020

Michael Caine also played gay in Miss Congeniality

by Anonymousreply 6507/29/2020

Hasn't Al Pacino played gay or questioning characters more than once?

by Anonymousreply 6607/29/2020

R37 Natasha is bi

by Anonymousreply 6707/29/2020

Alfred Molina

by Anonymousreply 6807/29/2020

Michael Caine seems to be gay in Miss Congeniality.

by Anonymousreply 6907/29/2020

John Hurt:

The Naked Civil Servant


Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Life and Death on Long Island

An Englishman in New York

by Anonymousreply 7007/29/2020

Daniel Day-Lewis: My Beautiful Laundrette and Lincoln

by Anonymousreply 7107/29/2020

Define straight. How the hell do I know where these people are on the spectrum?

by Anonymousreply 7207/29/2020

Tony Randall

by Anonymousreply 7307/29/2020

Dan Futterman also was in "The Birdcage" with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams

by Anonymousreply 7407/30/2020

Brad Rowe ('memba him?): Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, Shelter

by Anonymousreply 7507/30/2020

Patrick Stewart also played gay in the film version of Jeffrey.

by Anonymousreply 7607/30/2020

R19 Jake G. is gay so he doesn't count.

by Anonymousreply 7707/30/2020

R24 Hugh Grant also played gay in The Gentlemen.

by Anonymousreply 7807/30/2020

Rupert Graves - Maurice & Clapham Junction

James Wilby - Maurice & Clapham Junction

by Anonymousreply 7907/30/2020

True, r74, but his character was straight in that

by Anonymousreply 8007/30/2020

R79 I forgot about them. I swore that Rupert Graves was gay, but he isn’t! Wife and five children. So humpy at one time.

by Anonymousreply 8107/30/2020

R60 He, like everyone else in the movie (and the audience), seemed hot for Jude Law.

by Anonymousreply 8207/30/2020

Hugh Jackman in Bad Education and The Boy from Oz.

by Anonymousreply 8307/30/2020

I thought Tony Randall only played one gay role. Felix was not gay, he was a very fussy straight man.

by Anonymousreply 8407/30/2020

R81 Graves talks about his character's homosexuality in Maurice and how he approached it in this excellent interview @ 4:02...

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by Anonymousreply 8507/30/2020

Hugh Grant and James Wilby, reunited 30 years after Maurice, talk about their gay roles...

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by Anonymousreply 8607/30/2020

R58 mentioned Antonio Banderas, but didn't mention the movies:

Philadelphia and Law of Desire.

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by Anonymousreply 8707/30/2020

Dan Bucatinsky in All Over the Guy (2001) and the TV series Marry Me.

by Anonymousreply 8807/30/2020

^^^ Sorry, forgot that we're talking about straight actors; Bucatinsky is gay.

by Anonymousreply 8907/30/2020

Brandon Routh- "Zack and Miri Make a Porno", "Partners"

by Anonymousreply 9007/30/2020

Wilby has not aged well at all.

by Anonymousreply 9107/30/2020

Antonio Banderas also played gay in PAIN & GLORY and was nominated for an Oscar for it.

by Anonymousreply 9207/30/2020

Richard E. Grant in Pret-A-Porter (aka Ready to Wear) & Can You Ever Forgive Me

And yes he is straight and married with children.

by Anonymousreply 9307/30/2020

Franklin Pangborne

by Anonymousreply 9407/30/2020

Pierre Deladonchamps in Stranger by the Lake & Sorry Angel

(wasted on women)

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by Anonymousreply 9507/30/2020

Ewan McGregor - add The Pillow Book to his list. Though I think technically that character was bi?

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by Anonymousreply 9607/30/2020

R8, aw, I love him in those films

by Anonymousreply 9707/30/2020

Stanley Tucci in Devil Wears Prada and (reprising the role in) Burlesque.

by Anonymousreply 9807/30/2020

Alex Dimitriades - Head On & The Principle (Australian TV series)

by Anonymousreply 9907/30/2020

Huppert, Deneuve, Blanchett, Sarandon, too many to list.

by Anonymousreply 10007/30/2020

Banderas played gay in Pain and Glory and pretends to be gay in a scene in Femme Fatale. Is Lucas Hedges straight? He played gay in Lady Bird and Boy Erased.

by Anonymousreply 10107/30/2020

[quote] Dan Futterman also was in "The Birdcage" with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams

His character in "The Birdcage" was straight

by Anonymousreply 10207/30/2020

Banderas also played a gay character in "Law of Desire" (which is how he became famous)

by Anonymousreply 10307/30/2020

Kevin Kline starred in IN AND OUT in the late 1990s and then he played Cole Porter in some other movie.

by Anonymousreply 10407/30/2020

Blanchett and Sarandon played gay more than once, R100?

by Anonymousreply 10507/30/2020

r104 Really?

by Anonymousreply 10607/30/2020

Tom Hardy’s Eames in [italic]Inception[/italic] didn’t strike me as heterosexual, and in an alternate ending of [italic]This Means War[/italic] his character chose Chris Pine’s character over Reese Witherspoon’s.

by Anonymousreply 10707/30/2020

Jared Ledo -- Alexander and Dallas Buyers Club

by Anonymousreply 10807/30/2020


I really disliked BEACH RATS, but just watched POSTCARDS tonight. Highly stylized, extremely arty, very pretentious, and gay, Gay, GAY. For fans of Harris, it's basically a 90-minute wet dream. (He really is fucking gorgeous.)

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by Anonymousreply 10907/30/2020

But Hugh Jakman,Jared Leto, Sam Heughan, RDJ.......are NOT straight.

by Anonymousreply 11007/30/2020

"Leonardo DiCaprio - in Total Eclipse and as J. Edgar Hoover"


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by Anonymousreply 11107/30/2020

Seemed for a while that every tiMe you turned around Bobby Cannavale was doing a gay role. I guess we’re counting Darren Criss as gay ...

by Anonymousreply 11207/30/2020

Banderas played gay for Almodovar way back in the early1980s in Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passion). And he's not exactly straight in real life.

by Anonymousreply 11307/31/2020

John Michael Higgins is straight?

by Anonymousreply 11407/31/2020

I believe Christopher Sean in some parody movie and DOOL.

by Anonymousreply 11507/31/2020

R110 Well, no one is straight on DL

by Anonymousreply 11607/31/2020

Banderas was Almodóvar's muse for ages, so he had a lot more opportunities to play gay than most actors. (Some of them were even in front of a film camera!)

by Anonymousreply 11707/31/2020

[quote]no one is straight on DL

R116 This thread is full of straight actors so fuck your tired old meme.

by Anonymousreply 11807/31/2020

[quote] I thought Tony Randall only played one gay role. Felix was not gay, he was a very fussy straight man.

It seemed to me that he was gaying it up in most of his roles.

by Anonymousreply 11907/31/2020

R118 Full? That's like 10 men mentioned so far and few women. In is he gay threads, there are hundreds of men name's dropped

by Anonymousreply 12007/31/2020

Michael Cassidy

by Anonymousreply 12108/09/2020

R8 and R106, I apologize that I didn't see your posting. R104 .

by Anonymousreply 12208/09/2020

[quote]I guess we’re counting Darren Criss as gay ...

So his gay movie roles are....???

by Anonymousreply 12308/09/2020

Duarte Gomes

by Anonymousreply 12408/10/2020

R113 Banderas is straight. No gay man would fuck Melanie Griffith.

by Anonymousreply 12508/10/2020

I think Banderas started out as a rentboy.

by Anonymousreply 12608/10/2020

Vladimir Burlakov- Who I think has played gay at least 4 times.

by Anonymousreply 12710/08/2020

"Leonardo DiCaprio - in Total Eclipse and as J. Edgar Hoover."


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by Anonymousreply 12810/08/2020

You guys are good at this 👍👍

by Anonymousreply 12910/08/2020

Banderas was also in "Interview with the vampire"

by Anonymousreply 13010/09/2020
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