Are there any? If so, they're in short supply.
Which Gay Actor(s) Do You Think Comes Across as Straight?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||July 21, 2021 3:21 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||June 11, 2021 5:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||June 11, 2021 5:32 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||June 11, 2021 5:39 PM|
I was shocked to learn Matthew Getz is gay! (hahahahaha)
|by Anonymous||reply 4||June 11, 2021 5:40 PM|
Rock Hudson -- though seeing "Pillow Talk" now with him pretending to be gay has added layers.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||June 11, 2021 5:44 PM|
I noticed gays tend to be the ones who most overthink about it. There still are people who have no idea Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon are gay, for God's sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||June 11, 2021 5:45 PM|
Raymond Burr & Spencer Tracy (but in hindsight, I see it now).
|by Anonymous||reply 7||June 11, 2021 7:18 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||June 11, 2021 7:22 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||June 11, 2021 7:22 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||June 11, 2021 7:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 11||June 11, 2021 7:47 PM|
Chris Pine and Chris Evans.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||June 11, 2021 7:57 PM|
Paul Iacono, Mark Indelicato, Chris Colfer.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||June 11, 2021 8:00 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||June 11, 2021 8:01 PM|
Brian J Smith
|by Anonymous||reply 15||June 11, 2021 8:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||June 11, 2021 8:12 PM|
Nearly all gay (closeted or not) actors are obvious to me, which make the few convincing ones the best actors…
Daniel Day Lewis comes across as gay to me every time I see him off screen, which is why he’s probably the greatest living actor today (ex: There Will Be Blood). I think Tom Hardy can sometimes be convincing (ex: The Revenant). Also, I’ve never seen Twilight, but Robert Pattinson has been in some great films lately and he’s definitely gay (ex: The Lighthouse).
|by Anonymous||reply 17||June 11, 2021 8:12 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||June 11, 2021 8:25 PM|
Evan Todd, although he’s not well known.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||June 11, 2021 8:30 PM|
Yes, definitely Evan Todd. I love him.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||June 11, 2021 9:15 PM|
Is this about general appearance and mannerisms or the moment they open their mouths and speak?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||June 11, 2021 10:17 PM|
Connor Jessup. His bf on the other hand.....
|by Anonymous||reply 22||June 11, 2021 10:35 PM|
James Scully (sometimes)
|by Anonymous||reply 23||June 11, 2021 10:39 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||June 11, 2021 11:04 PM|
I’ll mention two. The first is the late Terry Lester, best known as Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||June 11, 2021 11:22 PM|
The second is the late David Oliver. He did a number of roles, but has been dead 29 years so I doubt many of you know him.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||June 11, 2021 11:26 PM|
I had no idea about Kevin Spacey, though his sexual appetites had apparently been common gossip here for a while. This place clocked his creepiness from like decades ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||June 11, 2021 11:28 PM|
That's cuz Spacey's a predator before just plain gay. The power-hungry part of him supersedes sexual orientation.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||June 11, 2021 11:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 29||June 11, 2021 11:37 PM|
Earl Holliman. I had NO idea he was gay, until that movie "Alexander: The Other Side Of Dawn".
Also, the guy who played Corporal Boyle on "Gomer Pyle" and the guy who played Bulldog on "Frasier".
|by Anonymous||reply 30||June 12, 2021 1:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 31||June 12, 2021 1:08 AM|
I'm sitting here debating with a friend about Chad Everett (Henry Wilson protege) and Lee Majors (Rock Hudson protege).
What say you DL?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||June 12, 2021 1:13 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||June 12, 2021 1:15 AM|
[quote] Connor Jessup. His bf on the other hand.....
Miles was completely unconvincing playing straight on 13 Reasons Why, but Brandon Flynn was fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||June 12, 2021 1:19 AM|
[quote]Miles was completely unconvincing playing straight on 13 Reasons Why
And on Parenthood. Why didn't they make Drew gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||June 12, 2021 1:21 AM|
I should add … Miles didn’t *end up* playing straight, but that’s because he came across so gay that they had to change the character.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||June 12, 2021 1:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 37||June 12, 2021 2:21 AM|
So pretty much you're asking if Tonka trucks fall out of their mouth when they speak?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||June 12, 2021 3:54 AM|
Peter Sarsgaard is a straight actor that comes across as gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||June 12, 2021 3:57 AM|
Dependssss on how they sssspeak
|by Anonymous||reply 40||June 12, 2021 6:00 AM|
Robert Preston was gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||June 12, 2021 6:04 AM|
Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
|by Anonymous||reply 42||June 12, 2021 6:57 AM|
Connor Jessup and Brandon Flynn
|by Anonymous||reply 43||June 12, 2021 7:42 AM|
Bomer *used* to seem straight back in the 2000s [R2], but after coming out he's stopped butching it up and presents as a genteel Southern lady.
Dan Butler is someone no one would have guessed if he hadn't told us. Guillermo Diaz probably surprises people these days, though he was more obvious back around the turn of the millennium. Jeremy Sheffield just comes off as generic British.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||June 12, 2021 8:51 AM|
I assumed Victor Garber was straight when I first saw him in Light Sleeper and Sleepless in Seattle. In fact I was pleasantly surprised by his versatility in the two very different roles (and 3 if you count Godspell, which I didn’t see until even later, before knowing he was gay).
|by Anonymous||reply 45||June 12, 2021 9:15 AM|
[quote] "...which is why he’s probably the greatest living actor today (ex: There Will Be Blood)."
R17 I agree with you regarding Daniel Day Lewis seemingly very gay, but he so overracted that part, they might as well have cast Kevin Kline. He was AWFUL. I almost turned it off twice. I guess I truly am a masochist.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||June 12, 2021 10:03 AM|
In historical accounts, the kinds of men DDL plays in movies like There Will Be Blood and Gangs of New York were over the top, brash, boisterous, impossible to be around. His performances are probably very historically accurate, they just don't play well to modern audiences sometimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||June 12, 2021 10:08 AM|
Calling breeders "straight" implies there's something wrong with being gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||June 12, 2021 10:12 AM|
Connor plays straight very convincingly. His IG comment section is always full of angry and confused fans whenever he mentions being gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||June 12, 2021 10:25 AM|
Connor’s voice is different than before more like Miles.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||June 12, 2021 10:50 AM|
John Mahoney (dad on Frasier)
|by Anonymous||reply 51||June 12, 2021 11:43 AM|
I thought I was the only one who thought that, R17 (re DDL). He is completely different from any of his characters.
Re the topic: Lee Pace, Luke Evans...
|by Anonymous||reply 52||June 12, 2021 12:35 PM|
Mike Doyle can play straight though because he is an out gay man he often gets gay parts. Had he not come out at such an early age he would have had a bigger career. Didn't he get a Newsweek cover as a straight guy when he was a young adult?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||June 12, 2021 1:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||June 12, 2021 1:53 PM|
A young John Davidson was cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||June 12, 2021 4:41 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||June 12, 2021 4:52 PM|
John Davidson is not gay. He’s an avowed atheist, but he’s not gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||June 12, 2021 8:15 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||June 13, 2021 12:40 AM|
Pedro Pascal from Narcos and the Mandolarian.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||June 13, 2021 12:57 AM|
Jim J Bullock
|by Anonymous||reply 60||June 13, 2021 1:06 AM|
how do you know he's gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||June 13, 2021 7:21 AM|
[quote]Jim J Bullock
This is a joke, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||June 13, 2021 7:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 63||June 13, 2021 12:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 64||June 13, 2021 1:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||June 13, 2021 1:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 66||June 13, 2021 1:08 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||June 13, 2021 1:11 PM|
Russell Tovey and Jonathan Groff clip:
|by Anonymous||reply 68||June 13, 2021 1:12 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 69||June 13, 2021 2:01 PM|
Jonathan Groff has always come across as GAY to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||June 13, 2021 2:03 PM|
R17 None of the people you mentioned are gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||June 13, 2021 2:11 PM|
Openly gay Danish actor Thure Lindhardt:
|by Anonymous||reply 72||June 13, 2021 3:33 PM|
[quote]Openly gay Danish actor Thure Lindhardt:
We're really scraping the barrel now.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||June 13, 2021 4:52 PM|
R73 Not everyone posting on DL is American. Thure Lindhardt has done a bunch of international work, not near Mads Mikkelsen-level of recognition but he's very talented. He's been in The Borgias, The Last Kingdom, Angels & Demons, The Bridge, and Ira Sachs' fantastic film Keep the Lights On:
|by Anonymous||reply 74||June 13, 2021 5:11 PM|
R74 he also starred in Brotherhood (2009) where he played a gay neo-Nazi, it's a very compelling film and he's fantastic in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||June 13, 2021 8:47 PM|
[quote]Jonathan Groff has always come across as GAY to me.
I love him to pieces, but he ain't going to have a career in macho action hero roles. However, he sings "Burning Up" as well as Madge herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||June 14, 2021 2:27 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 77||June 17, 2021 3:57 PM|
John Benjamin Hickey
|by Anonymous||reply 78||June 17, 2021 4:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 79||June 17, 2021 4:26 PM|
Chris Grace from Superstore comes across as straight to me. He plays Jerry, Sandra's guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||June 17, 2021 7:00 PM|
"Straight" is a lie and a slur against gay people.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||June 17, 2021 7:00 PM|
[quote]I had no idea about Kevin Spacey
Spacey pinged for years. That's why DL knew he was gay years before he came out.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||June 18, 2021 10:09 AM|
Taye Diggs and Blair Underwood both pass as straight. They my boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||June 18, 2021 4:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 84||June 22, 2021 8:51 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 85||June 22, 2021 9:56 PM|
I had no idea. I just thought he was eccentric.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||June 22, 2021 9:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 87||June 23, 2021 12:10 AM|
Rock Hudson was manly.
Michael B. Jordan
Steven Antin. (back in the day)
|by Anonymous||reply 88||June 23, 2021 4:30 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 89||June 23, 2021 4:38 AM|
R88 Half of those are not gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||June 23, 2021 2:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 91||July 21, 2021 3:21 PM|