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Which Gay Actor(s) Do You Think Comes Across as Straight?

Are there any? If so, they're in short supply.

by Anonymousreply 91July 21, 2021 3:21 PM


by Anonymousreply 1June 11, 2021 5:32 PM

Matt Bomer

by Anonymousreply 2June 11, 2021 5:32 PM

Paul Lynde

by Anonymousreply 3June 11, 2021 5:39 PM

I was shocked to learn Matthew Getz is gay! (hahahahaha)

by Anonymousreply 4June 11, 2021 5:40 PM

Rock Hudson -- though seeing "Pillow Talk" now with him pretending to be gay has added layers.

by Anonymousreply 5June 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 Anonymousreply 6June 11, 2021 5:45 PM

Raymond Burr & Spencer Tracy (but in hindsight, I see it now).

by Anonymousreply 7June 11, 2021 7:18 PM

Luke MacFarlane

by Anonymousreply 8June 11, 2021 7:22 PM

Richard Madden

by Anonymousreply 9June 11, 2021 7:22 PM

Greg Rikaart

by Anonymousreply 10June 11, 2021 7:38 PM

Wentworth Miller.

by Anonymousreply 11June 11, 2021 7:47 PM

Chris Pine and Chris Evans.

by Anonymousreply 12June 11, 2021 7:57 PM

Paul Iacono, Mark Indelicato, Chris Colfer.

by Anonymousreply 13June 11, 2021 8:00 PM

Jacob Tremblay

by Anonymousreply 14June 11, 2021 8:01 PM

Brian J Smith

by Anonymousreply 15June 11, 2021 8:10 PM

Lea DeLaria

by Anonymousreply 16June 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 Anonymousreply 17June 11, 2021 8:12 PM

David Muir

by Anonymousreply 18June 11, 2021 8:25 PM

Evan Todd, although he’s not well known.

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by Anonymousreply 19June 11, 2021 8:30 PM

Yes, definitely Evan Todd. I love him.

by Anonymousreply 20June 11, 2021 9:15 PM

Is this about general appearance and mannerisms or the moment they open their mouths and speak?

by Anonymousreply 21June 11, 2021 10:17 PM

Connor Jessup. His bf on the other hand.....

by Anonymousreply 22June 11, 2021 10:35 PM

James Scully (sometimes)

by Anonymousreply 23June 11, 2021 10:39 PM

Leslie Jordan

Truman Capote

Lindsey Graham

by Anonymousreply 24June 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.

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by Anonymousreply 25June 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.

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by Anonymousreply 26June 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 Anonymousreply 27June 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 Anonymousreply 28June 11, 2021 11:36 PM

Richard Chamberlain

George Clooney

Robert Reed

by Anonymousreply 29June 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 Anonymousreply 30June 12, 2021 1:04 AM

Alec Baldwin

by Anonymousreply 31June 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 Anonymousreply 32June 12, 2021 1:13 AM

Robert Preston

by Anonymousreply 33June 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 Anonymousreply 34June 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 Anonymousreply 35June 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 Anonymousreply 36June 12, 2021 1:22 AM

Frankie grande

by Anonymousreply 37June 12, 2021 2:21 AM

So pretty much you're asking if Tonka trucks fall out of their mouth when they speak?

by Anonymousreply 38June 12, 2021 3:54 AM

Peter Sarsgaard is a straight actor that comes across as gay.

by Anonymousreply 39June 12, 2021 3:57 AM

Dependssss on how they sssspeak

by Anonymousreply 40June 12, 2021 6:00 AM

Robert Preston was gay?

by Anonymousreply 41June 12, 2021 6:04 AM

Nathan Lane, David Hyde Pierce, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

by Anonymousreply 42June 12, 2021 6:57 AM

Connor Jessup and Brandon Flynn

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by Anonymousreply 43June 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 Anonymousreply 44June 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 Anonymousreply 45June 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 Anonymousreply 46June 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 Anonymousreply 47June 12, 2021 10:08 AM

Calling breeders "straight" implies there's something wrong with being gay.

by Anonymousreply 48June 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.

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by Anonymousreply 49June 12, 2021 10:25 AM

Connor’s voice is different than before more like Miles.

by Anonymousreply 50June 12, 2021 10:50 AM

John Mahoney (dad on Frasier)

by Anonymousreply 51June 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 Anonymousreply 52June 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 Anonymousreply 53June 12, 2021 1:29 PM

Robert Gant

by Anonymousreply 54June 12, 2021 1:53 PM

A young John Davidson was cute.

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by Anonymousreply 55June 12, 2021 4:41 PM

Jonathan Groff

by Anonymousreply 56June 12, 2021 4:52 PM

John Davidson is not gay. He’s an avowed atheist, but he’s not gay.

by Anonymousreply 57June 12, 2021 8:15 PM

Neicy Nash

by Anonymousreply 58June 13, 2021 12:40 AM

Pedro Pascal from Narcos and the Mandolarian.

by Anonymousreply 59June 13, 2021 12:57 AM

Jim J Bullock

by Anonymousreply 60June 13, 2021 1:06 AM

[quote]Pedro Pascal

how do you know he's gay?

by Anonymousreply 61June 13, 2021 7:21 AM

[quote]Jim J Bullock

This is a joke, right?

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by Anonymousreply 62June 13, 2021 7:22 AM

Guillermo Diaz

by Anonymousreply 63June 13, 2021 12:59 PM

Clemens Schick

by Anonymousreply 64June 13, 2021 1:04 PM

Russell Tovey

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by Anonymousreply 65June 13, 2021 1:05 PM

Vincent Gardenia

by Anonymousreply 66June 13, 2021 1:08 PM

Randolph Mantooth

by Anonymousreply 67June 13, 2021 1:11 PM

Russell Tovey and Jonathan Groff clip:

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by Anonymousreply 68June 13, 2021 1:12 PM

Alan Bates

by Anonymousreply 69June 13, 2021 2:01 PM

Jonathan Groff has always come across as GAY to me.

by Anonymousreply 70June 13, 2021 2:03 PM

R17 None of the people you mentioned are gay.

by Anonymousreply 71June 13, 2021 2:11 PM

Openly gay Danish actor Thure Lindhardt:

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by Anonymousreply 72June 13, 2021 3:33 PM

[quote]Openly gay Danish actor Thure Lindhardt:

We're really scraping the barrel now.

by Anonymousreply 73June 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:

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by Anonymousreply 74June 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.

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by Anonymousreply 75June 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.

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by Anonymousreply 76June 14, 2021 2:27 PM

Zachary Quinto

by Anonymousreply 77June 17, 2021 3:57 PM

John Benjamin Hickey

by Anonymousreply 78June 17, 2021 4:02 PM

Harry Andrews.

by Anonymousreply 79June 17, 2021 4:26 PM

Chris Grace from Superstore comes across as straight to me. He plays Jerry, Sandra's guy.

by Anonymousreply 80June 17, 2021 7:00 PM

"Straight" is a lie and a slur against gay people.

by Anonymousreply 81June 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 Anonymousreply 82June 18, 2021 10:09 AM

Taye Diggs and Blair Underwood both pass as straight. They my boys.

by Anonymousreply 83June 18, 2021 4:51 PM

Ben Whishaw

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by Anonymousreply 84June 22, 2021 8:51 PM

Victor Garber

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by Anonymousreply 85June 22, 2021 9:56 PM

I had no idea. I just thought he was eccentric.

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by Anonymousreply 86June 22, 2021 9:59 PM

Big Bird

by Anonymousreply 87June 23, 2021 12:10 AM

Rock Hudson was manly.

Luke Evans.

Todd Glass.

Tab Hunter

Michael B. Jordan

Tom Cruise

Ian McKellan

Graham Chapman

Henry Cavill

Doug Savant

Steven Antin. (back in the day)

by Anonymousreply 88June 23, 2021 4:30 AM

Kal Penn

by Anonymousreply 89June 23, 2021 4:38 AM

R88 Half of those are not gay.

by Anonymousreply 90June 23, 2021 2:36 PM

Brandon Flynn

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by Anonymousreply 91July 21, 2021 3:21 PM
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