Comments on: 10 Best Openly Gay Actors http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: Sylkozakur http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114411 Sylkozakur Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:16:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114411 I wouldn't count Rock Hudson, Anthony Perkins or Richard Chamberlin as openly Gay because two of them only came out because they were dying, & one's career is basically over. Takai only counts because he's still working. What about Ellen Degenerous or Jane Lynch? I wouldn’t count Rock Hudson, Anthony Perkins or Richard Chamberlin as openly Gay because two of them only came out because they were dying, & one’s career is basically over. Takai only counts because he’s still working. What about Ellen Degenerous or Jane Lynch?

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By: Anonymous http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114354 Anonymous Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:52:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114354 I never knew David Hyde Pierce was "Openly" gay. I had suspicions, but you're loose use of the definition of "openly" is wrong. "Openly" would mean some mention of it in interviews and such and a good portion of the public would know about it. Takei was not open for most of his career, but people in Hollywood probably knew. NPH has a long career ahead, Ian McKellen came out around the time i discovered him, same as Rupert Everett and Alan Cumming I heard some rumblings, but no one else on this list would I even consider being "Openly gay" at all in their careers (but if you mean did their employers knew, well, you might have a case). I never knew David Hyde Pierce was “Openly” gay. I had suspicions, but you’re loose use of the definition of “openly” is wrong. “Openly” would mean some mention of it in interviews and such and a good portion of the public would know about it. Takei was not open for most of his career, but people in Hollywood probably knew. NPH has a long career ahead, Ian McKellen came out around the time i discovered him, same as Rupert Everett and Alan Cumming I heard some rumblings, but no one else on this list would I even consider being “Openly gay” at all in their careers (but if you mean did their employers knew, well, you might have a case).

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By: Shawnee http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114353 Shawnee Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:44:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114353 How come TR Knight didn't make the list? How come TR Knight didn’t make the list?

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By: Anonymous http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114352 Anonymous Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:41:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114352 Let's also remember that his wife, Berry Berenson, was one of the victims that were on the first plane to hit the Trade Center on 9/11 Let’s also remember that his wife, Berry Berenson, was one of the victims that were on the first plane to hit the Trade Center on 9/11

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By: Anonymous http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114351 Anonymous Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:39:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114351 Yeah, thank you. I saw an italian horror film he was in, maybe it's the the one you mention way earlier than the Julia Roberts flick. I really prefer not to know much about any character style actor because thoughts of their reality intrude during performance, but NPH has made me "forget" when he's playing a womanizer. Yeah, thank you. I saw an italian horror film he was in, maybe it’s the the one you mention way earlier than the Julia Roberts flick. I really prefer not to know much about any character style actor because thoughts of their reality intrude during performance, but NPH has made me “forget” when he’s playing a womanizer.

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By: Dmegson http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114349 Dmegson Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:16:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114349 Amen, sister! Amen, sister!

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By: Dmegson http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114350 Dmegson Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:16:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114350 Quoted for Truth! Quoted for Truth!

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By: DK http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114348 DK Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:40:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114348 While I think Marcel raises some fair points, he's well off-base when it comes to Ian McKellen. McKellen actually came out in the late 80s, when the only thing he was famous for was his theater work. His film career didn't start in earnest until the mid-to-late-90s (e.g. Richard III, Gods & Monsters). He also appeared in the 1993 TV adaptation of And the Band Played On. In other words, it seems like he's walked the walk as well as talked the talk. While I think Marcel raises some fair points, he’s well off-base when it comes to Ian McKellen. McKellen actually came out in the late 80s, when the only thing he was famous for was his theater work. His film career didn’t start in earnest until the mid-to-late-90s (e.g. Richard III, Gods & Monsters). He also appeared in the 1993 TV adaptation of And the Band Played On. In other words, it seems like he’s walked the walk as well as talked the talk.

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By: Frank Miller http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114333 Frank Miller Sat, 30 Jul 2011 03:38:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114333 Why include actors who were not openly gay during their careers?  John Barrowman has done much more for LGBT causes than someone like Anthony Perkins. Why include actors who were not openly gay during their careers?  John Barrowman has done much more for LGBT causes than someone like Anthony Perkins.

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By: Angelique http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114331 Angelique Sat, 30 Jul 2011 02:57:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114331 Why are the people on this list all male? If you added females, you wouldn't have to mention people who NEVER left the closet during their careers. And what the hell is THIS: "It wasn’t until he turned 69 that he revealed that he’s an openly gay actor." Seriously, you don't notice anything wrong with that sentence? Anything at all? Do I need to send you a dictionary so you can look up the meaning of the word "openly"? Why are the people on this list all male? If you added females, you wouldn’t have to mention people who NEVER left the closet during their careers. And what the hell is THIS: “It wasn’t until he turned 69 that he revealed that he’s an openly gay actor.” Seriously, you don’t notice anything wrong with that sentence? Anything at all? Do I need to send you a dictionary so you can look up the meaning of the word “openly”?

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By: Joey http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114328 Joey Sat, 30 Jul 2011 02:20:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114328 Yeah, you need a few actors to replace Hudson and Perkins as "openly gay." (How about Portia de Rossi and Sara Gilbert?) And I agree with those who have said being outed is not the same as being open, as with Sir John Gielgud. I guess I was expecting a list of out and proud actors, not actors who happened to be gay but didn't mention it until their 60s. (Which, no shame on them, times were much different.) Yeah, you need a few actors to replace Hudson and Perkins as “openly gay.” (How about Portia de Rossi and Sara Gilbert?) And I agree with those who have said being outed is not the same as being open, as with Sir John Gielgud. I guess I was expecting a list of out and proud actors, not actors who happened to be gay but didn’t mention it until their 60s. (Which, no shame on them, times were much different.)

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By: Alexandria http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114327 Alexandria Sat, 30 Jul 2011 02:00:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114327 I take offense at Alan Cumming being being whitewashed as gay.  He identifies as bisexual, as do many people, and we're tired of being erased.  The fact that he is married to a man does not negate the fact that he retains an attraction to women as well (just as his previous marriage to a woman did not magically make him straight). I take offense at Alan Cumming being being whitewashed as gay.  He identifies as bisexual, as do many people, and we’re tired of being erased.  The fact that he is married to a man does not negate the fact that he retains an attraction to women as well (just as his previous marriage to a woman did not magically make him straight).

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By: prw221 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114326 prw221 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:43:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114326 This list is rife with typos and includes several actors who were/are not, by any stretch of the imagination, openly gay.   This list is rife with typos and includes several actors who were/are not, by any stretch of the imagination, openly gay.  

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By: Jez http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114325 Jez Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:26:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114325 Rock Hudson was no way "openly gay".  Nope. Rock Hudson was no way “openly gay”.  Nope.

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By: Marcel Wiel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114199 Marcel Wiel Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:44:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114199 What a total waste of time this article is ... a real lazy space filler. Do you people have no respect for your readers?  When did being arrested for lewd behaviour count as being out & open (John Guilgud)?  Also, Ian McKellen only came out once he was famous in the 1990s and Rock Hudson's closeted existence drove him to alcoholism, which hardly makes him a poster boy for the out, healthy gay man - plus he only liked 'straight-looking/straight-acting guys' who wouldn't 'give him away'. And Anthony Perkins, who was linked to many female 'beards' and was married with children, may have been gay deep down but to my knowledge never went on a Pride March, when his stature & profile could've really made a difference to the advancement of lesbian & gay rights. If you want to identify excellent out & open gay actors, start with the Lesbian & Gay Film Festival circuit. Among the dross, there are a few gems, all out & open people you can depend if you're cornered by a bunch of homophobes. But as far as your list goes, most would run away to hide in their mansions, leaving you to get a good kicking.  Shame on you! What a total waste of time this article is … a real lazy space filler. Do you people have no respect for your readers? 
When did being arrested for lewd behaviour count as being out & open (John Guilgud)? 
Also, Ian McKellen only came out once he was famous in the 1990s and Rock Hudson’s closeted existence drove him to alcoholism, which hardly makes him a poster boy for the out, healthy gay man – plus he only liked ‘straight-looking/straight-acting guys’ who wouldn’t ‘give him away’.
And Anthony Perkins, who was linked to many female ‘beards’ and was married with children, may have been gay deep down but to my knowledge never went on a Pride March, when his stature & profile could’ve really made a difference to the advancement of lesbian & gay rights.
If you want to identify excellent out & open gay actors, start with the Lesbian & Gay Film Festival circuit. Among the dross, there are a few gems, all out & open people you can depend if you’re cornered by a bunch of homophobes.
But as far as your list goes, most would run away to hide in their mansions, leaving you to get a good kicking. 
Shame on you!

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By: Anonymous http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114145 Anonymous Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:40:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114145 You know, as much as I support what you're doing here, I have to take issue with "best." And "openly." Yeah, you dodged on that with Rock Hudson and Anthony Perkins, but come on. And I'm pretty sure Allen Cumming refers to himself as being bi. You know, as much as I support what you’re doing here, I have to take issue with “best.” And “openly.” Yeah, you dodged on that with Rock Hudson and Anthony Perkins, but come on. And I’m pretty sure Allen Cumming refers to himself as being bi.

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By: Lola http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114142 Lola Tue, 26 Jul 2011 22:59:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/10-best-openly-gay-actors/#comment-114142 Rupert Everett's theatrical debut wasn't in 1997's 'My Best Friend's Wedding'. It was fifteen years earlier in 1982's A Shocking Accident. That wasn't even his first American film. Also technically if you are outed due to an illness that was previously only associated with gay men you aren't openly gay. You been pushed out of the closet. Rupert Everett’s theatrical debut wasn’t in 1997′s ’My Best Friend’s Wedding’. It was fifteen years earlier in 1982′s A Shocking Accident. That wasn’t even his first American film. Also technically if you are outed due to an illness that was previously only associated with gay men you aren’t openly gay. You been pushed out of the closet.

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