Gay Celebrities, Gay Movie Stars, Gay Actors
Gay Hollywood! YES. NO. MAYBE SO???
by Tim Nasson
See our Gay actors, Gay celebrities and Gay movie stars lists below!
It used to be a Hollywood sin, especially if you were an A-list male celebrity, to be gay, to come out of the closet. Girls, the majority of them straight, paid big money to see male movie stars, such as the late James Dean and Rock Hudson, Montgomery Clift, all confirmed gays, kiss their on-screen (female) counterparts. Not each other. (That was left for the wrap parties).
Today, things have changed. A little. Girls, who spend billions of dollars each year, worldwide, on movie tickets and Blu-Rays and DVDS, still expect to see Taylor Lautner, (a confirmed gay, from numerous Hollywood insiders), kiss a girl - and like it, but if he were to kiss a boy in his own house, behind closed doors, perhaps they wouldn't really care? Or would they?
However, if you're Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, John Travolta or George Clooney, and 60% of your movie's revenue comes from overseas, where in some countries being gay is cause for being stoned to death, your studio, publicist, manager and hangers-on don't want you to admit to your sexual proclivities.
Why? Because the bottom line is if people in China and other parts of Asia, as well as the Middle East, who make up a significant amount of a movie's box office gross, know you're gay they most likely won't go to see your movies, which, in turn, would put a huge dent in the overall gross of said movie.
It wasn't too long ago that there were people in the world who actually thought Clay Aiken was straight. And that Jodie Foster was not a lesbian. Live and let live. There were also some who could have been led to believe that Anderson Cooper was straight. Mmmhmmm.
How times have changed. And so fast. While the lists below include just a portion of the 'out' gay celebrities, (or celebrities that Tim Nasson knows for a fact to not be straight), it is hardly comprehensive. Most of the names on the lists, Clay Aiken not withstanding, would have raised a few eyebrows even five years ago. But Elton John? Harvey Fierstein? Bruce Villanch? Rosie O'Donnell? Ellen Degeneres? Boy George? George Michael? Who cares?
If you're goodlooking, and a male celebrity, or a very famous female celebrity, the rumors about the possibility that you're gay begin faster than you can say Dorothy. If you're very goodlooking, male and single, with no history of ever having dated a woman - or at least not since high school - you might as well admit it. You're an actor. And gay. Big deal. And, even if you have the best publicist in Hollywood, we're on to you and know you're really into, if you're a guy, going down on a cock, and not on pussy.
We've coined the term fauxmance for the celebrities whose publicists pay US Weekly to do stories about their 'straight' romances; Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal and Justin Timerblake (who even went so far as to get married), among the many, all of whom we either know are gay or have been told by reliable sources are gay.
Confirmed Gay A and B and C and D-List Celebrities*
The following celebrities are gay
Brad Garrett gay (Everybody Loves Raymond)
David Hyde Pierce
David Muir (ABC News)
Don Lemon (CNN)
James Dean (late)
James Van Der Beek (marriage of convenience)
John Travolta (marriage of convenience)
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Justin Timberlake (marriage of convenience)
Montgomery Clift (late)
Neil Patrick Harris
Queen Latifah (Dana Owens)
Raymond Burr (late)
Richard Gere (marriage of convenience)
Robert Reed (late)
Rock Hudson (late)
Scott Evans (brother of Chris Evans)
Seann William Scott
Tom Cruise (marriage of convenience)
WE'RE 99.9% CONFIDENT: YES (And we put our money on everyone listed below being card carrying members of the Friends Of Dorothy club, no matter what anyone, including they, say).
Brad Renfro (late)
Eric Christian Olsen
Heath Ledger (late)
Jack Quaid (son of Dennis and Meg Ryan)
James Badge Dale
Jamie Bell (marriage of confusion)
Lou Taylor Pucci
Michael Clark Duncan (married to Omarosa, but that's like Oprah being married to Steadman) late
From the above list, it wouldn't be shocking to see half, if not 3/4 'come out' before the end of 2020. The only one with anything to 'lose' by coming out, if he is gay, Leonardo DiCaprio. His star is so high - worldwide - that coming out publicly would mean, at least for a time, people (gay and straight) would laugh at the site of him kissing a starlet, naked on the beach, on the big screen. Knowing that he prefered the same sex, yet seeing him kissing and copulating on screen with the opposite, would make your head spin. (Really: In some lands it would. And the NON-U.S. movie box office grosses account for the most part - each major release - 60% of any particular movie's gross).
The main reason why gay male actors of such a high profile do not come out is not that they are embarassed by or about being gay. It's the fact that worldwide audiences - and the majority of the movie box office receipts comes from overseas, where (in some countries) being gay is still cause for execution - might not 'believe' their acting on the big screen if it involved the kissing of the opposite sex. Or take things one step further and boycott their movies altogether. Sad but true.
WE WISHED (at least most of them were gay)! Confirmed, bonafide straight celebrities!
Alan Ritchson naked
Armie Hammer not gay
Ben Affleck (maybe bi)
Channing Tatum not gay
Charlie Hunnam not gay (maybe bi)
Chris Hemsworth not gay
Christian Bale not gay
Christian Campbell not gay
Cillian Murphy not gay
Damian Lewis not gay
Dane DeHaan not gay
Daryl Wein not gay
Evan Peters not gay
Ewan McGregor not gay
Hayden Christensen not gay
Hugh Dancy not gay
Hugh Jackman not gay
James Marsden not gay
James McAvoy not gay
Jason Earles not gay
Jay Baruchel not gay
Jennifer Garner (maybe bi)
John Krasinski not gay
Jon Hamm not gay
Josh Hartnett not gay
Macklemore not gay
Mark Wahlberg not gay
Matt Damon not gay
Matthew McConaughey not gay
Michael Sheen not gay
Mike Vogel not gay
Paul Rudd not gay
Paul Walker not gay
Rory Cochrane not gay
Sam Riley not gay
Sam Worthington not gay
Seth Green not gay
Shawn Hatosy not gay
Timothy Olyphant not gay
Tom Hardy not gay
Tom Welling not gay
All of the above mentioned are either married to a female, (one that they are sexually involved with, which we know to be factual), in a committed, sexual relationship with the opposite sex or have proven otherwise to be incontrovertably heterosexual. Christian Campbell, brother of Neve, in fact, is one of my BFFs - and I the fact that he is straight couldn't be more evident when hanging out with him (and his third wife, America Olivo).
The jury is still out on the following.
MAYBE SO ???
Luke Schroder (Ricky Schroder's son)
Chad Michael Murray (two failed marriages)
Ethan Hawke (former marriage of convenience to a lesbian, we're sure)
Uma Thurman (former marriage of convenience to a homosexual, we're sure)
Tobey Maguire (marriage of convenience)
Ashton Kutcher (former marriage of convenience to a lesbian, Demi Moore)
Demi Moore (former marriages of convenience; Ashton Kutcher, Bruce Willis)
Yes. Tobey Maguire is married with kids. But so is Tom Cruise. Tobey Maguire's marriage was the most manufactured Hollywood marriage in memory. Well, since the 'marriage' of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. It 'seems' to be a marriage of convenience. His wife? The daughter of the President of Universal, Ron Meyer - (president of the entire company Universal; movies, video, TV, theme parks, etc.)
Now, Ashton Kutcher is the biggest mystery of all. Rumors have abounded for almost two decades that Demi Moore is a lesbian. Is Ashton Kutcher planning his biggest PUNK what with his foolish 'marriage' to Demi Moore, be it he is straight or gay?
And the WHO CARES list of confirmed living and dead homosexuals!
Alvin Ailey (late)
Billie Jean King
Bret Easton Ellis
Charles Nelson Reilly (late)
David Brudnoy (late)
Denholm Elliott (late)
Edward Albee (late)
Elton John (she is grandma to all the gays)
Greta Garbo (late)
Herb Ritts (late)
J. Edgar Hoover (late)
John Cameron Mitchell
Leonard Bernstein (late)
Malcolm Forbes (late)
Mark O'Donnell (late)
Paul Bowles (late)
Pete Postlethwaite (late)
Peter Allen (who was married to lez, Liza Minnelli) (late)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (late)
Trevor Moretz (Born in 1986, he is the 6' 3" older brother of Chloe Moretz)
* CONFIRMED = Outed themself or have been publicly outed by various news organizations and/or by more than three other high profile Hollywood publicists or executives to Wild About Movies publisher, Tim Nasson!
Why, you ask, is there a list of We're Confident: YES? Because, for the most part, with the exception of Leonardo DiCaprio, (whom many high powered executives in Hollywood have confirmed, off the record, is gay, and his highly public romances with supermodels are for just that, appearances), virtually everyone on the above list has a profile on the most popular movie website in the world, www.imdb.com, created by their publicists or it is something that they created on their own. And, as of publication of this article, (3PM EST, 2/6/07), virtually all of their IMDB profiles did not include a spouse or significant other, of the opposite sex, nor any mention of ever having had a girlfriend*. Fascinating.
In addition, as being gay and having interviewed virtually every actor on each of the lists on this page during the past 20+ years, and having been in and around Hollywood for as long, (friends with many celebrities, gay and straight, who love to gossip), it's hard to not come to such conclusions. However true or untrue they may be. (Time will certainly tell).
Another of the stars on Tim Nasson's list of "We're Confident" are Gay has stepped out of the closet - October 6, 2011.
Zachary Quinto, of Star Trek fame.
Read his coming out post on his very own blog.