ACTORS WHO HAD PORTRAYED GAY ROLES AT THEIR BESTS (not in order)

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1.
“ as Tong in "The Love of Siam" ” - jpdparanal
 
2.
“ as Maximo Oliveros in "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" ” - jpdparanal
 
3.
“ as Mew in "The Love of Siam' ” - jpdparanal
 
4.
“ as Xander in "Is it just me?" ” - jpdparanal
 
5.
Nicholas Downs
Nicholas Downs grew up in the small Midwest town of Bondurant, Iowa as the second youngest of ten brothers and sisters. By high school, Nicholas found acting as a way to create a voice of his own. His English teacher, Mrs. Sandoval, helped him by guiding him into the fine arts. With guidance from Director...
“ as Blaine in "Is it just me?" ” - jpdparanal
 
6.
Troy Garity
Actor, Sunshine
Troy Garity is an actor known for his diverse body of work. Though his breakout film performance came when he starred opposite Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett and Billy Bob Thorton in Barry Levinson's "Bandits", he is perhaps best known for his role as Isaac in the "Barbershop" film franchise. A role he will reprise for the upcoming 2016 film...
“ as Barry Winchell in "Soldier's Girl" ” - jpdparanal
 
7.
“ as Su Min in "No Regret" ” - jpdparanal
 
8.
Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family...
“ as Andrew Beckett in "Philadelphia" ” - jpdparanal
 
9.
Antonio Banderas
Actor, Desperado
Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series. He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain...
“ as Miguel Alvarez in "Philadelphia" ” - jpdparanal
 
10.
“ as Nong Toom/Parinaya Charoempol in "Beautiful Boxer" ” - jpdparanal
 
11.
“ as Bobby Griffith in "Prayers for Bobby" ” - jpdparanal
 
12.
Jaye Davidson
Actor, Stargate
Jaye was born in Riverside, California in 1968 the son of a Ghanaian father and English mother. The family left for England when Jaye was 2 and a half. Jaye left school at 16 and had been alternately unemployed and doing odd jobs (running for a production company, working in a factory) ever since. Jaye...
“ as Dil in "The Crying Game" ” - jpdparanal
 
13.
“ Petrang Kabayo, Kumander Gringa, Bala at Lipstik ” - jpdparanal
 
14.
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
Actor, Ying xiong
Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji or Jue dai shuang jiao...
“ as Lai Yu - Fai in "Happy Together' ” - jpdparanal
 
15.
“ as Cris in "Campus Crush" ” - jpdparanal
 
16.
“ as Jay in "Jay" ” - jpdparanal
 
17.
Coco Martin
Coco Martin is one of the celebrities in the Philippines that earned his break through the indie scene. Coco or born as Rodel Nacianceno was dubbed as "The King of Philippine Independent Films." Coco was born on November 1, 1981 in Novaliches, Quezon City. He is living with his grandmother whom he considers as his second mother...
“ as JP in "Daybreak" ” - jpdparanal
 
18.
Colin Firth
Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's College) in Winchester...
“ as George Falconer in "A Single Man" ” - jpdparanal
 
19.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor, Capote
Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ancestry...
“ as Truman Capote in "Capote" ” - jpdparanal
 
20.
Steve Sandvoss
Steve Sandvoss was born in 1980 in New York City. He went to school in the "burbs" and in Connecticut. He originally had studied Chinese thinking about going into international business, but changed his mind later. He attended Harvard and graduated cum laude, studying poetry and prose writing. He also acted in several plays and directed readings of his own work...
“ as Aaron/Davis in "Latter Days" ” - jpdparanal
 
21.
Kevin Zegers
Kevin Joseph Zegers started acting at the tender age of six. He has starred in more than 40 films, including Air Bud, Dawn of the Dead, and Transamerica, and has also appeared in several modeling campaigns. Kevin was born in Woodstock, Ontario, to Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher, and James Zegers...
“ as Toby in "Transamerica" ” - jpdparanal
 
22.
Sean Penn
Sean Penn is a powerhouse film performer capable of intensely moving work, who has gone from strength to strength during a colourful film career, and who has drawn much media attention for his stormy private life and political viewpoints. Sean Justin Penn was born in Los Angeles, California, the second son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director...
“ as Harvey Milk in "Milk" ” - jpdparanal
 
23.
James Franco
Actor, 127 Hours
Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted...
“ as Scott Smith in "Milk" ” - jpdparanal
 
24.
Emile Hirsch
Emile Davenport Hirsch was born in Palms, California, to Margaret Esther (Davenport), a teacher and visual artist, and David M. Hirsch, an entrepreneur and producer. He grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and having been introduced to acting while still at school, he got his first acting job on TV at the age of 11 in an episode of Kindred: The Embraced...
“ as Cleve Jones in "Milk" ” - jpdparanal
 
25.
Clive Owen
British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting soul but forceful will...
“ as Max in "Bent" ” - jpdparanal
 
26.
Dolphy
Actor, Rosario
“ Markova: Comfort Gay, Ang Tatay kong Nanay, Facifica Falaypay ” - jpdparanal
 
27.
Terence Stamp
Actor, Wanted
Terence Henry Stamp was born and lived in Canal Road, Bow, until German bombers forced his family to move to Plaistow. An icon of the 1960s, he dated the likes of Julie Christie, Brigitte Bardot and Jean Shrimpton. After an extremely successful early career, starring in Modesty Blaise, Poor Cow and Far from the Madding Crowd...
“ as Bernadette in "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" ” - jpdparanal
 
28.
Hugo Weaving
Actor, The Matrix
Hugo Wallace Weaving was born on April 4, 1960 in Nigeria, to English parents Anne (Lennard), a tour guide and teacher, and Wallace Weaving, a seismologist. Hugo has an older brother, Simon, and a younger sister, Anna, who both also live and work in Australia. During his early childhood, the Weaving family spent most of their time traveling between Nigeria...
“ as Tick/Mitzi in "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" ” - jpdparanal
 
29.
Guy Pearce
Actor, Memento
Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Anne (Pickering) and Stuart Graham Pearce. His father was born in Auckland, New Zealand, to English and Scottish parents, while Guy's mother is English. Pearce and his family initially traveled to Australia for two years, after his father was offered the position of Chief test pilot for the Australian Government...
“ as Adam/Felicia in "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" ” - jpdparanal
 
30.
“ Pusong Mamon, So Happy Together ” - jpdparanal
 
31.
“ Pusong Mamon ” - jpdparanal
 
32.
“ Miguel/Michelle ” - jpdparanal
 
33.
“ Tubog sa Ginto ” - jpdparanal
 
34.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko. His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, English, and Swiss-German...
“ as Jack Twist in "Brokeback Mountain" ” - jpdparanal
 
35.
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. He was born John Christopher Depp II in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963, to Betty Sue (Wells), who worked as a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15...
“ as Ed Wood in "Ed Wood" ” - jpdparanal
 
36.
Lee Pace
In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl, an extraordinary telefilm created for Showtime. The film was based on the true story of a transgender nightclub performer in love with a soldier who is brutally murdered for their relationship. His breakthrough performance garnered him nominations for both the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Award...
“ as Calpernia Addams/Scottie in "Soldier's Girl" ” - jpdparanal
 
37.
Dirk Bogarde
Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children...
“ as Gustav Auschenbach in "Death in Venice" ” - jpdparanal
 
38.
Ian McKellen
Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native Great Britain and internationally, twice nominated for the Oscar and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen...
“ as James Whale in "Gods and Monsters" ” - jpdparanal
 
39.
Tad Hilgenbrink
As only a talented newcomer can, Tad Hilgenbrinck hand delivered his unsolicited resume to the American Pie Presents: Band Camp casting director, and with his quick wit and charm landed the lead role in this successful franchise. Tad stars as Stifler's wild little brother in director Steve Rash's teen comedy. With the debut of this film...
“ as Chance in "The Curiosity of Chance" ” - jpdparanal
 
40.
James Marsden
Actor, X-Men
James Paul Marsden, or better known as just James Marsden, was born on September 18, 1973, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Kathleen (Scholz) and James Luther Marsden. His father, a distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University, and his mother, a nutritionist, divorced when he was nine years old...
“ as Tom in "24th Day" ” - jpdparanal
 
41.
Scott Speedman
Scott Speedman was born in London, England, to Scottish parents, Mary (Campbell), a primary school teacher, and Roy Speedman, a department store buyer. He grew up in Toronto, Canada. He was an aspiring swimmer and held a record amongst the best for distance freestyle, unfortunately, an accident put that career path on hold forever...
“ as Dan in "24th Day" ” - jpdparanal
 
42.
Seth Peterson
Actor, Providence
Seth Peterson was born on August 16, 1970 in Harlem, New York. He is an actor known for Burn Notice, Providence and Godzilla. He has appeared on such hit TV series as NCIS, CSI: NY, Deadwood, Bones and many more. He has three children, including actor Lennon Henry of American Horror Story: Hotel fame...
“ as Robbie Levinson in "Hate Crime" ” - jpdparanal
 
43.
Brian J. Smith
Brian J. Smith was born on October 12, 1981 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Brian Jacob Smith. He is an actor, known for SGU Stargate Universe (2009), Red Faction: Origins (2011) and Hate Crime (2005). On June 2015, he played Will Gorski, one of the lead characters on the Netflix original series, "Sense8", created by the Wachowskis.
“ as Trey McCoy in "Hate Crime" ” - jpdparanal
 
44.
Ben Whishaw
Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (father) and English (mother) descent...
“ "as Robert Frobisher in Cloud Atlas" ” - jpdparanal
 
45.
Paul Rudd
Actor, Ant-Man
Paul Stephen Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. His parents, Michael and Gloria, both from Jewish families, were born in the U.K. He has one sister, who is three years younger than he is. Paul traveled with his family during his early years, because of his father's airline job at TWA. His family eventually settled in Overland Park...
“ as George in The Object of my Affection ” - jpdparanal
 
46.
Ezra Miller
Ezra Matthew Miller was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, to Marta (Koch), a modern dancer, and Robert S. Miller, who has worked at Workman Publishing and as former senior VP for Hyperion Books. He has two older sisters. Ezra is of Ashkenazi Jewish (father) and German-Dutch (mother) ancestry; he has described himself as Jewish and "spiritual"...
“ as Patrick in The Perks of being a Wallflower ” - jpdparanal
 
47.
Russell Crowe
Actor, Gladiator
Russell Ira Crowe was born in Wellington, New Zealand, to Jocelyn Yvonne (Wemyss) and John Alexander Crowe, both of whom catered movie sets. His maternal grandfather, Stanley Wemyss, was a cinematographer. Crowe's recent ancestry includes Welsh (where his paternal grandfather was born, in Wrexham), English...
“ as Jeff in The Sum of Us ” - jpdparanal