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

by jpdparanal | created - 14 Aug 2011 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. Mario Maurer

Actor | Rak haeng Siam

Mario Maurer was born on December 4, 1988 as Nutthawuth Maurer. He is an actor, known for Rak haeng Siam (2007), Pee Mak (2013) and U mong pa meung (2011).

as Tong in "The Love of Siam"

2. Nathan Lopez

Actor | Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros

Nathan Lopez was born on August 19, 1991 as Louie Nathanael Buado Lopez. He is an actor, known for Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (2005), Be Careful with My Heart (2012) and Teach Me to Love (2008).

as Maximo Oliveros in "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros"

3. Witwisit Hiranyawongkul

Actor | Rak haeng Siam

Witwisit Hiranyawongkul was born on July 20, 1989 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is known for his work on Rak haeng Siam (2007), Home kwamrak kwamsuk kwam songjam (2012) and Fun waan aai joop (2008).

as Mew in "The Love of Siam'

4. David Loren

Actor | Harper's Globe

David Loren is an actor and producer, known for Harper's Globe (2009), 11:11 (2014) and Is It Just Me? (2010).

as Xander in "Is it just me?"

5. Nicholas Downs

Actor | Beautiful & Twisted

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 ...

as Blaine in "Is it just me?"

6. Troy Garity

Actor | Ballers

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 ...

as Barry Winchell in "Soldier's Girl"

7. Young-hoon Lee

Actor | Huhwihaji anha

Young-hoon Lee was born on December 14, 1982 in Seoul, South Korea. He is an actor and composer, known for No Regret (2006), Gyae-got-un nalui ohu (1995) and Gong-mo-ja-deul (2012).

as Su Min in "No Regret"

8. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

as Andrew Beckett in "Philadelphia"

9. Antonio Banderas

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

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 JosÃf© Antonio DomÃf­nguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in MÃf¡laga, ...

as Miguel Alvarez in "Philadelphia"

10. Asanee Suwan

Actor | Beautiful Boxer

Asanee Suwan is an actor, known for Beautiful Boxer (2004), The Coffin (2008) and The Forest (2016).

as Nong Toom/Parinaya Charoempol in "Beautiful Boxer"

11. Ryan Kelley

Actor | Mean Creek

Ryan Kelley was born on August 31, 1986 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA as Ryan Jonathan Kelley. He is an actor, known for Mean Creek (2004), Prayers for Bobby (2009) and Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009).

as Bobby Griffith in "Prayers for Bobby"

12. Jaye Davidson

Actor | The Crying Game

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. ...

as Dil in "The Crying Game"

13. Roderick Paulate

Actor | Ded na si Lolo

Roderick Paulate is an actor, known for Ded na si Lolo (2009), 1 + 1 = 12 + 1 (1987) and Mga anghel na walang langit (1970).

Petrang Kabayo, Kumander Gringa, Bala at Lipstik

14. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Actor | Faa yeung nin wa

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 (1983) or Jue...

as Lai Yu - Fai in "Happy Together'

15. Joeffrey Javier

Actor | Masukista

Joeffrey Javier is an actor, known for Masukista (2012), Campus Crush (2009) and Hinala (2011).

as Cris in "Campus Crush"

16. Baron Geisler

Actor | Jay

Baron Geisler was born on June 5, 1982 in the Philippines as Baron Frederick von Geisler. He is an actor and producer, known for Jay (2008), Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story (2011) and Baler (2008).

as Jay in "Jay"

17. Coco Martin

Actor | Noy

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 Manila, Philippines. He is living with his grandmother whom he ...

as JP in "Daybreak"

18. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

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...

as George Falconer in "A Single Man"

19. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

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 ...

as Truman Capote in "Capote"

20. Steve Sandvoss

Actor | Latter Days

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 ...

as Aaron/Davis in "Latter Days"

21. Kevin Zegers

Actor | Transamerica

Kevin Joseph Zegers started acting at the tender age of six. He has starred in more than 40 films, including Air Bud (1997), Dawn of the Dead (2004), and Transamerica (2005), and has also appeared in several modeling campaigns.

Kevin was born in Woodstock, Ontario, to Mary-Ellen (Veldman), a teacher...

as Toby in "Transamerica"

22. Sean Penn

Actor | Mystic River

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 ...

as Harvey Milk in "Milk"

23. James Franco

Actor | 127 Hours

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother is Betsy Franco and his father is Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco who ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted.

...

as Scott Smith in "Milk"

24. Emile Hirsch

Actor | Into the Wild

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 ...

as Cleve Jones in "Milk"

25. Clive Owen

Actor | Closer

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 ...

as Max in "Bent"

26. Dolphy

Actor | Espadang patpat

Dolphy was born on July 25, 1928 in Tondo, Manila, Philippines as Rodolfo Vera Quizon. He was an actor and producer, known for Espadang patpat (1990), Markova: Comfort Gay (2000) and John and Marsha (1974). He died on July 10, 2012 in Makati City, Philippines.

Markova: Comfort Gay, Ang Tatay kong Nanay, Facifica Falaypay

27. Terence Stamp

Actor | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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 (1966), Poor ...

as Bernadette in "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert"

28. Hugo Weaving

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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 ...

as Tick/Mitzi in "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert"

29. Guy Pearce

Actor | Memento

Guy Edward Pearce was born 5 October, 1967 in Cambridgeshire, England, UK to Margaret Anne 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, ...

as Adam/Felicia in "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert"

30. Eric Quizon

Actor | Juan Tamad at Mr. Shooli: Mongolian Barbecue

Eric Quizon was born on January 20, 1967 as Enrico Smith Quizon. He is an actor and director, known for Juan Tamad at Mr. Shooli: Mongolian Barbecue (1991), Pusong mamon (1998) and Pagdating ng panahon (1998).

Pusong Mamon, So Happy Together

31. Albert Martinez

Actor | Rosario

Albert Martinez was born on April 19, 1963 as Alberto Pineda Muhlach. He is an actor and producer, known for Rosario (2010), Rizal sa Dapitan (1997) and Segurista (1996). He was previously married to Liezel Martinez.

Pusong Mamon

32. Romnick Sarmenta

Actor | Damong ligaw

Romnick Sarmenta was born on April 28, 1972 in Quezon City, Philippines as Romeo Nicolas Sarmenta Tejedor. He is an actor, known for Damong ligaw (1997), Sa aking puso: The Marcos 'Bong' Manalang Story (1992) and Bira! Darna! Bira! (1979). He is married to Harlene Bautista.

Miguel/Michelle

33. Eddie Garcia

Director | Atsay

Eddie Garcia was born on May 2, 1929 in Sorsogon, Philippines as Eduardo Verchez Garcia. He is an actor and director, known for Atsay (1978), Magdusa ka! (1986) and Bwakaw (2012).

Tubog sa Ginto

34. Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor | Nightcrawler

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, 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 (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from...

as Jack Twist in "Brokeback Mountain"

35. Johnny Depp

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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 ...

as Ed Wood in "Ed Wood"

36. Lee Pace

Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy

In 2003, Lee Grinner Pace starred in the Sundance hit, Soldier's Girl (2003), 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 ...

as Calpernia Addams/Scottie in "Soldier's Girl"

37. Dirk Bogarde

Actor | The Servant

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"

38. Ian McKellen

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Widely regarded as 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 (...

as James Whale in "Gods and Monsters"

39. Tad Hilgenbrink

Actor | Epic Movie

As only a talented newcomer can, Tad Hilgenbrinck hand delivered his unsolicited resume to the American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005) 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 ...

as Chance in "The Curiosity of Chance"

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...

as Tom in "24th Day"

41. Scott Speedman

Actor | Underworld

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...

as Dan in "24th Day"

42. Seth Peterson

Actor | Godzilla

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 ...

as Robbie Levinson in "Hate Crime"

43. Brian J. Smith

Actor | SGU Stargate Universe

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"...

as Trey McCoy in "Hate Crime"

44. Ben Whishaw

Actor | Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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 (...

"as Robert Frobisher in Cloud Atlas"

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...

as George in The Object of my Affection

46. Ezra Miller

Actor | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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 ...

as Patrick in The Perks of being a Wallflower

47. Russell Crowe

Actor | Les Misérables

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),...

as Jeff in The Sum of Us

48. Christian Bables

Actor | Die Beautiful

Christian Bables is an actor, known for Die Beautiful (2016), The Ghost Bride (2017) and Finally Found Someone (2017).

as Barbs in Die Beautiful

49. Leslie Cheung

Actor | Ah fei zing zyun

Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain...

as Cheng Dieyi in Farewell, my Concubine and as Po-wi in Happy Together

50. Felix Roco

Actor | Engkwentro

Felix Roco was born on April 12, 1989 in the Philippines as Teodoro Felix Artadi Roco. He is an actor and writer, known for Engkwentro (2009), Mga rebeldeng may kaso (2015) and Ma' Rosa (2016).

"as Trevor in Shift"

51. Rocco Nacino

Actor | Ang sayaw ng dalawang kaliwang paa

Rocco Nacino was born on March 21, 1987 in Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines as Enrico Raphael Quiogue Nacino. He is an actor, known for Ang sayaw ng dalawang kaliwang paa (2011), Encantadia (2016) and Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir (2013).

"as Dennis in Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa"

52. Paulo Avelino

Actor | Walang hanggan

Paulo Avelino was born on May 13, 1988 in Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines. He is an actor, known for Walang hanggan (2012), Ang sayaw ng dalawang kaliwang paa (2011) and Heneral Luna (2015).

"as Marlon in Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa"

53. Dominic Roco

Actor | Sleepless

Dominic Roco was born on April 12, 1989 in the Philippines as Ricardo Dominic Artadi Roco. He is an actor, known for Sleepless (2015), What Isn't There (2012) and Sisid (2011).

"as Jason Ty in I'm Drunk I Love You"

54. Martin Escudero

Actor | Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington

Martin Escudero was born as Mart Enrico Cruz Escudero. He is an actor, known for Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington (2011), Gumapang ka sa lusak (2010) and Babangon ako't dudurugin kita (2008).

"as Remington in Zombadings: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington"

55. Paolo Ballesteros

Actor | Die Beautiful

Paolo Ballesteros was born on November 29, 1982 in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines as Paolo Elito Macapagal Ballesteros IV. He is known for his work on Die Beautiful (2016), Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka fairy, the legend (2004) and Bakit lahat ng gwapo may boyfriend?! (2016).

"as Trisha/Patrick in Die Beautiful"

56. Ken Chan

Actor | 1st ko si 3rd

Ken Chan is an actor, known for 1st ko si 3rd (2014), Genesis (2013) and Imagine You & Me (2016).

"as Destiny Rose in Destiny Rose (TV series)

57. Gardo Versoza

Actor | Sisa

Gardo Versoza was born on November 8, 1969 in the Philippines as Mennen Torres Polintan. He is an actor, known for Sisa (1999), Machete II (1994) and Amaya (2011).

"as Mother Lexi in Dading"

58. Khalil Ramos

Actor | 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten

Khalil Ramos is an actor, known for 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten (2016), Princess and I (2012) and She's Dating the Gangster (2014).

"as Felix Salonga in 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten"

59. Mark Ruffalo

Actor | The Avengers

Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to Marie Rose (Hebert), a stylist and hairdresser, and Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter. His father's ancestry is Italian, and his mother is of half French-Canadian and half Italian descent. Mark moved with his family to Virginia Beach, ...

"as Ned Weeks in The Normal Heart (TV movie)"

60. Taylor Kitsch

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights (2006), actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens.

Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, ...

"as Bruce Niles in The Normal Heart (TV movie)