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Poll: The best male performance as a homosexual character

These movie roles all earned their actors much critical acclaim and garnered them Oscar and Golden Globe nominations/ wins for great performances, but which of them is the best performance? Discuss Here

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    As played by Michael Douglas in Behind the Candelabra (2013)
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    Scott Thorson

    As played by Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra (2013)
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    Hal Fields

    As played by Christopher Plummer in Beginners (2010)
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    As played by Colin Firth in A Single Man (2009)
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    Harvey Milk

    As played by Sean Penn in Milk (2008)
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    Truman Capote

    As played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote (2005)
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    Ennis Del Mar

    As played by Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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    Jack Twist

    As played by Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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    Richard Brown

    As played by Ed Harris in The Hours (2002)
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    Frank Whitaker

    As played by Dennis Quaid in Far From Heaven (2002)
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    Reinaldo Arenas

    As played by Javier Bardem in Before Night Falls (2000)
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    James Whale

    As played by Ian McKellen in Gods and Monsters (1998)
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    Simon Bishop

    As played by Greg Kinnear in As Good As It Gets (1997)
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    George Downes

    As played by Rupert Everett In My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
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    Howard Brackett

    As played by Kevin Kline in In and Out (1997)
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    Oscar Wilde

    As played by Stephen Fry in Wilde (1997)
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    Albert Goldman

    As played by Nathan Lane in The Birdcage (1996)
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    Andrew Beckett

    As played by Tom Hanks in Philadelphia (1993)
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    Clay Shaw

    As played by Tommy Lee Jones in JFK (1991)
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    As played by Bruce Davison in Longtime Companion (1989)
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    Luis Molina

    As played by William Hurt in Kiss Of the Spider Woman (1985)
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    As played by Albert Finney in The Dresser (1983)
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    As played by Tom Courtenay in The Dresser (1983)
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    Carole "Toddy" Todd

    As played by Robert Preston in Victor Victoria (1982)
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    As played by Marcello Mastroianni in A Special Day (1977)
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    Sonny Wortzik

    As played by Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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    Leon Shermer

    As played by Chris Sarandon in Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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    Dr. Daniel Hirsh

    As played by Peter Finch in Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)