12 Straight Actors Who Played Gay Roles


Perhaps the defining characteristic of a great actor comes with their ability to become characters who are very different from them.

There may be no difference bigger than a change in sexuality. This is a collection of 12 actors who gave impressive performances in gay roles.

1. Sean Penn

Sean Penn won an Oscar for his portrayal of politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk in the biopic about his life.

The movie also features fellow straight man James Franco as his young lover.

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