10 Actors That Do A Great Job Playing Straight Characters

January 14, 2015 | Alex


In today’s ever-growing society, it has become so much easier for gay men and women to become open with their sexuality instead of having to hide it away from the world out of fear of backlash. With more and more people coming out of the closet, it’s also expected that a large number of our celebrity population also have a few gay actors here and there.

Although their sexual orientation poses no impact on their talents as an actor or actress, it’s always fascinating to learn that the shirtless actor in that steamy, rom-com that your girlfriend has been obsessed with actually happens to play for the other team.┬áSome of the most famous roles in television and film have been portrayed by an actor or actress who you actually would never guess is gay.

Check them out, and see if you can guess which famous gay actor is behind your favorite straight characters:

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He is a former child prodigy with genius level IQ, but displays an almost total lack of social skills, a tenuous understanding of humor, and difficulty recognizing irony and sarcasm in other people.