Pass the mouthwash!
Sorry, Pavlos. Don’t get it.
Well, I wouldn’t fancy being kissed by Michael Douglas, Matt is a honey.
Ah love you Matt…..wish I had been Michael Douglas on that day!
Love Matt Damon. Always says cool stuff.
Of course, there are no gay actors in Hollywood, so they had to hire two str8 men.
They don’t hire mafia men to play the Godfather, people with special powers to play Superman, n4zis to play hltler, or disabled people to play wheelchair bound avatars. Actors act, that’s what they do. And the best actor they can find to take on the part, that people want to watch gets the role.
Why do you compare gay men to mafia, nazis or disabled? They do hire black men to play black men however. I
That’s a load of crap. What it means is we are not allowed to tell our own stories because of someone else’s concept of “marketability”.
Then name me a gay actor who you would rather watch than Matt Damon. Russell Tovey? Rupert Everet? Neil Patrick Harris from Smurfs? I know which I’d choose. And they are not ‘our’ stories. Do you think that the box office success of Brokeback Mountain or Milk came from just gay men going to see ‘our’ stories? No. The majoirty of people who went to see those films were straight.
I agree. No openly gay actor is ever given a leading role in Hollywood, although the only exception was Sir Ian McKellen in ‘Gods and Monsters’, but that was a joint British-American venture and shouldn’t even be included. No openly gay actor has ever won an Oscar. Sir Ian McKellen was nominated but never won. Box office appeal is the bottom line in Hollywood or so it thinks. I can’t name one openly gay actor who has been given a leading role to play a straight person in a Hollywood film, not one. Even Sir Ian has conceded that which sort of vindicates Rupert Everett’s rant about it for which he received a lot of flack, unjustifiably so in my opinion. He was absolutely right, like him or not.
Yes, because the astonishing truth is that most average people simply cannot cope with the idea that someone they know is gay can convincingly play a non-gay role. It’s too bizarre for words, but I promise you it’s true – I’ve had long (and frankly depressing) conversation with colleagues – who would see themselves (weirdly) as unprejudiced – who say so. I’ve tried to point out that the hint might lie in the word acting, to little avail.
I thought he was bisexual in the talented mr ripley?
In “the talented mr. Ripley”, ripley is portrayed as an immoral forgery and impersonator who is drawn to attractive men, although not explicitly gay.
But in Highsmith’s other four novels in which Ripley is the protagonist, he does have a wife, Heloise, and he does consume the marriage. Ripley then loses interest in her.
On the whole, Ripley barely has a sex drive, and in “the talented mr. Ripley”, he is most attracted to Dickie Greenleaf’s opulent lifestyle.