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    Handsome men who did not become movie stars

    Yes! That is so.
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    Handsome men who did not become movie stars

    I'm only going by what a doctor said, and my experiences in Los Angeles. I have a friend who likes Latin men so I've met a lot of them. The doctor said in his experience in discussing, for instance, AIDS or an STD with them, they become quite angry at any implication that they are gay, even though they are gay or bisexual. I should not have generalized because of course that isn't true of all Latino men, obviously.
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    Intriguing Photos Of Our Favs!

    There used to be a TV show on Saturday night on AMC that would show films like Rome Adventure and have you rolling on the floor. At one point - not sure of the film - they talked about how the studio must have owned stock in a certain hair color because everyone in the film had it - and it was true, they all did. I was so disappointed when it went off the air. Very camp.
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    Those Innocent, Bygone Days!

    Such a sad end. She once drove into that restaurant Jan's, which is still there in LA.
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    Intriguing Photos Of Our Favs!

    When I was a kid watching this, I thought those guys were so much older. When I see them now or Spin & Marty, I just laugh. The perceptions of a child.
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    Intriguing Photos Of Our Favs!

    Don't you think she was gay though? Here's why: when I worked for the co-author of the Tony Curtis autobiography, Suzanne Pleshette was interviewed. She wanted Tony to say they had an affair during the film, which they hadn't. She also was always talking about how long she'd been married to (I think) her second husband.
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    Male Beauty In The Movies

    OMG was that sexy or WHAT?
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    Male Beauty In The Movies

    Okay, if you like drop dead gorgeous
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    MATT BOMER CONTROVERSY

    No, Harvey Fierstein gave a superb performance in Torch Song Trilogy because he wrote it for himself. Not only could a straight actor not duplicate it but probably a gay person couldn't either. Harvey created that show and did it as a workshop, an off-Broadway show, and then finally it went to Broadway - years. He wrote the second act for my friend Diane Tarlton, whom I mentioned elsewhere, a great actress who died about 11 years ago. And as I mentioned, she played a gay character in a play called Last Summer at Bluefish Cove and was brilliant. She was straight.
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    MATT BOMER CONTROVERSY

    Well, there are certain things described in a cast breakdown that one must adhere to. Munchkin would be one, "black person engaged to a white woman" would be another. I'm talking about just casting white people in an office setting, or having a white man or white woman cast for no special reason, or an attorney being a man when there's nothing in the script that says he has to be. These things are done every day because it's fast and requires no thought. It's like putting a robber in a hoodie, or in the old days, camouflage so you'd know he was a drug-addicted Vietnam vet. No reason someone in an office can't be in a wheelchair, for instance. Casting against type is a whole other subject and quite interesting if done right. I think Liz Taylor as Martha in Virginia Wolff is a good example. An example of it done pathetically is when john C. Riley was cast as Stanley Kowalski. I'm sure the director thought well, you know, when you think about it, Stanley would look like that. Yeah, maybe A Stanley, a blue collar worker in New Orleans of Polish extraction who bowls and plays cards would look like that but take a look at the play why don't you. THIS Stanley is macho and sexy - he's the New South stomping out the old.
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    MATT BOMER CONTROVERSY

    I just watched part of The Last Tycoon last night. As a bit of trivia, Norma Shearer wanted Tyrone Power to do Monroe (Thalberg) in the '40s but it didn't happen. I saw the film with Robert DeNiro and two things struck me. One, it was one of the worst things I'd ever seen; all I can remember is a Casablanca-type scene in a movie Monroe was watching that was embarrassing. Second, I had forgotten, if I ever knew, how very good-looking Robert de Niro was back then. Watching Bomer, I thought he did a good job but did not have the gravitas of De Niro, who really for me captured the essence of Thalberg. De Niro really sticks in my mind in that role. There was one good part of the De Niro film (the Bomer story right now seems quite different) - he's watching this god-awful scene with Tony Curtis and Jeanne Moreau, and Moreau ends the scene with the line "Nor do I." There is silence and then De Niro says quietly, "'Nor do I. Nor do I.' When has anyone ever said to you, 'nor do I?' The scene has to be completely reshot, it's awful. I want four writers assigned to it tonight." Fitzgerald is hard to put on film - I'll be interested to see where this version goes.
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    MATT BOMER CONTROVERSY

    I agree. It's what acting is all about.
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    MATT BOMER CONTROVERSY

    Well, Laurence Olivier asked Dustin Hoffman if he had ever tried acting, which is the opposite of what you're saying. Hoffman stayed up all night because his character did which Olivier felt was ridiculous. It is not necessary for an actor to be gay to play gay. If what you're saying about Matt Bomer is true, he wouldn't have been cast or been able to do White Collar for as long as he did it, nor be cast in "The Last Tycoon." And Rock got away with it with the general public for years. Referring to Hoffman, you're talking about method acting, which I personally don't like and never used. Marlon Brando said when he had an angry scene with Julius Caesar, he would use as his subtext fighting with his father. Whoever quoted him said, did he really think a fight with his father rose to the same level? No it didn't. That's why imagination and knowing your character is so important. It's also why Brando wound up with Stella Adler, who did not teach method. My friend Diane was straight (she has since passed away) and played a lesbian in a play called "Last Summer at Bluefish Cove." She was a big hit. What someone is referencing above, as far as I'm concerned, is bad acting or bad direction. Harvey's situation is different - he wrote that play for himself. Look at all the straight actors who have done La Cage, including the original cast. Dozens of straight actors have played gay people convincingly, and vice versa. I'm always surprised when I meet actors who are completely different in person than they are on screen or in specific roles. I shouldn't be surprised after all this time, but I am.
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    MATT BOMER CONTROVERSY

    This kind of thing depresses the hell out of me. Gee, it used to be called acting. Whatever happened to hiring someone to play a transsexual who wasn't one? Or a physically challenged person who wasn't one? Casting should be wide open - meaning there's no reason why a physically challenged person can't play a role that doesn't have anything to do with their physical challenge. It's so aggravating. I always remember - this isn't the same thing - that Lou Gossett had the role in Officer and a Gentleman because his agent submitted him even though the cast list didn't specify an Afro-American actor. That's how casting should be, so that everyone has an opportunity.
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    MATT BOMER CONTROVERSY

    Well here's the thing. Matt Bomer is a gorgeous man, and I don't see why he can't be cast in a straight role. Women would still go for it. Fans fall not only for the looks but the persona - it could be if they met him, he wouldn't appeal to them. But on the screen is a different story. I knew Rock Hudson was gay but I always enjoyed his movies. It used to be we didn't know about the sex lives of these individuals. As far as the actual acting is concerned, it should still be that way.

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