Dating back to the beginning of the movie business, big stars have been the driving force behind people pouring into theaters around the world and handing over money for a ticket. We already ranked the best actresses in history — now take a look at our picks for the best actors to ever grace the silver screen. Jekyll and Mr. The only male actor in history to win two Oscars and two Tonys, Frederic March was a mainstay of the Academy Awards from the s through the early s.
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The Help is a period drama film written and directed by Tate Taylor and based on Kathryn Stockett 's novel of the same name. The film and novel recount the story of a young white woman and aspiring journalist Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan. In an attempt to become a legitimate journalist and writer, Skeeter decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families. DreamWorks Pictures acquired the screen rights to Stockett's novel in March and quickly commissioned the film with Chris Columbus , Michael Barnathan , and Brunson Green as producers. The film's casting began later that month, with principal photography following four months after in Mississippi.
Still, in spite of it all, gay men managed to make their way to very top of the acting profession in the gilded closets of Hollywood. In this covert context, bigtime careers and personal lives proceeded with a calculated risk that can fascinate us today. Here are five of the most noteworthy examples of gay actors in mid-Century Hollywood.