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26 August 2008 @ 01:14 am
Gorgeous actors and a rant of sorts :)  
I thought I'd post some of my favorite actors of older hollywood these men were all tall, dark and handsome. After reading about them in their biographies I realized just how miserable they all were most of their lives some even alcoholics all because of Hollywood's hypocrisy. They were all gay or bi but had to keep it a secret so they wouldn't loose their careers. Heaven forbid they just live their lives and do whatever they want to. It's been that way since the silent films and I don't see it ever changing for actors.

Do any of you see Hollywood ever changing? I'm just curious. It's sad to because not all (of coarse) but a lot of actors are gay or bi and still feel trapped. Enough of my rant I just get so sad reading their biographies I should just stop reading those books.

Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott-photobucket

Carey Grant

Carey Grant-photobucket

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando-photobucket

James Dean

James Dean-photobucket

Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson-photobucket

Montomery Clift

Montgomery Clift-photobucket

And last but certainly not least my favorite actor of all time Laurence Oliver

Laurence Oliver-photobucket

Lets face it these men today are very stunning but they had nothing on these men *drools* Very hot!!!
 
 
Arabiaarabia764 on August 26th, 2008 09:50 am (UTC)
Montomery Clift... does it for me every time.

I guess it's the old, if you want to play heroes or romantic leads you have to be 'all-man' thing. It's awful and ridiculous but would a mainstream audience accept a gay action star? There's still so much bigotry out there, it's not all the industry's fault.
lijahlover: Orlando Bloomlijahlover on August 26th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Montgmery Clift was so hot when he was young it was ridiculous and he was an alcoholic because he was gay and tormented by it. He almost drank 24/7. I read that actually in one of the Marilyn Monroe biographies she told him once at a party,"I like you because there is someone out there more messed up tham me."

It's not just their fault of coarse most of the audience would reject them as a romantic lead or action hero.

Edited at 2008-08-26 03:51 pm (UTC)
Bubbaabsynthedrinker on August 26th, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
All of whom were either openly gay or complete closet cases. No wonder you wander around the Slash world. MOnty Clift! Yum-O-Rama.

Peace,
Bubba

Edited at 2008-08-26 11:14 am (UTC)
lijahlover: Elijah Eye Candylijahlover on August 26th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I know Montgomery Clift was so *hot* it was almost unreal. He was a closet case who drank 24/7 because of the fact he was gay. And you know how it is he was so miserable and unhappy about it but because it's a "choice" I don't understand why he didn't choose to be straight then. Since most people actualy think it's a choice.

xxx
Bubbaabsynthedrinker on August 26th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Well I can't tell you what the prevailing wisdom is, but at least for me there is no choice involved. I could no sooner sprout a third eye than be straight. There is no doubt people who would disagree, but that's my piece for what it's worth.

Peace,
Bubba
lijahlover: I cant breathe Dan -Equuslijahlover on August 26th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
I know it's not a choice but so many never will. Peace Amy
worst-case-scenario girlfacecat on August 26th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
I adore Archie. lol. Carey Grant that is.

Let me see if I can get my thoughts straight & my point across. The above poster pointed it out also. The prevailing attitude is that a gay man is somehow weak & therefore not 'manly' enough (whatever that means) to be a leading actor, action hero, etc. Homosexuality is not a disease that can be caught nor are there any 'gay adendas'. It's a way of life for them as heterosexuality is a way of life for others. (sorry, preaching to the choir.) As far as Hollywood changing it already has - and for the much worse. If you watch any of the old award shows the people are dressed immaculately and behave in a civil manner vs. people showing up 1/2 naked, inebriated, mouthy, etc. as they do today. It was actually news if a star acted out instead of expected as it is now. Also, we did not know every last aspect of their lives. There was still an air of mystery surrounding them. Any air of mystery surrounding Brangelina? Personally, I have no respect for those 2.

Hollywood likes to see itself as the trend setter. The only trend I see it setting is an excess of excess. I can only liken it to the hedonistic days of Rome before it fell.

IMO.

lijahlover: Send the DE after themlijahlover on August 26th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
You are right Hollywood has changed for the worse not better by any means and yes Carey Grant is the hotest man *yummy* At least he was happy for awile unlike some of the other stars when he lived with Randolph Scott for 15 years he was never happier. They got together some after that until they died. His biography was very interesting. A waiter saw two men holding hands at a resturant talking and laughing at 80 years of age. Awwww so sweet!!!


Hmmm I wonder if those two were ever shlashed?
worst-case-scenario girlfacecat on August 26th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Hmmm I wonder if those two were ever shlashed
Well now there's a plot bunny for you.
lijahlover: The Chosen Onelijahlover on August 26th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
;)
trichinopoly ash: fandom crackaldehyde on August 26th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
carey grant, james dean, laurence oliver all in one post = a very happy me :D

i have a thing for humphrey bogart too, even though he wasn't much of a looker. but the acting, oh my!
lijahlover: NY Equuslijahlover on August 26th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Oh I adore Carey Grant!

Since I was talking about gay or bi I don't think he fits that at all he was straight. But Humphrey Bobart was one of the best actors of all time. I adored The Maltesse Falcon so much along with lots others of coarse. :)

Edited at 2008-08-26 05:09 pm (UTC)
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lijahlover: Sexy Dracolijahlover on August 26th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Gasps at the stunning man in that picture *drools*

I only posted gay or bi men though and I don't think that he is either just beautiful.

I posted these guys so I could kind of rant about the unfairness of Hollywood and most of the viewing public! :)

I know Montgomery Clift was so *hot* it was almost unreal. He was a closet case who drank 24/7 because of the fact he was gay. And you know how it is he was so miserable and unhappy about it but because it's a "choice" I don't understand why he didn't choose to be straight then. Since most people actualy think it's a choice.

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lijahlover: Frodolijahlover on August 26th, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
LOL and that's all I'm basing it on that he has been married for decades.