Many gay people are curious about which specific actors have taken on gay roles over the years. In terms of our collective LGBT history and advancement of civil rights equality , it is incumbent upon all of us to recognize the enormous role male celebrities have played in helping to tell our story in some way over the years. In this article, we will focus on 10 specific male actors who have taken on the role of a gay man. The list below is specifically confined to movies and does not include television sitcoms — which we fully acknowledge has had a powerful impact on shaping public opinion in a positive and meaningful way. In fact, in many ways, these celebrities introduced an element of risk to their careers by way of stereotyping and potential backlash. Are you ready? One of the most powerful movie roles Jake Gyllenhaal ever played was Jack Twist in the iconic film, Brokeback Mountain
We were already ecstatic when we heard that Neflix is bringing back "Wet Hot American Summer" as a eight-episode limited series. Now, we've learned the best news yet: Bradley Cooper will once again play a gay role in the series! In the original "Wet Hot American Summer," the "American Sniper" star and Michael Ian Black's characters shared an intimate and heartwarming relationship -- and had some very provocative sex in the camp's tool shed. According to NewNowNext , Cooper will play the role of a gay camp counselor in the upcoming Netflix series. Other seminal cast members returning for the limited run? Cooper also recently showed it all off in a shoot for W Magazine, one of 39 actors and actresses profiled in the Movie Issue of the fashion publication.
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Bradley Cooper is an American actor and producer. He began his career by appearing in an episode of the sitcom Sex and the City and as the host of the tourism show Globe Trekker the following year. Cooper's supporting part in the commercially successful comedy Wedding Crashers improved his career prospects,  but also led to him being typecast as the best friend to the main character in such comedies as Failure to Launch , The Rocker , and He's Just Not That Into You However, the former was cancelled after four episodes due to low ratings.