The 21 Most Iconic LGBT Roles by Straight Actors

It wasn’t until the late sixties that Hollywood started to depict LGBT-characters in a more respectful way. In the Golden Age of Hollywood, gay characters (especially gay men) were portrayed as either malicious or ridiculously superficial. This all changed for the better thankfully, but even today, big (and praised!) films like ‘Brokeback Mountain’ or ‘Moonlight’ are considered controversial in certain circles..

Michael Douglas/Matt Damon in ‘Behind the Candelabra’ (2013)