It's easy to idealize old Hollywood when looking back on all the classic movies and their iconic stars. Everything just appeared a tad more wholesome, especially compared to entertainment today. And yet, as time goes on, we learn more and more about what life was really like for actors during the years when Hollywood executives were running the show and when many performers were under contract with big studios, the heads of which were often formidable presences who wielded their power with seeming impunity. Despite holding megastar and oftentimes mega money-making status, old Hollywood's actors were still extremely vulnerable to the rules laid down by these powerful men — and to their unpredictable whims.
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Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner and Neil Patrick Harris have kicked open the closet door with little to no damage to their careers. No A-list film actor has yet to come out publicly while at the pinnacle of his or her career. Yet despite their prodigious talents, none of them has the power to secure a greenlight on their name alone. Public opinion may be shifting, with a majority of Americans now favoring gay marriage, but the U. Hollywood has become increasingly dependent on foreign countries such as China and Russia, which boast sprawling populations of moviegoers, as well as draconian anti-gay laws. While more and more Americans endorse LGBT rights, many have trouble suspending disbelief when it comes to seeing gay actors portraying certain roles. The scale of these productions may make gay action stars wary of making any kind of announcement that could depress ticket sales.
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Holy revolving door, Batman! The Caped Crusader has been portrayed by more actors than any other superhero in movie history — nine to be exact. Most have lasted for just one film, but with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale became the first man to have played Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego more than twice on the silver screen.
Gay ones during the late s and beyond apparently had Scotty Bowers. Bowers, 88, recalls his highly unorthodox life in a ribald memoir scheduled to be published by Grove Press on Feb. Bowers said recently over lemonade on his patio in the Hollywood Hills, where he lives in a cluttered bungalow with his wife of 27 years, Lois.