Friday, November 02, 2012

Blind Item #4

This B-/B+ list actor is one of those actors who you could name every movie he has ever been in, but would not be able to remember his name. He has been in several huge hits and has done both television and movies, although movies have given him his fame. It was a movie that also gave our married with kid(s) actor an insight into who he really is when he had a torrid affair with a male co-star who is always A list. Our actor told everything to his wife and she has been supportive and understands that they won't be able to get divorced because his family would never understand. She has her own career and the kid(s) and wants our actor to be happy. He has become pretty open in public and at parties and clubs but would never actually come out to the world.

84 comments:

Christina said...

Tom Hardy?

SiValerie DolceVita said...
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FSP said...

If he were B-/B+, wouldn't that make him a B?

Kara said...

I think it's nice the wife is supportive, but it sucks if she WANTS to be divorced and can't because of his career and family. On the other hand, if she loves him and he's her best friend or whatever and she's okay with how things are, more the power to them.

Sad that people can't just be who they are though.

Robot said...

Tom Hardy isn't married and I doubt after his run as Bane that people have trouble remembering his name.

kristin said...

Who is the costar? Tom?

Cathy said...

What about John Cho? He was in Star Trek, Harold & Kumar, the American Pie movies, etc. as well as lots of tv. His wife is an actress and they have a kid.

nancer said...

i would hope if this guy's B list, i'd know his name if i saw it, at least. it might be easier to figure out the A lister and go from there based on casts.

Sophia said...

Tobey Maguire with the person he had an affair with being George Clooney

ABlake said...

Steve Buscemi?

kelly said...

How about Dermot Mulroney?

He's always in decent things,but his name always slips my mind. Co-starred with Rupert Everett. He's on his second marriage and has kids.

rhinovodka said...

I'll go with Robert Patrick. He was in The Men who Stare at Goats with both Spacey & Clooney.

Badguesser said...

I thought about John C. Reilly or Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the closeted actors.... I don't know if either of them has kids or is married, but that's where my mind went.

bobbi_1025 said...

Tom Hardy isn't married to that Charlotte chick. And his child is with a different woman I believe. Plus, he kinda outed himself then backtracked. But if it was him I wouldn't want to divorce him either for purely selfish and lustful reasons.

jamie said...

I like the John Cho guess.

*karen* said...

@Badguesser, I also thought of John C. Reilly--after I looked up one of his movies on IMDB because I couldn't remember his name.

SkittleKitty said...

William H. Macy?
Seems like he/Felicity Huffman wouldn't feel required to hide it though.

B.J. said...

Gary Cole

MontanaMarriott said...

Stanley Tucci

Cathy said...

Stanley Tucci is A list and everyone knows his name :)

*karen* said...

Stanley Tucci JUST got married a hot minute ago. Not him.

Badguesser said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Reilly

I had no idea he was in so many movies in 2011... Married, two sons.

ABlake said...

Oooooooh rhinovodka, I like that guess.
I think he's a little too old for Spacey, he seems to like 'em young.
Clooney, though..

Badguesser said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2225116/Sarah-Silverman-brushes-claim-lacks-basic-desire-grin-LBD-premiere-new-film.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

This is my last JCR post - I really think he's a great actor and would not care one iota, but if I remember correctly his family is Roman Catholic.

I'm a big fan of his.

Cathy said...

I'm sticking with John Cho - I think for a lot of people he's "that one Asian guy who is in everything" and he was born in South Korea, which is still behind the US in terms of accepting homosexuality, so it would make sense that it specifically mentions that his family would never understand.

MAC said...

My first thought was John C Reilly too. Which the only reason I know his name now, is because for so long I kept seeing him in movies and thinking he has been in everything and I can't remember his name, lol.

Miri said...

What about Cillian Murphy? He's married with kids and been in many big films but most people probably only know his face, not his name.

Unknown said...

I like the John Cho guess. I had no idea what his name was, but @Cathy's description alone brought his image to my mind. I think that's about right.

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Amy said...

Yeah I thought Tom Hardy spoke pretty freely about bisexuality some time after Inception, I mean it's not like that was a quiet movie and no one would pay attention to the publicity.

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lalaland said...

ABlake: my first thought too, although im really not sure if all of it fits

Topper Madison said...

I read it (sadly) as Kevin Bacon simply because of the fact that he's been in every movie ever made.

lostathome said...

I like the Tobey Maguire guess.

Jane said...

John Cho's father is a Christian minister, so that explains why coming out wouldn't be easy.

And yes, I had to Google his name too.

libby said...

Oh, Topper, I think you're safe. I'm pretty sure The Bacon is a permanent A at this point. He's not just a prolific & huge star, he's also got forever status in popular culture.

Also I think Enty has called him A list. But I could be wrong, and I AM lazy, so there's that.

If you guys think it's John C. Reilly, or whomever--who is the 'always A-list' dude he had an affair with? That's the key here.

With the John Cho guess--What if it's NPH?!? GASP! HOT!

Mel said...

If it's true, I think it's Hugo Weaving (Matrix trilogy, LoTR trilogy, Transformers trilogy [as Megatron's voice]) and he probably had an affair with Sir Ian McKellan during the LoTR shootings. I'd think that knighthood confers "always A list."

msgirl said...

Whoever it is, I think it's great - he was honest with his wife, she's fine with it because she loves him, and at least as of now has no reason to divorce her best friend.

Marisol Habibi said...

I'm jumping on the John Cho bandwagon.

Cathy said...

@libby - i'm just hoping that if it's him, the affair wasn't with NPH - i like to think his little family really is completely blissful and perfect. would zachary quinto be A list?

libby said...

Badguesser---PSH is A-list at this point. He's really on top right now. He's about to get another Oscar nom, and maybe another win.

libby said...

That's an interesting guess, Mel. I've didn't see the 2nd two LOTR (*ducks*), an any Matrixes (*ducks*), or any Transformers, but a terrific guess for a gay/bi star who is the definition of A-list.

Any room Ian McKellen walks into just becomes A-list. He's the most interesting GAY man in the world.

Mel said...

@libby Thank you, nobody ever notices my guesses, which I think are often quite good ;)

Hugo is also going to be in the Hobbit trilogy and is in Cloud Atlas, so he's in the news. He's been in a lot of big movies, but I'd bet most people don't know his name.

He's been with his (female) partner since 1984 and they have two kids.

libby said...

Too many comments!
Cathy--I know, I hope it's not true....but maybe NPH wasn't with David at the time he did the first stoner flick with Cho?


Quinto is probably B+, but i think he's got good name recognition, if the 'you' Enty's referring to is actually 'US'.

goheels83 said...

lol FSP you always make me laugh :)

libby said...

You've had good guesses before, Mel. I remember.

I usually find myself avoiding huge movies, so it helps to get a lot of my 'blockbuster' info from y'all.

Cathy said...

The only problem with Hugo Weaving is that he isn't actually married, so the issue of divorce would be a moot point.

Sarah said...

Julia Stiles?

bobbi_1025 said...

McKellan is gay? Seriously? I've got to get out more.

Sarah said...

Oops wrong post :/

Mel said...

I think that Enty often says "married" even if it's a case where they've never actually married to help disguise the blind a bit. And after 28 years together, splitting would be just like a divorce, especially with the kids involved.

FalseProfit said...

John C. Reilly with Tom Cruise while filming Magnolia.

Bam!

Vera L- said...

Cho is in the pictures....

OMAMA is BROKO said...

marky mark

alisontheoriginal said...

J. Cho was in Solaris. Hmmmm.

Basil said...

My first thought reading the blind was John Reilly just from the description, but he doesn't really ping my gaydar.

John Cho is a good guess, with the co-star being NPH, which would be nuclear hot!

Whomever it is though, I am glad the wife is understanding enough when he was honest with her. It's just too bad that in this day it is still almost impossible for some people to be out and proud due to either family disapproval or career concerns. Though if it is John Cho, I could only think that coming out wouldn't affect his career much.

Ellen said...

It can't be John C Reilly. He hasn't done TV. Google Bill Smitrovich. He's been in huge movies. Iron Man, Independence Day, Will Smith Movies, and he's done Criminal Minds on TV

Miz said...

I would kinda love if it were Hugo Weaving. I love him, our snake is even named after him because I couldn't believe my Love (who is a huge fan of the LOTR and Matrix movies, as well as Transformers and V for Vendetta) couldn't place him! I'd especially love if the fling was with the Legend himself, Ian Mackellan.

*an aside, I actually cried during the trailer for The Hobbit before Skyfall this week. So excited. Then they spoiled the joy by showing the Twishite trailer*

It would certainly bring his role in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in a whole new light.

Me said...

"She has been supportive and understands that they won't be able to get divorced because his family would never understand". Excuse me Ms. Doormat, your "husband" stole your life and is now holding you prisoner!

Terrier Pines said...

James McAvoy ftw.

MacAttack said...

John Cho's in the pictures today, so i'm going to go with him and NPH during Harold and Kumar! that would be crazy...

Cee Kay said...

@Me - Her life isn't being taken from her if she's happy with what she's got. Her husband probably still loves her, he's just not having sex with her. I'd draw the line there, but not all women would!

Jaiden_S said...

I don't think Hugo W has done TV, so he's out.
I like the John Cho guess.

James McAvoy...yum.

Renoblondee said...

Huh. I thought John C Reilly was a more well known name.
Cho ftw.

Unknown said...

Ron Howard's brother.

FS said...

Rest easy, if it's John Cho and NPH on the first Harold and Kumar, it would have been before NPH met David. But I don't think it's John Cho.

ecua said...

Damn, you beat me to it! Macy immediately came to mind.

lakeuniongirl said...

John C Reilly was Oscar nom., right? Also he has/had a character on "The Tim and Eric Show", Dr. Steve Brule (who is hilarious by the way). Don't see this as him-he's pretty well known.

lakeuniongirl said...

John C Reilly was Oscar nom., right? Also he has/had a character on "The Tim and Eric Show", Dr. Steve Brule (who is hilarious by the way). Don't see this as him-he's pretty well known.

Steph.livelaughlove said...

Michael Rappaport? haha.I went really old school there.

g.strathmore said...

Zachary Quinto was in Heroes so maybe he's considered A list because of that? And then he and John Cho could have hooked up during Star Trek.

However, I don't get a gay vibe from John Cho at all.

I kind of like the Hugo Weaving guess because I don't ever remember his name until someone says it.

By the way, for the John Cho lovers out there, watch this cute interview:
http://www.vulture.com/2012/09/video-john-cho-meets-morrissey-insults-fly.html

Mango said...

Reilly has done TV.

I think the John Cho guess is a good one.

I also think he's really hot.

Kloie said...

Mango, I agree - John Cho is super hot.

motcollins said...

John Cho is in the pics today.

Kathleen said...

Either Be- or B+? So he's a solid B? No idea. Not enough clues here.

Marie said...

Hugo has done TV. I don't know that this is him, but IMDB has him in several TV shows.

BostonGirl said...

That's exactly who I thought of right away. He's done TV too. I think its him too. Good guess :-)

FlirtyChick74 said...

I'm on the John Cho choo-choo train. And like Vera said, he's in the photo. It's not like he's a regular on there. Anyway, he could have been with Spacy, Quinto, or NPH. BTW: for what it's worth, he was on How I Met Your Mother. It was in between the Harold and Kumar Movies.

@Me: I agree with you 100%.

CarmeliteLady said...

John Cho walking with a man in the pics today pretty much says it all. And yep Flirty chick, he's def not ever in the pics.

vega said...

re Hugo Weaving - he did do at least some TV in Australia many years ago.

Rick Wrinklebottom said...

My first thought for B-list who's been in a ton of huge movies was Jeff Goldblum - not that I think he's married, has kids, or is gay - but just someone of that caliber in terms of having been in a ton of hugely successful flicks (Jurrasic Park, Independence Day, etc.) and also one TV (L&O: Criminal Intent) - so I'm more inclined to go with John C. reilly or William H. macy than John Cho - I mean, is Cho even B-list?

Another thought - totally top of my head as I'm typing this - no clue if he's married or has kids - but Gary Sinise? He's been in a ton of huge movies, on TV, and is also (IIRC) a Republican/Conservative, which could have something to do with the staying closeted part, too...

Rez Fabulous said...

I love John Cho. I don't want this to be Roldy :( but if it is more power to them but I'll still hold on to my lust for him.

Rez Fabulous said...

I love John Cho. I don't want this to be Roldy :( but if it is more power to them but I'll still hold on to my lust for him.

J said...

Reilly??? Are you people nuts?
His father is dead and was not a minister.
One of the few actors who's NOT gay.
And I don't think he's ever worked with Cho, who is the best guess here.