Monday, August 18, 2014

Today's Blind Items- Clinging To The Inside Of The Closet

This actor is the definitive B lister. He has been around forever and comes from an acting family. He is an Academy Award winner/nominee and for decades was content to sit in the closet and pick up the occasional man for a year long fling or whenever the mood hit him. In his family there is no coming out. The family for the most part knows he is gay. Shortly after he hit his peak professionally, his family started pressuring him to have a family. To find a woman and have a family. Apparently the pressure was intense and the family threatened him with barring access to funds which allows our actor to produce movies. So, the actor buckled and in short order married and at his family's insistence also had children. The crazy thing is his wife thinks the actor is straight. The family never mentions it and the actor is so paranoid about everything in his life that he would never tell her. He still sees men, but confines it to when he is on set or on location somewhere and his wife is totally oblivious. Considering they have had sex only a couple of times in the past decade should give her a clue but he convinced her he has some kind of medical problem.

92 comments:

sandybrook said...

Was Emilio Estevez ever nominated?

Karen said...

Stephen Baldwin?

sugarbread maker said...

Batter up.. no guesses unless it's the fat Baldwin.

sugarbread maker said...

Daniel is the fat one.

Karen said...

Never mind! I missed the Academy Award nominee part!

sugarbread maker said...

Does D2 mighty ducks count??

sandybrook said...

Emilio wasn't nominated nm

MontanaMarriott said...

Peter Fonda always gave me a gay vibe

Lady Heisenberg said...

Booo! I also wanted this to be EMILIOOOOO

FSP said...

Beau Bridges

Nancy said...

And Emilio's only marriage was to Paula Abdul and they did not have children together. If I recall, he is engaged now but not married. He does have two adult children from a previous early 80's relationship.

All Lace no Leather said...

Who doesn't have enough money that they would need access to the family money to produce?

sugarbread maker said...

Good one.

sugarbread maker said...

Yes his dad was a hard ass 4 sure.

MISCH said...

Beau Bridges is on wife #2 adopted kids with # 1 , I think bio with wife #2

Kno Won Uno said...

I like the Peter Fonda Guess, Montana. Interesting.

sandybrook said...

Peter Fonda is a good guess Montana. I Robt see Jane being a bitch about it though. Henry might have.

Violet said...

One of the Wayans. Ever nominated?

sandybrook said...

*dont*

sugarbread maker said...

Any of the coppolas??. Daddy finances all of Sofia movies.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

I was thinking Nick Cage

VIPblonde said...

Nicolas Cage has been married to the sushi waitress for 10 years (references sex in the last decade)

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Peter Fonda sounds very good.

Zach said...

Josh Brolin?? No one else seems to fit, but I don't think it's him either. This blind implies it's someone who's only been married once and for years. The men above have gone from wife to wife. Beau is not an Oscar nominee.

MinPinGirl said...

Well we know it's NOT Michael Douglas. I'm thinking either Beau or Peter sound like good guesses.

PamMo said...

Michael Douglas would be one of the biggest cases of overcompensation in history.

Basil said...

I feel bad for the wife. At least she should have been told she was a beard.

Tricia S said...

Keith carradine

Kno Won Uno said...

Alan Alda. Oscar nom.

Jessi said...

Ben Affleck! ;)

Beau Bridges is a mighty fine guess though.

gadfly said...

Peter Fonda sounded good, but he has been married three times.

Zach said...

Keith could work, but I don't like any guess who's been married to multiple women!

Tricia S said...

@kno nice one too..we're all whipping out the ol whipper snappers

crila16 said...

Casey Affleck?

Tricia S said...

@Zach I hearvya...but maybe first wife figured it out and made tracks on outta there
Alda(knos guess..only married 1x)

FSP said...

John Turturro

Tricia S said...

But no Oscar nod to alda

auntliddy said...

Suge- overweight people everywhere love to be described as the fat one.

Jessi said...

Liddy, They do?

Zach said...

@Tricia, Alda was actually nominated for The Aviator. So not a bad guess at all. Though you'd think TV would be mentioned for someone like him. For better or worse, he's been married only once and for 57 years!

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gadfly said...

New guess: Ron Howard. Only part that doesn't fit is the "needing family money" part....

jane3113 said...

What about Sean Astin? Acting oscar nom. Same wife. Acting family. Forever B list because of Goonies/LOTR. Been around forever bc he started acting as a kid.

jane3113 said...

doesn't really fir though because he married pretty young.

jane3113 said...

doesn't really fir though because he married pretty young.

cebii said...

I think Alan Alda probably has more money than his family does.

Tricia S said...

I knew only I marriage...so rare....butvhes not from an aacting family/dynasty...and not a producer really..
Carradine has several producing credits..Fonda too...but Keith still works consistently whereas Fonda more former A list I would think

EastCoaster said...

A brilliant guess. But, incredibly no Oscar noms yet.

#Gitit said...

Zach said...

Josh Brolin?? No one else seems to fit, but I don't think it's him either. This blind implies it's someone who's only been married once and for years. The men above have gone from wife to wife. Beau is not an Oscar nominee.


No. Definitely not gay. He's also had two wives. That doesn't mean anything but Josh is definitely not gay.

Hanwi said...

More like Jeff Bridges than Beau Bridges, I think. Married soon after an Oscar nomination, 3 children... He's produced some films, but not too many really. His family probably had a lot of money with Lloyd Bridges being such a big name. I don't know much about Lloyd's beliefs, but apparently Beau is very religious.

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Sabrina said...

Sean Astin and Peter O'Toole are incridible guesses, but none really fits - and that "decades in de closet" part makes it look like we are talking about someone 50+.

But since no one fits a 100%, I'm going to say Joseph Fiennes.

rajahcat said...

that Fiennes guess

like that

Zach said...

Well Alan Alda's father Robert was a working film actor. True, not a dynasty like the Bridges, Carradines, or Baldwins. Back to thinking Keith Carradine.

AKM said...

As open as Patty Duke is about her bipolar disorder, I feel like she's the kind to be pretty open about everything, hence no hiding a gay son. I just don't think it's Sean.

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Zach said...

Yeah, Brolin is without a doubt straight.

Sean Astin is not an Oscar nominee despite LOTR. I'm not sure he's even B list anymore or that anyone would care if he came out as gay. Especially after the Sam and Frodo shippers.

rajahcat said...

ok

Fiennes not AA nom or winner :(

AthleteKitty said...

Peter Fonda

8====D KermitGossnellKnobjob said...

Keith Carradine stole some dude's wife. If he is gay, he is a douche gay.

Zach said...

Ralph Fiennes is a nominee but I don't think he fits.

Travolta would fit if not for the part where the family threatens to restrict funds!

Randy Quaid could have fit, but isn't a working actor anymore.

jane3113 said...

Astin was nomintaed for an AA according to IMDB

Zach said...

@jane, nice catch, Sean Astin was nominated for an Oscar for a short film. I still have trouble believing Patty Duke would force her son to marry though. And he's awfully young for this blind. Married since before he hit his career peak and seems like a family man. This blind has no answer! I give up or go with Keith Carradine.

sugarbread maker said...

Jeff Bridges would be relevant with The Giver coming out this weekend. It took 2 decades to get funding he has said. Big clue there I think.

Northbynorthwest said...

LOL, it's not Alan Alda. For one, he was a huge A lister in his day, the biggest TV finale ever, c'mon.

For another he's been married to his wife since 1957, 2 decades before his professional peak.

For third, his family did not have significant money. They were all work-a-day lifetime actors, never really huge stars. He was he only one who made any big amounts.

For last and utmost, his daughter is opening gay, married to a woman, and well loved and publicly supported by the famous liberal crusader Alda family. They're liberal to the bone, all the way back to patriarch Robert Alda, who's most famous role was playing gay man, George Gershwin. And who himself did burlesque to make ends meet pre-stardom. The Alda's would be the LAST family in the world to repress a family member for being gay.

Man the guesses on this BI are atrocious. Very obvious and basic cursory facts rule a number of these names out, Alda most laughably so.

Northbynorthwest said...

Sorry *openly*.

Also Alda's are most definitely a dynasty. Dad Robert, wife Flora, Alan, Antony, and both Alan & Antony's kids were/are in the biz.

Sean said...

I agree with Hanwi's Jeff Bridges guess. He fits the clues of this blind pretty well. Comes from an acting family, been around forever, got married soon after hitting his professional peak (Oscar nominations for Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot), and has three children who are only four years apart which could be explained by his family pressuring him to have kids.

hippy chk said...

In no way is Jeff Bridges a B-lister. Best Actor Oscar and he's The Dude.

auntliddy said...

Jessi-they do not. My attempt at sarcasm.

Andrea said...

Was just about to say it's unlikely to be Alda considering his daughter is gay. I thought it might be Broderick but he isn't Oscar nominated, Timothy Hutton crossed my mind but he's separated so I think either Astin or Bridges.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Clinging to the inside of the closet? I recommend dryer sheets. A humidifier can help, too.
:P

Tricia S said...

Jeff bridges has never been B list a day of his life....even with out nepotistic gain..he has always been a heartthrob, an excellent actor, an award winner, and gainfully employed.
He never needed to borrow money from daddy ..also, he's straight as an arrow.

Sean astin married his HS a sweetheart and had like 3 girls I think...they are madly in love and he's probably the least likely person to be the answer here...he's too young, and considering he's worked more than his mom(and in franchises) I don't think he needed to ask her for spare change to finance anything...just saying....

Tricia S said...

This is a b list actor..and b list within the hierarchy of his family I think.....( like, he worked less or was less bankable)

Jessi said...

Libby your sarcasm was not lost on me. :)

Tricia S said...

Hey @Jessi
What you think for this blind....it's like....maze in the shining..no end in sight

Bee Haven said...

Batter up indeed! Baby batter.

Bee Haven said...

I concur. Fonda!

AppleThief4Elliot said...

Miguel Ferrer, the son of Jose' Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney.

Bravura said...

Maybe this is a shot in the dark, but what about Javier Bardem? Two kids, married to Penelope late in the game, rumors of being gay, and comes from a Catholic background? I hate to think it though since I think he's gorgeous. If it wasn't for the kids and marriage bit, I'd suggest Jakie G.

Malibu Borebee said...

Jeff Bridges is straight, as are Josh Brolin, Keith Carradine and Peter Fonda.

Ferrer's an interesting guess although cousin George wouldn't have an issue if he came out, let alone force him to marry. I don't know about the Ferrer side of that family.

What about Alan Arkin? One of the Skarsgards? A Wayans (have any of them been nominated for an Oscar)?

sugarbread maker said...

skarsgards are swedish and are very comfortable w/ their sexuality. fwiw the only married one is a dr not an actor

Tricia S said...

Keith carridine is not straight..nor was his brother, David

Studio54 said...

As I've posted before, I don't agree gays stay in the closet, particularly in Hollywood, because they are being forced to. There are HUGE benefits like $$$$$ What kind of lifestyle would John Travolta have had if he wasn't being FALSELY marketed as a he man for women moviegowers. He own multiple airplanes and homes THANKS TO WOMEN movie gowers. That's why HE CHOSE to stay in the closet all these years, for $$$$.

Persiaa said...

This is a very interesting blind. I hope whoever it is can be comfortable with with himself. I thought Jeff Bridges was so good in Jagged Edge. Creepy movie.

Bee Haven said...

Re the Carradine brothers: really Tricia? I never would've picked it. Dish!

Bee Haven said...

Another brilliant performance by Jeff (to Perssia) in a creepy film was in Tideland

Tricia S said...

Morning(over here...lol)@ beehaven....well, david was -unorthodox when it came to sex.his passing alone was a direct result of auto eroticism, I believe they said...but I should have clarified and said-not 100% straight! because I surely believe Keith liked women enough to be with them., and David did as well. Just all at grey area in between. ..David definitely experimental, probably for the sake of it alone if not his natural proclivity. With Keith, I believe it was. II really don't know if this is him al all..but it was a great blind!

Bee Haven said...

Interesting Tricia-thanks!

Tricia S said...

No problemo

DKeith said...

Tony Goldwyn

DKeith said...

Sorry - no nomination. Just has pinged my admittedly bad gaydar since Ghosts and he was in the random photos recently.

AIP said...

I thought Keith Carradine, but considering how "bohemian" some of their sexual tastes, I would've thought being gay was the least of it.

Sean Astin is an interesting guess. But I'm assuming that it's some Baldwin or other.

I would desperately hope it's not an Estevez. Martin Sheen is practically a demi-god here, and he has spoken about how proud he was of Emilio going by his given name (eh Carlos?) as he always regretted denying his Spanish heritage and giving into the anti-Puerto Rican sentiment when he was starting out as a professional actor. One would hope that he would be more accepting.