26 Gay Actors Who Were Badass in Straight Roles

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Once or twice we come across films or TV shows that we get so engrossed with that we sometimes forget to separate the actor from the character. We believe the actor is the same person that we have come to love or hate.

We are so into these shows that we get surprised to learn personal tidbits about these actors that are inconsistent with the role they portray. Even more so, our jaws drop when we realize that some characters perceived as straight in films and movies are actually portrayed by gay actors.

Here’s a list to find out if you can tell these actors are actually gay.

1. Neil Patrick Harris – Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)

Photo by Jason LaVeris - © 2012 Jason LaVeris - Image courtesy gettyimages.com

Photo by Jason LaVeris – © 2012 Jason LaVeris – Image courtesy gettyimages.com

This actor tops the list as he interestingly portrayed as the notorious womanizer Barney Stinson in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The character is well known for having coined now-popular terms such as the “Bro Code” and “Legen (wait for it).. Dary.” Never has any other self-confessed serial player been more loved than Barney. In real life however, Harris is happily married to fellow actor David Burtka. The two are parents to twins.

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