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When it comes to celebrities, people love to gossip about their sexuality. Maybe it’s because of their above the clouds status that regular Joes doesn’t have a problem discussing whether or not particular actors are secretly gay or not. Or maybe audiences believe everyone at the top of the Hollywood scrap heap has a juicy sex secret. Whatever the reason for celebrity gay rumors, not all of them are true! On this list are some of the biggest suspected homosexual actors, at least according to the gossip rags and Internet chatter. Take a look through this collection of faces from film and television and see which actors you love are rumored to be gay.

When it comes to whether or not someone is gay, the truth is...IT DOESN"T MATTER! But when you’re the face of a multi-million dollar film, the last thing you want is a scandal to pop up and destroy your film’s chances of making money. There’s a massive debate to be had about whether or not closeted gay actors should come out of the closet. One side says they should, in order to give a voice to everyone struggling to live as their own true selves, but on the other, it’s not really anyone’s business what anyone does in the privacy of their own home. But that doesn’t change the fact that speculating about whether an actor is gay or not is older than Hollywood itself. Put on your detective hat, cast your votes, and start trying to figure out which of these celebrities is secretly gay.
Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Rumored to Be Gay
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Hugh Dancy


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Age: 40

Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom

Credits: Hannibal, Black Hawk Down, King Arthu, Confessions of a Shopaholic

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Elijah Wood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Rumored to Be Gay
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Elijah Wood


No one knows where the gay rumors about the Lord of the Rings star started, but word on the street is that he doesn't mind the free press

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Credits: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Green Street Hooligans, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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Chace Crawford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Rumored to Be Gay
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47 people just voted on Chace Crawford


When a New York Observer article on closeted Hollywood stars was released in 2012, one writer seemed to latch on to the idea that the author of the article was directing at least a few paragraphs at Crawford

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Credits: Gossip Girl, What to Expect When You're Expecting, Twelve, The Covenant

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Taylor Lautner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Rumored to Be Gay
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56 people just voted on Taylor Lautner


Ever since Lautner started showing off his beautiful abs in Twilight, people have been throwing around rumors about his sexuality. He didn't help matters much when he made an appearance at famous West Hollywood gay bar The Abbey

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Age: 23

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Credits: Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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Colton Haynes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Rumored to Be Gay
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Colton Haynes


The Arrow co-star has been dodging questions about his sexuality since a fan posted about his "secret gay past" on Tumblr, prompting a cheeky response from Haynes. 

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Age: 27

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

Credits: Arrow, San Andreas, Teen Wolf, Superhero Fight Club

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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Rumored to Be Gay
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Tom Cruise


Similar to John Travolta, gay rumors have been dogging Tom Cruise since he busted onto the scene in the 80s. It seems that no matter what Cruise does, whether it's marrying two babes or climb a building in Dubai, the rumors will continue to follow him.

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Credits: Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men

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John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Rumored to Be Gay
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John Travolta


The rumors of John Travolta's sexuality have been around since he was getting over his Saturday Night Fever, but he only started responding to them recently

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Credits: Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off, Bolt

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Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Rumored to Be Gay
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54 people just voted on Zac Efron


The only real rumors about Zac Efron's sexuality have mostly been thrown around by James Franco, but it's still fun to imagine. 

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Age: 28

Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America

Credits: 17 Again, High School Musical, The Lucky One, That Awkward Moment

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