It wasn't so long ago that gay characters in movies were extremely rare, especially in the mainstream and especially in America. But those days are long gone. In fact, it's hard to find an actor these days who doesn't have a gay or LGBT role on his or her resume. And these actors aren't "playing gay," they're playing people. Singling out their sexual preference simply speaks to the ever-changing cinematic zeitgeist. You'll find all these actors have been in films since 1991.