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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:12 PM

Victor Garber came out

You may not know his name but you do know his picture.



http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/people/2013/01/14/actor-victor-garber-confirms-yep-hes-gay

While everyone is debating the merits of Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes speech, another distinguished performer, albeit one with a lower profile, has quietly confirmed that he’s gay: character actor Victor Garber.

Garber, perhaps best known for Titanic and the TV series Alias, and currently on-screen in Argo, confirmed the information to Greg in Hollywood blogger Greg Hernandez in a recent interview.

In a post published today, Hernandez writes that he met Garber last week at the TV Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. He asked Garber about a Wikipedia entry that said he is partnered with a man, Rainer Andreesen, with whom he lives in New York. “I wondered if that’s something public, that you’ve confirmed,” Hernandez said to Garber.

“He seemed surprised by the question but said: ‘I don’t really talk about it but everybody knows,’” Hernandez writes. “Garber then added: ‘He’s going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards

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One of the best villain type actors of recent years.

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dsc Jan 2013 OP
one_voice Jan 2013 #1
dsc Jan 2013 #3
MarianJack Jan 2013 #7
dsc Jan 2013 #8
MarianJack Jan 2013 #15
Duer 157099 Jan 2013 #26
MarianJack Jan 2013 #37
hlthe2b Jan 2013 #2
Yavin4 Jan 2013 #4
MarianJack Jan 2013 #6
Yavin4 Jan 2013 #11
forestpath Jan 2013 #13
MarianJack Jan 2013 #16
Frank Cannon Jan 2013 #21
Brigid Jan 2013 #39
forestpath Jan 2013 #14
MarianJack Jan 2013 #17
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #24
MarianJack Jan 2013 #38
RichGirl Jan 2013 #5
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #9
dsc Jan 2013 #10
Frank Cannon Jan 2013 #22
dlwickham Jan 2013 #27
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #29
forestpath Jan 2013 #12
Contrary1 Jan 2013 #18
BuelahWitch Jan 2013 #36
Puzzledtraveller Jan 2013 #42
devilgrrl Jan 2013 #19
AnnieBW Jan 2013 #20
Frank Cannon Jan 2013 #23
TDale313 Jan 2013 #34
Brigid Jan 2013 #40
AnnieBW Jan 2013 #43
Duer 157099 Jan 2013 #25
Loudly Jan 2013 #28
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #30
Loudly Jan 2013 #31
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #32
Loudly Jan 2013 #33
Kurovski Jan 2013 #35
Brigid Jan 2013 #41
mylye2222 Mar 2014 #44

Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:14 PM

1. I like him as an actor...

and find him quite handsome.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:16 PM

3. He has an impressive body of work

both on the big screen and the little screen. Victor Victoria, Argo, Alias, Deception among others.

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Response to dsc (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:22 PM

7. Don't forget...

..."Eli Stone". Boy, do I miss that wonderful and underrated show!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:29 PM

8. true that

couldn't remember the name.

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Response to dsc (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:58 PM

15. Glad I could help!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:20 AM

26. Eli Stone!

I had forgotten about that show, but had been trying to remember how I knew the star of Elementary, and the only thing that rang a bell for me was when he was on Dexter! But yes, now I remember, he was Eli Stone!

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:44 AM

37. Eli Stone...

...is also on Netflix streaming.

PEACE!

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:16 PM

2. I really like him as an actor... every since Alias.

Personal life is just that, but good for him. 'Hope he is happy.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:18 PM

4. Trivia: What was his first starring role on the big screen?

No googling.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:20 PM

6. Godspell!

Around 1971. That should make a lot of fundies do hershey squirts!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:39 PM

11. Correct!

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:56 PM

13. Love that movie so much...and I am an atheist!

 

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:58 PM

16. My wife just LOVES...

...his eyes.

PEACE!

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:26 PM

21. Best cinematic Jesus ever

Seriously, if there ever really was a Jesus, I believe He was exactly as Garber portrays him.

We watch this movie every Easter. The kids all love it.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:13 AM

39. Back in the "Alias" days, I used to post on " Alias" fan message boards.

we used to laugh ourselves silly over pics of Victor as Jesus, as compared to pics of him as Jack Bristow. We used to talk about episodes, write fan fics, the whole bit. Some of the fan fics were pretty darn good. A few were absolutely hilarious. There was one about Vaughn's pet bulldog called "Bulldog Biscuits," as I recall, written from the dog's point of view. But the all-time champ was one in which Jack was made to go undercover as a rapper. "Please tell me that isn't a powder blue suit!" Funniest line ever! Good times.

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:57 PM

14. 1973. I saw it over 30 times in the theater!

 

Nothing obsessive about me....

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Response to forestpath (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:03 PM

17. I didn't see it until the late 80s,...

...but I saw "Butch cassidy and the Sundance Kid" 17 times in the Spring and Summer of 1969 starting a couple of months before my 14th birthday. My friends and classmates started to call me "Butch" (even though Sundance was my favorite character in the movie).

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:36 PM

24. egad, i was just about to look him up because i associated that name with godspell. weird.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:49 AM

38. He looks so much different today,...

...but the eyes are exactly the same.

PEACE!

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:19 PM

5. Um...actually, he came out in the seventies...


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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:31 PM

9. Am I the only person to whom this is about as significant as someone declaring they are left-handed?

I just don't see being gay these days as a big dark secret to be dramatically revealed.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:32 PM

10. I wasn't exactly shocked

but I did think he should get his DU thread since Jodie did. On edit I will say that if say Tom Cruise or Ben Afflack or Christian Bale were to come out it would be a pretty big deal.

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Response to dsc (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:30 PM

22. Garber officiated at Affleck's wedding to Jennifer Garner

They've all been close friends since the ALIAS days.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:24 AM

27. when kids still kill themselves for being bullied over being gay or even perceived as being gay

coming out is still a big deal

out kids need role models

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:01 AM

29. If we lived in a tolerant society

or even just a less judgmental one it would be less significant. It wasn't a significant thing to me when my middle child told me she was gay. I just want her to be healthy and happy.

But, we don't live in a tolerant society in the slightest. There are pockets of tolerance, but as a whole our society isn't tolerant at all.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:55 PM

12. I've been a fan of Victor's ever since seeing him in Godspell in 1973 and met him

 

twice in our distant youths. I've also known he was gay for a long time, as someone close to me has a mutual friend with him....big whoop!

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:07 PM

18. No one should ever have to "come out"...

Do heterosexuals "come out"?

No person should have to announce their sexual preference. I find it sad that we feel the need to applaud those who do.

People every where need to be free to be whoever they are. No public announcements needed.

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Response to Contrary1 (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:09 AM

36. See post 27

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Response to Contrary1 (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:05 AM

42. I see your point Contrary, just be who you are

In this example and especially with public figures it's become more like an obligation, coming out, than a choice. Just my opinion.

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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:20 PM

20. I always thought that Jesus in "Godspell" was rather effeminate

I just thought that it was the 70's. I never made the connection between Jesus in Godspell with the guy in Alias.

Good for him!

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Response to AnnieBW (Reply #20)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:34 PM

23. He was absolutely badass in ALIAS

Jack Bristow made Jack Bauer look like a third-rate junior-high-school bully.

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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:27 AM

34. +1

Loved him on Alias.

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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:32 AM

40. Back then, I used to frequent an "Alias" fansite called SD-6.

Sometimes we would imagine the two of them working a case together. I used to love badass Jack Bristow.

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Response to Frank Cannon (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:39 PM

43. I know so many women that watched Alias

Just for him.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:15 AM

25. Isn't he on WebTherapy?

Love love love that show, and he plays a gay man on there.

He reminds me very much of Hugh Bonneville, Sir Robert Grantham of Downton Abbey.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:48 AM

28. Chief Engineer Thomas Andrews.

 

Falls upon him to explain to Leonardo DiCaprio that the Titanic is doomed to sink.

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Response to Loudly (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:04 AM

30. Explained it to Rose too I think.

One of my favorite actors and handsome too!!

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:12 AM

31. Shiny object Rose?

 

Yeah like she could focus on appreciating an engineering inevitability.

Her sole talent was remaining above water.

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Response to Loudly (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:29 AM

32. She did mention that there were not enough lifeboats for the number of passengers and crew.

And VG said something like, "Young Rose, you are very observant" or something like that.

I put my first funny webpage up back in 1997. It was called "Titragic: The Weepie" and I had great fun thinking things up.

Examples:

From The Daily Borborygmus, a newspaper:
Rose's Transformation: From Trophy Wife to Flotsam

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:36 AM

33. You're absolutely right.

 

They did try to make her an equal partner in every sense of the word.

And in the end, she let the shiny object go.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:00 AM

35. Why does he have to shove his sexuality down my throat?

My mistake, I meant to say "Why doesn 't he" .

WAIT a minute!! How can this be true?! He was married to a woman in Argo!!!

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:42 AM

41. I don't think Victor ever really made any secret of his sexual orientation.

He just doesn't talk about it. He's in his sixties now, and back when he was young, cops were still raiding "gay bars," even in places like NYC. That has to have some effect on how he deals with the "issue," for lack of a better word.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Sat Mar 15, 2014, 03:30 PM

44. Titanic will always be the best performance of VG.

He played the mosts accurate portrayl of Andrews, besides Michael Goodliffe in A Night to Remember.

To the poster from a little above: The exact quote was "Rose, you miss nothing, do you?" when she remarks on the number of lifeboats.

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