Role models of greatness.

Here you will discover the back stories of kings, titans of industry, stellar athletes, giants of the entertainment field, scientists, politicians, artists and heroes – all of them gay or bisexual men. If their lives can serve as role models to young men who have been bullied or taught to think less of themselves for their sexual orientation, all the better. The sexual orientation of those featured here did not stand in the way of their achievements.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Victor Garber

In a recent interview character actor Victor Garber confirmed that he is gay. Garber is currently on-screen in the much-lauded hit film Argo, in which he plays the Canadian ambassador. The Argo ensemble cast has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Canadian-born Garber, 63, lives in New York City’s West Village with his partner, portrait artist Rainer Andreesen, age 49. Andreesen has also done modeling work for Armani, Gucci, Valentino, Hugo Boss and Ermenegildo Zegna. Victor and Rainer have been partners for thirteen years, and on Sunday, January 27, they plan to attend the SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles as a couple.

Garber also appears in the current TV series Deception and has been nominated six times for an Emmy award. Among his film roles are shipbuilder Thomas Andrews in Titanic and San Francisco mayor George Moscone in Milk. He has also appeared frequently on stage, earning four Tony Award nominations.

Rainer Andreesen:

Andreesen’s oil portrait of his partner, Victor Garber:

1 comment:

  1. It is a shame not to mention Victor Garber's role as Jesus Christ in Godspell. He is an amazing talent.