Harry Hamlin: Playing A Gay Man In 1982 Wrecked My Movie Career!


Harry Hamlin has said that his decision to play the role of a gay man in the 1982 movie Making Love seriously damaged his career, reports Yahoo Entertainment.

Hamlin was best known for his role in the classic fantasy Clash of the Titans before taking up the part of an openly gay man who embarks on an affair with a married doctor who is hiding his homosexuality from his wife.

It was the first ever movie love story involving a gay plot made by a major studio, 20th Century Fox.

Speaking to the It Happened In Hollywood podcast, Hamlin said that ‘everyone in town’ had said no to the role before he took it on, and it was ‘exactly the kind of movie’ he wanted to make at the time.

“I wanted to do something that’s relevant and edgy, cutting edge,” he said, reports Yahoo Entertainment.

“Overall, in terms of how the way that film was received, it was too early. It was like 10 years too early and it completely ended my career. That was the last studio picture I ever did. The door shut with a resounding smash.”