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Sir Ian’s gay method acting

Sir Ian ocKellen used inspiration for his role in X-Men: The Last Stand' from society's treatment of homosexuals, because he was made to feel like an inferior outsider. The Lord of The Rings’ star, who has been openly gay since the 1980s, used his outrage about the common assumption that homosexuals can be “cured” to channel his fury into the role of oagneto, an evil mutant who struggles against government plans to introduce a cure for their conditions. He says, “As a gay man, some people think that it ought to be cured and made normal again and I find it as offensive as someone saying that they have a cure for the colour of their skin. This particular story was close to my heart. It has an important message to young people who may for one reason or another be disaffected with society because society points at their differences and says that they’re inferior to the rest of us.” [25 oay 2006]

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