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My newsletters. H owever, discussing why there has never been an openly gay best actor Oscar winner, McKellen said he does not believe a campaign equivalent to the current push for gender equality is the way forward.
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D uring the wide-ranging conversation, McKellen said he believes he might have had more success as an actor earlier on in his career if he had come out sooner. T he openly gay star only publicly spoke about his sexuality in 1988, 22 years after it was decriminalised.
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