Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett

His role as George in 'My Best Friend's Wedding' (1997)
Every so often someone comes along with the rare ability to grab the spotlight right out of the hands of a star. Scene-stealers are always impressive to audiences, and when one manages to outshine the toothy Pretty Woman herself - in her own romantic comedy vehicle nonetheless - it is all the more impressive.As Julia Robertsí homosexual editor and character foil in My Best Friendís Wedding, Rupert Everett stole the show and brought down the house. Indeed, after test screenings, director P.J. Hogan recut the film to include more of Everettís character.Although he is new to American audiences, Everett had a long and bumpy career on the other side of the pond. Born in Norfolk, England on May 29, 1959, Everett grew up in a wealthy family. At seven years old, his parents placed Everett into the care of the Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College. Everett was a good student who was trained classically on the piano (although he harbored secret desires of being a rock star).At age 15, he decided that he wanted to try his hand at acting and subsequently dropped out of school. Everett trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, but was not happy there. He had developed a substantial ego, and clashed frequently with his teachers.Instead of finishing his schooling, Everett apprenticed at the Glasgow Citizenís Theater in Scotland. After his training, he started performing in theater productions across the United Kingdom. A struggling actor, Everett earned extra money in other ways. Although he would never admit it until a 1997 interview in Us magazine, he worked as a prostitute for close to two years.In 1982, Everett landed a role in Another Country and later played the role in the film version. He was suddenly Englandís hottest new star. Unfortunately for Everett, he had yet to check his growing ego and he had frequent clashes with the press and with fans who were soon turned off by his arrogant behavior and derision.Everett released two pop albums in the late 80s, but they proved to be more embarrassing than anything else. In 1987, he attempted to make an American debut with the critical dud, Hearts of Fire. Although he continued to work, Everett had become virtually a nonentity on the acting map.A small but memorable turn in The Madness of King George resuscitated his career. Although he was initially not interested in the role in My Best Friendís Wedding, he eventually acquiesced and took the role. It is doubtful that he regrets the decision. Since then, Everett has gone on to have memorable roles in several other features, most notably Shakespeare in Love. He got to vamp it up as the evil Claw in Inspector Gadget, his first summer blockbuster.American women canít seem to get enough of Everett. Maybe some his charm and appeal stems from the knowledge that they can never have him. Rupert came out of the closet, announcing himself a homosexual in 1989. After the publicity blitz of Wedding, it is now public knowledge. He has since tired of the subject, and no longer wants to talk about it publicly.Everett has experienced both the highs and lows of celebrity, and they have left him humbled. His ego now in check, Rupert Everett is well on his way to becoming Hollywoodís first openly gay leading man.Source: allperson.com
Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you.More Rupert Everett quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.More Rupert Everett quotes [09/12/2011 11:09:37]
I think we've been dulled by capitalism. We're just blobs now - we're so worried about how we can keep paying the lease on the car, the mortgage, the lease on the toaster and all that. You can't really think about much else. If you lose that, you lose the whole lot.More Rupert Everett quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.More Rupert Everett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My idea of a holiday was following my family up the hill with my pekinese, who would skip over the heather in front of me.More Rupert Everett quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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