5. Rock Hudson - 106

Born: 1925 in Winnetka, Illinois
Died: 1985 in Beverly Hills, California
Came Out Publicly: Was outed during his struggle with AIDS largely via a People magazine article.
Notable Roles: "Giant," "Pillow Talk," "Come September," "Dynasty"


4. Neil Patrick Harris - 120

Born: 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Came Out Publicly: In 2006.
Notable Roles: "Clara's Heart," "Doogie Howser, MD," "How I Met Your Mother," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"


3. Ellen DeGeneres - 122

Born: 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana 
Came Out Publicly: In 1997.
Notable Roles: "Ellen," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"


2. Jodie Foster - 135

Born: 1962 in Los Angeles, California
Came Out Publicly: Kinda sorta in 2013 (see below)
Notable Roles: "Taxi Driver," "The Accused," "The Silence of the Lambs," "Nell," "Contact," "Panic Room," "The Beaver"


1. Sir Ian McKellen - 205

Born: 1939 in Burnley, England
Came Out Publicly: 1988

Notable Roles: "Plenty," "Richard III," "Gods and Monsters," the "X-Men" and "Lord of the Rings" films.