The Goods: BFI Film Academy. Garry Shandling, comedian. Dangerous Ground. He was BFI Distribution.
A couple of years later, such seriousness was profound in Blake Edwards's sombre Days Of Wine And Rosesin which he was again a youngish guy at the mercy of his superiors in a San Francisco PR company.
As an undergraduate, Lemmon was forbidden to appear in theatres but broke the rules, using various pseudonyms, including Timothy Orange. In the film Saving Godhe played an ex-con who is released from prison a changed man looking to take over his father's former church congregation in a deteriorating neighborhood. Registered charity
You can act effeminate and you can act macho though macho usually ends up reading as gaybut an actor can't play gay or straight anymore than they can play Catholic.