A tall, slender British actor with dark matinee idol looks, Rupert Everett was one of the few movie stars in Hollywood to maintain a long and successful mainstream acting career while being openly gay. A former model for Yves St. Laurent, Everett first made his mark on stage in 1982 by playing a character loosely based on the notorious spy, Guy Burgess, in Julian Mitchell's play, "Another Country." Though well received, Everett's performance failed unfortunately to translate into the overnight celebrity he had hoped for. The actor would finally get his belated due, however, thanks to his scene-stealing supporting turn as Julia Robert's charming gay pal in "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997). In addition to effectively serving as an introduction to mainstream audiences, the role also established Everett as an adept comic presence to be reckoned with. In subsequent years, Everett would play both gay and straight roles with equally convincing aplomb. In 2004, Everett scored big once again as the honeyed voice of Prince Charming in the CGI-animated hit comedy "Shrek 2" and its sequel "Shrek the Third" (2007).