Thomas Jane gives a remarkably candid interview to the L.A. Times, in which he explicitly discusses having turned tricks with men to feed himself during his early days in Hollywood:
"Hey, you grow up as an artist in a big city, as James Dean said, you're going to have one arm tied behind your back if you don't accept people's sexual flavors. You know, when I was a kid out here in L.A., I was homeless, I didn't have any money and I was living in my car. I was 18. I wasn't averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?...You're a lot more open to experimentation as a young man. And for me, being a young artist and broke in Los Angeles, I was exploring my sexual identity. And probably because of my middle-class, white blue-collar upbringing, I would have never had the opportunity to confront some of my own fears and prejudices had I not been hungry enough to be forced to challenge myself in that way."
Unfortunately, he also says he thinks being gay is a choice "up to a point." Maybe up to the point where a dude is licking your asshole as you polish off a freshly boughten ham sammich?
Kidding aside and overlooking his views on the origins of sexuality, I think this is a brave admission. We all know many young actors are virtual prostitutes due to the casting couch, and that many others are literally prostitutes for the same reason Jane was. But I am hard pressed to remember any off the top of my head who have admitted it.
And shit, I also feel like I feel when I miss something amazing on eBay.