Jared Leto’s Rayon Joins Our Favorite Leading Men Who Cross-Dressed Into Our Hearts

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As HIV-positive transvestite Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto has exploded back onto the acting scene, earning tons of awards-season buzz. We here at VH1 aren’t really in the business of heaping high-minded kudos on thespians — we just like to watch others do so — but we do want to add the Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman to a prestigious list we just made up: Our favorite roles played by men in drag.

This is a controversial ranking, we’re aware. Whither the cast of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert? Don’t the late Patrick Swayze’s gorgeous cheekbones in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar warrant a mention? Well, sorry, these are our favorites, and we went for the dudes who made us laugh in White Chicks, Tootsie, Back to the Future Part II and, naturally, Mrs. Doubtfire, by doing much more than donning a wig and pursing their lips. But we also want to know your opinions. Make your own list and share it with us on Twitter.

Jared Leto as Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club [Photo: Focus Features]