Born in 1949, Boomer was a favorite of gay Boomers, with a huge number of buddy-bonding movies.
1. With small-town high schooler Timothy Bottoms in The Last Picture Show (1971)
2. With boxer Stacey Keach in Fat City (1972).
3. With racer Gary Busey in The Last American Hero (1973)
4. With bank robber Clint Eastwood in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1973)
5.With bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in Stay Hungry (1976)
Jeff specializes in quirky small-town types who listen to country-western music and drink beer in honky tonks. I haven't seen any of his recent movies, except for The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), where he buddy-bonded with his brother, and The Big Lebowski (1998), which is about bowling.
I hear that Crazy Heart (2009), about a washed-up country-western singer, has a gay character.
I first saw him as one of the muscular teenagers who grows into a giant (and in the process sheds his clothes) in the anti-hippie sci-fi movie Village of the Giants (1965) (with Tommy Kirk and Johnny Crawford as the "square" teens who save the day).
In 1967 he starred in The Incident, about two thugs (Martin Sheen, Tony Musanti) who terrorize the passengers on a subway car. It's notable for having one of the first gay characters in the movies.
Several of his children are actors. Jordan, born in 1973, is best known for Drive Me Crazy (1999).
See also: The Fabulous Bottoms Boys.