Early reviews have been pouring in and Jeremy Pope shines in his latest role as Ellis French in The Inspection. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama. Pope plays a gay homeless man who’s kicked out of the house by his mother and later decides to enroll in the Marine Corps. The Inspection is the semi-autobiographical story of screenwriter and director Elegance Bratton. During the promotion for the film, Pope has said that the healing work he had done prior to accepting the role and being an out, queer individual, he was able to make room for the character. Pope will end the year on a high note returning to Broadway in The Collaboration, where he portrays celebrated artist Jean-Michel Basquiat opposite Paul Bettany’s Andy Warhol. Pope's star is rising and shining bright. —K.M.