Reader Blind: Many years ago, these two men met briefly in an arranged meeting. They shared a glib sort of charm and good looks as well as celebrity. Person #1 who is deceased was in a place he could not leave. He is just as famous after his death as he was when he was alive and there have been several films about him including a recent one by that free spending company that is often written about here.
Person #2 is an actor who at the time was A/A-list, whose career had suffered a serious scandal the year before. He is still active but is not a leading man anymore. He has also had success on TV. #2 was supposedly there to research a role which was to be his comeback after the scandal. The role was that of a charming sociopath. Until this point, #2 had largely played romantic leads in teen films and been in ensemble films with other actors and actresses of the same age.
However, the real reason #2 was there was that he was and is a very dark person with some very dark behaviors. He wanted some advice from #2 especially on disposal of evidence.
Can you guess the players of the Blind Item?
Person #1 = ?
Person #2 = ?
Hint: Neither are people of color. Another hint: Person #1 is NOT an actor or artist/singer.