Thursday, April 3, 2014

Catching up, throwing back

New photos of Jake in NYC on Thursday. Look at those bruised knuckles!

#TBT long ago and just recently. Some lingering Madrid interviews first. This one has anteresting anecdote about the mirror scene from Enemy:

Jake on MSN ES:

Another video interview here, with some slightly different answers :)

Going a little further back, from Toronto in January:

Not sure if this got lost in the comments. Someone posted it, and it's a cute clip. Although you kind of want to just tell Jake to answer the question!

And some social media Jake TNTs:

And we can't leave this one out - all the way back to the '90s!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Más de Madrid

A more stylized view of Jake Gyllenhaal at the Enemy Madrid premiere last week:

Here's Jake with Enemy writer Javier Gullón in Madrid:

Look: Javier has a rejected Enemy poster, with Jake in North by Northwest/Source Code mode:

I will post some links to Spanish print interviews. They continue the tradition of being more interesting than Jake's domestic interviews. In the meantime, you can watch a few:

And a look at the premiere, including Denis Villeneuve's interesting introduction of Jake:

(First (and maybe fourth?) photo courtesy of Ralf Pascual.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Jake Gyllenhaal action on the red carpet in Madrid for the Spanish premiere of Enemy:

All spiffed up to meet and greet.

Where do I go?

I'll just stay right here.

Meet the Enemy. An Enemy?

Just Enemy. Okay.

Someone's creeping up on me.

I'm out of here.


That way to the movie...

Hope you all enjoy the show.

Jake and Denis did a lot of interviews for Prisoners. I wasn't expecting the same for Enemy. There aren't as many, but there are quite a few. The one above, from Time Out New York really should be longer. Jake seems very relaxed and gets a kick out of the TONY's throwback cover.

Putting this review at the end, as the code is likely to interfere with the rest of the post. Tweet from the interviewer: Jake Gyllenhaal is a very serious man. It's impossible to escape his STARE. You try.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Questions and (some) answers

Some new Enemy art, from the New Yorker and the studio:

Amid the surprising riches of the Enemy promotion, this unexpected treat just popped up. Taped in November of last year, here's a 90-minute Career Conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal, presented by SAG-AFTRA:

Ninety minutes of Jake talking about his career and his family and friends. From road trips to cornrows, the convo runs the gamut. There's some babble in there, but lots of insight and humor. A real treat.

From an interview with Salon:

I look at movies like dreams in a way. We have them. There’s something to be learned there. Some people might say they are these things at night that ultimately just keep your neurons going and keep your brain warm. Other people might say they’re open for interpretation. Other people have many ideas. But, to me, I think movies are like that. When you wake up from a dream sometimes you’re moved, sometimes you’re terrified, sometimes you have no idea what happened. And I like all of those things that happen during it. But most of the time you wake up and go, “Wait a second. This just happened when I was asleep. But I don’t know what it’s about.” And I like that about movies and I think you sit in the dark, much like you do when you’re dreaming and you experience something. So I am thrilled by the open ends and the questions. I think they’re what it’s all about.

Jake's Five Favorite Movies, via Rotten Tomatoes:

La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954; 97% Tomatometer)

The next I would say is La Strada because, well, do I really have to say? I feel like it's sort of self-explanatory. Like [laughs] Giulietta Masina, I mean every performance, but particularly the last scene in the movie, with Anthony Quinn and just being on the beach, and everything about that movie is beautiful. And there's something always about his films that, knowing that audio was recorded post shooting the film -- I'm pretty sure that's true with that movie -- just to know, in a way, if it is true, it's just to know that there are two sort of performances happening simultaneously. You can see and hear that. And I love that idea and what skill and sort of the presence to this day that movie has. And it's also personally really resonant because my father said after he saw that movie, it was what made him want to make movies, and when I finally saw it when I was a teenager, I understood why. So it inevitably has a resonance beyond the brilliance of the movie itself.

So it was just something that was prominent in your family, growing up?

La Strada? Yeah when I was an infant we were just talking about it. [laughs] No, I just think it sort of tied to that. I mean, I just wonder sometimes if my father hadn't seen that movie and been so moved by it, you know, would he have met my mother? Would my sister have been born? You know, there's a lot of "would-haves" and eventually all of us have found our way into the movie business, so you know, that's just an interesting thing. And you know, you never know how a movie will inspire someone and how it will lead not just one life but many to come. Sort of an interesting idea.