Monday, August 12, 2019


Sea Wall/A Life has officially transferred to Broadway and is (mostly) a critical hit.



Special opening night playbills:

Stage photos:

Stage door:

Someone gave Jake flowers:

Leaving the stage:

Time Magazine: In a New Broadway Play, Jake Gyllenhaal Attempts Something Radical: Normalcy

Variety Podcast: Why Jake Gyllenhaal is His "Best Self" in the Theater

First week on Broadway:

Inside Out Art Project

Press Day:

Marquee rising:


Fun interview with Tom and Jake (the end, specifically)

Jake and Tom answer questions

Broadway World Inside Opening Night

Look Back at Jake's NY stage career

Jake and Tom reveal secrets about the play

Tom Sturridge on his Intimate Actor Relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal

NY Times Critic's Pick

(Illustration courtesy of Tug Rice. Rehearsal and stage photos courtesy of Sea Wall/A Life and Richard Hubert Smith. Stage door and side profile JG photo courtesy of Sea Wall/A Life and Emilio Madrid Kuser.)

Thursday, June 20, 2019

London Calling

jakegyllenhaal: Took me 2 hours to photoshop the rest of the cast out of this picture.

Jake Gyllenhaal and the Spiderman crew took London by storm this week. Photos, interviews, talk shows - the Marvel machine is off and running. And proving that even movie stars take touristy travel photos.


Jake and Samuel L Jackson:

Jake at about 4 minutes, 40 seconds:

Jake at about 9 minutes 25 seconds:


Facebook Live:

The Greatest Gyllenhaal:

In more exciting news, it was announced that Jake and Annaleigh Ashford will reprise their Sunday in the Park with George roles in London next year. The surprise announcement was quickly followed by the tickets going on sale. The reaction on social media was gushing. So happy that this production will live again!

Meanwhile, Sea Wall/A Life opens next month.

How Well Do Jake & Tom Know Each Other?

Monday, May 6, 2019

This can no longer be ignored*

6/12/19: Adding some photos of Jake in Beijing, where the FFH promotion has landed:

First two from Jake's IG story - in the Forbidden City:

At a fan event:

Jake Gyllenhaal has joined the Marvel Cimematic Universe. Jake will be Mysterio, aka Quentin Beck, in the next Spider-man movie. Far From Home comes out July 5, and the second trailer dropped today (spoiler warning for Endgame):

No, I don't know what's going on. Yes, I'm annoyed that I will have to watch this movie. But it's gotten a good reaction so far, so I guess that's a plus?

Jake was in Mexico City over the weekend, where he and Tom Holland had a lot of fun, together and separately.

At the Frida Kahlo Museum:

Jake on Ellen:

Jake and company at Disney:

Tickets went on sale today for Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway. And we got the first footage of Jake and Tom from the play:

From the Variety on Broadway series - a conversation between Jake Gyllenhaal and composer/lyricist David Yazbek (Tootsie, The Band's Visit):

*This also applies to the blog - yay for a new post! Points for those who get the movie reference.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Happy Birthday to Jake Gyllenhaal. As we wrap up one year and begin another, let's celebrate some important 2018 moments.

First off, the birthday boy. Some birthday video compilations. We need one for 38 though!

To the joy and relief of many, Jake finally joined Instagram this year. He's only made two posts, but both have been hits. Jake's IG debut confirmed his role as Mysterio in the next Spider-man movie - his first superhero film. It also came right before Jake's exuberant appearance at Comic Con Experience Brazil, where he was enthusiastically greeted:

Jake and other stars marked the 75th anniversary of New York's City Center, where he appeared in Little Shop of Horrors and Sunday in the Park with George:

Brokeback Mountain was one of the films selected to be added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress this year. The films chosen are deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant to the nation's film heritage, to be preserved for all time.

"I didn't intend to make a statement with Brokeback Mountain," Lee said. "I simply wanted to tell a purely Western love story between two cowboys. To my great surprise, the film ended up striking a deep chord with audiences; the movie became a part of the culture, a reflection of the darkness and light — of violent prejudice and enduring love — in the rocky landscape of the American heart.

"More than a decade has passed since Brokeback Mountain was released, but I hope that this film, a small movie with wide open spaces, continues to express something both fresh and fundamental about my adopted country."

2019 will see Jake make his Public Theater debut:

In A Life, Gyllenhaal plays a man struggling to reconcile his emotions surrounding the death of his father and the birth of his daughter. Originally titled The Art of Dying, the piece started as a monologue that Payne performed at London’s Donmar Warehouse in 2013, in the aftermath of his own father’s death. Gyllenhaal, who gave deeply felt performances in Payne’s earlier plays If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet and Constellations, spent the next four years begging the playwright to let him perform it. By the time he relented, Payne had become a father, and he, Cracknell, and Gyllenhaal worked together to bring A Life into its current form.

Gyllenhaal relishes the chance to perform something that feels so personal and vulnerable. “The nature of being alone onstage, as much as it might delight the 30 percent narcissist that I am, terrifies the other percentage,” he says. “At its best, it’s not a performance. There are no masks, no protection.”

One of the year's biggest milestones was the 15th anniversary of I Heart Jake, the internet's best, most comprehensive and overall nicest Jake Gyllenhaal resource. We all owe a huge debt to Stephanie for running such a comprehensive, easy-to-use, up-to-date, one-stop resource for all things Jake. Even more impressive than the breadth of its content? Stephanie is the sweetest, most helpful person, even after dealing with all of us for all these years. From everyone here, a huge Thank You to Stephanie/IHJ. None of us could do this without you.