While he's in London, Jake Gyllenhaal might want to make an appointment with the lead insurance agent at Lloyd's to enquire about a hands and fingers insurance policy. Every time I see a photo of him clutching two cellphones in one hand I think how important those hands and fingers are - to him, to us, to the entire population of the planet.
Oh sure, laugh if you must, but there have been others who have done the same. For instance, while Britain's skiffle craze was on its way to influencing The Beatles (who themselves were insured for $1 million on their first American tour), a washboard player named Chas McDevitt protected his own career by insuring his fingers for £5,000. Unfortunately, he didn't think to insure the popularity of skiffle, an early form of rock 'n' roll that eventually melted away.
Surely, what with inflation, Jake's fingers could be insured for more than £5,000, couldn't they?
Just the fact that he's able to extend his freakishly long thumb and flatten against the width of this palm must be worth several millions, shouldn't it?
Shouldn't those fingers be further insured so he's able to safely (and seductively I might add) rake them over his not-yet-insured perfect lips?
What if he accidentally bit into his own finger while brushing it across his lips? Not to fear, Lloyd's of London has it covered!
Jake could also find himself in amongst this eclectic trio -- Liberace, French pianist Richard Clayderman and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards -- all of whom insured their hands.
Here's the number, Jake. +44 (0)20 7327 1000 Call them.
Photos courtesy of IHJ, and other places.