Sure, he has a smile that can light up a room - it can be sexy, sultry, soft or shy. But today, we celebrate the flip side - the Jake Gyllenhaal smirk.
Because of where his other hand is...
Because he knows the effect this photoshoot will have on people all over the world.
Because he knows in about two minutes the photographer is going to drag him over to a desolate part of Brooklyn, dress him in light green and pose him in the middle of an an intersection with a can of soup in his hands.
Because he can go from schoolboy...
... to grandpa, and still be sexy
"Because it's major - and it's a promise."
"Because let's be honest: I don't need this guy!"
Because he knows we all want to see what's under that tease-through shirt.
Because underneath that top coat is nothing but Jake.
Some Prince of Persia news: Jerry Bruckheimer on Jake:
Bruckheimer shared his excitement for making a movie with Gyllenhaal, who has been on the producer's radar for a long time.
"I've always wanted to work with him," Bruckheimer said. "I've been chasing him for a while, so I finally got him, finally found something he liked."
Also, UV's fears have been realized: Jake will be using a British accent for PoP. The good news is that he has a really good coach.
Her glittering cast of former students include Gwyneth Paltrow, whom she trained for Emma and Shakespeare in Love, and Renee Zellweger for Bridget Jones's Diary and Miss Potter.
Paltrow won an Oscar for Shakespeare in Love and Zellweger was nominated as Bridget Jones, but probably the greater tributes to their English accents were the nominations from an obviously impressed British Academy - they sounded the part.
Berkery has also coached Brad Pitt (Seven Years in Tibet), Jim Carrey (A Christmas Carol, due out next year) and Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean), and is currently working with Jake Gyllenhaal on his English accent for Prince of Persia.
(Photos courtesy of IHJ. And thanks to suvee, for suggesting the post and providing samples!)