Saturday, April 4, 2009

Brother Sister Act

It's been a slow week in Gyllenland, so let's explore some old news. Last month, Forbes Magazine ranked Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal as the second-hottest set of Hollywood siblings. Though the Wilson brothers were top-ranked, the magazine wisely chose the Gyllenhaals to grace the story page.

Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal
The Gyllenhaals were born with Hollywood blood, the children of a director and screenwriter. Maggie first appeared on film in her father's movies, while Jake was only 10 years old when he filmed a role in City Slickers. Since appearing together in the cult hit Donnie Darko, the duo have both enjoyed commercial and critical success.

Certainly not the best shot of the sibs. Not like this one from Interview Magazine, February, 2003:

Some new scans of Bruce Weber photos from that shoot have been floating around. Here's one with a couple of new angles of Jake and Maggie from that session:

Some fun shots of the sibs:

(Photos courtesy of IHJ.)

And finally - Happy Birthday, Heath.


Rosadimaggio63 said... bella più di tutte è l'isola non trovata...
B.compleanno Heath !

sheba said...

That's such a beautiful post. Thank you. Jake and Maggie show their beauty through their art.... and whatever 'that thing' is that shines out of them. Love 'em.

Thank you too so much for remembering Heath...... would have been 30 - so sadly missed still.

chica said...

Love the post. What wonderful and fun pictures of Jake and Maggie, you can see from the pictures how close they are.

Heath would have been 30, I still miss him so much.

suvee said...

Nice post, UV. Thanks for the Forbes power sibling list. I personally would rank the Gyllenhaals ahead of the Wilsons.

Today is also RDJ's birthday.......maybe we'll see some bd pics with friends. :)
(I know, won't happen..... just wanting to see Jake!)

HBD Heath. You are missed.

bobbyanna said...

Very nice post, UV. Thanks.

I love the picture of Pregnant Maggie trying to skateboard with her brother's help. :)

Happy Birthday, sweet Heath!

Soon, I'll own a full set of all his movies. That makes me very sad.

shondra said...

I love the pregnant Maggie/Jake helping her on the skateboard too bobbyanna. I love their connection, they seem really close.

I almost forgot that it's Heath's birthday today. I still have a hard time believing that he is gone.

paula said...

I love the pictures from the Weber photoshoot from Interview, thanks for posting them! I know Forbes wanted to post the most recent pictures of them, but I prefer the Weber pictures.

Happy Birthday Heath, I miss you so much.

lawgoddess said...

That's a great picture of Heath- his fashion choices through the years made me smile.

I love Jake and Maggie together , and was so happy to see the recent pictures of them. I never doubted that they've stayed very close through the changes in their lives.

Great post.

josie said...

I adore Maggie , she and Jake are my favorite acting siblings! What a great collection of pictures you posted of them.

Happy birthday Heath sweet angel.

office of nancy pelosi said...

I always love looking at pictures of Maggie and Jake, there is so much love and affection between them.

Remembering Heath today on would have been his 30th birthdy is so sad, thanks for remembering.

I miss you Heath.

sheba baby said...

I love the Gyllenhaal siblings, they are both talented and beautiful.

I totally forgot that Heath would have turned 30 on the 4th, I love the picture of Heath that you posted. I still can't believe that he is no longer with us.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post, I'm a fan of both Jake and Maggie. What a talented duo. Love the picture of Heath. Happy Birthday dear Heath.

get real said...

I adore Jake and Maggie together. Two of the most talented siblings around! :D

Thanks for these great new/old pics of them.

Bobbyanna, going back to what you said in the last post, I do totally agree that Hillary Clinton is making an really excellent SOS. Proud to see her along with Obama in Europe. I swell with pride when I see Obama talking to the people there.

On Jake and Reese. ;)

suvee said...

I had a strong feeling they would be partying with RDJ last night. Wish there was at least one photo......

Narcissa said...

Maybe one will turn up. :)

Love RDJ.

chica said...

There were no pictures last year of them at RDJ's birthday, just a sighting, but it would be great if one showed up.

gabbana said...

WDW has some pictures from the Nailed set on her blog - here are the links
Nailed Set


Nailed Set 2

It looks like David O. Russell is in a very good mood here and I have the feeling he and Jake are in good terms with each other.

Thanks for the pictures of Maggie and Jake - I always love to see them together.

Hopefully we will also get to see some pictures of RDJ birthday guests.

Michelle and Barack Obama are very popular and liked here in Germany (and I think I can say also in the other European countries) - so good to see someone with intelligence, creativity and charme representing the US again.....

RIP Heath - you are missed.

extra said...

Love this post so much, I was a fan of Maggie's before I was a fan of Jake.

I miss you still so very much Heath, Happy birthday.

Thanks so much for the link to the Nailed set Gabann, i also think that Jake and Russell got alnog just fine. I hope we get to see this on the big screen soon.

The Europeans seem to love and respect our President and First Lady. I am bursting with pride that we finally have a President and First Lady that are intelligent, charming and have ideas that most people seem to embrace.

I had a feeling Jake and Reese helped celebrate RDJ's birhtday. They did last year and he attended Reese's b'day. Jake and Reese must be close with Paltrow as well since he co-starred with her in Proof and the 3 celebrated Thanksgiving in London.

get real said...

Great to see pics from Nailed! It does seem that they all did get along despite all the annoying rumors.

I am not surprised to hear Jake and Reese were part of RDJ's birthday. They seem to be really great friends.

Happy birthday to beloved Heath...he is very missed.

office of nancy pelosi said...

Thanks for the link to the Nailed set pics Gabanna, can't wait to see Nailed.

No surprise that Jake and Reese were at RDJ's birthday bash, they were last year too. Wasn't there a story floating around that Reese and RDJ were in talks to do a movie together?

Obama and Clinton= what a difference from the previous Administration.

extra said...

X17 has some pics of RDJ's birthday last night, unfortunately for some reason there are no pis of RDJ, his wife or Jake. There are only pics of Reese and Jon Favreau, the Director of Iron Man and one of the producers and c-stars of 4C but x17 says they were all there:

Also no pics of Paltrow and her husband! It looks like the guests decided to all leave seperately to avoid more of a crush but what's the point of these piics if you didn't manage to get pics of the birthday boy!!!

Monica said...

Good night, babblers!
Nice post. Jake and Maggie are great actors and wonderful people.

Happy Birthday, Heath. I miss you much!

Happy Birthday, Robert Downey Jr.

Monica said...

Extra, has a picture of Jake:

extra said...

Thanks monica, I know I'm lazy, LOL!!

Is that Jake in the background? I'm not sure. I thinkit's funny that the caption on the photos are about RDJ and his birthday and there are no photos of RDJ, but tons of Jon!!! Maybe they were distracted by the director of Ironman and thought that maybe RDJ and his wife would leave with him.

Monica said...

Is that Jake in the background? I'm not sure.


UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the links, everyone. And good eyes, Monica!

Maybe some better pictures of Jake will emerge. In the meantime, TMZ is having a contest for Celeb Sighting pictures, and this is the only one with Jake.

Yes, I clicked on 200+ pics so you wouldn't have to :)

I don't think there's another one of Jake in there, but I can't guarantee I didn't miss it in my fog.

bobbyanna said...

LOL! UV. This is like being in group therapy. Now I don't feel so bad about often doing the same thing! :) It's amazing how patiently I can rifle thru various mountains of internet crap, to find one little gem! Thank you for the lovely picture.

chica said...

So there were pictures from RDJ;s birthday, sort of!! Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with the people of Italy who have experienced the earthquake. Reports say more then one hundred dead.

paula said...

Thanks for the link to the X17 photos from RDJ's birthday, hopefully better photos will show up.

I heard about the earthquake in Italy, my thought and prayers go out to them. I hope that any GB posters that are in Italy are safe.

josie said...

Thanks for the links to the pictures form the set of Nailed and the link to the RDJ b-day pics on x17, I hope more surface.

What sad news coming out of Italy.

Rosadimaggio, stop by and let us know that you are Ok.

sheba baby said...

Spotted Jake by his moles! Happy that J&R helped Robert celebrate his birthday, they did last year as well.

Awful news out of Italy, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone there.

verdeblusm said...

Hello Gyllenbabble posters.I'm verdeblusm from Italy.
I want to thank you all for your thougts toward us.
Thank god I live in the north west of Italy, in a seismological zone quite safe.
I dont know where Rosadimaggio lives, I hope she's fine.
The situation in Abruzzo is becoming more and more dreadful. On reliable government authority number of evacuees nearing 70000 but it's far from a real estimate.
I'm so sad...too many children among dead...too many hystories of desperation and loss...and pillages...but also histories of courage and generosity...I'm proud of this people.
Our western technology ... our western modernisation can't really help us to afford this sudden catastrophic events: we are indeed totally unprepared...

Rosamaggio dove vivi?Va tutto bene?
Avevi detto che producevi scarpe e -non so perchè- ho pensato che tu vivessi nelle Marche... said...

"Gwyneth and Jake talked for a while about an upcoming project," says a guest. And during the night, "Jake and Reese looked very in love. They were being super affectionate, holding hands as they sipped on glasses of wine. They laughed a lot!",,20270422,00.html

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for checking in Verde. I hope Rosa is also okay. It sounds like it was a scary thing to live through. And the devastation in L'Aquila is tough to look at. I can't imagine how awful it is for the people there. All good thoughts and wishes for them.

paula said...

Hi Verde, I'm glad that you are Ok, thanks for checking in. I hope Rosa is Ok as well. I have been watching the news and it's heartbreaking , sending out prayers and hugs.

Anonymous said...

You can barely catch a glimpse pf Jake as he jumps in the drivers seat and Reese scrries to the passenger seat in this video of them leaving RDJ's party:

A scary bit were Chris Martin drives away crazy sans Gwyneth and still no pics of RDJ!

sheba said...

"Gwyneth and Jake talked for a while about an upcoming project," says a guest.

Mama nooooooooooooooo.........

Jake, what about Zoey Daeschanell or Halle Berry or Amanda Peet or Scarlet Johannson etc... To be honest, I'd rather see him work with Kirsten than with Gwyneth again.

My thoughts and prayers too for the people in Italy.

notafan said...

This could mean anything. Gwyneth and Jake might have been talking about PoP, or her role in Iron Man II. I don't think it means the two of them together again...I hope it doesn't. Chris Martin seems weird. Glad he and Gwynnie found each other.

josie said...

Thanks for stopping by Verdeblusm and letting us know that you are fine. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the people of Italy.

Paltrow and Jake, bleh. I just hope they were talking about IM2 which started filming this week as you said notafan.

agent_krycek said...

Thanks for stopping by Verdeblusm, and here's hoping Rosa drops by soon - it's a dreadful situation in Italy at the moment, in my thoughts

GP and Jake together again, big old NO from me as well, hopefully they were just comparing filming 'blockbuster' movie stories.

bobbyanna said...

OMG! Maybe Gwyneth is interested in the part of Lola in Damn Yankees. Gwyneth thinks she can sing. I agree, I'd love to see Jake work with Zooey Deschanel, again. Or Halle Berry, etc.

My thoughts and prayers are also with the people who've lost so much from the earthquake in the Abruzzo region in Italy.

verdeblusm said...

Thanks Ultraviolet, Paula, Josie,Sheba, Agent Krycek,Bobbyanna,Anon 11:48


get real said...

Jake and Gwyneth...I don't mind them talking, but I don't really want to see them in a movie together again.

My thoughts and prayers to all those in Italy.

sag actor said...

I almost for got about the link between Jake and Paltrow (Proof).

I'm a big fan of Robert and I'm so happy that he cleaned up his act, what talent. Would love to see him and Jake do another film together, there is talk about Reese and Robert doing a Sci-fi film together.

My prayed to everyone in Italy.

suvee said...

First, I want to let our Italian friends know that they are in my thoughts and prayers.... such a tragedy! And I hope Rosa is okay.

Now for something much more mundane and certainly more trivial....

The company I work for has licensing agreements with a lot of the big players..... Warner Bros., Disney, Marvel Comics, etc. Anyway, I was talking with an Art Director friend today at work, and in her hand she had a printout of the upcoming 2010 movies we might be designing product for. Lo and behold...... along with Iron Man II, there was PoP (the visual was the movie poster, lettering only, no Jake).

Have to admit I got a little excited. I'm not sure how much PoP product, if any, we will be doing. But I'm definitely going to have my friends let me know if and when the PoP style guide arrives. I'm assuming it will have photographic art, which I would really enjoy seeing. :)

Clearly, I need to stay on top of this development. Luckily, I have several friends in the Licensing department that will let me sneak a peek. I won't be able to share the actual photos (that's the kind of thing we get fired for!), but I can pass on my descriptions.

Needless to day, this was pretty much the highight of my work day!

UltraViolet said...

Wow, suvee. That is exciting! Don't do anything that will get you fired, but we look forward to hearing any scoop!

Monica said...

Good night, babblers!
I think I am the only person who liked Jake and Gwyneth in Proof. I think they have great scenes together!
I would be happy if they worked together again.

Suvee is great news. Thank you for sharing with us.

My prayers go to Italy.

UltraViolet said...

Hi Monica! I liked Proof. I didn't even mind Gwyneth. I think her character is supposed to be annoying. There are other actresses I think I'd rather see Jake with, but I guess we'll have to see!

I never got any warm fuzzy Jake/GP vibes, however.

Anyway, some routine new pics, and a new post.