Friday, August 14, 2009

Time Flies

Just in time for The Time Traveler's Wife to be released, there's a poll naming the UK's favorite time traveling films. Back to the Future took the top spot, with Terminator in second place. But the third place time-traveling superhero is none other than Jake Gyllenhaal's Donnie Darko:

Over the past ten years, Jake has traveled through the last six decades to play a variety of characters. The Fifties:






Next year, Jake breaks away from modern times and goes back to the 6th century to play the Prince of Persia:

What's your favorite era for Jake? Any time period you'd like to see him try? Early 19th century, perhaps?

(Photos courtesy of IHJ, Cathy Kanavy, Disney and Worth1000/DutchPuh.)


lawgoddess said...

I like Jake in all time periods, but I think I like the "00"s the best.

A fun post, thank you.

And a new Jake film is less than four months away. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Actually that last pic is kinda appealing, like a Lord Byron. I always wondered what he'd look like in that kind of drama. :)

suvee said...

Maybe it's the Mad Men fangirl in me talking, but I would love to see Jake in a 60's urban drama. I'm thinking something along the lines of an updated remake of Love with the Proper Stranger. I think that's a time period that suits him.

UltraViolet said...

Jake would look good in something like that, suvee. Though I'm a little tired of glorifying "when men were men and women were secretaries."

Of course, I've never seen the show :)

I like the Lord Byron look, too, anon. That Worth1000 poster did a good job.

And the oughts/noughts/naughts have been good to Jake, LG. And to us :)

I'm happy that the Moon project isn't futuristic. Not sure if I need to see Jake time traveling ahead.

FluorescentLamp said...

I'm a sucker for time travel. Books and film. And if historical/romance time travel, even better.

Normally I wouldn't be a fan of the photoshopped Worth1000 Jake pic. But if you notice, they flipped the pic, so it's really Jake's left profile in that photoshop. Therefore, I love it! :-D

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan of that "Byronic" look, but Rendition Jake belongs in the Hall of Fame. IMO, Jake looked almost angelic in October Sky. He really was a beautiful young man in that movie. Amazing trasition to Swoff, all things considered. I'm addicted to Mad Men, too. Wouldn't mind seeing Jake as something from that era.

Twitter says J&R went out for dinner tonight, and there were some adorable pics of the kids with a nanny on the set of Reese's movie,Deacon playing with his scooter, while Ava was roller skating.

bobbyanna said...

Oops! That was me.

chica said...

I would love to see Jake in a 60's period film, can you imagine him in a remake of the Graduate? Dustin was 30 or so when he made it.

He does look good as Lord Byron too!!

I see the paps caught up with the kisds I saw a few tweets last night that said that the paps were chased from the set, the pics are cute.

verdeblusm said... the Lord Byron look...Jake is ultracharming...

office of nancy pelosi said...

What a great post! You can see how Jake has gone from cute kid to the handsome and sexy man he has ecome today. I love his look in Rendition and BBM the best.

bobbyanna said...

Morning, all!

I'm amazed at how Jake's hair styles affect his characters" personality...or becomes part of their personality.

"Love with a Proper Stranger" is on my list of permanent favorites! Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood. They did a remake of it with Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry (Fools Rush In) which was very charming, but lacked the star power of the original.

I'm still dreaming of Jake doing a remake of "This Property is Condemned". He could absolutely nail the Robert Redford role.

sheba baby said...

How young and adorable he was in October sky, I love that movie.

I had no idea that Fool's Rush was a remake of This Property is Condemned Bobbyanna and yes Jake would be perfect in a remake!

How about Jake the time period of the 30's? I remember Jeff Wells from Hollywoodelsewhere wishing that HW would make a remake of Days of Heaven with Jake and Reese.

I like the Lord Byron look , great photoshop!!

extra said...

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal chose not to walk the line Friday night after having sushi at Morimoto on Chestnut Street.

Hey Suvee, another Mad Men fangirl!! 60's Jake is appealing to me as well.

from the PhillyInsider:

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal chose not to walk the line Friday night after having sushi at Morimoto on Chestnut Street.
They left out a back door and hailed a cab to take them a block to their SUV's parking space, reports photog HughE Dillon, who saw her as the cab zipped past the restaurant.

Thursday night, the couple did the steak scene at Butcher & Singer at 15th and Walnut Streets.

Anonymous said...

I think I liked Jack Twist and Douglas Freeman era look the best too, although he was beautiful in Zodiac, I loved that scene where he was meeting Melanie for dinner. Loved DD, MM, BB and others, but he was a very cute boy then, now a beautiful man. I'm looking forward to being swept off my feet by Dastan. Probably I'd enjoy him in any era, but a 19th century drama would be nice.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would loooooove Jake in the 20s, 30s and 40s era! :) I was just entranced by This Property Is Condemned when I just happened upon it one afternoon on a classic movie TV station. I love Natalie Wood. Love With A Proper Stranger sounds great too.

bobbyanna said...

As far as I know, there's never been a remake of "This Property Is Condemned." It was based on a rare Tennessee Williams short story.
I saw it on TV, and was very..."impressed" by Robert Redford! :)Over the years, I've envisioned Leo, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, even Clooney, Pitt, or Depp, but Jake would absolutely nail it. Perfection.

(I wish Jake and Jon Hamm would make a movie together...)

sheba baby said...

Whoops, I meant to say I didn't know that Fools Rush In was a remake of Love and A proper Stranger! I think that Natalie and Steve did their best acting in that film.

And yes I can see Jake in the Redford role in Condemned.

Anonymous said...

Love the post. Don't care what Jake does in future as long as he has some great love scenes and we see some skin.

Monica said...

Good night, babblers!
Donnie Darko is the first film that I saw with Jake Gyllenhaal.

I love all periods, but sixties is my favorite.

I loved that scene where he was meeting Melanie for dinner.
I love this scene too, anon.

I think Jake is wonderful in all seasons!

Today, I have the same age of Jake.

verdeblusm said...

buon compleanno Monica...

Anonymous said...

Nought Jake definitely.

Happy birthday Monica.

Leonor E. G. Núñez said...
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Leonor E. G. Núñez said...

Thank you for doing Jake's better blog and family.

I found: .

Surely on:

Herman Gyllenhaal (sic) of homeofthegyllenhaalics found:


Feliz cumpleaños Mónica!

Thanks UltraViolet !!!
Thanks FluorescentLamp !!!


josie said...

I love DD, one of my all-time favorite films. Jake in the '00's is my favorite period.

Happy birthday Monica!

shondra said...

Time Travelers wife was a bit of a dissapointment if you read the book, but it's a tearjerker. I wished that I would have waited for it to come out on DVD.

It's fun checking out Jake's hair in all of his films and even though he has a marine cut in Jarhead, I think he is sexy in this film.

I think i'm leaning towards Jake in the '00's period for now.

Happy birthday monica!!!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday monica

chica said...

I hope you had a great -day Monica!!

It's hot as hell here in NY, hope it cools down soon!

extra said...

Season premiere of Mad Men tonight!!

Hope you enjoyed your birthday monica!!!

agent_krycek said...

Hope you had a great birthday Monica

BTW, Ennis won the Heptathlon at the World Championships tonight!
(Okay, it's Jessica Ennis :P )

suvee said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Monica! Hope you enjoyed your special day.

bobbyanna said...

Happy Birthday, Monica!!!

it's 92 in suburban Detroit, and extremely humid, chica, so you have my sympathies.

Extra, I am SO glad I'm not the only one out here obssessing about Mad Men.I read somewhere that people are having viewing parties with 60's style drinks and h'or d'ouvres. I'm not THAT bad...I prefer looking at Jon Hamm in the privacy of my own home...:)

extra said...

Here is some more info on the Mad Men parties tonight:

I prefer looking at Hamm in the privacy of mu livingroom too Bobbyanna!!

bobbyanna said...

I think maybe I have a "type." I adore Jake, of course. He's the Gold Standard. Then there's Javier Bardem, Jon Hamm, even young Al Pacino. But then how do I explain Heath, who introduced me to Jake. Heath who was my first love.

Thanks for the link, extra!

Monica said...

Thanks for all messages!

Anonymous said...

went to the movies and saw julie and julia this weekend and there in the lobby was aposter for the prince of persia couldnt believe it i think my heart stopped for asecond jake looks so fanastic in that poster cant wait for the movie

UltraViolet said...

Man, I went to the movies (Julie and Julia - loved it!) but didn't see a PoP poster. Thanks for the report, anon.

Belated Happy Birthday, Monica. Hope you had a wonderful day :)

And hello again Leonor and verdeblusm! I hadn't seen that new fan-made PoP trailer, Leonor. People do a good job. Now all we need is the professional one!

Hope all you Mad Men fans enjoyed the premiere tonight :)

UltraViolet said...

J/R tidbit

On another note I got to meet Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal. Saw them at my job Aug 15,2009. I got to shake there hands!! The're a very nice couple.

office of nancy pelosi said...

I love that tidbit UV, Thanks!!!
Happy belated birthday Monica!

Monica said...

Reese Witherspoon, cheering from the sidelines as beau Jake Gyllenhaal played basketball during a weekend getaway in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The actor was participating in a charity match outdoors at the Chilmark Community Center, where he played on a five-person team. Earlier in the weekend, Gyllenhaal ran in a 5K race along with Witherspoon's kids, Ava, 9, and Deacon, 5, who took a fun, leisurely approach to the run while he speedily completed it in under 21 minutes!

thanks, UV and ONP!

paula said...

BBM/Zodiac: 60's Jake for me! But I do like the Lord Byron photoshop of Jake, he looks good in that period as well! A sighting of a Pop poster in the theater, I saw 500 Summers but no Pop poster but I bet we will start seeing them a lot more as May 2010 gets closer.

We get a bit more detail about the BB game on MV, thanks monica nad I hope you enjoyed your birthday!

Love that sighting UV, it's always great to hear about them from fans, Thanks!!

FluorescentLamp said...

Feliz aniversario, Monica!

Monica said...

Muito obrigada, FL!!

sag actor said...

Glad to see Donnie Darko place #3 on the list, the film is a classic and one of my favs.

sass said...

Jake...what an evening upper...xoxox

chica said...

Looking at pics of Jake can lift up most people, how are you Sass?? Hope you are keeping cool in this hot and humid weather!

sass said...

Morning babblers...Chica, I have an enviable happy dilemma...Hangin' here again...YEAH!!!... makes me hot, then cool, then hot. hot. hot. again:lol:lol
I love the new popup edit boxes.

Anonymous said...

That poor lone Philly pap can't seem to get his $$$ shot! Reese hiding her face and her Mom last night in PhillY:

FluorescentLamp said...

:-D :-D I don't know who I'm rooting for in this battle of the wits - The Philly Pap for being thisclose, yet not quite, to getting the money shot. Or Reese and/or Jake for being seasoned pros around paps and knowing how to elude them/him when they want.

tweety said...

It's a good thing she didn't mention the actual place on Spruce!:

multiplydivide: Attention females of phila: jake gyllenhaal is in town visiting reese while she's filming. Spotted eating lunch @ 23rd and spruce.
about 2 hours ago from UberTwitter

I guess I would choose 80's Jake since I love DD and I was a teen in the 80's but as far as looks go I prefer the present day Jake!

tweety said...

The one lone pap is getting desperate!!:

iPhillyChitChat: Told reese's bodyguard that if she allowed me to get one shot of her and Jake I wouldn't shoot her for a month. He said how can I trust u
about 2 hrs ago.

Anonymous said...

philly chitchat also blogged that Bradley Cooper and Renee Zellweger are in town visiting. BC is supposed to be a friend of Paul Rudd's and Reese has said in the past that Renee is one of her closest friends. So maybe this is true.

Jakefan said...

Has anyone seen this twitter:


"Called in by agency for last minute VO read to ADR Jake Gyllenhaal in Jerry Bruckheimer film "Prince of Persia." I want this gig!!! ;-)"

Could it be that they won´t use Jakes original voice in the film?
Some people were complaining that Jakes voice is too "soft"....

And it looks like "Brothers" won´t be shown at any of the film festivals - not in NY, no Venice and nothing from Toronto so far. (The schedule there is nearly completd) I would really like to know how they want to promote this film and create some buzz.

Anonymous said...

I don't think we have to worry about them erasing Jake's voice from the movie. That's not the kind of thing they'd be allowing out there so openly.