Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sexy through years and centuries

Disney continues to feed us a steady diet of Jake Gyllenhaal/Prince of Persia stills. Soon we'll all be able to make our own stop-action version of the film all these photos :) But when they are such beautiful shots, who can complain?

Looking at the thumbnails at IHJ, I almost didn't download these two photos: I thought they were pictures of the McFarlane dolls. But no, that's Jake!

They definitely need to work on the face, but the figure itself is a good likeness. Nothing matches the original, of course!

Entertainment Tonight has a fun feature: "Sexy Through the Years: 'Prince of Persia' Stud Jake Gyllenhaal!'" We've seen most of the photos before, but it's fun to flip through them. And also to wonder why ET chose certain photos!

What's your best or worst from the above? Is there a photo you'd include in any "Best Of" Jake montage? Hmm... there's an idea for a future post...

Jake on the cover of Russian GQ:

My Russian is a little rusty, so I'm not sure what the headline says!

(PoP photos courtesy of Disney/IHJ.)


Cathy E said...

Oh, the pics are getting better and better, if that's possible. :)

Anonymous said...

I looooove the cape - the leather clasp ties on it, the belt in the second pic. All the costume details are outstanding. He looks amazing in the first and second pics, and third ... and fourth ... and fifth ... :) I love how the cape falls over his back in the sixth pic.

UltraViolet said...

I love the cape, too, anon! And Cathy, every time we get new pics, I'm surprised that ther's at least one that takes me breath away. Usually more than just one.

Here's a new WonderCon video. You get to see Jake subtitled in French :)

Extra posted this at the end of the last post - in case anyone missed it:


Hope we get some good reactions from the screening.

bobbyanna said...

Wow, more great pics!

"I'm surprised that ther's at least one that takes me breath away. Usually more than just one."

I know.

That's a pretty strange assortment of pictures from ET. I guess I like the one from the Oscars best of all. There are so many really great pictures of Jake, some of ET's choices are mystifying.

Monica said...

Great new photos. The campaign for this movie is strong only in other countries, because here it is very weak

UltraViolet said...

I always love the Oscar photo where Jake is announcing the winner and he looks alittle stunned, Bobbyanna!

I guess maybe ET doesn't have as many Jake pictures as they should! The DD close-up pic cracks me up.

Oh, Monica, I hope you get some more promo there soon. Wouldn't want the film to flop!

Also, I seem to have cut the link out of the Extra post - so for the third time - sorry, Extra!

Sheba baby said...

The photos are all just beautiful, I especially love the 2nd photo.

I love any photo of Jake in a tux so I adore all the Oscar/Award photos ET posted.

He looked so different during the DD era, he has grown into such a stunning man:):)

UltraViolet said...

Jake in a tux isn't bad, Sheba Baby! I can't decide what my favorite of the new photos is. Either the first one posted or the first "doll" one. I also like the behind the scenes photo, where he's next to the camera and gazong off.

Jake is on the cover of Russian GQ. Startlingly blue eyes.

Looks like one of the pictures taken for that shoot used in the People Sexiest Man Alive issue.

bobbyanna said...

He's looking very Russian.:)

There's a new featurette with Jake practicing his swordfighting, and Gemma commenting on the "action" and Alanis singing? Jake is very..shirtless. It's on justjared. I'm being very calm.

Tweety said...

I'm loving all the Pop pictures, Disney really knows how to sell their films. He looks incredible in all the pics you posted UV.

Speaking of amazing, shirtless Dastan!:


I hope that Disney plans on doing more PR for Pop where you are Monica, I think it will do well overseas.

That Russian GQ cover is much better than he US cover, of course that photo was from another photoshoot.

I like Jake at the Oscars pics, that's his best look IMO.

Anonymous said...

Oh, guh -

I nearly passed out looking at that gorgeous Russian GQ cover. I'm in love! :)

Anonymous said...

Talk about arresting - blue is definitely Jake's color. He makes me weak, looking at that gorgeous cover. *thud*

Anonymous said...

And his gorgeous hands ... OK, I think I'm ok now. :)

Tweety said...

I forgot to add that I like the Jake/Dastan "doll" too! I agree UV, the plastic doll face needs work but the rest looks really good.

Looks like Jake will be attending a Hockey game tonight!:

EricDMadden: RT @nhl: #NHL Looks like actor Jake Gyllenhaal plans to take in tonight&apos;s #Caps-#Habs gam...
41 minutes ago from Google

suvee said...

Needless to say, the temptation of shirtless Jake was enough to get me to make an exception to my self imposed PoP moratorium. And how happy am I now?! I just can't get over how incredible he looks as Dastan. Thanks for the justjared heads up, Bobbyanna & Tweety!

The Russian GQ cover is far better than ours (his too blue eyes notwithstanding). My theory is they know he's a "brother", so they have a national pride, vested interest in making sure he looks great. :)

Jake in a tux is lovely indeed, but the look that really makes my heart race is his All American casual one. Like the grey sweater with the Air Canada pin (TIFF) photo. And, of course, the now iconic Smirk in The Shirt. (sigh)

Anonymous said...

:) His eyes are really blue, but riveting.

Monica said...

That photo of Russian GQ is much better than the American GQ. thanks, UV.


ManMadeMoon Been invited to see the Montreal Canadiens play hockey in playoffs tonight. Not sure on dress code. Bowtie or cravatte?
about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

Anonymous said...

^^ :)

Those shirtless pics on JJ are just beautiful - the best I've seen - especially the third one in, where he's leaning, almost like he's playing basketball and took his shirt off. *swoon* I loved the featurette - something about that song makes me teary-eyed, I don't know why. :)

UltraViolet said...

Looks like someone shaved.

All those tweets about Jake at the game, but no twit pics!

About the JustJared video - is it a legit new feature or a fanmade one, can you tell? I can't get it to play properly, but from what I hear, it's all old stuff.

Those shirtless stills are impressive, either way :)

bobbyanna said...

It wouldn't play properly for me either, UV. I'm not sure where it comes from. It seems well done, and it even uses the song to pretty good effect. I'd never seen some of those still pictures before.
I'd remember...

UltraViolet said...

Hee. They do have a tendency to be emblazoned on the memory, don't they?

Thanks, Bobbyanna. I'll try again to play it. Just for research purposes, of course!

Anonymous said...

If he's shaved, I wonder if this means he is done filming the Source Code.

UltraViolet said...

Jake has shaved - no if about it. It could mean filming is over or there's part of the movie for which he doesn't have the beard.

mary said...

cant keep up with all the new pic and stuff for pop agree that the picture for the russian GQ is a better picture thanks

UltraViolet said...

It's like a full-time job, Mary! But a fun one :)

Vague hint of a possible future project?

UltraViolet said...

From imdb:

Jake is in Montreal now. In fact he is at the Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals playoff game tonight. He was shown on the arena monitor/scoreboard and received quite a good ovation!

I hope he's cheering for the Habs!

Aww, glad to hear he got a good reception. But if he's such a Boston sports fan, he'd never be rooting for the Canadiens!

Chica said...

There is too much to keep up with mary but I ain't complaining! The details on the costumes are so beautiful, he looks amazing, I can't wait until this movie premieres!

Jake has definately grown into his looks over the years, I like tuxedo/suit Jake but I love casual Jake too Suvee.

That GQ Russian cover is much better, the Russians know what they like!

He is just drool worthy in that video, sigh. I was wondering if that was a fan video as well, fantastic job if it is!

LOL!! At that Getty pic of Jake at the Hockey game, he looks a bit stunned.

Too bad that Sprint event in NY in May wih the Pop screening is by invitation only /private:(

Monica said...

Vague hint of a possible future project?

I hope not!

Sag actor said...

That's a good idea UV! One of those flip books that I remember from childhood, we could gather all the Pop images and make our own!

I agree Monica, I don't like the sound of that project. McQuarrie and Singer collaborrated on The Usual Suspects, one of my favorite movies but just say no Jake. Besides Singer has turned into a bit of a hack .

Hope Jake enjoyed the hockey game last night, Duncan's tweet sounds like he was invited too.

Happy Earth Day!

bobbyanna said...

I agree with monica & sag actor. Just say no, Jake!

UltraViolet said...

Okay, got to work and watched the video and there are a few new moments in there. And, you know, shirtless Jake. So new post.

As for the new project - doesn't sound like my cuppa. But I have to read it more carefully.