Monday, May 23, 2011

October Sky Flashback

It seems like October Sky has been running on cable frequently these past few weeks. Here's some vintage footage of Jake at the OS premiere, including a snippet of him with Jamie Lee Curtis:


I've caught the movie a couple of times recently and am always reminded how good Jake was, how watchable and how compelling.

In more recent old news, here's a brief Source Code interview with Jake and then Michelle:

And a couple of random shots I found. I don't remember seeing this shot of RDJ grabbing Jake's arm. Looks like he doesn't want Jake to leave!

And I just like the framing of this shot, from a Love & Other Drugs LA premiere:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Arts and crafts

Jake Gyllenhaal spotted in Los Angeles yesterday:

In case you haven't heard, Source Code comes out on DVD July 26th in the U.S. This art is better than the movie posters:

Found this on tumblr. Not sure if it's a poster or if someone made it, but I love the composition:

A couple more shots of Jake watching the Railroad Revival Tour from in front of the stage this time:

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Update: Jake in L.A. on Saturday, with Atticus:

Jake Gyllenhaal has been spotted going to and from the gym/karate class over the past week, but you've all seen those. This is a Jake fan fest post. First up, Jake in L.A. on Wednesday night, I think at the Arclight:

Here's Jake in Memphis from his touring days:

A larger shot of Jake on the jazz cruise in New Orleans, courtesy of the Greendale, Wisconsin, marching band:

Some oldies. First, Jake and Paul Rudd at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Not sure where this was taken:

And a couple of photos of Jake from his own fan-tasy tour. First up, practicing his trumpet skills:

Another group shot of the Austin crew:

Finally, a happy fifth anniversary to Jake Weird. Congrats and kudos, Kendra!

Monday, May 9, 2011

More from the Source

Jake out for lunch in LA on Monday:

Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted with his mother, Naomi Foner, in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Here's a shot of Jake in Berlin, at the Bild offices. Thanks to Monica for the find.

A couple of amusing new Source Code interviews:

(Photos courtesy of IHJ.)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Celebratory and contemplative

There's a new interview with Jake Gyllenhaal in Australia's Herald Sun, conducted sometime in the past week. Jake is asked the usual questions about Source Code but also about recent world events.

Having been politically active in the past, for environmental and civil liberties causes as well as former presidential candidate John Kerry, Gyllenhaal won't be drawn on his personal reaction to the US military events of the past week.

"My opinion matters very little but to be here, I have seen a whole number of reactions," he says of the mood in his homeland right now.

"It's hard to speak for everybody and that's what makes America so extraordinary. It's celebratory and contemplative at the same time."

Having played a US marine in Jarhead, a pilot in Source Code and a cop in the coming drama End of Watch, Gyllenhaal says he takes the portrayal of serving men seriously.

"I think even as this whole thing with Osama Bin Laden comes out and people start to think what an extraordinary job these Navy Seals did, to portray someone who does a job as significant as they do accurately and with respect, I find that to be a great responsibility," he says. "I always feel pressure when I am doing it and try to do as much research as possible."

With the 10th anniversary of Moulin Rouge approaching, Baz Luhrmann recently reflected on the fact that Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger were the last two considered before he ultimately decided on Ewan McGregor as his leading man. After all these years, Gyllenhaal remembers the near-miss fondly.

"It was an honour to be seen and heard and listened to by Baz," he says of his audition. "He is a great filmmaker. I remember it as a very nurturing, huge growing process for me as an artist, which says a lot about Mr Luhrmann."

Given McGregor's surprising vocals in the film, surely Gyllenhaal is harbouring musical talents too?

"Oh, it's not hidden," he says, laughing. "And I'm not even necessarily sure it's a talent, but I would love to do a musical one day."

(Railroad Revival photos from flickr/mandalandish and breakfastontour.)

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Source Code opens in Australia today, so we're getting some down-under press, including this interview with Jake for the program Sunrise:

You can listen to this podcast to hear the reporter gush about how dreamy Jake is. (It's the March 22 show.)

Here's another video interview with Jake, this time for a New Zealand outlet.

This new SC promo still from IHJ shows that Jake was playing above his age grade:

A couple of loose gems from Jake's railroad adventure. First up, after the San Pedro show. Guess he had time to pack a football!

Small but fun photo of Jake on the New Orleans dinner cruise:

The poster described Jake as "very, very nice! and just as attractive as he is in every photo and movie!" Aww.

Another photo of Jake on stage in New Orleans (thanks, Monica) and one of him with the boys in the band:

If you're in a voting mood, head to PopSugar to vote for Jake in their Top 100 Stars poll.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Back to the City

Jake Gyllenhaal is back in NYC after a whirlwind rail trip with Mumford and Sons. We have a few more photos from the whistlestop tour. First up, Jake and his teammates with the opposition from Austin High:

Jake captured backstage at the Austin concert:

Jake sidestage in Memphis (?) and at the New Orleans Jazz Festival:

Jake at Pinkberry in New Orleans:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Memphis news

Jake Gyllenhaal continued on the Mumford and Sons Express, landing in Memphis on Saturday, where the band played the Beale Street Music Festival. After the usual comfort zone checks (farmers market, coffeehouse, bike), Jake apparently took a dive into the wild side: He was spotted latenight at a local McDonald's!

A few more photos of Jake from the Railroad Revival stop in Marfa last Sunday:

And kind of an unintentionally artsy photo of Jake on the screen at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, with members of Mumford and Olivia Wilde, watching the Avett Brothers:

(Marfa photos courtesy of skilark119.)