Friday, September 2, 2011
Over the weekend, Jake Gyllenhaal was part of the 40th anniversary festivities for Chez Panisse, the landmark restaurant founded by Alice Waters. The above photograph shows Jake with Alice Waters, attending the "Provençal feast" cooked by David Tanis, a Chez Panisse chef. The event was a fundraiser for the Edible Schoolyard Project, for which Jake is an ambassador. And according to Waters: "He’s fantastic every time he speaks, and people pay attention to him."
Jake did a different kind of celebrating in the spring, when he hitched a ride on the Railroad Revival Tour. Here are a couple of new/old shots of him from those traveling days.
If you prefer the moving image, Jake can be seen at around the eight-minute mark in this video, singing his heart out and blowing away on the trumpet. No Jake in this one, but you do get a glimpse of life on the train. There is a brief shot of Jake (and Carey Mulligan) backstage at about 3:15 in this sneak peek at Mumford and Sons at Austin City Limits.
Jake leaving the wrap party for End of Watch Wednesday night: