Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have had an embarrassment of Jake Gyllenhaal riches in 2012. Thanksgiving Day yields more.


Dave Poland sits down with Jake, who discusses the things he loves about making movies and being an actor, his ambitions and whether he has a grand plan. It's a wonderful opportunity to observe a relaxed, funny and serious Jake. All in glorious close up.



Britain's ShortList delves into similar themes:

Did you have trouble convincing your agent to let you do it?

It’s interesting you say that because [it points out] how the business is taking over any sense of creativity that anybody might have. Everyone’s going after some goal, be it financial or otherwise and, in my perspective, that is totally out of whack. But no, I wouldn’t work with an agent like that. ...

Did you experience any funny encounters on the job?

The laughter comes in the little things – like figuring out where to eat, because people will do crappy things to the food if you’re a cop. Seriously. And when you do eat, like clockwork, locals will come up and ask you questions about parking tickets or when their cousin will get out of jail. ...


You came close to playing both Batman and Spider-Man. Are you over the superhero thing now?

At a certain point you realise there’s always someone more interesting, talented and ready to do a role than you are – and you won’t get every role you go for. All I want right now is to hone my skills and become a better actor, not dream about wearing a cape. But you never know.

After nude scenes in Brokeback Mountain and Love And Other Drugs, are you now impervious to embarrassment on screen?

Do you think there is one person on Earth impervious to embarrassment? And do you think it would be me? That’s a rhetorical question, and I’ll leave you with that.


The Wrap shines the spotlight on movies and performances that shouldn't be overlooked come awards time:


David Ayers, "End of Watch": The year's best crime drama is a hyper-realistic ode to the LAPD punctuated by strong performances from Jake Gyllenhaal (right) and Michael Peña. "Training Day" made writer-director Ayers' career, but this film isn't far off.

Jake on the Gyllenholiday tradition:





This year in Jake World, I'm grateful for two thrilling, moving performances. In End of Watch, for which Jake and everyone involved worked so hard. I'm so happy that it has paid off for all of them.

I'm especially thankful for If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet and the opportunity to see Jake being funny and sexy and dark, all live and in person.

Meeting and attending the play with fellow Jake fans made it all the sweeter.

Every year, I'm grateful for the community we have here, from regulars to lurkers. Thanks for making this a fun place to spend time. And thank you to Jake for giving us so much to experience, look back on and look forward to.


Eat, drink and be merry!

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ron ‏@roninnewyork

Today, I saw Nick Payne's If There Is, I Haven't Found It Yet @ Laura Pels Theatre. Entire cast is terrific. Jake Gyllenhaal is amazing!
At If There Is, I Haven't Found It Yet, Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is among the best I've seen, with his perfect British accent & ticks.

Anonymous said...

Chantal Lopez ‏@chantallopez

Met jake gyllenhaal and took a spontaneous trip to the upper west side to see the balloons with @JellMHo #lovenyc


Anonymous said...

Dan Bowker ‏@DannyGB1985

Seeing Jake Gyllenhaal up close today in NYC made me almost as excited as the time I saw David James in a garden centre in Cheshire...

Anonymous said...

HarryHorror ‏@HarryHorror

Pues nada, que @Rafaobliviate me ha invitado a ver a Jake Gyllenhaal en El Hormiguero y no puedo ir. :(

@El_Hormiguero

gyllencrazy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all your American readers.

Chica said...

What a wonderful interview UV! Thanks so much for this post and for this incredible site. I and other Jake fans are so grateful for this place, it's the best Jake blog hands down!

Wishing you and my fellow Gyllenhallics a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Sarah Laurence ‏@SarahWLaurence
Jake Gyllenhaal & Annie Funke convincing, emotional, submerged on unusual stage. If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet #OffBroadway

bobbyanna said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, UV, and to all my fellow GB'ers! Hope everyone has a fun day!

I love this place, and I agree, chica, the best fan blog ever!

I'll be celebrating with my brother & sister-in-law. I won't see my girls until Christmas.

I'm sending out hugs to all the people who were affected by Sandy!Can't believe how fast this year has sped by!

bobbyanna said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, UV, and to all my fellow GB'ers! Hope everyone has a fun day!

I love this place, and I agree, chica, the best fan blog ever!

I'll be celebrating with my brother & sister-in-law. I won't see my girls until Christmas.

I'm sending out hugs to all the people who were affected by Sandy!Can't believe how fast this year has sped by!

Monica said...

All I want right now is to hone my skills and become a better actor, not dream about wearing a cape. But you never know.
ahh he would accept being a super hero, if that possibility appears!

Interesting is that if he had been chosen for Batman, he wouldn't have acted in Brokeback Mountain, because the filming of Batman Begins occurred between February and December of 2004.
But he would have worked with Heath Ledger anyway.

Ledger didn't audition for the Joker.

Mary said...

Lovely post UV well said .
Happy Thanksgiving to every body here.

Anonymous said...

Daniel Quitério ‏@suddenlydog

Just saw off-Broadway play If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet at @RTC_NYC. Terrific performances all around. Jake Gyllenhaal surprised me.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and to you UV! Hope everyone is spending time with friends and family on this day.

Ditto on GB, best Jake blog period!! And we are all thankful for you UV for doing such a fantastic job, thank you!!

Anonymous said...

roberto perez ‏@rcpp2001

Last night at "If there is I haven't found it yet", with Jake Gyllenhaal. Great!! pic.twitter.com/Z0ZEAEoP


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post UV:)

Today I am thankful for this spectacular site and for your amazing job!

Thank you UV!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and to your families!:)

Anonymous said...

Miguel Dare ‏@MiguelDare
filming with Jake Gyllenhaal last winter a music video for Shoes http://instagr.am/p/SWbyT8oVtg/

Tweety said...

It has been a bountiful year for Jake and his fans, Happy Thankgiving to you UV and to everyone here on GB!!

Anonymous said...

David ‏@DdotDilly
Jake Gyllenhaal eating Thanksgiving dinner at the next table. No big deal. (@ Balthazar Restaurant w/ 7 others)

Anonymous said...

Vicky Kennedy ‏@JustCallMeVic
Best celeb sighting so far, rode the subway tonight with Jake Gyllenhaal and his new mystery woman!

UltraViolet said...

Some tweets and posts:

But I saw Jake Gyllenhaal on the train! How weird, right?
7:35 PM - 21 Nov 12 · Details

omg! Lol! Did you control yourself?

on the outside, yes. On inside, absolutely not!


And:

Omfggggggggg JUST BUMED INTO JACK GYLLENHAL AT THE HOLIDAY MARKET AT UNION SQUARE THIS IS MY PERFECT MORNING!!!! :)))
Wednesday at 11:49am near Manhattan, NY ·

LUCKY BITCH!

Is he good looking in person?

he is too sexy he looks exactly from pictures


Video interview with the EoW boys.

Jake calls An Enemy a head-fuck.

UltraViolet said...

Thank you for all the thank yous :) And you're welcome :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving or a wonderful ordinary Thursday.

Also, if Scott is out there: I hope I didn't come off as too brusque about TS yesterday. I understand the frustration with.about her and the need to vent. It's just better if we avoid it/her if we can :)

UltraViolet said...

All the UKers out there, I tihnk EoW opens today, so go see it! I just saw a tweet that Jake was about to be on Daybreak.

I liked this, from The Times review:

What makes them so great together — aside from a crackling, hot-headed chemistry that puts most rom-com duos to shame — is the selfless symbiosis of their shared screen time as actors. While less confident performers might have been tempted to jostle for position, Peña and Gyllenhaal do nothing that could undermine the essential integrity of their characters’ friendship. Ironically, this even-handed approach and generosity of performance is likely to mean that neither will score the awards recognition that they deserve, with showier, needier turns (take a bow, Joaquin Phoenix) swaying the voters.

Anonymous said...

UV this is my first port of call for all things Jake thanks for the updates.
For us UK'ers Jake is on the Graham Norton Show on Friday 30th at 10:30 ish, he will be on with Joan Rivers & the guys from top gear uk

Tx

Sheba Baby said...

I keep forgetting how red/auburn Jake's hair really is, it's a bit jarring! Thanks for that interview UV, he seems to be in good spirits and he should be with all the praise for EOW and If There is, I haven't found it Yet.

This has to have been a very rewarding year for Jake professionally, he must be so happy and proud!

Hope all the GB's here had a Happy Thanksgiving and may we all be blessed with a blog called Gyllenbabble, thanks you so much UV for all that you do, you are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Emma Cataldi ‏@emmmcatt

Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal in the flesh...with a full beard and baseball hat. Made my year! @gbraun125


lucky girl :) Damn! said...

Megan Wallace ‏@MeganWa11ace
Shopping in NYC and spotted Jake Gyllenhaal...my mom caught him checking me out!! #winning

UltraViolet said...

Another British interview, this time for Skye News Radio.

And LOL at this tweet:

Exclusive Media ‏@ExclusiveEMG
Jake Gyllenhaal on the cover of Italian Vogue #watchyoursix http://ow.ly/i/1a5hF


Anonymous said...

David T. Lynch ‏@davidtlynch
#EndofWatch is a seriously bold and slick piece of cinema. A real contender. So great to be surprised. Gyllenhaal and Pena are on fire!

That Lynch?!

Scott said...

"Also, if Scott is out there: I hope I didn't come off as too brusque about TS yesterday. I understand the frustration with.about her and the need to vent. It's just better if we avoid it/her if we can :)"


No worries, you were not brusque.

I don't think David T Lynch is the David Lynch whose middle name is Keith.

Anonymous said...

Every week we pick the best cinema releases for you to check out. EF's Film Of The Week stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and Anna Kendrick in the compelling crime drama; End Of Watch.

Already tipped for major awards, End Of Watch proves that urban crime movies are alive and well.
'End Of Watch' Leads This Week's Film Releases

Gambit assembles an all star cast including Cameron Diaz, Colin Firth and Alan Rickman in a art-heist caper wriiten by the Coen Brothers. David O. Russell returns in a big way with the affectionate comedy drama Silver Linings Playbook.

http://www.entertainment-focus.com/news/end-of-watch-leads-this-weeks-film-releases

Scott said...

"Already tipped for major awards, End Of Watch proves that urban crime movies are alive and well.
'End Of Watch' Leads This Week's Film Releases"


Which country? I have not heard any great buzz about EOW for major awards in the US, maybe independent awards yes.

Anonymous said...

Which country?


from UK film site

Anonymous said...

Marisa Rongstad ‏@mrongstad
Made eye contact with jake gyllenhaal today, wow #soinlove

Anonymous said...

Emily Wilson ‏@emilywilson97
Did I really just meet Jake Gyllenhaal??+ #ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :D <3 http://instagr.am/p/SZWyCrS0ip/

Anonymous said...

Alex Ward ‏@alwardnasc
So Jake Gyllenhaal came out of the building we were loading the busses in front of #whatarethechances

Anonymous said...

Madie Abernathy ‏@madisensage
jake gyllenhaal, Yerba mate tea, & beautiful scenery. It's been a good friday. http://instagr.am/p/SZa1tKqMOt/

Anonymous said...

Maria. ‏@yousillyturk
JAKE GYLLENHAAL IS EVEN SEXIER IN PERSON


@yousillyturk omg!!! You are so lucky!!! I love him so much! I would do so many things to that man


UGH SAME! I literally stopped breathing when he walked on stage

yes! He's on an off broadway show, best 2 hours of my life 😍

Jake gyllenhaal's beard was looking beautiful

I watched him in an off broadway show, he was amazing 😍





Italian Vogue? said...

https://twitter.com/LaReginaFrancy/status/272068035584598016/photo/1

Anonymous said...

roberto perez ‏@rcpp2001
Last night at "If there is I haven't found it yet", with Jake Gyllenhaal. Great!! pic.twitter.com/Z0ZEAEoP

Anonymous said...

Nicole Walter ‏@nicolewalter381

AH JUST JAKE GYLLENHAAL http://instagr.am/p/SZWscqNsHW/


Anonymous said...

Abby ‏@abbybowman13

YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THAT THIS JUST HAPPENED AND THAT HE USED MY SHARPIE TO SIGN EVERYONES PROGRAM http://instagr.am/p/SZWdaxlr9h/

AND HE USED MY SHARPIE DID I SAY THAT AND HE TOUCHED ME AND GAVE IT BACK AND SAID IS THIS YOUR SHARPIE AND I SAID YES AND HE SAID THANKS

HE THANKED ME HE APPRECIATES ME I AM IN LOVE THERE ARE NO WORDS THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE

Ryan Doherty ‏@rpdoherty3 for President! said...

RTP ‏@R_Terrence
@rpdoherty3 cheers Ry! Grab yourself some Lincoln, DDL turns in a performance for the ages!!

Ryan Doherty ‏@rpdoherty3
@R_Terrence I will. I'm on a Gyllenhaal high from End of Watch. It was awesome.

Anonymous said...

Kelsey Vala ‏@kelseyvala

Having brunch with Priyanka and Jake Gyllenhaal. Gotta love NYC brunch. @pkatumuluwa

Anonymous said...

grace ‏@gracerz
London
Jake Gyllenhaal had a perfect british chav accent (cc @Steffi_jih05 )

Anonymous said...

EOW should have probably opened in the UK the same as the US, its not doing well at all.

Anonymous said...

Ellie ‏@sporkula

I JUST ME JAKE GYLLENHAAL I AM CRY HE IS SO BEAUTIFUL

Erin Schmidt ‏@PengwnErin

"Is this your pen?" The words from jake gyllenhaal that basically made gabs go into cardiac arrest

Sooo I may have seen his bare butt in Love and Other Drugs but I must say being ten inches from Jake Gyllenhaal's face is equally exciting

Erin Schmidt ‏@PengwnErin

. @gabriellacan pic.twitter.com/DOKlZKKt

Anonymous said...

daniela rodriguez ‏@danielaaaax3

jake gyllenhaal just wished me a happy birthday 😍😍😍😍

Anonymous said...

Emmaaaa ‏@PLLiar15

I haven't tweeted in so long... New York City is AMAZING!!!!! I haven't see @lucyhale or @shaymitch, but Jake Gyllenhaal is at my hotel!!!!

Anonymous said...


IndieJuls Julie Seureau 1m
The scenography in #IfItsThereIHaventFoundItYet is just incredible! It's visually stunning and breathtakingly original pic.twitter.com/VhYbysBj



Jake Gyllenhaal is an amazing actor! I'm so glad I got to see him for his US stage debuts. #IfItsThereIHaventFoundItYet

Anonymous said...

EOW should have probably opened in the UK the same as the US

EOW opened number 1 in the US, So depsite you optimis I hope you are right.

Anonymous said...

Elena Kruse ‏@elennaa88

Jake gyllenhaal😍😍😍 http://instagr.am/p/SbC3TeA5WN/

Anonymous said...

MYMY CraCra ‏@Mytopsykrett
@Angie_27_ spotted in NYC jack Gyllenhaal and his new girlfriend a french girl from Dax .

Anonymous said...

Ellie ‏@sporkula

soulm8s tbh 😍😵 #urallinvitedtoourwedding #spectacularbeard #spectacularactor #siiigh #ordinarymelolew http://instagr.am/p/SbcG-MLNPV/

😁😲 #jakegyllenhaal #ifthereisihaventfoundityet #seconddayinnewyork #alreadytheBEST http://instagr.am/p/SbdQVlLNAj/

Anonymous said...

What is Dax?

Anonymous said...

What is Dax?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dax,_Landes

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Angélique.F ‏@Angie_27_

Jake Gyllenhaal ♥♥ #NYC
Profites bien :)
Ah on peut dire que ça commence bien lol. Merciiiii Elise.

mdr, Jake Gyllenhaal bis. Une 3ème fois et là on devient carrément pote ! #NYC

LOL :) said...

Andy Ogle ‏@thelittleaxe
'End of watch' was great. It made me want to be a bizzy for 5 minutes but then again 'finding nemo' made me want to be a fish #simple

Anonymous said...

Angélique.F ‏@Angie_27_

mdr, Jake Gyllenhaal bis. Une 3ème fois et là on devient carrément pote ! #NYC

MYMY CraCra ‏@Mytopsykrett

@Angie_27_ spotted in NYC jack Gyllenhaal and his new girlfriend a french girl from Dax .

Angélique.F ‏@Angie_27_

@Mytopsykrett Oh Mymy merci pour le fou rire que je viens d'avoir. Enorme. Enfin surveille quand même le Closer de la semaine prochaine ...

Anonymous said...

OH I get it now, It's a joke!:)lol

Scott said...

"OH I get it now, It's a joke!:)lol"

Explain to this very slow american. Please.

Anonymous said...

I hope to be able and to have understood well:)

This French girl is in nyc, and lucky her, she has seen Jake twice, and her friend make a joke saying that by now they are engaged,

the girl in nyc, is amused and she says to check Closer (a very known French magazine of gossip) next week to read the "news"

Monica said...

I have not heard any great buzz about EOW for major awards in the US, maybe independent awards yes.

Spirit Awards will be announced on Tuesday, November 27.

For all fans of Les Misérables, the comments are that the film is very good and that Anne Hathaway already has the Oscar in the bag!
The entire cast is getting rave reviews.

Extra said...

I hope everyone that celebrates here had a Happy Thanksgiving. I had a great time just ate too much as usual, LOL!!

Loved the Dave Poland interview very much, thanks:)

He should be in the UK next week to promote EOW. I was hoping it would do well despite the LA/Cop cenric tine of the film. I don't think that translates that well overseas.

Heard great thinngs about Les Mis too Monica and yes they say that Anne is pretty much a shoo-in for BSA!!

:) said...

Wendy J ‏@BookOfWendy
Thank you to jake gyllenhaal for being so gracious and signing autographs/taking pics with his fans after a wonderful performance! @RTC_NYC

Anonymous said...

Michael Shannon ‏@DocZodMichael
RT @herbandgert: Saw Jake Gyllenhaal & Paul Rudd on Broadway, blown away by both (& _Michael_ _Shannon_, & Ed Asner)...but equally...

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for all the tweets and other tidbits.

New post.