Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heat Index

Jake Gyllenhaal has been named one of Heat Magazine's 101 Hottest Hunks on the Planet. The top 25 were chosen based on a combination of votes from readers and an "expert panel," who judged based on "criteria including talent, sex appeal, dress sense, and personality."

Apparently suffering the same myopia as the People Magazine editors, the judges placed Jake came at Number 5, behind Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling and David Beckham. Here are a few classic "Hot Jake" shots. Feel free to chime in with your favorites.

I also discovered this great Jake filmography on youtube.

It's not comprehensive, but they did a great editing job. Makes me eager for more Jake on film. It also has what I think is Jake's sexiest shot from a movie. Even more than anything in BBM or L&OD. From Rendition:

Do you have a favorite Jake still on celluloid?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

On Prince-ple

Found this Sky Movies Prince of Persia special online and figured it would be a good diversion while we wait for Jake to go to Berlin and/or sign up for a new movie.

Remember Moscow? This video lets us revisit the fun:

(Thanks to Monica who found the video a few weeks ago, I think.)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Give us a hug

Today is apparently National Hug Day. Jake Gyllenhaal is a world-class hugger both onscreen and off.

You still have a few hours to celebrate this important holiday!

(Photos courtesy of IHJ.)

Monday, January 16, 2012

All in the presentation

Jake Gyllenhaal introduced a clip for "My Week With Marilyn" at the Golden Globes last night. And he looked quite handsome doing so.

Monica posted a video of his appearance. I also uploaded it, because I wasn't sure about that site:

Hope Jake made it to some of the parties!

Photos of Jake and Busy Philipps from Saturday:

(Photos courtesy of IHJ. And video, too. Thanks, Stephanie!)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Golden Years

There's Jake rehearsing for tonight's Golden Globes. We'll update the post with photos as the evening goes on.

For now, some Jake through the years at the GGs:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Face the nation

Jake Gyllenhaal has shaved! I know many have been waiting for this day, so here he is:

Jake also apparently said goodbye to another long-time comfort, Angeli Caffe:

Lots of tweeting and checking-in online tonight from the final night at Angeli Caffe on Melrose Avenue at Poinsettia. Friends of founder and chef Evan Kleiman were in the house, including Rome food blogger Elizabeth Minchilli, whose appreciation for Kleiman and Angeli was picked up today by the New York Times. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was there too, according to tweeter Harriet Ells, who produces Kleiman's Saturday show "Good Food" on KCRW.

"Jake Gyllenhall dining at #AngeliCaffe on its last night
4 hours ago"

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Agent of change

Big news that Jake Gyllenhaal left his long-time agency, CAA< and has moved to WME. Let's hope this is the beginning of a successful partnership, leading Jake to great roles in great films.

Jake has done some big films, and this old interview of him on Jonathan Ross resurfaced. From The Day After Tomorrow promotion:

Someone sent me this a while back: behind the-scenes footage from TDAT, including Jake and Emmy Rossum's screen test kiss. Grainy but fun.

In a very different potential role, Jake apparently almost starred in a movie called "Seventh Heaven." Nope, not a movie version of the TV shown thankfully. But a romantic comedy:

Why did you move on to writing books instead of screenplays?
Ninety-five percent of scripts that are bought don’t get made. A script of mine, called Seventh Heaven, was bought by Miramax after this bidding war. It’s been in pre-production about three times. It’s had every director you’ve ever heard of. The first one, John Madden, assembled an incredible cast with Jake Gyllenhaal and Judy Dench. It was about to start filming and it collapsed. Over eight years this happened about five times. You end up working uncredited as a ghostwriter. You get paid but you don’t get credit.

And here's a description:

Over time I taught myself to write. My first proper piece of writing was a film script called Seventh Heaven, which I sold to Miramax film company. It is a story about a young man in 1820 who convinces his community that the world is about to end, due to a collision of the stars. He is hoping that the girl he has fallen in love with, thinking she only has two weeks to live, will marry him. I am hoping that the film will be made in the next couple of years.

I wonder how many movies Jake almost made or would like to have made and what kind of movies he'll make with a new team in place.