On this date last year, If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet opened in previews, marking Jake Gyllenhaal's New York stage debut. The performance received stellar reviews and allowed audiences to see Jake's range as an actor. This was truly a character unlike any Jake had ever played. Let's take a look back:
This fall, Jake's movie work again takes center stage, with the release of two films directed by Denis Villeneuve. You can tell from the play interviews how much Jake appreciates the collaborative process. He seems to have found a cinematic partner in his new director:
“One of my first desires after Incendies was to meet an actor and go deep,” explains Villeneuve. “I wanted to start meaningful work with the same person, to find a solid actor and create a long-term relationship with him. That’s why I got so excited about Enemy.”
“We immediately clicked. I knew he was my man. And it hasn’t changed,” says Villeneuve. “We adore each other and have so much fun working together.”
We'll get to see the fruits of this mutual admiration in September, when Prisoners opens, with Enemy to follow (one hopes).