Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Highway to Oscar?

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jared Leto shared the screen in Highway, a straight-to-video road trip movie that tracks Pilot (Jake) and Jack (Jared) on the run from goons and towards Seattle. And now they share the cover of The Hollywood Reporter's Actors issue, kicking off the magazine's awards season series on filmmakers in the Academy's sights.

The unconventional movie never made it to theaters and was picked by Entertainment Weekly as Jake's worst movie. As Jake and Jared celebrate and discuss more critically acclaimed roles, you have to wonder if they did any reminiscing. Or if they will be celebrating their nominations in a few months…

For a preview of the episode, check out IHJ. For the back of Jake's head, taken by Jared Leto, look here:

The Hollywood Reporter has done well by Jake fans recently. Here's the Q&A Scott Feinberg did with Jake last year:

Jake at a LACMA tribute to Martin Scorsese and David Hockney:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

'Tis the season

Update: Another DP30 interview with Jake and Jake's HFA acceptance speech below:

Thanks to Gyllencrazy for the find!

That's right, folks. It's the most wonderful time of the year - for Hollywood. The awards deluge has begun with a trickle. The Hollywood Film Awards were presented in LA on Monday night. And Jaake Gyllenhaal received the award for Supporting Actor for Prisoners.

Jake's Prisoners costar, Viola Davis, presented him with the award.

Video of Jake's arrival. And more video. First up, Viola presenting Jake's award:

Hope that one's coming. Here's Jake on the red carpet:

Saturday, October 12, 2013

GQ Down Under

Jake Gyllenhaal is on the cover of GQ Australia, and there's a sneak peek online. The photos are old, but the interview is new. Ish. It was done in Toronto last month.

While the film premiered the night before to a rapturous response, it didn’t stop Gyllenhaal from sitting in the audience feeling nervous and worried that no one would like it as much as he did. He whispered as much to his cinema buddy (who may or may not have been rumoured girlfriend, and Sports Illustrated model, Alyssa Miller).

“I said to my friend in the middle of the screening, pretty pathetically actually, ‘Do you like it?’ And they were like, ‘I’m losing my mind.’ So I thought, OK, good.”

A day later, the rain has disappeared and the sun couldn’t be brighter if it tried. Gyllenhaal is a little tired – a festival will do that – but on good form. Those doe eyes that drive women (and more than a few men) berserk are strangely compelling in real life. He’s an affable bloke with a certain gentle, contemplative side. But there’s also something of a wicked glint. It makes for a good combination.

Gyllenhaal likes film festivals. They’re a chance to hang out with friends he hasn’t seen for a while – a school reunion for the rich and famous. Decked out casually in navy T-shirt, dark denim jeans and Nike high-tops, and wearing the very Brooklyn beard he seems to sport whenever he’s not filming, he’s one of those men (David Beckham’s another) who can combine such casual attire and still look like they just stepped out of, well, GQ. He’s also super fit, and unbelievably lean.

Jake is in some other international publications and video interviews, as the Prisoners promo train rolls around the world.

A couple of fun videos. First, how to look like Loki:

And then a fun look back at the siblings G:

QE GYLLENHAALS from Melissa Bailey on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Promo photo

After some overthinking, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman sit down with Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Jake has high praise for Hugh:

Snippets from a post-screening Q&A at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

Odds and ends from the past couple of weeks:

Jake making faces and then running into Hugh Jackman at Sirius XM:

Jake making funny face for Hugh Jackman at Katie Couris:

Jake's face:

This one just cracks me up, because it looks like Jake looks is holding a laser gun: right hand on the grip;left hand on the laser: