Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cool Jake hunting

No - this isn't a shoot for Guns & Ammo. Sometimes those google searches turn up hidden gems, like these other photos from the Elle China shoot

Jake Gyllenhaal the actor is human, searching for connections with the people he works with, which explains his closeness to many of his previous co-stars, including the late Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, and Anne Hathaway. For Gyllenhaal, these intimate experiences shared in front of the camera are benchmarks of his life – one that has been influenced by a familial tradition of movie-making. From his early indies such as “Donnie Darko”, to his breakout role in Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain”, and his new film “Enemy”, he has always been looking for that connection; and when he finds it, that’s when the magic happens. In an exclusive interview with photos shot by Brigitte Lacombe, we connect with Jake Gyllenhaal, and find that curiosity is what makes him tick.

You can see the article here and do a quick google translation to get the gist.

But why read when you can look at the pretty pictures!


UltraViolet said...

Fun series of tweets:

Awaiting "Prisoners" screening. Know almost NOTHING about it. A Gyllenhall is in it, I think.

Not in the mood to see this at all. I said that about "Captain Phillips," too. But I'd been excited for that initially.

Holy shit, "Prisoners."

It has that effect on people!

Paula C. said...

Lunch time here in Portugal, these news pics just opened my appetite, he looks yummy!

bobbyanna said...

(waves to Paula C.) Yes, he does!
Very yummy. : ) I'm actually getting used to the hair style. (Almost.) These photos remind me that I wish Jake would hook up with Gucci or Prada or whoever. I'm tired of seeing Matthew McConaughey and James Franco in all those sexy ads every month

Anonymous said...

Jetzt sieht jake schon wieder etwas besser aus.Ich denke es fehlen noch die kürzeren Haare.Damit sieht er
auch jünger aus.Also Jake Haare ab.

UltraViolet said...

Hi, anon. I think you're saying Jake looks better but these photos are old :)

Put the wrong link in my earlier post: In case people haven't seen it, Gyllencrazy made a wonderful post for Marzena, aka Mermon.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Ultraviolet
Ich finde wirklich das Jake mit den kürzeren Haaren jünger aussieht.Aber das ist eben auch Geschmacksache.Es war auf keinen Fall böse gemeint.Es ist ja auch gut,das nicht Alle einer
Meinung sind.

Paula C. said...

Bobbyanna, me too, did you see the add Robert Pattison made for Dior, can you imagine Jake in that!! I would be on fire!

Monica said...

These photos are great! He is so sexy!

Jake Gyllenhaal Punches Mirror on Set, Is Hospitalized


UltraViolet said...

Yikes. Not smart. Those hand cuts/injuries can be bad and cause problems for a long time. Hopefully, it's just a minor thing that will heal quickly.

There is supposed to be a Prisoners screening in LA tonight, so we should get some reports on his hand.

I do love these photos!

bobbyanna said...

Yikes. And he wants to play a mountain climber next???

( After all that, I hope they keep the footage of his character breaking the mirror in the movie.,: ))

Hagen said...

The Playlist:
For Your Consideration: 5 Overlooked Supporting Actors Who Deserve Some Awards Season Attention
Jake Gyllenhaal: It would be out of character for us to actively encourage franchising of movies, but we have to admit, we wouldn't be against the idea of further adventures of Blinky The Supercop down the road ...

Mary said...

Ouch poor Jake hope he heals fast.Love the pics.

Anonymous said...

Jenelle Riley ‏@jenelleriley 7m
On 4 hours of sleep, after going to the ER for stitches, Jake Gyllenhaal just gave an amazing, inspiring talk at @SAGFoundaiton.

Daniela said...

Hi to everyone!! Long time no come here but I'm all in Monica's blog, lovely!!

Jake is living very intensely films, giving blood literally haha!!
I'm just kidding because according to news he's fine

Wonderful photos!!

A great weekend everyone! Kisses!!

Anonymous said...

Kazumi Aihara ‏@kazumiaihara 1h
Great Conversations with #JakeGyllenhaal at SAG/AFTRA. Very inspired by the way he approaches his work! Thank you!!

Aylam Orian ‏@aylamorian 42m
Q & A with Jake Gyllenhaal at SAG. what a sweet and intelligent guy!

Leonor E. G. Núñez said...

Oh! No!

Anonymous said...

Why oh no? He injured his hand, was rushed to ER, got stitches and returned to movie set a few hours later. Why the dramatizing? He's OK now, today he did a Q&A for SAG/ATRA.

4:10 PM - 14 Nov 13
SAG Foundation ‏@SAGFoundation 2h
#JakeGyllenhaal is in the house doing a Career Q&A! Many thanks for your time & support!!

4:12 PM - 14 Nov 13 from Los Angeles, CA
Kazumi Aihara ‏@kazumiaihara 2h
Great Conversations with #JakeGyllenhaal at SAG/AFTRA. Very inspired by the way he approaches his work! Thank you!!

4:39 PM - 14 Nov 13
Jenelle Riley ‏@jenelleriley 2h
On 4 hours of sleep, after going to the ER for stitches, Jake Gyllenhaal just gave an amazing, inspiring talk at @SAGFoundation

5:18 PM - 14 Nov 13
Aylam Orian ‏@aylamorian 1h
Q & A with Jake Gyllenhaal at SAG. what a sweet and intelligent guy!

5:52 PM - 14 Nov 13
Kyle Campbell ‏@kc_amp 1h
#JakeGyllenhaal is intelligent, witty, and humble. It's just nice to confirm that.

Satya Vanii on Facebook
Jake Gyllenhaal had shared with actors of sagaftra today on how we deal with life greatly affects how we act and in our craft. He takes life seriously and focuses on the quality of life so his acting his choices in movies in turn reflects that. Such a profound and genius individual and nothing but love to life and people. A true artist and a true gem. Truly blown away by the way he thinks. Definitely felt in a therapeutic session an empowerment session on life.

He will have another Q&A tomorrow for Variety.

3:22 PM - 13 Nov 13
LincolnMotorCompany ‏@LincolnMotorCo
When does a hero become an antihero? We'll explore the film #Prisoners at the @Variety #ScreeningSeries with Jake Gyllenhaal.

3:39 PM - 14 Nov 13
LincolnMotorCompany ‏@LincolnMotorCo
What do you want to know about the new revenge film #Prisoners? We're watching with the cast & @Variety at tomorrow's #ScreeningSeries.

UltraViolet said...

Appreciate all the tweets, anon. But no need to snipe at Leonor. A lot of people had that reaction upon hearing the news. Maybe she meant, "Oh no - what an idiotic thing to do!"

But I know Leonor didn't mean that. She was just concerned. And English is not her native language. And I know that because she is a frequent visitor here and uses her name.

UltraViolet said...

German anon - no worries. I didn't take any offense. Just wasn't sure what you meant :)

Hagen, LOL. And ditto! I'd love to see Blinky the Supercop again.

Hi, Daniela! So nice to see you again.

A couple more SAG posts from/conected to the moderator:

Jenelle Riley
Jake Gyllenhaal wrapped a movie this morning, had to get stitches in his hand, and only got four hours of sleep. Yet he came and gave an amazing career conversation for almost two hours at SAG Foundation today and proved funny, humble, and genuinely touched by the kind response. What a trouper.

Due to the untimely demise of moderator Jenelle Riley's watch, mine was able to share the Q&A stage today with Jake Gyllenhaal. This concludes today's installation of, "What? And leave show business?"


It's nice to hear the kind words for Jake. It would be even nicer if any one of the scores of outlets that picked up this story did an actual follow up. I was hoping someone took a photo, but haven't seen one yet.

Sag Actor said...

Thanks so much for posting the SAG tweets,, he has really been active in campaigning for SA! I hope he gets a nom, it will be well deserved it was a great performance.

Ouch! Glad that wasn't more serious.

Hagen said...

Entertainment Weekly: '2 Guns' Blu-ray - Director discusses sequel and the race to climb 'Everest' first:
In the meantime, you’re working on Everest, right, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and John Hawkes?
And Jason Clarke as well. I’m starting in early January. What I really wanted with that film was to go maybe a little bit opposite to 2 Guns. It’s an ensemble. It’s about the mountain as well. It’s got a really strong ensemble — I mean they’re all stars but they fit into an ensemble. [We'll shoot] in Nepal and Italy and London and some work will be done in Iceland, but most of it will be in Nepal and Italy.

There’s another Everest-titled film in the works — completely different in story, characters, and era — but nonetheless, I imagine it’s important to be first into theaters for obvious reasons.
Well, of course it is. You’d rather be first than second in that kind of a race. But it’s not so much in my control. Again, I think we’re ahead of the game right now but who knows when it comes out. I think [the rival project] might be starting a little bit later, but who knows. Of course, you’d rather be ahead of them, if you can.

Especially in this case, since being first might lay claim to the title…
[Laughs] Yeah.

UltraViolet said...

I hope this one is first, too. I wonder if there's any evidence that being the first to market is better for similarly themed films. I know this year, that Gerard Butler White House movie beat the Maggie/Channing Tatum/Jamie Foxx version. But I don't know if it was timing or quality or both.

In the comments from the moderator's FB post:

Gotta love me some JakeyG!

I adore you. Not least because you know how to correctly spell "trouper." But also because you appreciate the beauty of the above moment.

that's commitment!! xo

Hey, I saw him at In-n-Out today around 4! Was that before or after this?

Right after!
8 hours ago via mobile · 1

5 hours ago

If you ever want to see his early work in elementary or high school plays, you just let me know Jenelle.

LOL - we'd love to see that! And good news about In-n-Out!

bobbyanna said...

"And good news about In-n-Out!"


Hagen said...

I wonder if there's any evidence that being the first to market is better for similarly themed films.

Probably not. "Snow White and the Huntsman" was released two months after "Mirror Mirror" and did much better at the box office. (To be fair "Snow White" had also a bigger budget than "Mirror Mirror".)

Leonor E. G. Núñez said...

Thank you UV!!!

Monica said...

Warner Bros Pictures ‏@wbpictures 24m
Jake Gyllenhaal on playing a man with a badge in #Prisoners. Q&A with @YahooMovies:

UltraViolet said...

De nada, Leonor :)

Hagen, I guess we need more than two times to determine, but I suspect it's more about the product than the timing. So let's hope Everest is a better movie than the Liman one!

Thanks for the link, Monica. Still a lot of Prisoners promotion out there.

According to this Facebook page, Nightcrawler is finished filming:

American Film Market shared a link.
COMPANY: Sierra/Affinity; CAST: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Kevin Rahm; DIRECTOR: Dan Gilroy; SYNOPSIS: NIGHTCRAWLER is the story of a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.

Now in Post-Production: Nightcrawler

If you want to see the Jake clip from 12-12-12, it's here. Pretty funny.

UltraViolet said...

Guess it was his left hand. He looks pretty good!

LincolnMotorCompany ‏@LincolnMotorCo
"It's about the institution versus the individual, and if they can co-exist." --Jake Gyllenhaal on #Prisoners. #ScreeningSeries #HelloAgain

"I believe in the power of silence."--Denis Villeneuve, #Prisoners Director, on unfolding the human story. #ScreeningSeries #HelloAgain

"The character who is the question mark is the one asking the questions." --Jake Gyllenhaal on his character in #Prisoners. #HelloAgain

Extra said...

He looks really good in these photos, great find UV!

Jake is really front and center with the Prisoners awards campaign. It's an incredible performance and i hope he is recognized when awards are anounced.

That was a scary accident Jake, please dial back on the intensity!

Monica said...

IHJ has photos of the screening!

I liked the interview, mostly about Nightcrawler. I'm so excited to see what he did with Louis.
I hope they have not changed many things about Louis.

Monica said...

I forgot to post the link to the photos: IHJ

Anonymous said...

Gold Derby ‏@goldderby 1h
Join our live chat Thursday 9:50 am PT at with #JakeGyllenhaal #Prisoners_Movie . @JakeGyllenhal @Prisoners_Movie

UltraViolet said...

Some tweets on Enemy from the Stockholm Film Festival:

Enjoyed more than expected by # Enemy. Beautifully filmed mindfuck from the increasingly fascinating Denis Villeneuve. # SFF13

- And how. Mindfuck is the right word for the film.

Enemy. Little more surface than substance, unfortunately, but beautiful finish on an exciting, strange and driven film. Gyllenhaal is great. Understood. 3.9 / 5th # sff13

Enemy ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Nice evocative thriller where puzzle almost goes together all the time, but that it is not the best. Stylish, uncomfortable. # SFF13

Jake Gyllenhaal times two in "Enemy". Pretty good actually. # SFF13

Enemy was foam. Will be interesting to see if Wrong Cops are foam or flume. # SFF13

#SFF13 Enemy Troubled intense and interesting! Can not help but think how much unexplored paths it could take but chose others instead./Enemy would have fit that mini series and been able to go deeper over a longer time span. The question is whether we received Gyllenhaal / Villeneuve?

Enemy: so strange and interesting that I get a headache. I love Jake Gyllenhaal.

A miniseries with the two Jakes would have been pretty fun, actually!

Monica said...

This guy was in a Q & A for Prisoners. He posted some new pictures and a few more things: Mike The Fanboy

Monica said...
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Monica said...

Governors Awards: IHJ

He looks good!

Chica said...

He does look good Monica, thanks for linking to pics! His hand doesn't look too bad either.

They.gave out special Oscars to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin & A. Jolie at the Governors Ball :)

Really? said...

“I heard from the guy that most of Red is about,” Swift said. “He was like, ‘I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album.’ That was nice. Nicer than, like, the ranting, crazy e-mails I got from this one dude. It’s a lot more mature way of looking at a love that was wonderful until it was terrible, and both people got hurt from it—but one of those people happened to be a songwriter.”

She rolled her eyes. “So what are you going to do? Did you not Wikipedia me before you called me up?”

Monica said...

Why did she have to tell every detail of her life? I bet she'll write a song about it.

ewwww Jake.

BTW not think they were in a real relationship.

Anonymous said...

This wouldn't be the first time she's outright lied. It's pretty obvious that she likes to keep stirring.

bobbyanna said...

I agree, monica.

Realist said...

Why did she have to tell every detail of her life? I bet she'll write a song about it."

Well her most of her fans are still read fairytales by their parents.

The comment about the "mature acting" guy who the record is mostly about which Taylor and her PR machine have skillfully led people to believe is about Jake but at the same time Taylor and her people have also made the guy out to be pig also supposedly Jake. Which is it Taylor? Her fans have painted Jake as a villain, will they now ask the same question? Or finally see they have been manipulated?

Probably not, 10 years do not read Vulture.

Anonymous said...

"This wouldn't be the first time she's outright lied. It's pretty obvious that she likes to keep stirring"

Its a business, that's her MO. Jake is smart by keeping quiet and moving on.

Monica said...

These 10 year olds will read Vulture because of it.

She loves to be in gossip. She tell to everyone that Jake heard her crap album at the same time, she uses it against John Mayer, the crazy guy who sent the email. Two issues to the tabloids.

Now people will stop talking about the work of Jake, to come back to talk about something that happened more three years ago.

Rachel said...

Jake is smart by keeping quiet and moving on.

And so should we all.

Monica said...

We move on, but it's always coming back and is annoying, especially now, with people talking more about his work and not on his personal life. :/

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

I was hoping I would never see a Swift link/Twitter posted here ever again, sigh.

And really who gives a shit? It has to be a Swift fan that keeps posting that crap, I would hate to think it's a Jake fan.

He is looking like his old self again and his hand doesn't look too bad considering how it was reported.

Fingers crossed that he does well during the upcoming awards season!

Hagen said...

Variety: Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Villeneuve on ‘Prisoners’: Too Dark to Be Made Into a Movie

Hagen said...

Bill Seward ‏@SewardSports
Great time at Wrap Party for "Nightcrawler" (the story of my life before I met Cheri). Dan Gilroy - a gracious host.

Anonymous said...

Baby boy is looking hot and a bit younger at the Artios (sp) awards tonight.

Anonymous said...

Sydney Beal ‏@sydney_beal 23m
“@GabyOlya: Jake Gyllenhaal (still sporting a bandage on his hand) arrives at the CSA Artios Awards” BAE

UltraViolet said...

Just one thing about Taylor: If any of what she said is true, it's not a bad response. Her genius is making it sound like something Jake might actually say.

But of course, she has to be coy about it all, and that's where she loses me. I don't care about confessional songs. I dislike cutesie clues in lyrics and "who me" dissembling.

I am waiting for the day someone asks her about one of her killer lines (the girl can write a line: So casually cruel in the name of being honest.

Isn't that what she does, in a nutshell?

Okay - had to get that off my chest. I long for the day when Taylor Swift is not a topic of conversation for Jake fans.

Speaking if Jake and something we actually know he's doing: Presenting at these awards.

Monica said...

He needs a haircut.

Anonymous said...

"He needs a haircut."

Its kind of sexy when messed a little bit. I am hoping for a blonde dye job for Everest and didn't the man being portrayed by Jake had longish hair.

UltraViolet said...

From a few tweets, it looks like Enemy is going directly to DVD in France. No date yet.

The hair is a little long. I don't know what the Everest guy looked like except that he was blond. Did he have long hair?

According to WENN:

Jake Gyllenhaal was also among the presenters and he gave a speech paying tribute to the work done by casting directors throughout the industry, saying, “On behalf of me, my sister (actress Maggie Gyllenhaal), my brother-in-law, who’s an actor (Peter Sarsgaard), my mother and my father. We could not have done it without you. It’s actually really wonderful to see casting directors get up here and be more nervous than I’ve ever seen them. Now you know how we (actors) feel!”

That's cute.

I think he looks pretty good in the photos. Getting back to his fighting weight.

Hagen said...

Jim Carnahan, casting director of "If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet", received an Artios Award.

This Is Horror: Enemy
It deservedly won the Melies d’Argent award for Best Film. It is the first movie I have ever seen that has convinced me you CAN make a successful thriller from the old gothic-horror theme of the doppelganger or phantom double.

Anonymous said...

squirrelynla ‏@squirrelynla 3m
Getting ready to see Prisoners @latimes The Envelope Screening Series. Q and A with Jake Gyllenhaal and Melisaa Leo to follow!

Anonymous said...

Adam Levine sexiest man alive? Oh just proves the magazine title has become a PR tool now for hire now.

Monica said...

Sam ‏@phutmasterflex 5h
That was fun to see Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo and writer Aaron Guzikowski

Funny Adam Levine pretending shyness at seeing People's cover.

Monica said...

Sag preview

Richard Jenkins on Jake Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki in “Prisoners”
Jake Gyllenhaal in “Prisoners” was simply a cop doing his job, and it was a beautiful thing to watch. I didn't know anything about his character, where he was from, if he was married, had any kids, what the tattoo on his neck meant or why he buttoned the top button of his shirt. Nothing. And he wasn't interested in telling me. He was too busy being a cop. But by the movie's end, I knew him. Totally. Completely.

And he was never interested in helping me, as an audience member, understand him, or like him, or sympathize with him. He was only interested in doing his job. It's always thrilling to watch a living, breathing human being on the screen. That's Jake. He takes you with him on this journey.

Doesn't ask you to come along, doesn't even know you're there, because he's too busy being a cop doing his job. It's the case of a lifetime for this guy and he's working it alone. No other cops to talk about it with. It's internalized, lived, and I could watch all day. Simply a great performance.

(Jenkins' credits include “Six Feet Under” and “A.C.O.D.” He earned an Oscar nomination for his role in “The Visitor.”)

UltraViolet said...

I love Richard Jenkins! And I loved what he wrote about Jake. Put it up in the new post.

Hagen, thanks for that news on Enemy and on the casting award for If There Is. I assume that was given in NY. It would have been cool for Jake to be there to present.