Wednesday, December 4, 2013

This and that



A grab bag of Jake Gyllenhaal news today. First up, Jake covers the December issue of Elle Men Thailand. Maybe they will have more of these gorgeous shots inside:















Enemy has been selected for the 13th annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival:

The 10-day festival runs January 3 to 12, 2014 at TIFF Bell Lightbox and features public screenings of the selected films, accompanied by introductions and Q&A sessions with filmmakers. On January 5, the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival welcomes Academy Award-nominees Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal to TIFF Bell Lightbox to discuss their recent collaborations.

In Conversation With… Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal — Sunday, January 5 at 3:30 p.m. With the Hollywood studio film Prisoners and the independent Canadian film Enemy, Denis Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhaal have struck up a potent director-actor relationship. In this conversation with Cameron Bailey, they will discuss inspiration, working methods and the distance between Hollywood and Toronto.


From an article on the casting for Prisoners:

One conversation was about who would play Detective Loki, the investigating officer and an outsider in the town. (Star Hugh Jackman was already on board to play father Keller Dover when Barden and Schnee joined the team.) Villeneuve had just worked with Jake Gyllenhaal on “Enemy,” and when his name came up the director was eager to work with Gyllenhaal again.

“I had not thought of Jake as a down-and-dirty L.A. cop,” says Barden, adding that he watched Gyllenhaal’s police officer drama “End of Watch” while casting “Prisoners.” “I’ve known him over the years, and we cast him in ‘Proof’ years ago. From the work he’s done over the years, he’s just really grown as a man. He’s just such a good actor, so it was kind of fun to cast him in something that was the loner and man out of his element.”


Vote for Jake's rendition of The Great Gatsby in Audible's Best of 2013 contest.

175 comments:

Paula C. said...

He looks amazing on that cover!

Extra said...

Yes he does Paula C, what a great way to start the day!

Thanks UV and congrats to Jake on his Satellite nomination!

UltraViolet said...

The cover feels like an old photo, but I can't place it.

Funny, from FB:

Walking past a sexy/grumpy Jake Gyllenhaal on the way to work is a delightful way to start my hump day. #humpmejake

bobbyanna said...

Yes, it does look vaguely familiar, UV. Good to know Jake & Denis will return to Toronto to screen Enemy Jan. 5th. Maybe more people will get a chance to see it. : )

I've been reading about Scott Fisher. He was a very passionate charismatic guy. He became interested in mountain climbing when he was 14, and he accomplished some amazing things, far as the peaks he conquered. As I understood it, I don't think he was using oxygen, even though he was more than 20,000 feet up when his life ended. His family's wishes were that he stay where he died. He's still up there.

Glad to know Jake is frequenting Bubby's. They have outstanding high calorie goodies. (Blueberry pancakes!) He will need all the weight and muscle he can gain. From looking at Scott's photos, and maybe part of it is the clothing, but Jake may have to get close to his Jarhead size, or at least to EoW size..

Mary said...

Lovely pics thanks UV

Realist said...

I remember the photo shoot from the LAOD promo. I think but it may have been earlier for Source Code. I remember the white Henley shirt thinking Jake should were Henley shirts more often.

The pose reminds me of the Men's Health shoot.

It is so sad I know this.

Hagen said...

"Prisoners" has been named "Best "Ensemble" by the National Board of Review and the movie is among NBR's ten "Top Films" of the year.

Anonymous said...

"Prisoners" has been named "Best "Ensemble" by the National Board of Review and the movie is among NBR's ten "Top Films" of the year."

That's a nice honor for all involved.

Thanks Hagen

Sami said...

Das Bild vom Umschlag ist schon älter
aber die Anderen sind auch nicht neu.Sie stammen vn,on der Prisoners
Zeit.Denn jetzt sind seine Haare ja
viel länger.

Monica said...

Yay I'm so happy for Prisoners!

Daniela said...

Hi everyone!
I'm glad the cast of prisoners were granted, all deserved!
And super happy for Jake, of course!
Fingers crossed!
I never tire of seeing this picture, those eyes!
Kisses !!!

Anonymous said...

Meg Brown ‏@meg_just_meg 1h
Flying to LA with Jake Gyllenhaal ✈️😍

sami said...

Ist die Seite geändert worden.

UltraViolet said...

Hi Sami - not sure which page you mean. But yeah, I think the cover photo is old, and the other photos in the post are from the photo shoot he did early this year. He has Prisoners hair.

So happy Prisoners got a nomination from NBR. People mock them sometimes, but they awarded Jake for BBM, so they are okay in my book.

Good news on the Satellite awards, too, but those appear to be a bit of a joke.

Aww..

Hello to Daniela, Paula C, Hagen, Monica, Realist, Mary, bobbyanna and Extra :)

Sami said...


Hi Ultraviolet.
Ich meinte da wäre etwas geändert worden.Aber es ist wohl nicht der Fall.Du kannst ja wohl Deutsch lesen,
was bei mir mit Englisch nicht der Fall ist.Gut ich verstehe und kann ein bischen was lesen.Es ist aber nicht der Rede wert.

bobbyanna said...

Nelson Mandela has passed away at the age of 95. Truly a life worth celebrating. R I P.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Mandela was a true hero and a man that changed history. May he RIP.

I knew the photos looked familiar, he looks really good.

Happy with the NBR win forward Prisoners and his Satellite nomination:)

Anonymous said...

Jake is going to be on Ellen on Monday. He'll be discussing Prisoners coming out on DVD. It's been a while since he's been on Ellen.

Lily

Paula C. said...

Prisoners just keeps getting recognized, that´s great!

Daniela, I miss you!

Mandela was truly an icon of humanity.RIP.

Monica said...

‘Prisoners’: Bright Hopes for Jackman, Gyllenhaal’s Dark Thriller
Variety

I used to like Ellen, but today I can't stand her.

Anonymous said...

cydneymariee
12 hours ago
Spent my day with the lovely @disneygirl_14 seeing @theellenshow !!! It was absolutely amazing, Jake Gyllenhaal & I definitely made eye contact and had a complete laughing moment together... 😍😂 But Santa Ellen did well & I went home very spoiled!!!! 🎄❤️✨👌 #christmasjoy #bestdayever #imatellen #loveellen :)

UltraViolet said...

A preview of Jake on Ellen.

Why don't you like Ellen, Monica?

Mary said...

Just Jared has has the video from Jake's appearance on Ellen that was taped today up if any one wants to see it before Monday.

Anonymous said...

"Just Jared has has the video from Jake's appearance on Ellen that was taped today up if any one wants to see it before Monday"

I don't think its not the whole appearance as together the clips total less than 5 minutes.

Monica said...

UV, she's exaggerated and sometimes unpleasant. Tries hard to be funny, but she's not.


Captain Phillips is better than I thought it would. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. Great performance from Tom Hanks.

Anonymous said...

Loooooooove those Elle China photos! Jake looks sooooooooo fantastic!

LikeMonalisa

Instagram said...

Jake Gyllenhaal gives Ellen DeGeneres a very confusing explanation about his recent mysterious hand injury

Chica said...

Love the photos for this shoot/cover!
Ditto Monica regarding Ellen. I would like to add that she is a bore as well.

Hope the talk is mostly Prisoners and not the the stitches in his hand

Instagram said...

About Jake's appearance on Ellen: I think he is hilarious as always, I feel sorry for his hand though.

But i think DM like to make odd headlines, If you see the video you will see that jake was just trying to be funny.

Realist said...

If this does not prove that the Daily Mail is trash nothing will.

I was confused by Ellen stating Jake's BD is next week when in fact when the show was taped and will be aired it's more like 2 weeks away.

Anonymous said...

The Daily Mail, as usual misses the point. I try to ignore them. Trash indeed! Anyone who ever saw Jake & Ellen together over many appearances, knows this is exactly how they get on. They joke all the time. I remember the time he kept calling in to her on her birthday, it was hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I love Ellen. (No problem for those who feel differently) I remember when Jake called her for her birthday. It was so funny. I'm looking forward to seeing the entire interview on Mon (with the winter storm coming I hope we don't lose power)

Lily

Anonymous said...

Oh it has been Jake TV all day today. From waking up to Bubble Boy then Source Code, Jarhead and TDAT and a side order of LAOD.

Wow.

sami said...


Ich dachte Jake wäre mit seiner
Freundin im Urlaub.Man hatte ja länger nichts von ihm gesehen.Das war ja wohl ein Irrtum.Von seiner Freundin sieht und hört man auch nichts.Ist schon eine komische Geschichte.Bin gepannt was da mal
heraus kommt.

Realist said...

The award season seems to be all over the place, the LA critics named James Franco co-winner with Jared for best supporting. And the Palms festival named that new JLow film as best ensemble. And best actor is all over the place too. It truly is a competitive and unpredictable year.

But 12 Slaves and Gravity don't seem to be dominating liked it was predicted. I know its early. I think Jake's equal billing and screen time in Prisoners may caused some to question if he is truly had a supporting role.

But I thought Franco had the lead in Spring Break? Oh well I decided not to get my hopes.

Realist said...

Meant JLaw, JLow is Jennifer Lopez. Hey if Brad Cooper can get nominated for an Oscar so can JLow.

Anonymous said...

JLo was nominated for an Oscar. For Selena.

Monica said...

The award season seems to be all over the place

I thought 12 Years would start winning everything.
Well, this week we will have the nominees for the Golden Globe.

BTW:

The 2013 WAFCA AWARD NOMINEES ARE:

Best Acting Ensemble:
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Prisoners
12 Years a Slave
The Way, Way Back

Anonymous said...

"The 2013 WAFCA AWARD NOMINEES"

James Franco again? So depressed.

Sag Actor said...

Franco?? You have to be shitting me and for that movie ? Award season is going to be crazy this year.

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhaal seen making his way into LAX airport to catch a flight out of town on Sunday, December 8.

http://hollywoodbulletin.tumblr.com/post/69454888568/jake-gyllenhaal-seen-making-his-way-into-lax

Monica said...


Variety @Variety
'Prisoners' Roundtable: Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo on 'Acting from the Ass' http://t.co/w38aIAc2RB

bobbyanna said...

Thanks, monica! That was a great interview. I especially liked what Jake said at the end about that scene in Captain Philips. That was a very authentic, powerful scene. I also agree with what he said when he observed that you could see the other movie they could have made about Captain Philips, as much as with Prisoners.

UltraViolet said...

Will try to do a new post with that video and the Ellen one. Can't wait to watch when I get home.

Someone on twitter mentioned that he had to return Jake's passport to him. So it looks like Jake is in london:

Jake Gyllenhaal is sitting next to us on the next table!!!

where are u?

J Sheekey x


Hopefully Jake is actually in a seat and not on the table ;)

Monica said...

This scene of Captain Phillips is heartbreaking.

So it looks like Jake is in london

Everest? Filming starts in a month.

Anonymous said...

GYLLENCRAZY ‏@GYLLENCRAZY 2h
Jake Gyllenhaal is in London, apparently w/J Brolin #Everest http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10153606660915643&id=869085642 …

Anonymous said...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/everest-starring-jake-gyllenhaal-gets-664929

bobbyanna said...

Today the SAG nominations are announced. YOu can watch it live, on TBS at 8 :50 AM Eastern Time.

Sending out positive karma/vibes to Jake and the cast of Prisoners.

http://www.tbs.com/

bobbyanna said...


SAG nominees were just announced.

Crap.

Monica said...

Many surprises like Dallas Buyers Club in ensemble, Redford snubbed, Her and Inside Llewyn Davis also snubbed ...
The Wolf of Wall Street was snubbed, but many have not seen the movie.

Prisoners is a thriller, so I do not think they like that kind of movie.

bobbyanna said...

I agree, Monica. I just feel really bad that Jake & Melissa Leo were overlooked. Also, the ensemble cast.

The omission of Redford is really a shocker. As you point out, there were a few names and films that were conspicuously overlooked. I'd add American Hustle to the list.

I thought it would get some attention and it didn't. The reviews and feedback for August/Osage weren't very good.

bobbyanna said...

Oops. American Hustle did get into the mix. I guess I was looking for Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Renner & Cooper to get individual noinations. Only Jennifer Lawrence did. But the cast got a nomination.

Realist said...

Wow, really surprised by 3 of those nominations for supporting. Hoping for Jared to win. I think fassbender is a joke.

Most of the actors voting do not have an attention span long enough to watch a 2 1/2 movie though.

Really sorry for Jake and Prisoners.

Monica said...

The reviews and feedback for August/Osage weren't very good.

Harvey Weinstein! Harvey Weinstein! Harvey Weinstein!

Oprah will win the Oscar for best supporting actress!

Monica said...

The reviews and feedback for August/Osage weren't very good.

Harvey Weinstein! Harvey Weinstein! Harvey Weinstein!

Oprah will win the Oscar for best supporting actress!

bobbyanna said...

I thought Fassbender played a cliché, without nuance. A competent job, but not one I would've nominated for Best Supporting Actor. I found his performance unremarkable. I'm fond of James Gandolfini, but IMO this was a vote based on sentiment.

Monica, I hope you're wrong about Oprah. I want Lupita N'Yongo to triumph. Her acting left me simply drained. It was a very powerful performance.

Mary said...

I'm disappointed for Jake and Prisioners too hopefully GG and Oscars will be better for them.I got up early for nothing I have only seen The Butler don't know much about the others just what I have read.Hope Oprah doesn't win either Bobbyanna.

Monica said...

Monica, I hope you're wrong about Oprah.

I wanted too, but it's Oprah!

who saw says Gandolfini gives a great performance, but I think he had the support of the actors from the TV, since they also vote for the performances on film.

Realist said...

I was not surprised by James or Jared's nominations.

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhaal house hunting in SoHo

Jake Gyllenhaal is house hunting this holiday season. He recently checked out a stunning two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse at 65 Thompson St., which is asking $3.55 million.

Gyllenhaal has been buzzing in the news this week when he revealed on “Ellen” how he hurt his hand on the set of the upcoming “Nightcrawler” indie film. “A mirror broke in the middle of a scene that I was shooting,” the actor said.

The penthouse he toured comes with its own “Hamptons-like” entertaining space and private rooftop zone.

There is also a fireplace, chef’s kitchen and walnut wood panels in the foyer. The listing broker is Bond New York’s Pawel Ciercwierz.

http://nypost.com/2013/12/11/jake-gyllenhaal-house-hunting-in-soho/

Anonymous said...


"stunning two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse at 65 Thompson St., which is asking $3.55 million."

That's a bargain believe it or not.

UltraViolet said...

Definitely a disappointment. It didn't feel like Jake was going to get a nod, but I hoped anyway. And I did think Prisoners had a shot at ensemble.

I don't think Michael Fassbender was good in "12 Years a Slave," but I'm happy for Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Lupita Nyong'o. And for Barkhad Abdi, who was very good in Captain Phillips.

Jake didn't get any love from the San Diego critics but they did nominate Prisoners for ensemble, as well as Roger Deakins and Aaron Guzikowski.

Fingers crossed Jake sneaks in a Golden Globes nomination.

Tweety said...

I was hoping for a SAG nomination for ensemble too, I was disapointed. GG nominations are this morning, fingers crossed!

bobbyanna said...

Nothing for Prisoners at the GG this morning. : / I really believed Jake had a good shot. (((Jake))).

Anonymous said...

Can't believe they nominated Rush over Prisoners.

Hagen said...

The Wrap: "Enemy" will have its US premiere at the Palm Spring International Film Festival which will run from January 3-13.

New York Post: Apparently Jake is searching for a house in SoHo.

Monica said...

I think the HFPA doesn't like Jake. Only way to understand why he was snubbed.

I don't understand all this love for Barkhad Abdi. He is good in CP, but all these nominations, well ... Daniel Bhrul is category fraud. He's the leader and not supporting.

Many surprises, Oprah was snubbed and it seems that they really didn't like Wolf of Wall Street.

Realist said...

Well look at this way, many of the nominees had a role of lifetime and it may not happen again for them.

Somehow I like Jake's chances in the future although I hope it comes sooner than later for Jake.

Anonymous said...

"I think the HFPA doesn't like Jake. Only way to understand why he was snubbed."

Well they nominated him for leading actor in a comedy a few years back to Love and Other Drugs.

bobbyanna said...

Monica, I agree with you about Abdi and Bruhl, but I don't think the HFPA harbors bad feelings towards Jake at all. I think they are just a very fickle group.

I feel bad for Jake, of course. He deserved to be in the mix. But I also feel bad that Denis,and the rest of the cast were ignored. Prisoners got no love.

Daniela said...

Hi, I'm now aware of the news.
I'm not into the movies, but I have an opinion:
I think the Oscar nominations or GG are not just for talent. Surely there is something behind. What is important is that everyone is aware that the prisoners was dark, sad, but talented.


Monica said...

HFPA snubbed Jake in Brokeback Mountain.
I don't know if they like him or not, I'm just upset.

Realist said...

"HFPA snubbed Jake in Brokeback Mountain."

I didn't know that.

Sag Actor said...

If I remember correctly there was confusion with some HFPA members because they thought Jake was lead in BBM not supporting. Also some voted for Jake Jarhead as well. The votes were split and he didn't get enough votes for a GG. He did receive a SAG.

Anonymous said...

Charlie Rose Show ‏@CharlieRoseShow 1h
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and director Dennis Villeneuve on their film "Prisoners" tonight at 11pm ET on @PBS

bobbyanna said...

Thanks Anon. Just finished watching it. It was a good interview.

Chica said...

I knew the Golden globes and Sag nominations were a long shot but it's still disappointing. The Butler/Oprah snub was a surprise.

Didn't know that Jake and Denis was on Charlie Rose, hopefully PBS will air it again.

Anonymous said...

Abigail Burrows ‏@AbbieFlute 3h
Stood next to Jake Gyllenhaal at airport security. Knew he looked familiar (thanks IMDB) #celebspotting

bobbyanna said...

From FB:

"Heathrow Star Spot no 2. Jake Gyllenhaal! In the queue for security right behind me!! And not even in Fast Track! A lovely treat on a Friday morning (although not as tall as you'd think....)"

Instagram said...

IHJ posted some phots from jake arriving at LAX Airport. Hot as Always by the way.


Anonymous said...

So sad Jake was overlooked. He did a such great job in Prisoners

LikeMonalisa

Hagen said...

<a href="http://lastampa.it/2013/12/14/edizioni/aosta/courmayeur-al-festival-noir-la-vittoria-va-a-enemy-CJGifAvFuxzUsOi2cA6EPO/pagina.html>La Stampa</a>: "Enemy" has won the main prize, the Valle d’Aosta Black Lion Award, at the Courmayeur Noir in Festival in Italy.

Hagen said...

The correct link: La Stampa

Anonymous said...

http://www.rbcasting.com/eventi/courmayeur-festival/2013/12/14/courmayeur-noir-2013-leone-nero-a-enemy-di-denis-villeneuve/

PREMIO CINEMA VALLE D’AOSTA – LEONE NERO PER IL MIGLIOR FILM

“Enemy” di Denis Villeneuve

“La giuria ha deciso di assegnare all’unanimità il Leone Nero per il Miglior Film a Enemy diretto con talento ed eleganza da Denis Villeneuve e interpretato da un perfetto Jake Gyllenhaal. Una pellicola perturbante, di grande tensione, che offre una nuova e originale lettura del tema del doppio”.

Google translation:
The jury decided unanimously to award the Black Lion for Best Film at Enemy directed with talent and elegance by Denis Villeneuve and starring a perfect Jake Gyllenhaal. A disturbing film, high voltage, which offers a new and original interpretation of the theme of the double.

Realist said...

Thanks Hagen and anon, that is such good news for Jake and Denis. Its a shame the film was not released in 2013, maybe there will be a change of heart and the film will be released to theaters instead of both in demand and theaters.

I have a feeling Jake would have been in the awards mix for at least independent awards. Just my own opinion not a criticism so please don't take it that way.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Fantastic news about Enemy and I agree with you realist.
So many good films came out in Nov/Dec, it's a shame Prisoners looks like it got lost in the deluge.

Peter O'Toole passed away , RIP Lawrence.

bobbyanna said...

Awww! I loved him, OONP!!

If you check out YouTube, his talk show appearances and interviews were such a treat. He was a delightful story teller. Brilliant actor.

RIP Peter O'Toole.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how much Jake and Prisoners are getting overlooked by all.


The broadcasting awards are on the American Hustle bandwagon it seems. I'm beginning to think something stinks. If Barf Cooper gets another best supporting nod I will stop watching American films.

Monica said...

Yesterday was translating the interview on Ellen. The story about what happened on Thanksgiving was hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, something is not cusher with Prisoners and Jake being ignored. Especially when pieces like this are being written. By a critic who's not a fan of Jake and still was blown away by his performance.

Tribecca Film Festival

http://tribecafilm.com/features/jake-gyllenhaal-prisoners-denis-villeneuve

Can We Talk About Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Prisoners’?

Karen Kemmerle | Monday December 16, 2013

This week, we’re highlighting some of the year’s most underrated performances that deserve wider recognition. First up? Jake Gyllenhaal’s tremendous turn in ‘Prisoners.’

.........
When we are first introduced to Loki, he is at a Chinese restaurant, eating Thanksgiving dinner alone. He flirts harmlessly with the waitress, not because he’s attracted to her, but because it’s what he should be doing if he is indeed living a life. In reality, he is devoted solely to his job. According to screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski, Gyllenhaal built a backstory for his character, which is never fully seen played out on screen, only implied. The hint that Loki grew up in a boys’ home makes sense—it’s very clear that something deeper, not just duty, drives him.

Gyllenhaal’s Loki cuts an intimidating figure. Wearing a starched shirt buttoned all the way up to his neck, clad in straight-leg jeans and a dark overcoat, Loki is not your typical cop. With old-fashioned ideals of what the job means, he does not play well with others and takes the full burden of finding the missing girls upon himself alone. In keeping with an old-school sense of masculinity, Loki internalizes everything, making his few emotional outbursts all the more shocking. You can almost see Gyllenhaal’s mind at work as he purposely dulls his senses—only his erratic blinking betrays his underlying emotions as he struggles to put the pieces of the puzzle together in an investigation that reaches further and further back into the dark pasts of the town’s residents.

Gyllenhaal expertly plays the stereotypical gumshoe, increasingly frustrated by the resistance he faces and perpetually apart. He is the audience’s eyes and ears into the crumbling investigation, and we can trust only the events we see from his perspective, Gyllenhaal assumes the responsibility of providing the moral compass for the story with deft aplomb. It is very believable that his fellow officers look to him for answers—making his few failures on the case even more devastating.

Gyllenhaal’s most impactful scene comes near the end of the film—but I won’t reveal the details. Trust me, it is well worth the two and half hour running time to experience the denouement. With no gimmicks (the erratic blinking was a clear character choice, not a crutch) or tricks, Gyllenhaal emerges from Prisoners as a truly mature actor with a sophisticated, complex and nuanced performance to his considerable credit. For once, Gyllenhaal rises to the top of an ensemble cast rather than being a serviceable role player. He achieves a world-weary attitude and a detached sensibility that help to create a character that seems to have stepped directly out of film noir.

Given Villeneuve’s expert direction of Jake in Prisoners, it is no wonder that the two have worked together on another film—Enemy—in which Gyllenhaal gives dual performances as a man who spots his doppelganger in a movie and sets out to find him. This new film received great reviews at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival, and we honestly can’t wait to see their second feature together.


Jake's fan

Realist said...

"Jesse Tyler Ferguson ‏@jessetyler 1h
Just watched "Prisoners" on @HBOGO. Great movie! Jake Gyllenhaal, @RealHughJackman, @MelissaLeo, @maria_bello, @TheRealPaulDano: All AMAZING"

This annoys me because I know he is a member of SAG and he probably voted without seeing all the movies and performances.

sami said...




Alles Gute zum Geburtstag,und weiterhin viel Erfolg.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jake.

bobbyanna said...

I think it's so cool that they share a birthday!!!
Happy 80th to Cecily, & Happy 33rd to Jake.

http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=2401&pid=76476#top_display_media

Here's wishing Jake much success in the coming year! Hope he has a happy, peaceful year.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jake, that is all.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Jake.

My baby brother shares a birthday with Jake too he turns 50:)

Hagen said...

Happy Birthday to Jake and your brother, Mary.

Hagen said...

LA Times: Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman: Pals for life after 'Prisoners'

Chica said...

Happy Birthday Jake!!

Monica said...

Happy birthday, Jake Gyllenhaal!!

Realistic, the screeners of prisoners were sent to SAG members in November.

Daniela said...

Happy birthday and come more and more years !!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Jake, you beautiful and talented man!

I love that Twitter is buzzing with birthday messages for Jake. Like these

Roundabout Theatre ‏@RTC_NYC
Happy Birthday Jake Gyllenhaal! Pictured in his Broadway debut last year. #tbt pic.twitter.com/GEx6sKvGeb

Marcus Theatres ‏@Marcus_Theatres
Jake Gyllenhaal turns 33 today! Can anyone name the movie this pic if from? #TBT http://ow.ly/i/44BlI

Young Hollywood ‏@younghollywood
Happy B-day to the glorious Mr. Jake Gyllenhaal! Check out our chat w/ the star at #SXSW's past! --> http://ow.ly/rTeGA

ASOS ‏@ASOS
Jake Gyllenhaal and those big blue eyes have graced the earth with their ridiculously hot presence for 33 years today. Happy Birthday Jake!
Retweeted 127 times

Jake's fan

Extra said...

Wishing Jake a glorious Birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

Other great tweets for Jake's birthday:

VMAN Magazine @VMAN
#HBD Jake Gyllenhaal, we'd be nothing without you http://bit.ly/1bTaO8N

http://www.vman.com/site/content/2011/hbd-jake-gyllenhaal

A special Happy Birthday to our cover star Jake Gyllenhaal (December 19th). Exemplifying the talent, grace, daring, and intellect of masculinity done right we were honored to have this legend grace our 10th anniversary cover. We wish him a glorious 33rd birthday.


Focus Features @FocusFeatures
The wonderful Jake Gyllenhaal, who took us to new heights in #BrokebackMountain, celebrates his birthday today. http://ow.ly/rVuSd

VH1 @VH1
We're celebrating Jake Gyllenhaal's birthday with him lookin' all grown up and scruffy and JUST SO HOT! --> http://on.vh1.com/J6fA8z

Jake's fan


UltraViolet said...

Aww, thanks for posting those. There are some nice greetings in there. Happy Birthday to Jake. I hope he's enjoying his big day.

Apologies for having been MIA. I've been out of town. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into things soon.

Great news about Enemy at the Courmayeur Festival. I can't wait until more people get to see this movie.

A shame about Jake's shutout from all the awards. It's not a role I imagined being awarded, but it seemed like he might get something. Too bad.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Hope Jake is enjoying his b'day!

gyllencrazy said...

Merry Christmas to all Babblers celebrating and a joyful New Year from GC.

Hagen said...

Thanks to "Everest" I've finally read "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer. I really wonder who will play Krakauer in the movie. I think that could have been an interesting part for Jake. (Krakauer joined a Mount Everest expedition led by Rob Hall (Jason Clarke). Beck Weathers (Josh Brolin) and Doug Hansen (John Hawkes) were Hall's clients.) And I'm curious how the script will deal with Jake's role. I hope he won't get marginalized.

Hagen said...

Merry Christmas to all Babblers celebrating and a joyful New Year from GC.

Thanks, and Happy Holidays to you.

Hagen said...

The US premiere of "Enemy" will be on January 9th, 2014 ( Palm Springs International Film Festival).

UltraViolet said...

Someone's back in NY, it would seem:


Jake Gyllenhaal with a scruffy beard reading Junot Diaz in a coffee shop #respect #fangirling

Jake Gyllenhaal with a scruffy beard reading Junot Diaz in a coffee shop #respect #fangirling

yeah he asked me out forr coffee yesterday #jkjk he's chillin in the corner

no no i dont want to bug him he seems so content

La Columbe near Soho


And just now:

Omg jake gyllenhaal is at my job I'm so starstruck he's beautiful ️

Words can't explain how jealous I am of my co worker that's washing his head

Maria said...

New photos of a bearded Jake on just jared. I like his jacket.

Hagen said...

Chike Chan has been cast to play Makalu Gau in "Everest", the leader of a Taiwanese expedition. (Jake will share some screen time with him.)


Variety: Palm Springs Film Festival: Canadian Films Draw Praise
So who among the Canadians gets the Palm Springs Film Festival staff excited?
“Denis Villeneuve has crossed over to make commercial films,” says du Toit, noting that “Prisoners” may be mainstream entertainment but is still an auteur film. “I think Denis has hit the master level, which is why we put his film (“The Enemy”) in the Modern Masters section — he’s hit that level.”

Hagen said...

The Playlist: 'Prisoners' Director Denis Villeneuve’s Discusses Our "Best Shot Of The Year"

The "Prisoners" score is Playlist's #5 of 2013.

UltraViolet said...

Wonder if he'll see Twelfth Night tonight, too?

And now jake gyllenhall is in the audience at Richard III. I was two feet away from him.

Monica said...

Emma ‏@emrosemary 2m
Celebrity sightings today: Jake Gyllenhaal and Sam Rockwell! I love actors watching other great actors on stage 😍 #RichardIII

Hagen said...

"Prisoners" is #5 in the IMDb ranking of the highest-rated movies of 2013. (The ranking is based on IMDb user ratings for films released in 2013 with at least 25,000 votes.)

Hagen said...

In Canada "Enemy" will be released in theaters in March (LA Press: Enemy, l’autre film que Denis Villeneuve a présenté au TIFF en 2013, prendra l’affiche en salle au mois de mars.)

Anonymous said...

Jake Gyllenhaal in Katz's Deli, New York, NY, USA

Had a good day in New York. Mom spotted Jake Gyllenhaal and we ate at Katz Deli than went to a bar and made fun of some douchey yankees.

http://smarp.com/event/IA918317/-Jake-Gyllenhaal-in-Katzs-Deli-New-York-NY-USA

bobbyanna said...

Hope everyone will have a great Holiday!!! My daughters are both home, and we're running around doing last minute stuff as usual.

Instagram said...

How they could forget Donnie Darko?: Jake Gyllenhaal vs. Bradley Cooper

A wonderful Holiday!

Realist said...

"How they could forget Donnie Darko?: "



Apparently the commenters have not.

Happy Holidays to everyone and your families.

sami said...


Allen ein frohes Weihnachtsfest

und ein glückliches neues Jahr.

Mary said...

Merry Christmas have a good and safe holiday.

Chica said...

In the middle of baking a ton of cookies!
Merry Christmas to one and all!

Paula C. said...

Happy christmas to all babblers

Anonymous said...

Wilson Tang ‏@dimsumNYC 1h
The whole Gyllenhaal family just ate @NomWah. That was awesome. #movies #jake #maggie #naomi #chinatown #nyc #oscars
from Manhattan, NY

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Merry Christmas to everyone here on this wonderful blog!

Monica said...

Merry Christmas, Gyllenbabble!

Hagen said...

Happy Holidays to all of you!

bobbyanna said...

Hope everyone has a beautiful day!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

Tweety said...

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

UltraViolet said...

Merry Christmas! I'm doing some last-minute wrapping. As usual! Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas or just a wonderful Wednesday!

Thanks to all of you for participating in this blog and making it a fun place to talk about Jake and other things.

Extra said...

Wishing all a wonderful Christmas full. With love and good cheer!

sami said...



An das Pärchen Gyllenhaal Miller
glaube ich nicht mher.Man hat sie wochenlang nicht mehr gesehen.Und jetzt würden sie ja wohl etwas Zeit haben.

Monica said...

Ken Adams ‏@TaybackX 29m
ENEMY, with Jake Gyllenhaal. Would make an interesting double feature along with UNDER THE SKIN. Surreal thriller in the vein of

Ken Adams ‏@TaybackX 29m
EYES WIDE SHUT. And let that ending scare the fuck out of you.

Anonymous said...

for this Jake vs. BC thing, i don't understand why the writer brought RG? i think both Jake and BC are better than him. the only thing RG is better is his PR team

LikeMonalisa

Realist said...

"i don't understand why the writer brought RG"

I think she is under the impression that Jake and Bradley are trying to be leading men although they both have already headlined more movies then Ryan. Or the thought just hit me that she could be attempting sarcasm toward Gosling or Gosling fanatic. You can't really tell with these bloggers but it was nice to see the comments about Jake as an actor.

Hagen said...

"Enemy" will be released in theaters in the US on March 14, 2014 (Boxofficemojo).

Hagen said...

Apparently "Enemy" is eligible for the Canadian Screen Awards:

CanadianScreenAwards ‏@Academy_NET
15 days till #CdnScreen14 nominations! 2013 #CdnScreen Movie Countdown | ENEMY dir. Denis Villeneuve

Hagen said...

ScriptShadow: The 10 Best Screenplays I Read This Year!

NUMBER 1
Title: Nightcrawler
Genre: Crime/Thriller
Writer: Dan Gilroy
Premise: A Los Angeles drifter with big dreams finds himself drawn into the world of “nightcrawling,” a practice where independent videographers search out violent crimes and sell them to news shows.
Thoughts: This script has stayed with me more than any other script I read in 2013. Why? Put simply, it had the best character I’ve read all year. I think if there’s a lesson here, it might be that instead of always coming up with a story concept first and trying to infuse characters into that story, maybe you should come up with a great character first, then build a story around him. I know this is how Wes Anderson works, for example. I don’t know if that’s what happened here or not, but the protagonist is so amazing in Nightcrawler, he essentially becomes the concept anyway.

Anonymous said...

^ Seems that we and everybody else may have a wonderful surprise next year when Nightcrawler is released. Love the sound of "it had the best character I’ve read all year" and "the protagonist is so amazing in Nightcrawler".

The same for Enemy. David Ehrlich tweeted:

film.com ‏@filmdotcom 2h
Denis Villeneuve’s gloriously WTF “Enemy”, starring 2 Jake Gyllenhaals, hits theaters on 3/14/14. Our review: http://www.film.com/movies/enemy-review

linking to his TIFF review for Enemy (he liked it more than Prisoners):

"Might have the scariest ending of any film ever made."

One of two Villeneuve films starring Jake Gyllenhaal at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (the more polished but less interesting “Prisoners” being the other), “Enemy” begins like the kind of movie that a slumming Brian De Palma might take to Sundance .......

Gyllenhaal, here delivering both of his best performances (okay, perhaps save for “Zodiac”. And “Brokeback Mountain”. And “Prisoners”… okay, it turns out that he’s a pretty good actor), does a magnificent job of bridging the gap between the two Jakes, carving out two distinct characters without submitting either of them to caricature. And while Gyllenhaal carries the film on his shoulders, he’s provided a considerable assist by a strong supportive cast, all of whom are clearly on board with Villeneuve’s vision .....

SCORE: 8.2/10

Next year is shaping up fantastic for Jake.

Jake's fan

bobbyanna said...

So happy to see that people have such positive things to say about Enemy. As I think about it, End of Watch,really re-defined Jake, then his work in the play, "If There Is..." Off Broadway, and now Prisoners, and Enemy. It looks like Jake is really building some momentum. It's a good time for him. : )

Sag Actor said...

That is great news about Enemy! Saw 12 Years a Slave and it was a masterpiece in acting and directing . Some scenes will haunt me for a long time.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and wishing all a Happy New Year!

bobbyanna said...

(waves to SAG Actor!)

I hope everyone has a safe, very Happy New Year's Eve!!

I just spent the past two hours going thru my medicine cabinet and my kitchen cupboards, checking expiration dates. Got rid of a lot of stuff. I figure if Duncan Hines says, "best if used by" Sept. '08, maybe it's time to say good bye. : )

Anonymous said...

John Oursler ‏@JMOursler 1h
Things I love about New York: Sitting next to Jake Gyllenhaal on the 1 train and not a single person pestering him. #!!!!!

Leonor E. G. Núñez said...

Happy New Year!

Monica said...

Happy New Year to everyone!!

Mary said...

Happy New Year everyone here on GB

Chica said...

A very Happy New Year!

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

UltraViolet said...

Happy New Year, everyone! 2013 was a surprisingly great Jake year - who knew Prisoners would be so good.

Looking forward to what's in store for 2014.

Hope you all enjoy health and happiness.

bobbyanna said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Tweety said...

Happy New Year!!

Hagen said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Jon Singer. ‏@jonosinger 55m
Sitting in Back 40 West, New York, on a table next to Jake Gyllenhaal with @Rosie_Bonita #geezer pic.twitter.com/GrwPGFVOR7

Natalie Mothersell ‏@Natmo2010 3h
Just made extended eye contact with Jake Gyllenhaal at a restaurant in Chinatown. 2014 is off to a good start!
from Manhattan, NY

18618

gyllengirl said...

Seems like Jake and Alyssa aren't dating anymore. Hoped he had found true love. Here's hoping for love in the new year, Jake!

Monica said...

I was reading the comments about Nightcrawler's screenplay in the link that Hagen posted above. Good to see that many people liked the script.

Hagen said...

I was reading the comments about Nightcrawler's screenplay in the link that Hagen posted above.

Are there any major spoilers in the comments?

Realist said...

"Are there any major spoilers in the comments?"

Nope none that I found but I didn't read the really long comments. Thanks Hagen for the link to ScriptShadow and all the heads up information about Enemy. It seems Jake will be busy either filming or promoting a movie in 2014 which is a good thing for his fans.

Realist said...

"Are there any major spoilers in the comments?"

Nope none that I found but I didn't read the really long comments. Thanks Hagen for the link to ScriptShadow and all the heads up information about Enemy. It seems Jake will be busy either filming or promoting a movie in 2014 which is a good thing for his fans.

Monica said...

Are there any major spoilers in the comments?

Only one who talked about the personality of Louis, but I think we will know during the promo of the film.

Another one posted the link to read the script.

I saw The Butler few days ago. Hopefully Oprah will not be nominated for an Oscar. She is horrible in the film.
The film is also not good, the most interesting character was the son and the scene that stuck in my mind was in the restaurant. I was sad that this movie is in sag and not prisoners, that had a better cast with better performances.

Frozen is wonderful. I was surprised to see what a Disney movie made ​​with the prince, the songs are wonderful, surprising ending. Leave the theater singing Let It Go (the scene is one of the best I've seen in 2013).

Saving Mr. Banks is Emma Thompson, she gives a great performance, deserving all the praise that she is receive and because of her and Tom Hanks the movie is watchable. There is a scene of singing and dancing that is memorable.
Tom Hanks is good, but he's better in Captain Phillips.

Anonymous said...

Daniella ‏@DaniellaHauser 2h
Just made eye contact and stood next to Jake Gyllenhaal for like 5 minutes. HES BEAUTIFUL😵😵😍😍

bobbyanna said...

I have a feeling Nightcrawler is going to be a Jake we have never seen before. I'm really looking forward to it.

Monica, I agree with you about Oprah. It irks me that the film writers seem to think certain people deserve nominations just for showing up.


I thought Forest Whitaker's did some good work, as well as the young men who played his sons, but the movie seemed so outdated. It was like a made for TV movie from the 80's.

Tom Hanks did fine work in Capt. Philips.

Seems like Jake's presence was causing some excitement at a restaurant a few hrs ago.

I was looking at a webcam of 5th Ave. and it looks very TDAT in NYC right now. : ) It's 5 degrees here in the Midwest, with a wind chill of -14. Hope anyone affected by this storm system is safe & warm indoors tonight.

Extra said...

Happy New Year Babblers! It's brutal here in Maryland, no work for me today! Everyone that is effected by this storm stay safe and warm.
I saw The Butler too Monica and was disappointed. I agree Oprah doesn't deserve a Oscar nomination and the movie played out like A Lifetime movie

Monica said...

Jake in New York: tumblr

Anonymous said...

I was hoping Jake would already be in Canada to avoid flight cancellations.

Anonymous said...

Who is the girl with the curly hair? She's often in Jake candids.

Anonymous said...

the woman he is with is greta caruso. they've been friends for many years probably 10 years or more.

Instagram said...

Great Photo Monica

not greta said...

The girl isn't Greta Caruso and yes she has been seen before with Jake. The most recent pap pics on Ihj shopping before Christmas.

Anonymous said...

The shopping photos are photos of Jake with Greta Caruso. How can you be sure this latest tumblr photo is not Greta Caruso? I can't tell.

Monica said...

It irks me that the film writers seem to think certain people deserve nominations just for showing up.


She is in the predictions for being Oprah in a movie of Harvey Weinstein. I still see her being nominated, although Harvey is not having a great year.

I agree that it looked like a movie for TV.

I don't understand this discussion about Greta. I think we can't say if she is or not in the picture. Who cares? It's jake with enjoying a day in New York.

Anonymous said...

Macy Clements ‏@macyclements 20h
Yep. jake Gyllenhaal is sitting next to me right now... And probably for the next hour. Oh my gosh
from Manhattan, NY

Macy Clements ‏@macyclements 19h
Oh my gosh jake Gyllenhaal... He's so cute oh my gosh (that's him directly behind my mom. With his arm up) pic.twitter.com/9ykDY9F5Yt

Macy Clements ‏@macyclements 1h
We just saw Jake again...

Coincidence or..?
from Manhattan, NY

Daniella ‏@DaniellaHauser 21m
SOOO I just made eye contact again with Jake Gyllenhaal on a random street.... I've come to a conclusion he's following me 😎

UltraViolet said...

I liked The Butler. I liked Oprah in The Butler.

Started a new post, finally! I'll have to go back to read the Nightcrawler comments - thanks for the link. And for all the links and posts.

It's going to be a bust January for me, but I hope to update a little more frequently after the first few weeks of the year.