Sunday, November 9, 2014
It's the Most "We're Wonderful" Time of the Year
That's right - it's Awards Season! For the next four months, Hollywood will fete and fawn over itself on a near-weekly basis. For the past three years, Jake Gyllenhaal's worthy turns have gone unrecognized. This year could be different. But I wouldn't get my hopes up. Let's just try to enjoy the ride and hope Jake gets a ticket.
The Academy kicked things off with the Governors Awards, and Jake was in attendance.
Earlier in the day, Jake took part in Variety's Actor on Actor series. He was paired with Boyhood's Patricia Arquette.
Kudos to the photographer for getting Jake to smile.
There was also an Everest mini-reunion:
Sunday, Jake appeared at the AFI Fest Indie Contenders Roundtable, with Tilda Swinton, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Monaghan, Bill Hader, Marion Cotillard, Damien Chazzelle (Whiplash) and J. C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year):
More NC promo media. Looks like there will be another DP 30. Here's a quick preview:
Jake talks about producing, writing and directing:
Jake talks to BBC Radio 6 about anti-heroes:
Here's the AOL Build interview, if you missed it.
BAM posted a photo and account of Jake's Theater of War performance:
These are some of the responses from a unique presentation on September 28 at the BAM Fisher. Theater of War is a table reading of two Sophocles’ tragedies—Ajax and Philoctetes—with the purpose of prompting the audience to understand the psychological impact wars impose on combat warriors and people close to them. Four actors participated in the BAM event. Frances McDormand, with short platinum hair, holding the script in front of her as if proclaiming an oracle, was a majestic Athena—until she put down her glasses and script and turned into an anguished Tecmessa, Ajax’s suffering wife who was powerless in preventing her husband’s suicide. Sitting next to her was Jake Gyllenhaal, arms crossed on his chest, shoulders slouched on the tabletop, ranting over the injustice imposed on him by his fellow councilors. Reg E. Cathey made the opportunist Odysseus almost noble. And with his unruly white hair and beard, David Strathairn looked exactly like Philoctetes who was abandoned on an island for 10 years.