Monday, December 1, 2014
(It's never too late for) Giving Thanks
This has been a very good year for Jake Gyllenhaal and for Jake Gyllenhaal fans. Though we missed Thanksgiving day last week, we can still give thanks for all of the riches 2014 has brought so far.
The delayed post gave us the opportunity to post the above shot from Dove Shore photography. Let's hope there are more where that came from! Here's a gorgeous shot from the Variety Actor on Actor series:
From a different photo shoot, Jake in the water:
I'm thankful for the opportunity to see Jake onstage again this year. Jake and his Constellations cohorts visited the American Museum of Natural History in New York last week. From the AMNH curator:
Had a really nice time giving the crew of the new play Constellations (see the link below in my other post) a tour of the Rose Center. Here's a little pic that Craig Chesek, one of the AMNH photographers, took during the tour. I was really impressed with these lovely people--all really smart and, it was fun to meet them. They asked a lot of great questions and seemed to like the space show, which deals with some of the science in the play, I understand. I hope some of the science we talked about comes out in the play. From left: Michael Longhurst (Director), Ruth Wilson (who plays the astrophysicist), an astrophysicist most of you know, and Jake Gyllenhaal (who plays a bee keeper I think.) A number of the other crew were present too. Delightful morning and I am looking forward to seeing the play.
The cornucopia of Nightcrawler promotion continued with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman:
And a brief clip from Deadline's Rough Cut interview:
Nightcrawler was a happy surprise for audiences and critics. Big thanks to Dan Gilroy, Roger Deakins, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Jake for a fascinating, provocative film. Fingers crossed for more nominations - and wins!
It was named Empire Magazine's #2 film of 2014:
We have a full slate of movies to look forward to, including Demolition. I don't remember seeing this photo from filming:
There's also Southpaw. This photo has really made the rounds, with many people exclaiming thanks for Jake's dedication to his body, er, craft:
Always grateful for people who manage to persuade Jake to take a photo - and to smile! Jake at the Gotham Awards:
I'm truly grateful for the health and well-being of family and friends. And for all of you out there - posters and lurkers alike. This is a great time to be a Jake Gyllenhaal fan, and I'm happy to be among you all.