Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cannes Do

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Jake Gyllenhaal is a member of the festival's jury. They gathered for a pre-festival meal at the Hotel Martinez on Tuesday evening.

Jake is pictured above with Thierry Frémaux, the festival director. Below, greeting Spanish actress Rossy De Palm, then British actress Sienna Miller, with director Guillermo del Toro (and one of the Coen brothers, I think) also in the frame.

In the first video, Jake greets his fellow jury members, including Xavier Dolan and owl Coen:

Some similar footage above but at the end, you can see Jake chatting with Joel Coen.

Day One:


Daniela said...

first ?? I loved knowing that Jake is once again in Cannes. It looks beautiful as always .not have writing a lot, but I'm always following .Kisses

Monica said...

Gyllenhaal’s mother, screenwriter Naomi Foner, is rewriting the script with plans for a shoot early next year.

Oh, no.

UltraViolet said...

Exactly, Monica. Seems like a bad idea.

Added another video to the post. Similar to the other one.

bobbyanna said...

Script re-writes usually send a bad signal, that's my impression. Hopefully everything will work out.

I can understand Jake wanting to work on a project with his mother or his father, but this seems like such an odd project for them to be collaborating on.

Oh, well.

I'm loving all these pictures and video from Cannes. It will be fun to watch. Being on the jury means we'll get to see a lot of Jake got the next ten days. : )

H.M. said...

With all due respect, I don't understand the doubts (honest question). Naomi is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter after all. Not sure about her directing skills, but writing is her job. I also know that Dan Gilroy penned the crappy Real Steel, yet Nightcrawler script was fantastic, as passion projects usually are. "Snow" story is already written, she's polishing it, working on the dialog or characterization maybe, who knows?


I'm glad to see Jake in Cannes again, even happier that he's a jury member. He will have more exposure than the stars with movies in competition, they get 2 days of press, then the focus shifts to the next one. What I love about Cannes is this unique combination of glitz, glam, frenzy, art films and crappy ones, booing and clapping, scandal and outrage.
The opening/closing ceremonies are televised and streamed and I believe the jury press conferences are too (they end up on youtube).
Tonight they were interviewed after the meeting:

There's a nice picture of Jake hugging Sienna. These first meetings must feel a little awkward even for people like them, so it's a blessing seeing a friend. I noticed that Xavier, for all his no filter, free speech nature, is actually shy.

It's a good thing Jake has beautiful features, nice hair and great body, because that suit hurt my eyes. I mean, the colour was...erm...perfect for Adam in Enemy. He still looks handsome and sexy in that suit, with the grisly beard.
Still hope he will wear a perfect tux (paging Tom Ford!) and let the french stylists...style him a bit for tomorrow's gala.

Mary said...

So glad to see Jake at Cannes again . I like the suit my son has some crazy colored suits he loves to dress up .

bobbyanna said...

H.M. thanks. you make good points about Naomi and Dan Gilroy.

I don't mind the suit at all. It's just his first night, mostly just meeting up with fellow jurors, and festival officials, for orientation.

Jake looks great in a tux! So yeas, really looking forward to seeing a lot of him, too. While I don't mind his suit, I have very mixed feelings about his hair. : /

H.M. said...

Yeah, everything points out to Naomi being an intelligent, eloquent professional. True Detective's Cary Fukunaga, one of her former students, still asks for her advice.
Maybe she has knowledge on the subject matter, and writing for her son's movie could make it a passion project. We don't know anything else than this little piece of information.

To me the hair is great, the styling was off, I think he "styled" it himself. Ironically, same hair looked better a week ago at the boxing match. Go figure! Lets hope he will let professionals style and dress him tomorrow. Sorry for the nitpicking, it's all in good faith.
Good night!

Anonymous said...

I have mixed feelings about Naomi, too. She has one Oscar nom in 1988 what looks for me more like a illumination in otherwise average writing career. The last script was in 2013 after 7 years not writing anything. So we can expect other illumination after almost 30 years or another below average scenario. Not saying of her focus on relationships between parents and children in small movies. So I am curious now. SV

Anonymous said...

Not those old scuffed-up shoes again! Lol. Hoping someday an airline loses his luggage with those shoes in it. Ha! Though it is amusing and comforting to see him wearing them.

Extra said...

Ah looks ok for his first meeting with his fellow jurors,I assume he will(hopefully) suited up in a tux for the festivities!

Surprised his Mom is rewriting the scriot, I get a bit nervous when I hear a script is being rewritten.

Anonymous said...

"I get a bit nervous when I hear a script is being rewritten. "

That happens all the time, however it's not usually done by the mother of the lead actor. A lot of people already don't seem to have much faith in Fuqua pulling off (I do) the book to film. This doesn't help.

UltraViolet said...

Here Jake is today. I was hoping he'd avoid the black-on-black look and go for something lighter. But it's only Day 1:


UltraViolet said...

Hier apparemment JG était le seul à avoir saluer les fans du balcon/Apparently Jake Gyllenhaal was the only one to greet fans. I LOVE HIM

Say what you want about the juries, but Jake Gyllenhaal's beard is majestic. #Cannes

Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal And Tim Burton.
Cannes is awesome


Ann said...

It's an interesting choice to have Naomi involved but I'm going to trust the judgement of all of the others involved and hold off on criticizing until more information comes out.

I love the suit Jake is wearing today, I dunno why but I just prefer darker suits on men and he wears them well.

UltraViolet said...

From the press conference:

#Cannes2015 "Nous allons nous diviser en 2 équipes, celle de Joel et celle d'Ethan" J. Gyllenhaal d'humeur blagueuse! (We'll split into two teams: One with Joel and one with Ethan.)

#Breaking : on apprend qu'en plus de son charme, Jake Gyllenhaal a un très bon sens de l'humour #nogroupie #Cannes2015 (Breaking: We learn that in addition to his charm, JG has a very good sense of humor.")


UltraViolet said...

He does look good, anon.



UltraViolet said...

Folks, just keep looking at the post throughout the day, as I'll be adding photos, etc. I won't always be able to make a comment when I update the post. You know the drill :)

bobbyanna said...

Awww. LOVE the pics of Jake and Sienna all smiley together.
Glad he's going to be spending the week with the Coens and Guillermo, to ; )It'll be fascinating to catch their interaction.

This is going to be fun! All I can say is Jake's look seems, in my limited opinion, very "international".

He looks very good. UV I know your not necessarily a fab of the black on black look so much, but I find him devastatingly hot. : )

UV thanks for all these updates. Once again. : )

H.M. said...

Now we're talking! :-D
Mon Dieu!

While bummed I missed the press conference, the photocall pics left me speachless. Being a woman notwithstanding, I might feel a lot like Xavier Dolan now ;-) Poor kid will need CPR soon.
I'm gonna revel in Jake's charm and classy mature sexiness for the rest of the festival. Get back to you when my brain cells recover.

FP said...

Oh my God Jake is so HOT!

BTW Jake is tranding in France and Italy ! :)
Yesterday I read a tweet that said Jake was the only one to greet fans :)

Anonymous said...

"might feel a lot like Xavier Dolan now "

He seems to be very cool and pretty sexy himself.

Mary said...

Looking good!!!!

bobbyanna said...

"I'm gonna revel in Jake's charm and classy mature sexiness"

Yesss! LOL!

Ann said...

I'm gonna revel in Jake's charm and classy mature sexiness for the rest of the festival.

Such a perfect description :)

UltraViolet said...

Ma quanto è figo il giurato Jake Gyllenhall? In splendida forma, barbetta ed occhiali da sole neri. Una vera star...
But how cool the juror Jake Gyllenhaal? In great shape, beard and sunglasses blacks. A real star ...

BlueJean said...

Jake looks fabulous!

"... that suit hurt my eyes. I mean, the colour was...erm...perfect for Adam in Enemy."


BlueJean said...

I've been thinking how er... exciting it must have been for Xavier Dolan to meet Jake ;)

I hope they'll work together someday. He's a very talented filmmaker.

Anonymous said...

"But how cool the juror Jake Gyllenhaal? In great shape, beard and sunglasses blacks. A real star ..."

Yes, totally agree.

Monica said...

Red Carpet live: youtube

UltraViolet said...

OMG at French TV, they said that #JakeGyllenhaal was one of the best US actors or even the world. JE SUIS TROP FIERE! #FestivalDeCannes

Jake is in the background of this Sophie Marceau interview.

UltraViolet said...

And then they showed the interview. Thanks for the link, Monica!

Kudos to Sienna Miller for her great outfit this afternoon. And it looked great with Jake's. I could;t see her gown this evening. Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore look wonderful.

bobbyanna said...

Dang! Missed Julianne Moore, but I saw Lupita in that bright green gown. I loved Sienna's dress this afternoon too, UV.

Jake looks like he got a trim. Both the beard and the hair. Not too much, but much cleaner.

Monica, bless you!

Does anyone know when the jury's opening news conference will be available. I can't find it.

Monica said...

Jake is gorgeous! Cannes is good for him!

Lol Dolan with his eyes on Jake!

Ann said...


Thanks Monica for the livestream link :)

Anonymous said...

Sienna looks great, she has a classy style, but I almost didn't recognize Sophie Marceau, I haven't seen her for a long time and she has changed quite a lot. SV

UltraViolet said...

From a reporter/tweeter:

Gyllenhaal also extremely nice, top class. It's always refreshing when people at the top of their game are nothing but grateful & kind.

From ID PR (Jake's firm):


Photo of Jake getting ready.

UltraViolet said...

Ann, sorry - didn't see your post!

Bobbyanna, it's on the Cannes official site. I haven't had time to listen yet.

Jake Gyllenhaal : "I was extremely honored to be chosen to be a member of this Jury. I'm surrounded by brilliant people that I admire enormously. Seeing as I'm kind of Swedish, I hope I might be associated in some way with Ingrid Bergman... She is wonderful."

Ingrid Bergman is on the official poster. Which Jake also apparently said his mother asked him to bring her as a souvenir. And that, I hope, is the last reference to his mother :)

Anonymous said...


Really surprised by the sort of selfie.

UltraViolet said...

Why, anon? It's not like he's half-dressed.

i forgot to say hello to Daniela! It's so good to hear from you again. Glad to know you're out there :)

Ann said...

UV - No worries! There's so much coming in right now so we're all bound to double post things. Thanks for keeping us all updated :)

Lol Dolan with his eyes on Jake!

I can't blame him. My eyes would be too, Lol He looks so gorgeous!

UltraViolet said...

Too true, Ann. So thankful for everyone chiming in with tweets and links.

Quanto ai maschietti, sul red carpet di apertura del Festival ecco Jake Gyllenhall, in smoking d'ordinanza. E fan in delirio!/As for the boys, on the red carpet opening of the Festival here is Jake Gyllenhaal, in smoking ordinance. And the fans into a frenzy!

(Note: I don't think "ordinance" is the correct translation there. LOL. I think it means tuxedo, but I'm not sure.)

Jake being introduced on stage:


Anonymous said...

"Why, anon? It's not like he's half-dressed."

I wished, no it's just that its part of his personal space although a hotel room. I can't seem to remember Jake doing a type of selfie that I would expect from Ashton Kutcher.

It's not a put down or an attack, just unusual from a very private Jake even in a hotel room.

Gabriela said...

Sheesh if it's not a put down, I don't know what it is to compare Jake to Ashton Kutcher, who overshares everything.

This was taken by Jake's long time PR person, so I don't think it's meant to be intrusive.

Why get so distracted with silly small things? Jake is getting ready for the red carpet at Cannes, the premiere film festival. He is representing the United States on the jury, (Joel & Ethan, as co-presidents are not). It is a very exciting moment, as he dons his tuxedo, straightens his tie, ready to take the stage!

It's a beautiful photo, full of anticipation. It captures the moment,the excitement very nicely.

Anonymous said...

I'd appreciate another selfie how he puts perfume on, in one article journalist said he smells godly, any idea about the brand? SV

Ann said...

It's not a put down or an attack, just unusual from a very private Jake even in a hotel room.

You know, it wasn't until I looked at it a second time that I was like "oh a glimpse into Jake's hotel room" Lol Definitely not something you see from him all the time but it is nice to see nonetheless. I think I prefer a small glimpse like this over Jake having his own social media accounts and posting all the time. I like that he isn't active in that world.

bobbyanna said...

Found some nice photos of Naomi Watts & Julianne Moore on the red Carpet tonight at Cannes. Natalie Portman and her husband also walked the red carpet. Natalie has a film in competition. The photos of Jake on stage at the opening ceremony are just stunning.

I love to see the fashions on the red carpet at Cannes. : )

Anonymous said...

Jake is looking devastatingly handsome IMO. I'm looking forward to the jury press conference video. It's also nice to see him looking so relaxed and like he's having a good time. There's another great selfie on the jakesgyllenhaal instagram page. I don't know how to paste the link here but chk it out - it's with the same PR person - mara, is it?
On a side note Accidental Love has a cinema release this weekend in Dubai. I might have to go and see it just to support my man Jake even though I thought it was awful.


Ann said...


I think this is the pic anon is talking about.

Anonymous said...

It must be very exciting for Jake to have such a prestigeous official role to play at this legendary festival. I am glad they are sharing this tiny peak behind the scenes.

Anonymous said...

DM has one minute video from press conference



Anonymous said...

Oh there is even longer 4 min. version in the link, and also Thierry Fremaux is talking about forbidden selfies on ceremony. SV

H.M said...

The entire press conference on YT:


Only the second day, Jake and Guillermo already have a funny movie-duo repartee. A french outlet called Jake "the showman". Indeed, he brings to this festival not just glamour and class but also humour and a light approach.

Anonymous said...


He did cut his hair, cute. I want the rings on the lady's fingers.

Anonymous said...

Disappointed in Jake but I shouldn't be surprised.

Anonymous said...

you must be very lonely LOL
you and other 5 people whose gay sexual delusions crashed and burned today LOL

Monica said...

Opening Ceremony: video

H.M. said...

Thanks, Monica!

I just found the link to all things Cannes: opening ceremony, jury's photocall, press conference and official TV interview, courtesy of the festival's twitter account (https://twitter.com/Festival_Cannes):


From now on until closing day, members of the jury are forbidden to give cinema related interviews. Silenzio stampa. It's not clear to me if Jake will be allowed to talk to the press (about things unrelated to movies) at the AMFAR gala.

bobbyanna said...

Wow. I Didn't realize that Jake is one of the chairs of the AmFar Gala on May 21st, along with Harvey Wienstein and a dozen other people including Isabella Rosseilini and Frances McDormand. Go Jake!

Thanks for the video of the opening ceremonies. Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied choreographed the performance we saw. That was an interesting touch. The film selections looked very interesting.

Anonymous said...

📷 Jake Gyllenhaal wearing #TomFord tuxedo before Cannes Opening Ceremony | 13 May 2015 | #JakeGyllenhaal #Cannes2015

UltraViolet said...

No idea what the anon at 5:53 and 6:48 are even talking about.

The Cannes site is pretty good about uploading these things. And the youtube channel has English versions of some of their videos, which is very nice for those of us whose French is merely passable. Or nonexistent.

I heard the announcer say that they are not allowed to discuss the movies with the press and I wondered the same thing, HM. Would seem odd not to be able to talk at all, but I bet Jake wouldn't mind that.

Chica said...

He is looking really good, love the tux!
How exciting and what an honor it must be to be asked to be a juror.

Thanks so much UV and everyone else for all the updates!

Anonymous said...

Jake looked really tall and every bit the old Hollywood movie star.

Anonymous said...


The pants in the crotch area looks odd.

UltraViolet said...

The whole photo seems very stiff.

Hi, chica! He is looking good. The tux was nice. I wish the hair were less architectural, but it seems to have gone over well.

While we're all enjoying the coverage, spare a thought - or even better, a donation - for Stephanie and IHJ. I noticed on one set of pictures from today that there were 14 pages of photos! It's a lot of work for Stephanie to assemble all this information.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't find out who is that actor hosting the ceremony first, but it is the one playing French in Matrix Reloaded. :-). SV

UltraViolet said...

I don't know that actor. But he is yet another French person who can't pronounce Jake's name!

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