Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Off and on camera






Working on uploading Jake Gyllenhaal's Off Camera interview. It's a wonderful hourlong talk between Jake and Sam Jones. In the meantime, enjoy some Off Camera photos. And here's the audio of the talk.




More Everest video. The sound of the film:

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Everest from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.


IMDb interview:



Meet the guides:



What famous actors would Jake and Jason take to Everest:

We asked Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke which famous actors they'd choose to bring on an "Everest" climb. Their choices were... interesting! http://bzfd.it/1OPsKWa

Posted by BuzzFeed Celeb on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Some Jake photos from the Instagram of stylists Clare and Nina Hallworth:






Nice shots of Jake from Toronto:





(Off Camera gifs from 30 Seconds To A Beautiful War.)

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UltraViolet said...

Sorry for the mishmash of a post. But it's late :) Repeating/adding to my post from the end of the previous one:

Love Jamie Lee Curtis telling people to check out the audio of Jake. I can't tell if she attended or not. Someone should let her know there's video, in case she wasn't there!

Kristie, glad you saw it. I had a very similar reaction. I found it very moving, and it stayed with me. It did make me want to read more about it, as well.

Scott Fischer seems like he could have had a move devoted to his life. Fascinating guy. But that's not what Everest is, sadly.

Tina, you make a good point about why the family wasn't mentioned. It might have felt shoehorned in. And the family doesn't seem to have wanted to participate. So not much to work with, I guess.


I do hope there is more of Jake on the cutting room floor, more that we'll get to see on a DVD. Until someone asks Jake directly why he took such a small part, we won't really know his reasoning.

Lots of news about Nepal officials potentially banning inexperienced climbers and imposing age limits.

LOL:

Forget climbing Mt. Everest the only thing @everestmovie did was fueled my dream of climbing Jake Gyllenhaal.

BlueJean said...

"Scott Fischer seems like he could have had a movie devoted to his life. Fascinating guy."

Absolutely! So far, I've only read Krakauer's book, but I'm planning on reading more - thanks for the suggestions, guys.

Glad you enjoyed it, Kristie! :) I think most of us here have seen 'Everest' by now?

bobbyanna said...

These are great photos, UV!

Any criticism I might have about the way they did and didn't develop Jake's character, is muted by the fact that it was a very well done movie, you really feel how powerless they are, and yes, it leaves you with a feeling of sadness. I may see it again this week. : )

(At least Jake isn't Sean Bean. LOL! I remember as a Bean fan going to see a movie called Equilibrium, and he was in the movie for like, two minutes. Long enough to get killed in the very beginning. :( )

I'll keep my fingers crossed for the DVD... and I definitely have to read the books that have been recommended. Even just reading his Wiki page, Scott seemed like a really wonderful guy.

Anonymous said...

Until someone asks Jake directly why he took such a small part ...

Hope no one will be rude like that.

BlueJean said...

Why would that be rude?

Anyway, I think I know what he'll say: he'll say it was because of the experience of making it :) He usually says that about all of his films, especially in recent years. The experience, the story and the connection with his director.

Which are perfectly fine reasons, even if it is a small part :)

I once read a Dutch interview with Isabella Rossellini right after 'Enemy' was released, and while the interview wasn't about her film career, the reporter asked her why she accepted such a small part. She said: "I just felt like doing it". It may have been the same for Jake.

We're all so used to seeing him as a leading man - maybe he enjoyed the idea of being part of a large cast where the focus wasn't entirely on him.

Anonymous said...

"We're all so used to seeing him as a leading man - maybe he enjoyed the idea of being part of a large cast where the focus wasn't entirely on him."

I agree with that but I was thinking maybe it was the opportunity to act along some pretty good actors and perhaps getting to be in an environment such as Everest where he could be more a tourist since his part was so small. And a chance to work with a new director, maybe Balt was very persuasive.

UltraViolet said...

Certainly not a rude question. It's a normal question and it's surprising no one asked yet. I assume he'll answer just as people have said: He did it for the experience, the story, the people. But I'm still curious.

Also surprising no one has asked why he didn't go to Nepal.

If you're in the U.S. and haven't seen Everest, you might want to go tonight. In Boston, at least, it appears to be losing its IMAX screens to The Walk.

LOL:

Is there a sexuality between hetero&bi called 'just heard Jake Gyllenhaal sing Suddenly,Seymour&nowIwannafuckhimuality'?

*asking for friend

UltraViolet said...

Bobbyanna, LOL at poor Sean Bean! Let's hope that doesn't happen to Jake anytime soon. Though it could if he does a Terence Malick movie!

Anonymous said...

"At least Jake isn't Sean Bean. LOL! I remember as a Bean fan going to see a movie called Equilibrium, and he was in the movie for like, two minutes. Long enough to get killed in the very beginning. :( )"

All the time I was thinking about another example. This happened with Steven Seagal in one movie, don't know the name, something about terrorists in plane, but he died in the beginning, too and all the promotion and posters showed his face. LOL. I don't remember the one with Bean though.

Well at least Jake did a big part of promotion by himself, he was on premieres, many interviews etc...despite the small part in the movie. Comparing to Whitaker, who had much bigger part in SP and I didn't see him in single interview, Jake still did a good job with dignity and even if there is probable him alone didn't expect his character will be lost in edit, it wasn't recognizable he feels touched in some way. Forest is one of my top actors, but here I think he could do better job. Many other actors wouldn't bother with promotion at all. SV

bobbyanna said...

I remember that movie! : ) It's called Executive Decision, and starred Kurt Russell, Oliver Platt, John Leguizamo, and a very young Halle Berry as The Courageous Flight Attendant. Steven Seagal got sucked right out of that plane! It's one of my favorite terrorist thrillers. And when you consider when it was made, it is oddly current. I highly recommend it. Definitely not high art, just a damned good, edge of your seat, action movie....sorry, lost my train of thought...oh, UV Jake's role in Everest is far more substantial that Sean Bean's was. I have a strong suspicion, when they release the DVD we may see a lot more of Jake.At least I hope they do!

Piruleta said...

Everest makes top at the Spanish box-office, it was second last week. Yay!

Here's an interview (in Spanish) with Araceli Segarra, the first Spanish woman to top Everest. She was there in 1996 with the IMAX expedition and tells how she lived the events. They were the first to make the summit after the tragedy. She says she went to see the movie with a lot of prejudices but thought it was not that bad, she wants to see it again, and says there are some spectacular and realistic shots, but it's not 100% verdict (of course, it's a movie)

And another interview, this one with Jean-Marc Vallée talking about Demolition. It's 23 mins long but be aware he spits some spoilers there…

likemonalisa said...

Good news, Everest was no. 1 at the UK box-office!

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a671077/everest-climbs-to-top-of-uk-box-office-for-a-second-weekend.html?rss

Anonymous said...

Everest no. 2 in Italy too ("Inside Out" no. 1, unreachable)...

"it's surprising no one asked yet"
Yes, and also that no one asked Baltasar when he made those decisions (were they already on script? during the shootings? in the editing process?). I remember Keira K. being attached in the very last part of the project...
I wonder how Jake really felt about it (or did he already know?)

"Scott Fischer seems like he could have had a movie devoted to his life. Fascinating guy."
It would be amazing to have a 'Mountain Madness' version of "Everest"!

Thanks Piruleta for the links!

Tina

Anonymous said...

Leo (the dog)has gotten so big in those pics

FP said...

Deadline Hollywood @Deadline 48 min48 #Southpaw starring #JakeGyllenhaal returning to theaters Friday http://ow.ly/SUGb9


Daniela said...


Hi girls!
I'm programming to watch Everest Saturday. I liked Southpaw . kisses to all GB!

I Love Jack in black and white!

Ann said...

Harvey is really trying to get that nom for Jake, lol. I feel like they should've picked a weekend with weaker new releases though. There's too much competition at the movies over the next few weeks. I also hope he doesn't push too much so that it becomes an embarrassment for Jake. If it's not the right time then they should let it go and wait for the right film/role to get him the nomination/win.

Daniela said...

I was so amazed with black and white photos of Jake, who changed his name lol

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how boyish he looks without the beard. He's just gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Too little to late for Southpaw I think.

In other news when does Nocturnal Animals start shooting? I've heard it was November from a few different sites. And the Tom Ford twitter page nor Foucs Features ever talk about this movie.

Anonymous said...

^^
Apologies I've heard it's October but no start date.

UltraViolet said...

There's not much to talk about if the movie hasn't even begun filming yet.

Conan and Starlee Kine solve the mystery of Jake's height.

Good for TWC, but they need to really step it up to get Jake a nomination. I don't have high hopes.

bobbyanna said...

Southpaw was reduced to a few screenings but it's been here since it first opened. Sometimes I think they pull the paidads for Jake's movies too soon. Once the movie opens they stop and with other movies I see ads for them running a week or two after they open. Not all the time, but still. Everest could benefit from longer ad runs, and they ought to do some for Southpaw too, if they're re-releasing it.

Leo is getting big. The dog, Leo. : )

Anonymous said...

Is Jake still promoting Everest? I would like to hear him talk more about Nocturnal Animals. It sounds like an interesting role for him.

LA said...

"Gyllenhaal is currently shooting Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals"

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/jake-gyllenhaal-benedict-cumberbatch-the-current-war-1201601725/

Anonymous said...

Shooting has not started.

Anonymous said...

It looks HW is doing his job as he promised and didn't forget it. If there will be some nomination for him, only as a surprise probably, completely different from last year NC. I don't have very high hopes, but he might be Cooper of the last year. Everybody knows HW, so there is no embarrassment for Jake unless him alone campaign and tries too hard. But he didn't do it for NC, so I doubt he would for SP. Creed is going out soon, so if academy wants to nominate sporting/boxing movie, they can compare. Let's see if they then decide for last year NC snub or last year lack of diversity issue. SV

Anonymous said...

Anon even if actual shooting has not started, the pre-production preparations may have.

Anonymous said...

Here is clip with Starlee Kine and Jake on Conan - still talking about his height:

http://www.vulture.com/2015/10/jake-gyllenhaal-height-mystery.html#

SV

LOL said...

"Shooting has not started."

You're better informed than Variety ??? #WTF

Anonymous said...

According to interview with Tom Ford in InStyle magazine: "Things are pretty well put together. I start shooting in October and wrap right around Thanksgiving." Since we know that shooting is in LA and Jake appeared on Conan yesterday (also in LA) maybe that's a pretty good indication that shooting has started - or is close to starting.

FP said...

Beautiful and moving interview of Ellen Green about her LSOH and Jake, so much love for him, and I love her with all my heart!

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/diva-talk-ellen-greene-on-her-little-shop-ovations-working-with-jake-gyllenhaal-and-future-plans-364022

BlueJean said...

"Conan and Starlee Kine solve the mystery of Jake's height."

Soooo cool of him to participate again! :))

Interesting that SP has been re-released. Not sure whether it will make a difference in the end, but keeping my fingers crossed!

BlueJean said...

"Beautiful and moving interview of Ellen Green about her LSOH and Jake, so much love for him,"

That was wonderful to read. Thanks for sharing it, FP!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous
Is this the picture you are referring to? https://twitter.com/AmyAdamsUpdate/status/649098419055693824

That Adams twitter account also posted pictures of her shopping yesterday. Tom Ford is busy these two days doing interview for his new fashion show.

But yeah, filming will start soon. Maybe today or this weekend? Can't wait!

FP said...

Aww thanks BJ! is a pleasure to share with you all :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the Adams twitter account. I found this: https://twitter.com/AmyAdamsUpdate/status/648629375185760256

Tom Ford was spotted location scouting in September. He's working hard for this movie!


https://twitter.com/AmyAdamsUpdate/status/648991072861880321/photo/1

Jake's Hollywood Masters is on November 18. Adams and Jake start their Oscar campaigns early. Hehe.

Sag Actor said...

The star of Everest is :Everest! LOL!That's quite obvious and it works for the most part. IMAX makes it an awesome viewing experience. Jake was fine for the amount of time in screen, just curious how much ended up edited.

Southpaw reappearing on 600 screens this weekend is curious, I would think that Weinstein would do this around December.

Anonymous said...

^ Southpaw DVD will be released in US on October 27. The theatrical rerelease cannot happen after that date.
Rival boxing movie Creed opens on Thanksgiving, November and start of December will be all about Creed. Weinstein is doing the smart thing using October to push SP for awards.

Anonymous said...

So there was a cast read through of Nocturnal Animals yesterday according to one of the minor characters of the movie. So filming is a few day's away. Probably on Monday.


@evanbittencourt

Just had a table read with Tom Ford, Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams & many others and I kept my composure so that's good

UltraViolet said...

Not quite sure why people are obsessing on and/or arguing over the filming date for Nocturnal Animals.

I give props to TWC for their Southpaw promotion. I saw ads for it up to three weeks after it opened, which as Bobbyanna pointed out, hardly ever happens. I saw an ad when they upped the theater count a few weeks ago. I have not seen an ad this time around. But it's not playing in any theaters in Boston.

And Everest, sadly, doesn't have any IMAX screens. I can't decide whether to see it in standard format, just to experience the differences. Maybe they will get some back since The Walk doesn't seem to be doing very well.

A couple of LOL tweets, for different reasons:

Everest is rated PG in Canada for "Martial Arts Violence".

????

clearly you didnt see the 3rd trailer which had sam worthington and jake gyllenhaal having a karate fight at the peak


This is an old tweet I forgot to post - from TIFF - YYZ is a Toronto airport code:

Serda ‏@SerdaTweets 12h12 hours ago
I was not mentally, emotionally or physically prepared for the Jake Gylenhall & Pamela Anderson sandwich at YYZ. #mostawkwardconvoEVER


She tweeted a photo from behind, as well. https://twitter.com/SerdaTweets/status/643506561730650112

And I saw this the other day - nice words for Jake:

Tama Fulton @tamafulton
On-air personality at 100.7 The Wolf Seattle, media consulting business partner, community theatre actor.

See #EverestMovie. #JoshBrolin was excellent. And having met Scott Fischer, #JakeGyllenhaal captures his spirit. #Everest #Nepal #RIP

Anonymous said...

Everest here is 2nd in BO after first week, 41k viewers and 200k USD. SV

UltraViolet said...

Did they expect it to be #1, do you know?

I forgot to say that I loved the interview with Ellen Greene. She really spoke warmly of Jake. Some highlights:

You and Jake made a great pair. Tell me about working with him. Would you like to act with him again?

EG: The short version is: I would work again with Jake in a New York minute. Jake is a wonderful person — kind, gracious, bright, warm and dear. (I'm making him sound like a Boy Scout, but it's true.) A truly great actor and acting partner. He was game to go to the depths of emotion one minute, really passionate — allowing himself through his character to be intimate and open, pouring out his heart or allowing me to pour out mine, to be able to be naked and unafraid, for I knew that he would catch me, and he did — for he knew how scared I was. And, of course, I would catch him. He's very responsive and open as an actor and intuitive, going to hard places — the uncomfortable places where real emotion lies — and then in the next beat, he will allow himself to just be silly and enjoy playing the fun of Little Shop. To sing with him was a true — there's that word again — delight. He met me with all the passion and beauty of song. At the end of "Seymour" I was spent — a song that is difficult for me, for in the lyrics I confess that, "Nobody ever treated me kindly." The frightening reality of being vulnerable, opening up, letting go, and giving in and trusting. "Please understand it's still strange and frightening for losers like I've been, it's so hard to say…" Today the word "loser" is used as a punchline, a put down, but the feeling down on oneself, having a low self esteem — the reality of feeling that word — well, it hurts and drains you causing a helplessness, as if there is a bottomless black hole. Well, during the matinee, I just lost myself in that well of helplessness, sadness and emptiness. I felt like I was hearing that lyric in such a new way, opening up a wound so old and deep. I lost myself in the echo of loneliness, and I did not come in with the next "Suddenly Seymour," but Jake came in with his entrance. He rescued me out of my and Audrey's reverie through his compassion, empathy and dearness that he so kindly gave me and showered on me. He helped me to get through that rendition of a very emotional song, and I was grateful.

It seems actually simple — this land of Little Shop — but to get it just right you have to play the truth in the moment and in the character and at the very same time live in this land never forgetting the sweet and dear humor. Jake did just that. When I first started playing the scenes with him, I looked up at him and said, for I realized, "My gosh…we have chemistry! Who knew?" But we did, and I loved working with him, and I told him so many times. ...

UltraViolet said...

During the short rehearsal period and four performances, Jake and I found so many new moments that were never there before in any of the productions that I had done — funny moments that I had never seen before and also new ones that were moving and touching. There was also this rawness that was new and a raw sexuality that came through our characters that was unexpected, but exciting. Jake's Seymour never knew love before...or I guess anything physical (which of course, she did, but also she was never respected or even liked…just a play-thing). Although I always loved how she saw the good in everyone — I guess to a fault. You can't fake authenticity or real, genuine or true kindness to an audience. It is not often that you are gifted with a fellow acting partner who gets you, gets the work and music, can wail, gets the humor and the pathos. Well, in my book, Jake got it all right! He's the "real deal," and he's nice. I hope we get to realize Little Shop in a full production, for I would so love to further work with him in that land again, or any other projects for that matter. It was that wonderful to work with him. He is that good of an acting partner…and a whole lot of fun!


When you look back upon the week, what stands out in your mind most?

...The first time Jake and I sang "Suddenly Seymour" together is a moment I will never forget. It was just magical! I told Taran that "Gas" was such a hard song, and he and Jake were magnificent performing it!

Anonymous said...

Hotel Transylvania was first, it had 59K viewers, they don't write what they expected, just that HT beats Everest as the most expected adventure movie, they also write that only during the weekend 38K people bought the ticket on Everest. I'll see on Sunday what about second week. SV

Monica said...

So, the filming starts tomorrow:

Night before he starts his new movie
Sam taylor Johson instagram

btw cute couple!

New photos of Jake on IHJ. He lost weight.

Anonymous said...

"He lost weight."


I was thinking the same thing, he looks so small without his bulk. I had to do a double take on his legs, usually his thigh are bulkier in jeans.

Mirchi said...

He does look thin :( wonder if it's for the role. Hope he's not sick.
-Malavika

Anonymous said...

He doesn't look sick just less of the bulk. His jeans seem slimmer too, that could be part of the illusion. He was just on Conan 3 days ago and did not look thin. If he lost that much weight in 3 days, I want his diet.

Hagen said...

The Wrap: Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano Eyed to Join Tilda Swinton in ‘Snowpiercer’ Director’s Monster Movie

Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Kelly Macdonald and Bill Nighy are poised to join Tilda Swinton in “Okja,” a multilingual monster movie from “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Details surrounding the project remain vague, but it is said to feature a Korean female lead and a host of English-language supporting actors whose scenes will be set in New York. Lewis Pictures is producing “Okja,” which is expected to start production early next year.


It sounds like a promising project. It was fun to watch Tilda Swinton in "Snowpiercer".

On "Nocturnal Animals": Jake's character is quite a pushover. I think it makes sense that he's lost muscles for this role.

Anonymous said...

Well Jake is certainly busy, looks like TMWMIS is getting push down if Jake keeps the Stronger project but Jake can shoot 3 movies in 2016. Shooting the movie is usually the least time consuming and Okja is supporting. I was hoping for a Broadway musical in 2016 or a TV cable or mini series.

Monica said...

Snowpiercer is great!! I'm excited about this news!

Piruleta said...

I was kinda disappointed by Snowpiercer but that project sounds good!

Yeah, Hagen, it wouldn't make too much sense to see him all bulked up to play a character like Tony.

Anonymous said...

I can see that Snowpiercer would be to everyone's taste but I thought it was great and that cast would be amazing, please make it happen.

mia said...

I thought that after the genius that is Nightcrawler and his iconic performance, Jake would have all A-list offers like Nolan, Scorcese, Spielberg. Everything he has line up after Tom Ford really sound below his league, average and unappealing movie projects for someone of his talent and star power. I love Jake with all my heart and I hope I am wrong and they all turn out to be good films.

BlueJean said...

We don't know if they're "below his league" until we see them. I was doubtful of 'Southpaw' at first, but I loved him in it, even if it's cliché. I was a little disappointed with 'Everest' though. Not the movie, but the role.

Why do some people here insist working with A-list directors is the thing for Jake to do? Jean-Marc Valleé seems pretty A-list to me. And maybe Jake doesn't want to do some huge project for now. I guess "avarage and unappealing" is just a matter of taste, but I'd rather see him in a little gem like 'Enemy' than in some big epic studio movie where it turns out he doesn't fit in. Above all I hope Jake will continue to follow his own path. He's on the right track if you ask me.

mia said...

I absolutely love Enemy and his independent and unique path choices. But none of the movies he has line up have an special independent and original project appeal either (the way Enemy or Nightcrawler had).

I guess it's a wait and see. I hope all these projects turn out to be great movies.

BlueJean said...

Oh, you mean the independent appeal? I see. I agree with you on that.

I do think, however, that Jake should be careful he doesn't overexpose himself too much. I've seen several comments online in which people complain there's just too much of Jake right now. We shouldn't forget that he also did 'Constellations' and LSOH this year. He's all over the place! I don't mind at all ;) , but I can imagine people can get a little tired of seeing his face everywhere whenever he's doing promotion. 3 or 4 movies in one year is great - but too much of a good thing... ;)

Anonymous said...

"Jake would have all A-list offers like Nolan, Scorcese, Spielberg. Everything he has line up after Tom Ford really sound below his league, average and unappealing movie projects for someone of his talent and star power."


I could not disagree more, does Nolan even make movies anymore? Spielberg can only seem to be successful these days with reboots of his old films. Scorcese God Bless can't seem to make a movie unless Dicapro is attached. Jake seems to be going with film makers who are up and coming with fresh ideas.

And I don't think Jake is overexposed, he promotes movies and working. Its not his fault if people want to write about him. Jake himself is only in the press if he promotes a movie, the Conan thing was I think more for Starlee as he seems to really like her. I don't think there is enough of Jake. Its also not his fault if he keeps getting movie offers and the internet wants to cover those stories. Jake is hitting his prime for actors, he should make as many movies and projects as he wants.

bobbyanna said...

Actors must work while they are hot. This is his time. I'd rather see Jake busy than barely doing one movie a year. I remember the dry spells, when we read about other actors getting roles and nothing for Jake. He went through a slow period.

Since he's with a new agency things seem to be turning around. He works more. It could be that part of the WME strategy right now is to encourage projects that somehow boost his box office numbers up a little more.

Jake was working with Fincher and Ang Lee just as their careers were on the brink of exploding. Spielberg seems to not direct as often these days, and produces more. I'd love to see Jake with Martin Scorcese and Christopher Nolan at some point. I'd love to see him work with Fincher and even David O. Russell again.

Looking back at his career and the people he has worked with, I think his choices have been fine.(even if I didn't at the time. : ) ) He has carved out his own path, and is doing well. I'm learning to have more confidence in his choices...although "Stronger" is really testing me. LOL!

Anonymous said...

'It could be that part of the WME strategy right now is to encourage projects that somehow boost his box office numbers up a little more."

Is it wrong to hope that Southpaw out grosses Everest domestically? LOL. As much as I love Jake G, he is just now becoming a household name or at least I hope so.

Monica said...

I could not disagree more, does Nolan even make movies anymore?

Yep, his new film will debut in 2017. It still has not cast. Although the last two of his films have been disappointments, people are still excited by his new film.

Although Scorses work a lot with DiCaprio, his next movie is starring Andrew Garfield.

Spielberg can only seem to be successful these days with reboots of his old films.

As a producer, but he is still directing good movies. Bridge of Spies is one of the most praised movies from NYFF.

Anonymous said...

Those A list directors are boring. You know what's going to happen in their films, they would not probably let Jake have his way in the character's direction. I am way more excited about Tom Ford directing than I would be Nolan. He's way overrated.

BlueJean said...

"This is his time."

That's true. That's absolutely true.

Monica said...

He's way overrated.

No matter, his movies still make lots of money.

Tom Ford made only one film. We don't know how he works, if he will give freedom to Jake ... I don't understand this talk about freedom, Jake has to be able to work with or without freedom. I think he has already made it clear, otherwise he wouldn't want to work with Fincher again, which has control of everything.

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer quality over quantity, the best actors do one movie in two years and nothing's wrong about it. Saying Nolan is boring or overrated and say that Jake should do Cable TV or mini series is complete nonsense. One good movie with Nolan or Scorsese is for every Everests and Demolitions. I am sure Nolan wouldn't be that overrated if Jake works with him. And honestly looking at the last score of his movies anyone wasn't rated as an excellent since NC, big part of it is director.

Tom Ford's project is prestigious project, so there is no doubt about it. But to do 3 or 4 projects per year goes at the quality expense even if it's not his fault and no one expected bad rating for Valee, but if movie is small it must have unique script and other charm, if it's small and average, then it's just wasting time and energy. I hope The Current War will happen. SV

UltraViolet said...

The problem is that there's no way to tell in advance if something will be highly rated or not. No one predicted Nightcrawler to be such a critical success.

I feel like I've explained this a hundred times. It's not that I want Jake to do big-budget epics. I want him to do prestige projects. They don't all have to be. But it's disappointing to me that even after all this acclaim, the auteur/prestige directors (Scorcese, Nolan, Fincher, Russell, Spielberg, Coen brothers) don't seem to be asking Jake to be in their projects. Sue me, but I'd like to see Jake involved in a surefire Oscar bet. Doesn't have to be every movie. But it would be nice.

But I do not think Jake should just be doing a movie every two years. I'm happy he's working as much as he is, because I don't think he's doing throwaway movies. Southpaw was clearly a movie that meant a lot to Jake. And I liked it. It's not going to be nominated for Best Picture, but that doesn't mean it's worthless.

I do think Jake is being sought out by interesting directors. And we have no idea what he is or isn't offered. So despite my mild disappointment, I try to have faith. This latest movie is intriguing. Not my usual culpa, but still interesting.

BlueJean said...

Interesting directors... yes, that's it. I was thinking of the right word and it's "interesting". Thanks, UV.

bobbyanna said...

I agree about the prestige projects, UV, absolutely. I'd also love to see him work with Del Toro and the Coens, especially. You're right, we don't know what is or isn't being offered to Jake. I'm just glad he's so busy. I'm comforted by the fact that a lot of these projects come together over time, not over night. So there may be some things in the pipeline that will bear fruit eventually... talk about mixing metaphors! LOL!

Anonymous said...

" But to do 3 or 4 projects per year goes at the quality expense even if it's not his fault and no one expected bad rating for Valee"


That statement is insulting and grossly misinformed. As for the television mini series, Jake himself said yes he would do one. But you could be right about TV, big stars like Matt Damon, Matthew M and Julia Roberts would never do TV. Oh wait, they have. TV on cable is way better than most paying movies in theaters.

Don't forget Jake is still a working actor who like Bobbyana said has to work while he's hot. But that is not say that Jake is still not very discriminating in the projects he choses. I still hope Jake is a choice for the Shining prequel but it may not be a project Jake would want. We have no idea what projects Jake has turned down.

BlueJean said...

But I get SV's point as well. Quality over quantity. That's what I meant when I said Jake shouldn't overexpose. To me, like I said, 'Everest' (Jake's role) was a disappointment. We don't know what happened or what the director's choices were, but it seems such a waste of Jake's talent. Does that make 'Everest' a mistake? No. But I'd hate to see it happen in future (ensemble) movies. Jake's too good for that.

Jake certainly isn't doing throwaway movies. Even if reviews are so-so, most people are aware of Jake's recent choices and his guts - and simply know Jake isn't "throwaway" as an actor.


UltraViolet said...

I don't know. It would have been a shame if Jake hadn't done either Constellations or Little Shop. He was not overexposed from that. If Demolition had been released in the fall, overexposure might have been an issue, since Everest and Southpaw came out so recently.

Jake does have to worry about it, but it's not like he's doing lame, low-level projects.

And Everest was not a mistake, IMO.

BlueJean said...

I didn't say it was :) Let's say the director made the mistake of not using Jake enough ;)

'Southpaw' and 'Everest' both premiered here (Netherlands) last month - one week apart. That is overexposure - even to me! No, I'm kidding. But it wasn't the greatest timing if you ask me. Not Jake's fault, but still...

Ann said...

But it's disappointing to me that even after all this acclaim, the auteur/prestige directors (Scorcese, Nolan, Fincher, Russell, Spielberg, Coen brothers) don't seem to be asking Jake to be in their projects. Sue me, but I'd like to see Jake involved in a surefire Oscar bet. Doesn't have to be every movie. But it would be nice.

This point has been stated before but we have no idea which directors are seeking out Jake. We only hear what they want us to hear. And with the exception of TMWMIS, Jake is only "in talks" for all the potential projects that have been discussed. We don't know if he'll actually be doing them. Unless I missed something.

Just to go off the directors you've named, Scorsese seems to only works with Leo lately. Nolan hasn't done much recently, I'd love to see them work together though. Fincher already worked with Jake so maybe he doesn't want to work with him again right now, as much as I'd love to see that happen. Russell? as in David O' Russell? after the mess that was Nailed/Accidental Love I doubt Jake will ever work with him again, can't say that I'd blame him. The David O' Russell thing also proves that working with a prestigious director doesn't guarantee an Oscar film. Spielberg and the Coen brothers are still a possibility but do they have anything that's started production recently since all the acclaim for Jake started? There's still time for them to work with him.

I don't think anyone knows what will be a 'surefire Oscar bet' until it's released and reviewed. The Danish Girl looked like a surefire Oscar bet but it's not getting the outstanding reviews everyone thought it would. A lot of movies are having that problem this awards season. Jake can't really control that so I think he just does what he can learn and grow from, what will make him happy.

UltraViolet said...

Of course no one knows. I said that above. But for ME and I speak only for myself, it is disappointing not to hear Jake's name bandied about for any movie by a prestige director. They have collectively made and planned a to of movies over the pastor three years. And Jake hasn't been rumored for any of them.I've said over and over again that we don't know what Jake is offered. But we do know what is rumored. Much of that comes true; much does not. But Jake's name is conspicuously absent from most of that talk. He's not ben in high profile ensemble players like the Carell/Bale/Gosling movie coming out later this year.

Not to be contentious but Scorcese just directed Andrew Garfield in a movie. And David O Russell's star has risen since Jake worked with him. If Jake can forgive Fincher, he can forgive DOR. (Mind you, I don't even like DOR movies.) Spielberg just finished Bridge of Spies. The Coen Bros. have finished two movies in the last three years. They all have many movies in the pipeline. Jake's name has been rumored for none.

Ann said...

Jake's only been getting the acclaim he deserves in the past year since Nightcrawler so maybe when those films were getting made people hadn't noticed him yet but they are now for future projects that we don't know of yet. There's plenty of time for him to work with these A-list directors but only when the right roles come along. Perhaps he's not been the right fit for the films they're making.

bobbyanna said...

UV, I truly understand and share some of your frustration, but I have to wonder, when we read that certain actors are being considered for certain projects, who puts the word out. It's industry gossip and Jake seems to shy away from that. I sometimes get the impression that some actors' publicists often "leak" information to let the industry and his fans know he is in demand.

We know from past experience that it isn't Jake's style to leak about a project he really wants or auditioned for, or is "in talks," or being considered, etc. By the time we find out about his new projects, or that he's "in talks" Jake is practically sitting there with pen in hand getting ready to sign the contract.

Personally I think maybe Jake's PR team miss opportunities to get him in the mix.Altho maybe it's Jake's policy not to do that. I'm not going to mention names, but we all know of actors who shamelessly, and very publically campaign for projects.

UltraViolet said...

I'd believe it was all publicity if Jake actually got a movie with one of them :)

Ann, we are going to have to agree to disagree. Jake has been acclaimed for most of his career and has been on an upward trajectory for several years.

On a separate note, I don't remember ever seeing this photo of Jake and Paul Dano from Prisoners. Deleted scene, perhaps. Wouldn't it be nice to get all these deleted scenes someday.

Ann said...

I think we see Jake as being acclaimed for most of his career but if he were viewed that way publicly there wouldn't be quite so many articles about his resurgence or Gyllensaince or whatever they like to call it.

But agree to disagree it is :)

Anonymous said...

"That statement is insulting and grossly misinformed."

What's insulting and misinformed about it. The fact Julia or Damon are doing TV doesn't mean it is something great. Not for me. When was Julia on the top, she didn't do any TV movie, so there is a certain reason for it. Even if Jake said he would do TV, at the same time he says he doesn't watch TV at all. I cannot imagine he would say to the public he doesn't want it, if so many actors do, his sister included. What he says and thinks might be two different things. For me it's for actors who are ending the career or fell down to some level or have not enough opportunities in film. There are exceptions as Cooper, but he is too hungry for attention lately, he is 40, so no wonder about it.

Even if TV got improved by time, for me being twice a week in TV is not good idea, whilst he is doing movies at the same time unless he is teenager starting the career. Many good TV actors are not movie stars just because of the TV status. Honestly majority of audience likes to see someone else in the theater and in TV. Just because you think something and I don't, doesn't mean I am misinformed. What I think about TV is my opinion and not misinformation.

I don't even say he should do one movie per two years now, but he may slow down. I am a bit disappointed as well he doesn't have or doesn't accept secure movies. But I still believe right opportunity comes. I don't think SP was a mistake, I had high hopes for this movie, but Everest could be missed, that doesn't mean Jake thinks this as well, but this year was too much Jake starting with AL. It's natural to use good NC raves for something much bigger than another indie movie. These he may do anytime. Sometimes the actor with 4 noms and without Oscar is more "Oscar" worthy than actor with solo Oscar and sometimes one great movie once a two years is better than 3 average movies in year. SV

Anonymous said...

I think they are all fools not wanting Jake in every movie. He should do 12 a year and I would be happy.

"The Coen Bros. have finished two movies in the last three years. They all have many movies in the pipeline."

Didn't the Coen brothers want Jake for a supporting part in the Way Way Back movie a few years ago?

Anonymous said...

"Even if Jake said he would do TV, at the same time he says he doesn't watch TV at all. I cannot imagine he would say to the public he doesn't want it, if so many actors do, his sister included. "

A reporter from Britain I believe asked him during the Demolition premiere. Just don't discount the power of television, Julia not only starred but produced a mini series. Why discount her and not the other actors I mentioned? The mini series was year after she was nominated for her second Oscar. Hey Maggie has an Oscar and an Emmy nomination, she's 2 away from the grand slam of nominations.

Just because an actor does 3 or 4 movies in a year does not mean they all will be released in the same year.

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad SV is not Jake's agent. LOL, there is too much competition to do 1 movie every two years.

Darcy said...

“the best actors do one movie in two years and nothing's wrong about it.”

This is inaccurate and wrong on so many levels.

Jessica Chastain
– 7 movies in 2011
– 3 movies in 2013
– 4 movies in 2014

Amy Adams
– 3 movies in 2013
– 3 movies in 2015

Julianne Moore
– 5 movies in 2014
– 3 movies in 2015

Michael Fassbender
– 3 movies in 2015
– 4 projects for 2016

Good actors who are in demand have at least 2 projects per year, or 3 or more. Which is exactly what Jake is doing nowadays proving he’s serious about his work and that he’s sought after, maybe not by the “prestige” directors yet, but certainly by interesting ones.

Doing only 1 movie in 2 years is the worst for an actor: 1) it sends the message of having a hard time finding work, 2) it sends the message of being lazy or unreliable, 3) it’s a huge risk because if that single movie flops you’re toast, odds are better with more projects.

Working constantly, doing movies and theatre, is the smartest professional choice Jake could make. Our boy has grown up to be a well respected dedicated actor. When recognition will come in the form of awards, prestige directors will follow.
I know, for some actors prestige movies come easier, even if they’re mediocre actors with bland expression like Gosling or flop actors like Reynolds, or lucky actors like Leto. Jake’s karma is to work hard for every bit of success, to juggle accolades and setbacks, to build slowly. For him, it will take more time and patience but when he will arrive “there” he will be an iconic artist.

Ironically, this year he only made 1 movie, the one he’s filming now. The fact that he promoted his hard work from last year (SP, Everest and Demolition) gave the illusion of “too much of Jake this year”. In reality it’s been: 1 movie, 1 play and 1 concert revival.

Darcy said...

“I do think, however, that Jake should be careful he doesn't overexpose himself too much. I've seen several comments online in which people complain there's just too much of Jake right now.”

Then those people are stupid or mean. There's no such thing as overexposure from working constantly if your work is good, and Jake’s work was good in all his recent movies.
Overexposure means too much gossip press, too much social media activity, too much yapping about your love life, too many appearances that have nothing to do with work.
Not Jake’s case at all. People who complain that “there's just too much of Jake right now” are plain idiots incapable of making the distinction between an actor promoting his movies (part of his job) and fame-whores seeking attention for trivial things.


“'Southpaw' and 'Everest' both premiered here (Netherlands) last month - one week apart. That is overexposure - even to me! No, I'm kidding. But it wasn't the greatest timing if you ask me. Not Jake's fault, but still... .”

Still what? I don't see the point. Actors and directors have no saying in the distribution of their movies. A film could be released same year, or next year, or 7 years after. Or never.
What about Josh Brolin who had 2 movies, Everest and Sicario, released the SAME week in the US? No one said anything about overexposure.
What about Jessica Chastain who had 7 movies released in 2011? No complaints, critics called it her best year.

Darcy said...

With the risk of overexposure from my part, I have one more post.

“I'm not going to mention names, but we all know of actors who shamelessly, and very publically campaign for projects.”

I’ll name names: Gosling, Tatum, Leto, Ryan Reynolds. Their PR teams are quick to announce confirmations, working overtime to let the world know they’re top of the list.
With Jake it’s the opposite, his reps never give confirmations. Except Nightcrawler and Snow (with Jake producing) we never had more than “in talks” for Everest, Demolition, Nocturnal Animals. Closer to pre-production we heard about actor/actress X joining Jake G. and that’s when we knew for sure.

I believe Jake is signed on for Stronger and Current War, but both are only in development and could be subject to change. If no change occurs, he will do one of the TWC projects, whichever Harvey loves more (postponing the other for maybe a year) and Stronger. For Okja, he may need no more than one week. Hell, he may do both TWC projects and Stronger in 2016, and still have time at the end of the year to start rehearsing for a stage musical.

Chica said...

Personally I would love for Jake to works in television either in a series or miniseries. The medium has changed and it no longer has the same stigma attached to actors. His sister is a good example and she is set to start wirking on a cable show with James Franco. Also look at the list if actors that have either starred in TV series or movies: Al Pacing, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey , Francis McDormAnd, Kristen Dunst and Matt Damon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Darcy for proving my point about the quality over quantity. Jake is striking while he is hot. He has an exclusive deal and working with lots of directors. Yes I would love for him to get a prestige project or his own franchise but that could limit his time. Jake is doing great, 3 or 4 movies a year is the norm.


And yes Jake should do television. Chica, thank you I forgot all those stars do TV as well. And as for the A list directors, all three do not do a lot of movies anymore. Should wait 3 years until Nolan, Scorsese or Spielberg decide to direct a movie and hope he is their choice?

Anonymous said...

I would love for Fincher and Jake to shock everyone and do another movie together.

BlueJean said...

"I think they are all fools not wanting Jake in every movie. He should do 12 a year and I would be happy."

LOL!

"What about Josh Brolin who had 2 movies, Everest and Sicario, released the SAME week in the US? No one said anything about overexposure."

I know. But maybe Josh isn't as high profile as Jake is - or people just didn't notice ;)

Anonymous said...

Go to Leo Dicaprio's IMDB page and you will see that he often has two movies in release in the course of a year. Wolf of Wall Street & Gatsby n 2013, Inception & Shutter Island in 2010, Revolutionary Road & Body of Lies in 2008, Blood Diamond & The Departed in 2006, Catch Me If You Can and Gangs of New York in 2002.

I agree, the quality of Television has greatly improved in recent years.

BlueJean said...

Oh no - please stay, SV. Your comments are always welcome, as they're always kind of refreshing. We all have our own opinions and we all should be able to post here without feeling insulted. We may not always agree, but I wouldn't want you to feel like you have to leave. Peace.

P.S. Does it help if I told you once more I agree with you on the quantity / quality bit? ;)

Anonymous said...

what did UV do? In other news, I had no idea James Franco is in the same city as I. He's filming 11.22.63, a science fiction mini series with Sarah Gadon about the JFK assassination from Stephen King's book. Franco does 12-15 projects a year but he self promotes on instagram/twitter. But I don't see him as over exposed just annoying. The sci-fi series sounds really good, this is the type of TV I would like Jake to do.

UltraViolet said...

UV deleted an inflammatory comment that literally asked to be deleted.

No one gets to call other people names here.

canuck_cutie said...

I'm still not sure how i feel about this movie but I do love Tatiana.

Tatiana Maslany in talks to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Stronger

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this one has already been posted...
http://variety.com/2015/film/in-contention/demolition-jake-gyllenhaal-oscar-season-1201588519/
Tina

Piruleta said...

So, he's doing that bombing movie, meh, not excited.

Anonymous said...

Agree with UV. We are all Jake fans. Let's be civil to each other.

Anonymous said...

Woah. Lot of hate today.

I think you're doing a wonderful job, UV. Thanks :) Ignore the haters!

Sal

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous Piruleta said...
So, he's doing that bombing movie, meh, not excited."


It might not resonate with people outside of the US or even outside the east Coast. I think its more than that "bombing" movie. I can't imagine what it must be like to survive something like that. To literally have pieces of you taken away because of hate. I would like to think the movie is about human triumph. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but that "bombing" movie sounds a lot more interesting to jumping into a remake of a visual stunning movie or a mindless superhero movie where the hero is fake. What's wrong with a movie about a real life hero?



Sorry people are being rude UV. Jake does bring out the passion and the silly.

Ann said...

I would like to think the movie is about human triumph. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but that "bombing" movie sounds a lot more interesting to jumping into a remake of a visual stunning movie or a mindless superhero movie where the hero is fake. What's wrong with a movie about a real life hero?

I agree with you Anon. Unlike the other Boston Marathon bombing films being discussed, this one doesn't focus on the bombers or the investigation to find them. It seems like it's going to be about this mans journey to overcome a tragic event. Given Jake's recent films, it's easy to see why he's attracted to the role. I'm looking forward to this more than Cumberbatch film.

It's a shame to see SV go and that people are being unnecessarily rude.

BlueJean said...

"11.22.63, a science fiction mini series with Sarah Gadon about the JFK assassination from Stephen King's book."

I have read almost everything Stephen King has ever written. I'd love to see Jake in an adaptation from one of his books - especially since King doesn't just write horror and / or sci-fi anymore.

King's next novel will be called 'End of Watch', by the way. I was like: what?! :D It's due June 2016.

Ann said...

King's next novel will be called 'End of Watch', by the way. I was like: what?! :D It's due June 2016.

King tweeted something about the "End of Watch cover" the other day and I automatically thought he meant the DVD cover for the movie. I had to google to see he meant his new book. Haha!

BlueJean said...

"that "bombing" movie"

I had to look up the title! :) What's new? In Jake's case, there's also the giant rabbit movie (DD), the gay cowboy movie (Brokeback), the spider movie (Enemy) and the boxing movie (SP)... and I may have forgotten a few! ;)

'Stronger' (that's it!) sounds more interesting to me than TMWMIS.

BlueJean said...

"King tweeted something about the "End of Watch cover" the other day and I automatically thought he meant the DVD cover for the movie. I had to google to see he meant his new book. Haha!"

Same here, Ann :))

Anonymous said...

"King's next novel will be called 'End of Watch', by the way. I was like: what?!"

LOL, I believe he once suggested Jake would be ideal for a role in one of his adaptations. Maybe Jake and Michael Pena was King's muse, although I don't think his book cover will be a sold gold diamond studded AKA 47. But if it is then we will know. LOL

Anonymous said...

@aka_Spence: So I just saw Jake Gyllenhaal & Amy Adams������

@aka_Spence: @bunnybutcher they were filming Nocturnal Animals in Cal City

@aka_Spence: @bunnybutcher yeah it was her, I talked to some of the crew. It was at a gas station & pretty dark though so I couldn't see much

Ann said...

Someone saw them but didn't take pictures? Fail.

Anonymous said...

The person saw them last time. Based on the timeline, I think it was midnight. Sounds like it was too dark for her to take any photos.

Anonymous said...

I get the feeling Nocturnal Animals will be one of those movie production we see nothing from till production is over and we get the first trailer lol.

UltraViolet said...

All quiet on the Jaking front. I wonder if they are filming on weekends for NA. I remember Tom Ford saying it would be a tight shoot.

BlueJean said...

All quiet, yes, but it's giving us a chance to relax after the overwhelming promotion Jake has done for SP and Everest ;) Hope everyone is OK! x

Anonymous said...

@UV

I've heard Tom Ford say in an interview that he has 8 weeks free in his schedule and he want's to finish shooting the movie in that time frame. So they started this week so by the time production finishes would in an around Thanksgiving.

Hagen said...

I'm glad that "Everest" is doing really well internationally. Overseas it has already grossed twice as much as "Prisoners". Even if it's a minor role I think Jake needed such an international hit. Openings in China and Japan are still to come.

Deadline: Baltasar Kormakur’s epic continues to climb for Universal, Working Title, Cross Creek and Walden Media. In 65 territories, it elevated the cume by a further $8.3M for an international total of $119.2M (down from $120.8M Sunday estimate). There were no new openings this weekend and the worldwide total on the $60M budgeted adventure drama is $157.6M. In holdovers, France has a 19-day total of $5.2M; the UK/Ireland is at $14.9M after 24 days, and Germany has scaled $8.4M after 24. Everest now has a China date on November 3 giving it 30 days of runtime before the market shuts down again for another blackout in December. Japan, where Everest should have a strong foothold, opens November 6.

I'm curious how Jake will look like in "Nocturnal Animals". The book is set in Ohio and Pennsylvania if I remember correctly. However the movie seems to be filmed in the Mojave Desert and Kern County (California) (via Awardswatch: Director of Cinematography Seamus McGarvey).

Anonymous said...

Wow didn't know Seamus Mcgarvey was the Cinematographer on this. He's worked on Atonement and Anna Kareninna. As well as The Avengers and Godzilla. Expect some beautiful shot's.

Piruleta said...

Thanks Hagen, they posted a picture of Tony's car, too. It's that a Porsche Cayenne? Not what I was expecting from Tony. I don't remember if the book mentions what car he has, but I always imagined a small old one. In fact I imagined Nocturnal Animals book set in the 80's for some reason lol.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

All is quiet on the Jake front ! Probably prepping for NA in L.A.

That is fantastic news Hagen about the International BO for Everest!

Anonymous said...

Jake isn't prepping, he is filming NA in the Mojave Desert and Kern County, as Hagen wrote above.
Piruleta posted above a picture of Tony's car from the set. Tony is played by Jake.

Anonymous said...

Piruleta-

I think a lot of things will be different than the book. Tom Ford himself a while back said the second half of the movie is completely new or something. (I'm paraphrasing here.

Anonymous said...

Still despise Awards watch but thanks for the pics Piruleta. The pic with Cary and Leo is stunning, its funny that no one seems to have Leo in the top 5 yet. I hope its not another biographical fill nomination. If it means not another bio role winning, then I am all for Leo winning finally.

BlueJean said...

Twice as much as 'Prisoners'? Wow. That's great! I hadn't expected that, to be honest.

Hagen said...

In fact I imagined Nocturnal Animals book set in the 80's for some reason lol.
The book was published in 1993. None of the characters owns a mobile phone. Maybe that's why Tom Ford decided to film some scenes in the Mojave desert ("Mobile phone coverage is non-existent off the main freeways and highways (and spotty even there) in the deserts, and if your car’s just broken down or you’ve had a serious accident in the middle of nowhere, the phone may save your life" (Desert Driving).

Anonymous said...

@ Hagen

Little stuff like that can be updated though. You don't need to set the story in the 80's. It can be set in the present. Adaptation's don't have to follow the book. And seeing as this book (Tony & Susan) Isn't that well known, TF can take liberties with a lot of stuff.


Hagen said...

You don't need to set the story in the 80's. It can be set in the present.

That's what I mean. Tom Ford has just got to find a way to explain why Tony doesn't call the police.

UltraViolet said...

Just a spoiler alert reminder. Please don't post anything in detail about the movie's plot. (The above is fine, though verging on spoilers.)

Also, you can vote for Jake in three categories in the People's Choice Awards: Favorite Actor, Favorite Dramatic Actor, Favorite Dramatic Movie. You can vote for both Everest and Southpaw. Would love to see Southpaw get a nod. And Jake, but that seems unlikely.

So happy Everest is doing well internationally. And Southpaw just crossed $87 million.

Anonymous said...

I don't know much about deserts but how many cell phone towers are there in the desert? Or someone stole the cell phone, he forgot it.

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for the People's Choice link, UV. I voted for Jake, Southpaw, and Everest, and, as much as I wanted to, I didn't vote for anyone or anything else in those categories. My thinking was that that will give him a better chance of being in the top five. : )

Anonymous said...

I think there has be disappointment from both Weinstein Company and Jake's team that Southpaw didn't do better. I think they expected it to grow more from word of mouth and have stronger buzz, but it sort of died out by beginning of August. The re-release seems like a desperate move to get him an Oscar nomination, and I truly don't think that's going to happen.

While Everest did well overseas, it way underperformed in US. So that makes two films that didn't catch on with American audiences. And as many have said, while his work in Everest was small, he was the main marketing face of it. So, as of yet, he still doesn't have that immediate draw that guarantee an audience.

I'm not sure why he doesn't have that audience connection--social media is positive about his acting choices; he charms on tv appearances--but people don't flock to see his films. What is his fanbase?

Part of it is that both films had clumsy PR and marketing that overhyped and oversold the wrong aspects of the films, and in turn, tarnished expectations of Jake's performances. Maybe his attempt in starting his own production shingle is to better control how his films are sold and marketed. I feel like Harvey Weinstein so oversold Southpaw and made Jake seem so desperate for a nomination that people began to see the movie as Jake's vanity project and a naked bid for an Oscar, and it soured people on it. Too much showy "Acting" with a capital A and not enough subtle storytelling. And harvey so forced it down people's throats that it was doomed from the start. I'm sure he'll eek a Golden Globe nod from Southpaw, and that will be it.

The new Tom Ford film is going to get all the advanced award hype, too. Hopefully there won't be backlash, and the film will be worthy of it. Southpaw and Everest weren't strong enough to withstand the scrutiny.


Monica said...

I'm not sure why he doesn't have that audience connection--social media is positive about his acting choices; he charms on tv appearances--but people don't flock to see his films. What is his fanbase?

I think he needs to connect more with his fans. I have seen many, many actors interacting with fans on social media. This makes them have a word out there that they are nice, which attracts more people. It makes you feel close to the celebrity. I'm not saying this automatically will make the film a box office success, but it would help build a larger fan base.

Jake has a facebook, but he hasn't posted anything on Southpaw and Demolition there. Just something about Everest, wasn't even on Everest.
An account on Instagram would be good too. Post thanks messages; promote more his work.

Anonymous said...

I think he needs to connect more with his fans.

Worst idea ever.

Piruleta said...

I'm actually glad he is not on twitter or any other social media (apart from his facebook). And I don't think that would really help him. maybe to have more post on tumblr but not even Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch can make a movie a big box office success just because they are in them. In fact Tom Hiddleston has slowed down his twitter activity lately. Some of them just overexpose themselves too much.

Not that many actors can really make a movie open. I'm thinking Tom Cruise, maybe Leonardo DiCaprio and I think he does because he works with important directors. But having large fan base doesn't guarantee anything. Jennifer Lawrence, for example, is having success because she is in a big franchise and she is working in prestige projects. But I think it was last year, she released that movie with Bradley Cooper that was a totally flop. Of course having a big star will help a film, but it also needs good reviews, good word of mouth, and above all, a good marketing campaign. Neither Southpaw or Everest had good marketing campaigns, not good reviews or good word of mouth. Weinstein sold the film in the wrong way and that showed in the results.

The example of a good marketing campaign saving a movie, is the latest work from Alejandro Amenabar. The film was having so many bad reviews that I heard it will go directly to DVD in USA. But they have worked such a great marketing campaign, that the film is the biggest box office success of the year here (for now, of course).

bobbyanna said...

I agree, monica. Social media is a reality in most people's lives whether we like it or not, and Jake has almost no internet presence at all. Even Tom Hanks tweets. It is up to the actor how they want to handle social media, and it could be related to a cause, it doesn't have to be personal. In a lot of cases someone handles their social media presence for them. We even have some actors admitting that, telling us who handles their tweets and which ones they do themselves. So the whole social media/internet thing can be done anyway that suits the actor.

The other thing, whether some of us like it or not is advertising. A lot of A list actors are spokesmen for some product line and it raises public awareness of them. A lot of other actors advertise products in magazines with stunning photos, they raise their profile a lot. Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey, , Charlize Theron, etc.

The point is, if you are a public figure, then you need to manage how public you want to be and how you are portrayed. It's about marketing your status as a public figure. I guess we could consider the possibility that Jake is fine with things just as they are and he doesn't want to go out on a ledge where he can't get back in with too much publicity.

Piruleta you make some good points too. I will only say that I do not Southpaw or Everest are a disappointment. I think Southpaw earned well, and met expectations. Re-releasing it is not an unusual move. It simply reminds people that Jake is in the mix (and so is Forest Whitaker) I don't think the main goal was to raise his box office even though that was part of the result. I'm glad Jake' pace has picked up and he's making more movies. But IMO, he really needs to up his presence, it's part of his job.

BlueJean said...

"I think he needs to connect more with his fans."

That's not the way. I think Jake is just not the kind of guy to do that. He has said he's not very good at "selling himself" and that he's "old school" as far as social media is concerned - I guess that means he's not into it. I can't blame him for that. I'm sure he isn't focused on fame, marketing, being a star and all of that. I even believe he doesn't care all that much. That's refreshing in this day and age, where every would-be celebrity seems to have their 15 minutes of fame on social media. I wouldn't want Jake to be the next hype if he'd ever go on Twitter or Instagram. Once he'd start to post there, he'd be expected to update - and what if he doesn't? People would start to critisize him for not updating enough. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

We can't clame Jake personally for clumsy marketing and Weinstein's Oscar statements. I had the feeling Jake was highly uncomfortable with those as well.
I agree with Piruleta: a fan base doesn't guarantee success. What kind of fans should Jake try to please? It's not easy to market him as a "genre" actor - because he isn't. He's done so many different films.

I honestly wouldn't know how you could force an actor (any actor) into a certain fan base, unless they're really young and just starting out.

'Southpaw'... his performance was awesome, so was Oona's, but overall the film suffered the stigma of "the boxing movie". Too predictable, many people felt they had seen it all before. The film just didn't have "it".

Same for 'Everest'. I'm not surprised it underperformed in the US. In fact, I'm surprised it's doing so well internationally. It's not a bad film, but I thought it had a lot more potential with an incredible cast and, to me, it was kind of disappointing to see that the focus was more on the journey than on the characters. I didn't feel a real connection with any of them, apart from Rob Hall (Jason Clarke). Again, the film didn't have "it".

Ann said...

I agree with Piruleta and BlueJean, I don't think Jake should be on social media. Piruleta named Jennifer Lawrence who is an excellent example of someone with star power, a box office draw, a respected Oscar winning actress who has zero social media presence. Social media works for some but not for all. If you don't have the personality or care enough to keep your social media updated it won't work. I don't think Jake would care enough to keep it updated or post enough pics/insights into his personal life to keep people interested. He's too private for that.

Monica said...

It all depends on how you will use twitter, face, instagram. Some celebrities are a mess with social media, but there are others that do a good job.
Leo DiCaprio doesn't need, but he is on twitter and instagram promoting his works and the causes he supports. He's very good at it.

Say something like Southpaw is returning to theaters or thank you for supporting our film, is not a bad thing.

Piruleta, Hiddleston fans started going to places where he was, I think that's why he's not as active on twitter as before. He and Bennie has scary fans.

So Nocturnal Animals will open in 2017?

Anonymous said...

What would be the point in shooting the movie in 2015 to be released in 2017? Why pay 20 million for distribution rights to keep it under the key for 2 years? Finally Tom Ford himself said it will be released next year in the Fall.

Good Things Come To Those Who Work Hard said...

Real actors don't need social media and cheap self-promotion.
I'm so happy to see so many tweets about him being great actor and doing great movies.
Jake just needs to continue good work.

Anonymous said...

"So Nocturnal Animals will open in 2017?"

Too lazy to check IMDb or some other more reliable source? Geez.

BlueJean said...

"Jake just needs to continue good work."

Agreed. As long as Jake continues his current path, I'm sure he'll be fine. His performances will do the work for him. Even if the film he's in isn't all that great, his performance usually is - and that's what makes him such an interesting actor. And I'm usually more intrigued by an interesting actor than a high profile one. There's something about Jake that's hard to define and I guess that's what made me a fan in the first place: he intrigues me, and he continues to - and even more so now that he's getting older.

I have high hopes for his performance in 'Demolition', I might add.

Anonymous said...

Nocturnal Animals will come out next fall according to Tom Ford. i read that in a WWD article on him.

Anonymous said...

I think we'd have a very different Jake if he started self promoting and using social media. He is incredibly private and I think that is part of his charm. He is intelligent, thoughtful, kind and sweet - all of which shines thru when he's promoting his films or when you meet him briefly even at the stage door as I have had the good fortune to. Despite keeping a low profile Jake is respected and admired amongst his fans, non-fans even and his peers because his work speaks for him. Jake is a bit of an enigma and I think that works in his favour. As Blue Jean rightly said, I think we're all taken by him because we find him intriguing. I know I certainly do.

- Malavika

Anonymous said...

"Too lazy to check IMDb or some other more reliable source? Geez."

LOL>although IMNB changes a lot but why shoot a movie in 8 weeks in 2015 and release it out in unless it comes out in early 2017 after a limited run in late 2016.

Social media takes the mystery away, I don't want Jake to be like other actors, I don't think I would care about him. Jake seems real, I don't think other celebrities "act" real.

Anonymous said...

Others actors "act" real.

Anonymous said...

Maybe 8 weeks is all the time they have. Schedules change for people, and movie distributors can switch things around. If there is a window where all the people are available, and all the behind the camera team, like the cinematographer and sound people etc. are there and it all comes together, then that's how much time you have. Release dates are not carved in stone.

UltraViolet said...

This is cool. They did one of those round-robin votes. The final round was Jake v. JK Simmons in Whiplash:

JumpCut UK @jumpcutUK
You guys have voted Jake Gyllenhaal's performance in Nightcrawler as the best Male performance this decade. Bravo.

UltraViolet said...

Also a reminder to vote for Jake in the People's Choice Awards.

NYC? said...

nick mcgee ‏@ManiacMcGee 46m46 minutes ago
Wtf I just walked by Jake Gyllenhaal in Chelsea?

UltraViolet said...

Some tidbits from the avalanche of Jake magazine scans IHJ uploaded recently:

Jake's very mean Hayden C comments

This is cute: Jake gave his young Demolition costar sartorial advice.

And from this article on Naomie Harris:

Jake was gracious and generous. He sent me an email afterwards saying, "I loved working with you. I really hope you enjoyed the process."

I like this photo.

Anonymous said...

Jake is in Chelsea NY today? Isn't he supposed to be in LA filming Tom Ford's movie?

Anonymous said...

When does the voting for People's Choice Awards close? How much time do we have to vote?

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a lack or accessibility on social media that's hurting him--there are plenty of actors and artists on Twitter or Instagram, etc., who are prolific posters that still have projects that do poorly or don't connect with their intended audiences. The fact he doesn't feel the need to "hawk" his personality is refreshing.

...That said, I do think whoever is in charge of his print media work needs to have a talk with him. I've found his recent newspaper and magazine interviews elitist to the point of being defensive. it's a fashion magazine for men, Jake, relax. He used to have a lighter touch with one-on-one interviews--he managed to be be serious about his work, but also have a sense of humor about himself. It was a self-deprecation that still managed to convey his dedication to his craft.

In his Southpaw/Everest mag and newspaper profiles this summer, he came off so paranoid on how he was being portrayed and what narrative the interviews were taking that he inadvertently made the pieces more about his personality than the films he was trying to sell. He's so goofy and relaxed on talk shows--why he can't turn that "charm monster" on for print work, I don't know.

And I think that's part of the issue with his disconnect with audiences this summer-- hype versus ultimate result. In these interviews he goes on and on about his dedication and sacrifice, then films come out, and they're ultimately so mediocre. It makes you wonder what he saw in them. And it's not that it's his fault that Southpaw was so predictable or Everest was so hectic (yet bland), but you wonder what he saw in the script to make him choose them. I just recall a podcast review from either Medium or Vulture where the reviewer said Jake was "deluded" if he read the Southpaw script and ever thought it was going to "Raging Bull."

I'd love to know what projects he's actually offered and what he turns down. Is he too picky? Sometimes I worry that lately he picks roles due to the physical rigors demanded of him and how deep and "Method" he can go with the character, and sorta forgets about the quality of the rest of the project.

Sometimes I look at Ryan Gosling's acting choices and how he juggles main characters and supporting roles; indies and bigger films; comedies and dramas, and think that's a career Jake should and could have. I mean, how much would you love to see Jake singing and dancing opposite Emma Stone in Damien Chazelle's "La-La Land?"

Anonymous said...

"that's a career Jake should and could have."


I don't want Jake to have the career of any other actor but if I had to chose it would not be Gosling, it would be Bradley Cooper who is a better actor than Gosling but not better than Jake. Jake and Bradley are versatile actors.

Monica said...

I mean, how much would you love to see Jake singing and dancing opposite Emma Stone in Damien Chazelle's "La-La Land?"

I would love to see him singing and dancing, but not opposite Emma Stone.

Darcy said...

I mean, how much would you love to see Jake singing and dancing opposite Emma Stone in Damien Chazelle's "La-La Land?"

Not at all. I'd rather see Jake performing in a Broadway musical - which is where he will soon be seen. Gosling would never be offered a part on Broadway and could have never handled LSOH with the success that Jake did. At the moment, Hollywood producers/directors act like they don't know that Jake can sing. LSOH was a 2-days NY "small affair"; they can still pretend not to know about it. Things will change after his Broadway musical debut.


His interviews weren't "elitist to the point of being defensive". He is always humble while funny with a hint of sarcasm. It was the Esquire reporter who created the "elitist" illusion through his commentaries. The interview was clearly edited to serve the journalist's personal agenda. In all audio/video interviews, Jake is charming, funny, sweet, almost reluctant to draw attention to himself. Why is it that only in PRINT interviews some journalists make it seem different?


To me, it seems Anonymous is drinking the Kool-Aid served at AwardsWatch toxic blog. In fact, many of the statements typed here are almost copy-pasted from that blog. Much of the Jake negativity brought here comes from AW threads.

Here (by anonymous):

"I think there has be disappointment from both Weinstein Company and Jake's team that Southpaw didn't do better. I think they expected it to grow more from word of mouth and have stronger buzz. The re-release seems like a desperate move to get him an Oscar nomination, and I truly don't think that's going to happen."

At AW:

"I don't think it will after these results lol I wouldn't say respectable because Harvey spent a lof of money on promotion and the film has grossed 87M worldwide or something. Not awful but not what Weinstein was expecting IMO."
"Weinstein spent so much on the Southpaw marketing, that it'll barely break even."
"I don't understand why he's wasting $$ re-releasing this movie."
"lol on TWC website it says the DVD comes out later this month. I don't think this re-release will do any help to the film tbh."

Copy-pasted assumptions and inaccuracies. The 25M production budget (30M - 4,8M tax incentive) was provided by the Chinese investor. Weinstein only paid for P&A: 20-25M. With 52 M domestic, SP broke even weeks ago. Not to mention it made more money than some well-reviewed films.
As for the assumption that Weinstein has to be dissapointed...yeah, that's why he's planning a third movie with Jake! This "assumption" is hiding one simple desire: that HW will abandon SP. The year long lamentation was all about people's hope that Jake won't have Harvey's support. Because a Jake performance campaigned by HW is a real threat to some critics' & bloggers' favorites.

Darcy said...

The "re-release" wasn't meant to boost the BO numbers. That week, SP went from 82 to 300 theatres, TWC added merely 200 theatres. The re-release, as it often happens, was meant as a declaration of intent: TWC will campaign Jake for SP. Which is what Harvey said all year long - just that the critics refused to hear it, first by mocking it, later by getting their brand of revenge through bad reviews.

Southpaw wasn't mediocre, in fact it was a decent movie faced with an undeserved wave of hatred from the critics. Many of them served an agenda, their minds were made before they even saw the movie.

Jake's performance was extraordinary - the voice impostation mirroring Billy's illiterate "ghetto" background, his prior incarcerations and his present embarrassment; the posture and walk mirroring his internal injuries; the voice that cracks when Leila calls for him in the hallway; the pained look in his eyes when he utters to Tick the, yeah, cliched but poignant, "I can't lose my family". It was a subtle, layered non-verbal performance.
If it will be recognized by the Actors Guild with a nod (as I suspect it will) it will be a victory against all odds. The odds being the critics who ganged up on SP and tried to sink it.

his disconnect with audiences this summer
What disconnect? Audiences loved SP and gave it an A cinemascore. According to Rentrak's expert, the opening that surpassed predictions was in response to Jake. With almost $17 M, Southpaw opened better than many heralded movies in their wide release:

Bridge of Spies - 15,3 M (prod. budget 40 M)

Crimson Peak - 13 M (prod. budget 55 M)

Sicario - 12 M (prod. budget 35 M, total budget 58 M)

The Walk - 3,7 M (prod. budget 35 M)

We'll never see these facts acknowledged by the critics, who campaign hard for their favorite movies and spin the BO numbers to serve their interests. But the numbers are, fortunately, public. The spinning game can fool only the uninformed people, not the industry. Also, these critics don't vote for the biggest awards, in the end it's all just noise. The "real deal" happens inside the Hollywoods circles, where critics don't have access or influence.

BlueJean said...

"he came off so paranoid" (Anon, 844)

Paranoid? Huh?

"whoever is in charge of his print media work needs to have a talk with him.'

Remember that "print media work" reads differently than TV work - even the Off Camera interview seems a lot less interesting in print than when you actually see it on the screen or listen to the podcast. I loved his Esquire and Details interviews - they were honest, open, informative interviews.


Anonymous said...

I think the poster is copying and pasting from Awards Watch to mask her lack of mastery of the English language, just saying.


I hope does do the Broadway musical and I believe he will. NO Emma Stone, overrated. Anne Hathaway and Jake together in a musical would be epic.

Canuck_Cutie said...

I actually saw Emma Stone on Broadway in Cabaret and she was pretty terrific. I'd take her over Hathaway any day of the week!

Anonymous said...

Anne and Jake have chemistry as does Anna Kendrick and Jake.

Ann said...

I don't understand comparing Jake to others and wishing him to have other actors careers. Why not just appreciate what he's doing? Every actor is different and needs to establish their own career path.

Ryan Gosling isn't exactly breaking box office records or racking up awards nominations. He is making interesting films though I'll give him that but so is Jake.

Bradley Cooper has two failed movies this year and his next one looks like it'll suffer the same fate, so yes he had a good run but it seems he's hit a slump, as most actors do. No one really has a perfect career.


I loved his Esquire and Details interviews - they were honest, open, informative interviews.

I agree BlueJean I though they were interesting.

BlueJean said...

"I don't understand comparing Jake to others and wishing him to have other actors careers. Why not just appreciate what he's doing?"

Ann, you took the words right out of my mouth.

Jake is judged everywhere on the Internet - literally everywhere. Judged, criticized, talked about... We all have our own opinion. Which is fine. And I'm not saying we should approve of everything he's doing, cos that's not ever going to happen.

But we can't change anything about him, his career, his choices. He'll make his own decisions, whether we like it or not. Can't we just respect him for that? We may not always agree with what he's doing, but in the end we can't change it.

And I wouldn't want to. Jake is one of the best actors out there, and certainly one of the most fearless. He's doing so well right now. 2014 and 2015 were excellent years for him. Let's enjoy Jake's success instead of criticizing him.





yep said...

"Why not just appreciate what he's doing? Every actor is different and needs to establish their own career path."

Exactly.

Hagen said...

On Location Vacations (via AwardsWatch): Movie: Nocturnal Animals, Location: 1060 Stoneridge Dr, Pasadena

UltraViolet said...

I deleted the LOLOLer - no need to mock anyone else's opinions. And when you're doing it anonymously, it's even worse.

Darcy, I don't think the AW conspiracy theories are needed. Nothing you quoted is unique to AW. And no need to assume why someone has an opinion.

I think we all appreciate how hard Jake has worked to get to this point in his career. Different people are satisfied with different things; different people are annoyed by certain things. It's okay not to be 100% okay with every move Jake makes. But no one wants to hear constant carping.

Jake news is in short supply, so it's natural that talk turns to his career and broader issues. And we don't all have to agree. But please don't make assumptions about other opinions.

Thanks for the tidbit, Hagen. Not too much NA news out there!

Piruleta said...

Finally some pictures of him on set. He definitely looks thinner.

Anonymous said...

Definitely slimmer.

I'm still struggling to picture him as Tony. In my head, the character is much older. No idea why, but I have an Ian Capaldi type imagined!

And the new on set photos of Isla Fisher...also feel the same. I thought his wife would look, I don't know, not as stylish and pretty as Isla.

LOVE her hair.

Hope everyone is having a good week? I'm at home with the flu :(

Sal

Anonymous said...

Guy's it's an adaptation and one from a book that's not that well known. Tom Ford could and probably is taking major liberties with the stuff from the book.

I mean who said Laura/Isla can't look like that?

Ann said...

Agree with anon @9:52

Also, it's Tom Ford, no surprise he's giving a little more "glamour" to the actors than was hinted in the book. They both look great!

BlueJean said...

Somehow, I was still hoping for a different look (hair, beard). Hm.

I have to say I've learned to appreciate Jake's facial hair since 'Enemy', and sometimes I think he looks abolutely fabulous with his beard and long(er) hair, but here, he looks like himself and not like a specific character. Am I making sense? ;)

BlueJean said...

P.S. I was referring to the on-set IHJ pictures, by the way. Are there others as well?

Piruleta said...

Here are the pictures of him in character, BlueJean :)

Anonymous said...

On the Nocturnal Animals tag on twitter there's a pic of Jake and Isla.

Anonymous said...

Oh they both look stunning, Jake doesn't seem too skinny to me. Isla is 39 years old and gorgeous. Nice to Jake with grown up leading ladies.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 9.52,

Of course :) I didn't mean it negatively, I just had a different picture in my head on what the characters would look like.

I like that Jake is doing the SXSW panel. I wish I could be there!

Sal

Anonymous said...

I thought Adams was the lead.

Anonymous said...

Amy Adams is the other lead.

But they're obviously filming the story within the story as it were first.

BlueJean said...

"Here are the pictures of him in character, BlueJean :)"

Oh, I hadn't seen those! Thanks, Piruleta!

I take back what I said ;) Jake looks good! I like the shirt! :)

Hagen said...

I think Jake's look fits his role very well. With her long hair Isla Fisher looks more glamorous than I pictured her character in the book.

Hagen said...

BTW I've never noticed before how much Isla Fisher and Amy Adams resemble each other. It was a smart decision to cast them both.

Anonymous said...

Jessica Chastain would be a good choice to play Tony's wife. Isla is an mediocre actress.

Anonymous said...

"Isla Fisher and Amy Adams resemble each other."

I have always gotten them confused. Chastain would be too harsh in the character and she would make Jake look younger, no offense just my opinion. And yes I know all the women are in the same range.

Anonymous said...

Agree with you on Chastain. No offense to her but her facial feature makes her look older. Adams and Fisher look younger.

Anonymous said...

http://www.eonline.com/news/709322/drake-is-getting-his-own-lipstick-shade-thanks-to-tom-ford-and-so-is-jake-gyllenhaal


This would motivate me to keep up on Friday morning after Thanksgiving, just to say I have Jake on my lips. LOL>what a tribute. Jake is a Drake fan too.

Anonymous said...

New on set photos...the beard is gone! He looks lovely.

Sal

BlueJean said...

I tend to forget how good he looks without his beard. Happy :)

Anonymous said...

Where are the new onset photos located?

Anonymous said...

Without the beard, he is looking Louis Bloomish. His face is a bit gaunt without the beard. He looks way young though.

Ann said...

I agree Anon @ 9:44 with the little bit of weight loss and shaved face I was reminded of Lou Bloom too.

There are some flashback scenes in the book which might be why they want him to have a younger look.

Anonymous said...

"There are some flashback scenes in the book which might be why they want him to have a younger look. "

I just don't want to hear, there goes Jake Gyllenhaal losing weight for Oscar which worse than what's wrong with Jake Gyllenhaal? Is he sick or on drugs? To look younger all Jake had to do was to lose the beard.

Anonymous said...

^ But you're not hearing it. You're the only one saying it. You're complaining about your own thoughts.

I haven't heard anyone saying Jake lost weight for NA to win an Oscar or that he looks sick because...... he doesn't.

The slimer figure is the right fit for a cowardly intellectual like Tony.

The shaved face makes him look good, a lot younger but not very strong, the way Susan's ex-husband looks in her memories.

Anonymous said...

New on set photos...the beard is gone! He looks lovely.

Posting link is too much trouble???

Anonymous said...

Anon at 10:43am, the pics just came out. I just making a comment in my own opinion. He does look Louis Bloom like.

BlueJean said...

Pics are on IHJ, guys. Calm down.

And he does not look like Lou Bloom. Lou was way skinnier.

common courtesy said...

Anon at 10:43am, the pics just came out.
Pics are on IHJ


NOT TRUE.

IHJ movie set photos were posted on October 20.
There are photos from October 21 - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3282286/Jake-Gyllenhaal-rugged-flannel-shirt-joins-Isla-Fisher-set-new-movie-Nocturnal-Animals.html
and October 22 - http://hdutopia.blogspot.hr/2015/10/isla-fisher-and-jake-gyllenhaal-start.html
And from today - https://twitter.com/gyllenhaalup/status/657530340593020928

Anonymous said...

C'mom guys, he's miles always from skeletical Lou Bloom. When the movie wraps his beard will grow fast and he'll be back to his normal weight. After Thanksgiving it's back to beardy hunky Jake. You know it anon 10:13. Why make such drama for nothing?

Ann said...

I don't think people are going to think he's on drugs, that's a bit extreme. I was reminded of his Lou Bloom look when I initially saw the pics but as others have pointed out, he's a long way away from looking the way he did in that role.

This was on AW, thought it was interesting:
I saw some movie extra's post online mentioned the movie is makeup/hair/wardrobe intensive.

Scott said...

"common courtesy said...
Anon at 10:43am, the pics just came out.
Pics are on IHJ

NOT TRUE."

The ones without the beard were just posted today. He does look gaunt in face IMO. How about common courtesy in just accepting someone's else opinion without attacking them.

UltraViolet said...

Settle down, people. It would be nice if someone seems photos to say what the source is, provide a link or even better, a hyperlink. But it's not mandatory, obviously.

I do think Jake looks Lou Bloom-like. I don't think people will say he's Oscar-hungry, pardon the pun. They'll just blame Tom Ford. The hair is also NC-ish. He got rid of the beard but the hair is still gel city. I'm surprised this is the look TF is going for. But I know nothing about the story other than what I've read here.

And I'm not complaining. It's nice to see Jake without the beard, for however long it lasts.

Anonymous said...

Sorry I didn't add the link in when I saw the beardless pics! Usually you guys are ahead of me, and I figured they might've been seen already.

I have yet to seen 'A Single Man' - is it worth watching?

Sal

Anonymous said...

https://instagram.com/p/9MXRRNGa8w/

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