Wednesday, February 5, 2020

2020 Vision

A very belated Happy New Year to GB-land. And apologies for not posting until now. I hope there are still folks out there. I've decided not to put pressure on for post material. Let's just go with what we get! Jake Gyllenhaal has made some fun 2020 appearances - here's a sampling.

Jake was the special guest for a Rufus Wainwright concert at Lincoln Center. Here's their duet on "All I Have to Do Is Dream:"

No video of Jake's solo on the RW song Poses. But Jake did post some rehearsal footage on his Instagram.

Jake also went to the New York Philharmonic and posed with conductor Gustavo Dudamel:

Combining music and sports - Jake with Jimmy Iovine at the Lakers game on February 4:

You can see Jake at the end of this clip. And on the jumbotron:

Jared Leto posted a photo with Jake, Liam Hemsworth and a trainer at the gym in LA:

Right after this we played Twister.

I'm sure everyone has seen or at least heard about Jake's turn as Mr. Music in Jon Mulaney's Sack Lunch Bunch special (technically, a 2019 appearance). If you haven't, you're missing out!

Seth Meyers interviewed Mulaney and the Sack Lunch creative team. At about 54:41 in this clip, they talk about Jake as Mr. Music and about his SNL appearance.

I like this twitter description: "Jake Gyllenhaal in the new Mulaney Netflix special is like watching a serial killer who accidentally found themselves on Sesame Street."

Monday, August 12, 2019


Sea Wall/A Life has officially transferred to Broadway and is (mostly) a critical hit.



Special opening night playbills:

Stage photos:

Stage door:

Someone gave Jake flowers:

Leaving the stage:

Time Magazine: In a New Broadway Play, Jake Gyllenhaal Attempts Something Radical: Normalcy

Variety Podcast: Why Jake Gyllenhaal is His "Best Self" in the Theater

First week on Broadway:

Inside Out Art Project

Press Day:

Marquee rising:


Fun interview with Tom and Jake (the end, specifically)

Jake and Tom answer questions

Broadway World Inside Opening Night

Look Back at Jake's NY stage career

Jake and Tom reveal secrets about the play

Tom Sturridge on his Intimate Actor Relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal

NY Times Critic's Pick

(Illustration courtesy of Tug Rice. Rehearsal and stage photos courtesy of Sea Wall/A Life and Richard Hubert Smith. Stage door and side profile JG photo courtesy of Sea Wall/A Life and Emilio Madrid Kuser.)

Thursday, June 20, 2019

London Calling

jakegyllenhaal: Took me 2 hours to photoshop the rest of the cast out of this picture.

Jake Gyllenhaal and the Spiderman crew took London by storm this week. Photos, interviews, talk shows - the Marvel machine is off and running. And proving that even movie stars take touristy travel photos.


Jake and Samuel L Jackson:

Jake at about 4 minutes, 40 seconds:

Jake at about 9 minutes 25 seconds:


Facebook Live:

The Greatest Gyllenhaal:

In more exciting news, it was announced that Jake and Annaleigh Ashford will reprise their Sunday in the Park with George roles in London next year. The surprise announcement was quickly followed by the tickets going on sale. The reaction on social media was gushing. So happy that this production will live again!

Meanwhile, Sea Wall/A Life opens next month.

How Well Do Jake & Tom Know Each Other?

Monday, May 6, 2019

This can no longer be ignored*

6/12/19: Adding some photos of Jake in Beijing, where the FFH promotion has landed:

First two from Jake's IG story - in the Forbidden City:

At a fan event:

Jake Gyllenhaal has joined the Marvel Cimematic Universe. Jake will be Mysterio, aka Quentin Beck, in the next Spider-man movie. Far From Home comes out July 5, and the second trailer dropped today (spoiler warning for Endgame):

No, I don't know what's going on. Yes, I'm annoyed that I will have to watch this movie. But it's gotten a good reaction so far, so I guess that's a plus?

Jake was in Mexico City over the weekend, where he and Tom Holland had a lot of fun, together and separately.

At the Frida Kahlo Museum:

Jake on Ellen:

Jake and company at Disney:

Tickets went on sale today for Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway. And we got the first footage of Jake and Tom from the play:

From the Variety on Broadway series - a conversation between Jake Gyllenhaal and composer/lyricist David Yazbek (Tootsie, The Band's Visit):

*This also applies to the blog - yay for a new post! Points for those who get the movie reference.