When Jake was doing Constellations, we learned that he did perfectly a British accent, but lots of people didn’t know how it sounds. Until now:
OUT published this week a very emotional article as part of the celebration of 10 years anniversary of Brokeback Mountain, with quotes from Ang Lee, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Annie Proulx, Diana Ossana, and Larry McMurtry.
Check the Jake excerpts below, and go to out.com for reading the full article.
(…)Before Brokeback Mountain, the idea of a straight A-list actor playing a gay role in a hit movie seemed far-fetched. Afterwards it became almost commonplace, but it took Ang Lee to make that happen. Actors auditioned for Brokeback because Lee was a big name, but many were hesitant. “During the interviews I had a feeling they were a little, if I may say, afraid, uncomfortable,” recalls Lee. “Usually when they come to meet with [the director] their agents will follow up: ‘How’s it going?’ They didn’t say that to me this time.”
Back then, of course, Hollywood was not unlike Wyoming, a place where homosexuality existed, but was rarely admitted, and—if found out—inevitably punished. That has changed, and continues to change, but stories like Brokeback Mountain retain their potency because shame, fear, and prejudice have not vanished.
And also because the metaphor of Brokeback Mountain—of thwarted dreams and lives unlived—is one to which anyone with a heart can relate.
To mark Brokeback Mountain’s 10th anniversary, we invited director Ang Lee, screenwriters Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, and actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Randy Quaid to look back on the making of this seminal movie.
Variety is reporting that Gyllenhaal is in early talks to star in Lionsgate’s “Stronger,” which tells the true story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the attack. The same source says no offer has been made, but he’s the favourite to land the role.
David Gordon Green recently signed on to direct the pic, based on the book by Bauman and Bret Witter. It details the aftermath of the 2013 attack at the marathon finish line, where Bauman had been cheering for his girlfriend. A photo of Bauman moments after the blast remains one of the best-known images from the tragedy, which killed three and injured more than 260.
The book, published last year, also describes Bauman’s attempts to walk again and face his new circumstances with grace, transforming from an aimless deli counter worker to a man driven with ambition and full of love. “I saw the bomber,” Bauman wrote. “He took my legs, but he didn’t break me. He only made me stronger.”
The list of films for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival was just announced, and Demolition was selected for the opening night!
Grief-stricken after a family tragedy, a New York investment banker (Jake Gyllenhaal) engages in random acts of destruction, in the highly anticipated new film by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild).
Runtime: 100 minutes
Principal Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis
The festival runs from September 10-20 and for more information be sure to head over to the festival’s official website.
I have added more pictures for the session Jake did to Paris Match.
The gallery was updated with several magazine scans, from both July and August, donated by my friend Lindsey from rachelmcadams.org.