Jake Gyllenhaal


Jake Gyllenhaal Trivia


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    • Jake: Don't listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it's what you want to do and it's within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life.

    • Jake: (believing everyone is a potential serial killer, including himself) The idea of a serial killer is whatever we fear within ourselves. It's our own psyche, in a way. To me, the serial killer is obsession, and to me the serial killer is aspects of people's personalities that they don't want to deal with or that they indulge so much that it is dangerous.

    • Jake: (on advice to those who want to act) Chris Cooper once told me to never have any regrets. After Chris said that to me, I [now] walk into every scene thinking, 'exhaust every possibility.' Once you get to a certain place, it's like you just deliver everything you've got. Don't have any regrets. It pops up in my mind over and over and over again.

    • Jake: (on filming a gay love scene with Heath Ledger) Heath almost broke my nose in [a kissing] scene. He grabs me and he slams me up against the wall and kisses me. And then I grab him and I slam him up against the wall and I kiss him. And we were doing take after take after take. I got the s--- beat out of me.

    • Jake: (on his Brokeback Mountain co-stars Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams) [jokingly] Heath Ledger and I made love... and they got a baby out of it!

    • Jake: (on how he got in shape for Jarhead) For a month I did a crazy circuit: running five miles, swimming for 20 minutes, riding a bike for 35 miles, and lifting weights without resting. Then we went to boot camp. On-set we would all work out together and do push-ups between scenes.

    • Jake: (on his choice of roles) Frankly you don't say no to Ang Lee and you don't say no to Sam Mendes, and you beg both of them no matter what you're doing in either of the movies. Whether you're wearing a Santa cap over your d**k or whether you're making love to Heath Ledger. You just don't say no to them, that was why.

    • Jake: (being asked if he was scared to play a bisexual man in Brokeback Mountain) I'm in the business of helping stories get told, and I love this story. People don't say to me, When you were in Proof, were you afraid to play a mathematician? Or, Was it scary to play a Marine in Jarhead? Why is that?

    • Jake: Even as an actor, I think like a storyteller. My parents raised us to look at the script.