Why We Love Jake Gyllenhaal

 Kevin Brown
  26th-Jan-2019

Born on December 19, 1980, Jake Gyllenhaal since 1991 has appeared in 35 motion pictures (not to mention some are yet to get released), 3 television series, 1 commercial, and 4 music videos. Such fewer appearances! Right from his first movie “City slickers” in 1991, he has done some of the finest movies of all time. Let’s talk about them now.

Enemy:- Released in 2014, it’s a psychological thriller film where Jake plays the role of a college professor (as Adam Bell) who discovers his look-alike (Jake himself as Anthony Claire) in a movie, and when they meet, both of the man's life takes a bizarre turn. A boring and daily routine following professor on one side and a bit-part actor on the other, Jake have handled both the roles with a whole of his heart like it was nothing for him. You should definitely watch that movie.

Zodiac:- The Film released in 2007 describes a powerful murder mystery about the manhunt for the real-life serial killer who terrorized northern California during the 1960s and 1970s. Gyllenhaal received well-deserved praise for his portrayal of Robert Graysmith, the San Francisco Chronicle political cartoonist who helped decipher the Zodiac’s cryptic letters.

Donie Darko:- A falling Jet Engine, time travel, a weird dude in a bunny suit and your movie is ready with Jake Gyllenhaal playing as a suburban teenager is like toppings without whom the dish never completes. Jake (as Donnie Darko) sleepwalks out of his just to find a bunny who tells him that the world is going to end in 28 days. Now don’t make me disclose the whole movie, okay! Just go and watch it. A breathtaking movie with such amazing acting cannot be missed.

Night Crawler:- Released in 2014, Night Crawler is an uncomfortably tensed thriller about a socially awkward man (Jake Gyllenhaal) who finds himself calling as an ambulance-chasing freelance videographer. Gyllenhaal played an active role in the production of the film. He lost nearly 30 pounds for the role and turned his acting in a powerhouse performance. With help from outstanding supporting actors like Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler went on to become one of the best films of the year and earned the Best Original Screenplay award at the Academy in the process.

Prisoners:- Directed by Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve, Prisoners casts Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in a story that poses a question on us: “How far would you go to protect your child?” Gyllenhaal plays the role of Detective Loki, a tattooed and obsessive cop assigned to the case of two young girls who have vanished from their neighborhood. This film received great reviews from both the critics and the viewers.

Source Code:- It’s a common complaint you know that there isn’t any place for original ideas in Hollywood anymore, but we love them anyhow because every so often, we’re treated with a movie like Source Code that proves an exception. Made by Moon director Duncan Jones, this twisty sci-fi thriller follows the adventures of a U.S. Army captain (Jake Gyllenhaal) whose latest mission is to prevent a catastrophic bombing on board a moving train masks a horrible personal tragedy that his support team is keeping from him.

Lovely and Amazing:- Lastly, young, naïve, lovely and amazing are the words which I would like to use for Jake Gyllenhaal’s character in this movie at this moment. Released in 2001, this movie revolves around two sisters (Catherine Keener and Emily Mortimer). As their mom undergoes cosmetic surgery, it becomes clear that both women have inherited her insecurities but they're displayed in very different ways. This film is fine and more of a stand out to us.

So, this was an acclamation of some of Jake’s finest performances from his career in films. Talking about his upcoming films, like marvel’s Spider Man: Far From home with Jake playing as a villain and a mystery horror film, Velvet Buzzsaw, I think they are going to be amazing as well. Now, I should rephrase what I said earlier, that less appearances but, the fantastic ones!

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Kevin Brown
17 February, 2019
Kevin Brown
17 February, 2019
Kevin Brown
16 February, 2019