Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Even though Nightcrawler had a great opening weekend at the box office topping the list with Ouija, both at $10.9 million, doesn't mean Jake stopped promoting the movie.

Jake stopped by to see old friend Jon Stewart on Monday night to talk about the movie and much more.

Jake was in his element talking to Jon who's first question, was how many times did Jake as Lou Bloom actually blink in Nightcrawler as only Jon can.  And Jake countered with the interesting effects of kale.  And who really was his inspiration for Lou.

Jake was on - quick, happy, charming and witty as wever.

Giggles and dimples... are always always welcome Jake.


MSNBC said...

Jake's going to be on Morning Joe this morning.

prairiegirl said...

I expect great performance by other actors I know have great acting chops (Deniro, Bale, etc). I don't know or care anything about their personal lives is the point.

This doesn't apply to me, I know that much. Of course, Robert DeNiro is in a class along with others that Jake has not reached yet no matter how many tweets his people plant on Twitter telling everyone that his acting is like DeNiro's. You wouldn't believe how many tweets there were in the weeks leading up to and still out there which were comparing Jake to DeNiro and Nightcrawler as his Taxi Driver.

But my point is that personal lives do come along with the occupation of professional actor. That's just the way it is - and public exposure/scrutiny comes with that territory. And they especially come with the territory when the said actor uses rag magazines, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter to push their PR generated fauxmances into the public's face.

Sorry, but you're going to live and die by the sword by which you swung. It's not a one-way road. And celebrities like Beyonce who faked a pregnancy to the public, Mel Gibson who hid very strong bigotries, and Chris Brown who bashed his girlfriend's head into the car dashboard?

I can't just put those things out of my head when I hear their music or see an advertisement on TV. I don't want to buy a song from a man who physically beats on his girlfriends. It's my prerogative. And unfortunately now, when I see Jake, all I see is someone who really doesn't care for his fans until it's time to sell them his movies and also someone who OTT hides his secret life by bearding and telling any journalist with a voice recorder or pen & steno pad that he isn't a father yet, when he knows and we know he darned well is.

Can't seem to get that out of my head so I'm afraid I'm not so easily clouded.

you have to make the mney to buy a tcket said...

Obviously you have not seen the movie, otherwise you would get immediately the comparison with De Niro in Taxi Driver, and even more with Rupert Pupkin in The King of Comedy,Jake is compared with De Niro by critics and people because his performance is that great

What's the Deal?’ With Jake Gyllenhaal and ‘Nightcrawler's’ Oscar Chances (Video)

A mesmerizing cipher, Lou is a spiritual descendant of Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, and of the withholding protagonists in the existential French crime films of Robert Bresson and Jean-Pierre Melville

Richard Corliss
Time Magazine

Nightcrawler serves as a phenomenal showcase for Gyllenhaal, who is never less than riveting . A full package of tics, tension and breathless patter, this self-taught entrepreneur stops at nothing, evoking a Taxi Driver for the TMZ age.
Preston Jones
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com


Multiplex said...

Alas, I feel that most of the hype surrounding Jake's movies is exactly that. Critics these days don't have a lot of integrity. They work for corporations and are afraid for their jobs. A local media person described Jake's performance in NC recently as "hokie" and didn't rate it very high at all. He said the movie was corny and fake. Overly, melodramatic, and insincerely emotional. De Niro's performance in Taxi Driver was riveting and nuanced. There's a huge difference.

Fell Flat said...

A friend who saw the film described Jake's performance as one note. Ouch! He was creepy from the beginning to the end. Trying to out creep himself in every scene. Why? C'mon. Because he was creepy. Duh!

prairiegirl said...

These are tweets from the past

Mallory Hogg ‏@malloryhogg 34m34 minutes ago
Just saw NIGHTCRAWLER. Somebody please give Jake Gyllenhaal an Oscar. So amazing! @SeeNIGHTCRAWLER #NightcrawlerMovie
7:39 PM - 6 Nov 2014 · Details

Gangsta Gossip ‏@Gangsta_Gossip 40m40 minutes ago

Jake #Gyllenhaal ... #AngLee #BrokebackMountain #JakeGyllenhaal #OscarNomination #PoliticalSignificance http://www.gangstagossip.com/2014/11/03/jake-gyllenhaal-recalls-the-political-significance-of-brokeback-mountain/ …
7:35 PM - 6 Nov 2014 · Details

Austin Guest ‏@Rinku588 1h1 hour ago

The movie is sick and deprived, and Jake Gyllenhaal could not have played a better role Expect to him at the Oscars
6:47 PM - 6 Nov 2014 · Details

Adekola Popoola ‏@AremoKP 2h2 hours ago

@msnbc @SeeNIGHTCRAWLER Jake Gyllenhaal definitely deserves an Oscar Nomination for his role in "@SeeNIGHTCRAWLER.
6:29 PM - 6 Nov 2014 · Details

Rosa Friedman ‏@tattooedbuddhas 2h2 hours ago
Quick, someone get Jake Gyllenhaal an Oscar. #NightcrawlerMovie is amazing!
6:28 PM - 6 Nov 2014 · Details

An Absolute Shower ‏@Jolly_Good_Show 3h3 hours ago
Oh Wow! What a film Nightcrawler is. Definite Top 10 of the year, if Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t get an Oscar nod it will be serious injustice.
5:50 PM - 6 Nov 2014 · Details

Adekola Popoola ‏@AremoKP 2h2 hours ago

@msnbc @SeeNIGHTCRAWLER Jake Gyllenhaal definitely deserves an Oscar Nomination for his role in "@SeeNIGHTCRAWLER.
6:29 PM - 6 Nov 2014 · Details

Cameron ‏@CamSteele_96 3h3 hours ago

Jake Gyllenhaal was fantastic in Nightcrawler, he played a creepy guy really well, definitely worthy of an Oscar nomination
5:09 PM - 6 Nov 2014 · Details

John Paul ‏@JPJaval 4h4 hours ago

Jake Gyllenhaal in #Nightcrawler ..wow. I would be seriously surprised if he doesn't get an Oscar nom for that performance.
4:45 PM - 6 Nov 2014 · Details

^^^ look at that. That's just in the past 3 1/2-4 hours. Take those and double them during the week prior to and including the weekend of Nightcrawler's release.

I know what I'm seeing. It's doesn't take being a rocket scientist.