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Jake Gyllenhaal: Prince of Persia's First Official Pic!

Jake Gyllenhaal: Prince of Persia's First Official Pic!

Check out this first official photo of Jake Gyllenhaal playing Prince Dastan in Jerry Bruckheimer‘s epic Prince of Persia: Sands of Time via EW.

“I’m tired of taking myself so seriously,” says the 28-year-old actor “It’s nice when a stuntman turns to you and is like, ‘Actors don’t normally do this.’” (Jake found himself sword-fighting, climbing walls, and jumping off of buildings as part of the prince’s quest to find an enchanted dagger and turn back time.)

Prince of Persia opens in theaters everywhere on May 28, 2010.

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  • Halie

    Wow, I hope he takes his shirt off in this movie!!

  • mickeymouse

    He certainly does not have that Persian(Iranian) look, the men are georgeous and this guy is far from that.

  • Toto

    Just OK.
    Sorry Jake!

  • bearded chin

    the sooner he gets away from the beard the better

  • megan fox

    I’m sorry.. but I really can’t see him as Prince of Persia… totally agree wtih stacy that he looks like a major DORK…..someone more rugged would have been awesome…

  • athena

    Wow, he looks great!! Can’t wait to see this movie!!

  • Jen

    Fantastic!!! I can’t wait to see this movie!!

  • peofs

    totally agree wtih megan fox..

  • Sophie

    woooow :) he is still gorgeous and even more muscley :D (L)

  • no

    Sorry. He looks ridiculous.
    But this movie has ‘fail’ written all over it.
    I predict a big opening (because of all of the game’s fans) then a quick death.
    Oh, and Jake, FYI, a LOT of actors do their own stunts. The stuntie was just kissing your @ss.

  • Anon

    I don’t know too many dorks with a body like that! LOL! He looks real nice. REAL nice.

  • jaye

    I know he can’t help it, but his natural face is just strange looking.It gives him an overall dumb look. He has a great body though. They might have been better off choosing a newbie for this role.

  • you are right

    @no: A lot of men kissed Jake’s @ss

  • Raquel

    He looks FANTASTIC, man he is hot, not sure about this movie though, sounds lame on paper.

  • sammy

    ich persönlich mag jake sehr.vor allen dingen als mensch.privat finde ich seinen bart nicht so toll,aber wenn der film es vorsieht ist es ok.

  • mertz

    if they ruin this movie in any way, heads will roll. i mean how long did it take them to make this. please. nice to see stills are coming out after all those behind the scenes stuff on how the movie was made. gosh. can’t wait to see it.

  • Lucy

    He’s not only a very talented actor. He is so handsome too! Love the pic. Thanks, Jared.

  • adan

    jake gyllenHOLE!

  • Lucy

    @Sophie: I so agree, Sophie!

  • Irish Girl

    @Sophie: I agree too. Look at those guns.

  • Jake, really?

    Good Jake, because I can’t take you seriously either, not in this sh!tfest.

    He’s so miscast in this, it’s not even funny. This movie will bomb.

    I agree with stacy& megan fox.

  • rocky

    No offense to Jake, but why didn’t they pick an actor who ‘looks’ Persian? I think Oded Fehr from Mummy 1 & 2 would have been awesome in that role. When is Hollywood going to STOP putting white people in ethnic roles? Like Natalie Wood really had a Puerto Rican accent in West Side Story! GIVE ME A BREAK! ENOUGH ALREADY!!

  • rocky

    @megan fox:


  • whortensia

    Have to wait and see how the movie does and how he does. No point in pretending to know in advance. Some actors do SOME of their own stunts, but I doubt many do all of them. If Radcliffe had done all his he’s be the paraplegic now instead of his stuntman. Actors in general are properties too valuable to risk their doing dangerous stunts. I doubt insurance companies would permit it.

  • whortensia

    @no: Sacana estupido que nao sabe de nada. Ponha o seu dedo direito no seu cu, tire-o e chupa o sabor intensamente. Vai ver como delicioso que e.

  • alamokid

    I can’t help but laugh when I see Jake’s expression in this photo. It’s the same one he showed the paparazzi the other night leaving the concert with tipsy Reese. Perhaps it’s his protecting-my-fair-maiden look. There’s a definite face-body disconnect with this character. He’s got a Malibu Surfer Ken head atop Conan the Barbarian’s body.

  • maria

    me no likey lol.

  • @25

    well, Jake didn’t do ALL of his own stunts either, no matter how he is making it sound

  • BS

    @alamokid: Reese Witherspoon was drunk as a skunk.
    Jake doesn’t give a shit about fugly beard, he needs Witherspoon just for his “straight” public image.

  • yoyo

    i thought orlando bloom is the prince??..i mean orlando or eric bana would be a better choice..

  • u

    eric bana, colin farrell, Gerard butler

  • Nope

    Definitely NOT Colin Farrell (eww!) or Gerard Butler. Both too scuzzy looking. I really don’t know WHO out of today’s bunch of younger actors could have done the Prince justice – but I sure never visualized ‘dopey-looking’ Jake in the part either.

  • ashmeitta

    he’s so not fit to be the prince pf persia . persian men are so very handsome , he’s nothing of that sort ! just Eeewww !

  • Squiggy

    Some of you are forgetting that Oded Fehr, Colin Farrell, Gerard Butler, Eric Bana, etc. are all too old for this. You named guys who’re all in their 30′s. And not only does Orly not look Persian, he was sick and tired of doing movies where he had to play with swords , etc.
    Plus Gerard Butler spits when he talks and cannot seem to tone down his Scottish accent and even tho he claims to be 39 he looks more like 49. Personally, I think they should have picked an unknown like they did with Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe was unknown until he was picked for Harry. I like Jake, but I think this movie was a bad idea. Plus his hair looks stupid. I just do not see him as a period actor. He looks too modern times for a movie set in ancient Persia.. It won’t be the first time they miscast someone and it won’t be the first bomb Jake makes…or the last. He has another movie coming out with Natalie Portman and I’d rather see him in that kind of smaller more personal stuff. This is just dumb.

  • Mazin al-fadi

    Jake Gyllenhaal is hot & all

    but he is NOT right for this role. SHOULD HAVE BEEN JOHN ABRAHAM! jeez, these american producers…

    oh well, too late now…

  • marinlazaro

    it doesn’t bug me that he doesn’t look one bit persian but he better do a good job playing the part cuz i love the video game and screwing up the movie screws up the game for me.

  • Lee

    Doesn’t look the part at all. If he messes this up he’s done for! Princess of Persia ain’t looking good.

  • Sonya

    I am not game´s fan but Jake is Fantastic!
    Hot as hell! I gonna see this film certainly! Disney knows what they do.

  • sammy

    ich möchte das meine e mail adresse gelöscht wird.sammy

  • whortensia

    Hey where are all the posters saying he is gay. A Princess of Persia, as it were. On other sites his being gay is always a big topic, although there is never any proof offered. But hey, I would have thought there would have been at least ONE “Princess of Persia” post by now. LOL.

  • whortensia

    So here we go: He is sure a pretty butch Princess of Persia. Shouldn’t a princess be a bit more svelte?

  • whortensia

    @whortensia: STFU & GTFO

  • whortensia

    @whortensia: Sacana estupido, carralho infimo, filho de puta, vai se embora e chupe o seu cu!

  • whortensia

    I wonder if Jake’s beard will be with him in the movie. It would be awful if he didn’t have his beard around to cover up for him. Without his beard he will be the Princess of Persia. With his beard he can strut around as the Prince, kinda. But he needs to be careful and not make any suspicious moves, you know, like being a wee bit “flamboyant” when he shouldn’t be. I mean if people ever began calling this movie the “Princess of Persia” I think it would be curtains. You know, drapes. LOL

  • whortensia

    His movie beard will be Gemma Arterton, right? I wonder why the makers didn’t get his real beard to play the part. Will Gemma be a good beard? Does she look like a beard? Is she as good at bearding as Reese? How many beards does Jake need? All these pertinent questions need to be answered by the fake Whories. So dust off your laptops whories and get to work answering these questions.

  • whortensia

    I really don’t think Gemma Arterton is famous enough to beard Jakey here. He needs a beard who is up to his snuff (whatever that means, LOL) and who can beard him like Reese does. He can’t do without a beard, of course, but he needs a really LONG beard, and a bushy one too, and I don’t think Gemma is long or bushy enough to be a good beard for him.

  • whortensia

    If Gemma is his beard, then she will turn out to be the real Prince of Persia, right? How will that work? Is that the plot? We start thinking Jakey is the Prince and Gemma the Princess and then we discover she is bearding for him so the role get reversed. Boy I want to see this movie. That sounds like a really nifty plot.

  • Manly enough?

    Jake is more ‘manly’ looking than Orlando Bloom, and Bloom’s name was the first one that I saw seriously rumored (in print) for the role some time ago.

  • kate the so-so

    did you know that he has only dated two girls?? he is SUCH a cutie i was so surprised when i found a list of his hookups! look for yourselves.. and just mentally add on the other 300 girls he should have/could have dated…–and–hookups/celebrityhookups

  • whortensia

    @Manly enough?: Well looking manly is not being necessarily a man. Gays can look manly too. And wise people here say he is gay because Reese is his beard. And now he has another beard, Gemma, in the movie and that should upset Reese a lot. And yes Kate a Hollywood actor should bed at least 100 women by the time he is 25. To have gone to bed with only two is terribly terribly backward and proves that he is sexless. So why do all the girls slobber over him when he is gay and sexless. So mysterious. What makes a man a “cutie”. I thought “cutie” would better describe a girl or are you saying he is girlish? You seem confused.