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Jake Gyllenhaal: Take Me Less Seriously

Jake Gyllenhaal: Take Me Less Seriously

Jake Gyllenhaal steps out in a pair of Billy Reid shoes as he leaves the Claridges Hotel for media interviews in London on Friday (May 7).

The 29-year-old actor is in town to promote his new video game adapted movie, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Jake shared with BBC news that he’d like to be taken “a little less seriously” as an actor and likes the idea that he’ll be known as the ‘Prince of Persia’.

“I wanted to fulfil the dreams of those movies I loved watching, like Robin Hood with Errol Flynn,” Jake said. “Who knows in two or three years time what other weird thing I’ll do?”

Prince of Persia hits theaters on May 28.

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  • Kate

    I’ll post my comment before the idiots get here, He looks gorgeous and any girl will be lucky to have him.

  • Sophie

    I think they should put a photo of Jake Gyllenhaal in the dictionary next to the word ‘HOT’

    Damn, he’s a good looking guy :) Gorgeous!

  • whatever

    is he punking the paps with that hobo outfit? Where’s Ashton at?!?!?

  • he

    This guy looks much older than his age. I was looking at a photo-shoot he did in some hotel room in London and man does he look older. I can’t believe he’s in his late 20s instead of late 30s

  • Bruno

    Hot! Hot! Hot! i hope he’s at least bisexual lol
    he’s oo hot to be just straight! lol

  • annie

    i just love love this sweet man))))))

  • Persilla, Queen of Desserts!!!

    No one is as hot as Jake. Period. Ever.
    He is just PERFECTION!

  • Megan

    @Kate: Jake doesn’t date girls or women.

  • lol

    @Bruno: You are in luck – he’s gay.

  • Smiler

    He looks gorgeous as always.

    People constantly question his sexuality but he said in an interview that he has never been sexually attracted to men but wouldn’t be afraid of it if it happened. You think that would get people to shut up.

  • the truth

    He seems to be a nice and cute guy. I going to see his latest movie. It seem like its pretty nice and like movie like that anyway.Hope he find love at last.

  • jaja


  • Edward

    Jake Gyllenaal is as straight as Ryan Seacrest.

  • Jennifer

    he’ll always be known as Jack Twist for me :)

  • oh?

    @Smiler: Which interview was that?

  • fangirls


  • ignorant fangirls

    @Smiler: Talk is cheap. Closeted gays lie all the time and beard all the time.

  • Jakey rocks!

    Jake, Ryan Seacrest, Bradley Cooper and many more celebrities are gay and there is nothing wrong about that!

  • he

    @Jennifer: or jack nasty lol

  • Smiler

    @ignorant fangirls:

    Umm ignorant fangirls? Was that a shot at me? I’m guessing so since it was a response to me.

    Personally I don’t care if he’s gay,straight or bisexual. As long as he keeps making great films that’s all that matters to me. I just wish for the day when people won’t give a shit about celebrities sexual orientations.

    Oh?: He said it in Details magazine back in 2005 or 2006 can’t remember. It’s online somewhere.

  • http://www. T.

    His eyebrows and eyes are so close together, he should wear shades all the time.

  • Jimmy

    The jacket looks too small for him. Can’t be a British tailor. Now that he has sold out for money, he has to make excuses, such as “don’t take me seriously.” When he started out he wanted more than anything else to be taken seriously. Now he wants to take his fans for lots of money with silly, comic book films. Way to go, Jake. Be your real hypocritical self.

  • Jimmy

    Making “great films”???? He made two good films (November Sky and The Good Girl), one great film (Brokeback) and numerous mediocre films. He hasn’t make a “great” film since Brokeback and probably will never so do again. PofP is sure not a “great” film. A great big film, maybe, but not a “great film.”

  • Jimmy

    If he wants to do something “weird” he could come clean about his sexuality. That would be kinda weird.

  • don’t miss!!!

    JAKE and ADAM LAMBERT tonight on Jonathan Ross, BBC 1 !!!

  • movies

    @Jimmy: Donnie Darko is double great movie, Moonlight Mile and Zodiac are great movies too.

  • natasha gyllenhaalic

    jake gyllenhaal is very inspiring and a very good role model. talented, kind & flippin hot! i love jake way too much.

  • Jimmy

    @movies: Moonlight Mile is a confused movie with completely unconvincing characters. Quite awful in fact. Donnie Darko is a cult film for cultists. Zodiac is a complete bore where nothing goes nowhere. I haven’t seen Brothers. He lost his kid-like charm some time ago and since then hasn’t been very attractive whatever he does. He was good looking and sorta sexy in Brokeback, but the movie was great because of Ledger. Jakey just went along for the “ride.”

  • Jimmy

    “I want to fulfill the dreams of those movies…” Dearest Jakey, You went to Columbia and still can’t put together a proper sentence? Movies don’t have dreams; people do. Think a bit before you speak. Don’t just blurt out some confused messy thought.

  • Jimmy

    @he: Well too much sucking and lying flat on your stomach can age one, you know.

  • se

    The shoes are ugly! The hair stale is ugly too!

  • se

    The shoes are ugly and the hair style is ugly too

  • Jaye

    Never understood the appeal of this man. I’m sure he was just lucky someone wanted to give him a job. lol@ wanting people to take him less seriously as an actor. Tried to watch Brokeback Mountain 4 times and only made it halfway through. It was more hype and a movie made at the right time than a great movie.

  • AnonymousDiva

    @ Jimmy – geez, how many times did he turn you down already? You need help, kid.

  • Bonnie

    I think Kate said it all!!!Jimmy I think you are a retard and mad that you cant have Jake!!!! By the way I have seen Brothers and it is a great movie.How can you people say that about Jake,have any of you ever been with him that way??????As far as Heath Ledger ,he was a great actor and a best friend of Jakes.If he could he would knock your block off for talking this way about his friend when you all don’t even know him!!!!!

  • slambang

    LOVE him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • melissa

    He has style! Jake rocks!

  • Dee Dee

    Just another pathetic HW closet case. And a self-loathing and homophobic one too, gagging at the suggestion of men kissing on Jonathan Ross while Adam was talking.

  • she shall remain nameless

    Looking good Jake!!! That powder blue suit matches you well and brings out your beautiful blue eyes!!! :)

  • lou

    @Bonnie: heath and jake were not BFF and heath was too kind to even try violence