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Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge Open Off-Broadway Show 'Sea Wall/A Life' in NYC!

Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal pose for a photo at the opening night of their play Sea Wall/A Life on Thursday (February 14) at the Public Theater in New York City.

The show features the guys both performing a monologue – Tom does Sea Wall, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable, while Jake performs A Life, an emotional examination of how sons become fathers and the transformative power of love.

Both actors are veteran stage performers in the New York theater scene at this point. Jake previously performed on Broadway in Sunday in the Park with George and Constellations while Tom appeared in 1984 and Orphans.

FYI: Jake is wearing Dries Van Noten suit.

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These Six Famous Actors Could Have Starred in 'Brokeback Mountain' Before Turning Down Roles

Brokeback Mountain was a smash-hit film back when it was released in theaters in 2005.

The original film was directed by Ang Lee and starred the late Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in the leading roles.

What you may not know is, several A-List actors turned down the roles of Jack (Gyllenhaal) and Ennis (Ledger) when they read the script. During recent interviews, one director who almost directed the movie, Gus Van Sant, revealed who turned down the roles. Screenwriter Diana Ossana also named some names in another interview.

Click through the slideshow to see which six super famous actors turned down roles in 2005′s Brokeback Mountain…

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Billy Magnussen Join 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Cast at LA Premiere!

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge, and Billy Magnussen are all smiles at the Los Angeles premiere screening of their new film Velvet Buzzsaw!

The co-stars stepped out for the event held at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre on Monday (January 28) in Hollywood.

They were joined by their other castmates Natalia Dyer, Zawe Ashton, Daveed Diggs, Mike Ostroski, Rene Russo, director Dan Gilroy, and producer Jennifer Fox.

Natalia‘s Stranger Things co-star and real-life boyfriend Charlie Heaton, Tyler Blackburn, Scott Stuber, David Dastmalchian, Brett Dalton, Zach McGowan, Stephen Boss, Baby Ariel, Allison Holker, Kate Flannery, and Alisha Marie were also there to show their support.

Jake and his co-stars also premiered the film at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival the day before.

In Velvet Buzzsaw, after a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art. Don’t miss it when it hits select theaters and Netflix on February 1!

FYI: Jake is wearing an Acne Studios suit. Natalia is wearing Oscar de la Renta with Christian Louboutin shoes and Cartier jewelry. Charlie is wearing Dior Men. Zawe is wearing Roksanda.

40+ pictures inside of Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Magnussen, and more at the premiere… More Here! »

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Natalia Dyer Premiere 'Velvet Buzzsaw' at Sundance Film Festival 2019

Jake Gyllenhaal hits the red carpet at the premiere of Velvet Buzzsaw at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday night (January 27) at the Eccles Center Theatre in Park City, Utah.

The 38-year-old actor stayed warm in a green and blue striped sweater as he was joined at the premiere by his co-star Natalia Dyer and her boyfriend Charlie Heaton.

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Other cast mates at the premiere included Billy Magnussen, Tom Sturridge, Zawe Ashton, and Rene Russo.

The movie will debut on Netflix on February 1 – check out the trailer here!

FYI: Jake is wearing an Acne Studios knit. Natalia is wearing a dress and shirt by Moncler x Simone Rocha and Dior boots. Zawe is wearing a Roksanda coat, dress, and boots.

15+ pictures inside of the cast at the premiere..More Here! »

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Sturridge Buddy Up at 'True West' Broadway Opening

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge pose for a photo while attending the opening night performance of True West on Thursday night (January 24) at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City.

The guys are getting ready to open their off-Broadway production of Sea Wall / A Life, which kicks off next week.

True West is a new Roundabout Theatre Company production on Broadway starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano.

More celeb guests at the opening included Emily Meade, Alex Sharp, John Gallagher Jr., and 13 Reasons Why co-stars Kate Walsh and Tommy Dorfman.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Says Playing Mysterio in 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is 'Very Exciting'!

Jake Gyllenhaal stopped by The Late Show on Wednesday night (January 16) and talked about starring in indie films versus a big budget film from the Marvel universe.

The 37-year-old actor plays Quentin Beck / Mysterio in the upcoming film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, which just debuted its first trailer this week.

“I guess the movies I make are a little weird,” Jake expressed. “It is different and it’s really fun, I was looking for a role in a space that felt like I could do something with it – and I did something with it. I don’t know how good I did with it but I did something with it. It’s very exciting.”

Elsewhere on the show, Jake chatted about his role in the off-Broadway play Sea Wall / A Life, in which he performs an intense monologue – Watch more after the cut!


Jake Gyllenhaal: Indie Films Vs. Marvel Movies

FYI: Jake is wearing the ‘Belgravia’ burgundy suit from Dunhill.

Click inside to watch the rest of Jake Gyllenhaal’s appearance on The Late Show..More Here! »

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