Why Jake Gyllenhaal Was The Only Choice For ‘Stronger’
18 July, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Interviews, Stronger

It’s difficult to get through the trailer for Stronger — the real-life story of Jeff Bauman, who became a double amputee following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing — without being brought to tears. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Bauman on screen and the movie’s poster, debuting on ET, shows him mid-physical therapy with the tagline, “Strength Defines Us.”

Director David Gordon Green tells ET that his film is more than just a tearjerker, though. “You’re in for a ride,” he said by phone. “That certainly expresses a side of the emotional intensity of the movie, but you might be surprised to find a sense of humor woven in there as well. Expect a few chuckles alongside a tear or two.”

ET: The movies you are perhaps most known for — Pineapple Express, Your Highness — are a very specific type of comedy. You have directed dramas before, but this still feels quite different. What made you want to direct this? And what made you feel you were the right choice to do it?

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Bong Joon-ho, Tilda Swinton & Jake Gyllenhaal Reveal ‘Okja’
8 July, 2017 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Okja

Filmschoolrejects.com spoke with ‘Okja’ director Bong Joon-ho, and actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton, back in May following the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Here is their conversation:

Tilda, what was it about your experience working on Snowpiercer that made you want to work with Bong Joon-ho again so soon?

Tilda Swinton: I’ll be with Bong ’till the end. He’s now one of my favorite playmates, and anything that he comes up with, I’ll rock and roll with him. I met him in Cannes a few years ago when I was here with We Need To Talk About Kevin and he was on a jury. We had breakfast in a hotel and we became friends. That was it.

How much of your character’s appearance came from you and how much of it came from Bong?

TS: That’s an interesting question because it’s almost impossible to answer. It makes it clear to me how collaboratively we work. We just dream it up together.

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The Today Show (Video + Screencaps)
23 June, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Interviews, Stronger, Videos

A short segment on ‘Stronger’ aired this morning on the Today show. Follow the link below to watch the full interview with Jake and Jeff Bauman on the Today website, or download the video in our media section.

The Today Show (6.23.17) – (Watch) (Download)

Gallery Link:
Screen Captures > Television > Publicity Shows > The Today Show

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Jake on Today’s America, Personal Comfort & His Parents’ Divorce
23 June, 2017 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Okja

As he sat down to talk to a select group about his latest film ‘Okja’ in Cannes, Jake Gyllenhaal crossed his arms in front of his chest and gave the room an intense, yet wary look-over. In that moment I thought, “uh oh” imagining the actor would be as I’d seen him before during a masterclass in Dubai — revealing exactly what he was prepared to disclose and nothing more, nothing less. Which would mean that I’d never get my answers about the man beneath the public persona. And that’s always the most interesting, isn’t it, who someone is after the spotlights are turned off and the crowds have gone home.

But Gyllenhaal, it turns out, is not only a pro at what he does — I’ll call him easily the best contemporary actor we have in the Hollywood firmament today — he is also incredibly and fascinatingly human. Once he started to relax, partly due to the praises coming his way from my fellow journalists, and partly because he began to explore ideas near and dear to his heart, I dare think because of our questions, the arms uncrossed and out came his personal truth.

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Jake Talks ‘Okja’, ‘Stronger’ & More With Deadline
17 May, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Interviews, Okja, Stronger

Jake is featured on the cover of the May 17th issue of Deadline magazine. The spread includes a brand new photoshoot and interview with Jake. Check out the article behind the cut and 3 new pictures in our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Magazine Scans > 2017 > Deadline | May 17
Photoshoots & Outtakes > Portraits > Deadline Magazine

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