W Magazine’s Best Performances of 2017
4 January, 2018 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Interviews, Stronger

Jake’s performance in ‘Stronger’ is among W Magazine’s best performances of 2017.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Stronger

“My dad always told me, ‘The job of an artist is to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.’ That’s always in my mind. It’s why I’m attracted to projects that are maybe going to illuminate something to you about yourself. It’s always a little frightening because you don’t know what you’re going to discover.”

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Photoshoots & Outtakes > Sessions > 2017 > Session 004 [W Magazine]

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THR’s ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast with Jake Gyllenhaal
3 January, 2018 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Stronger

The dashing Oscar nominee looks back on 25 years in the biz, from kid parts (‘City Slickers’) to teen roles (‘Donnie Darko’) to his first grown-up characters (‘Brokeback Mountain’); lessons learned from the flop of ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’; and how recalibrating his approach led to a streak of great performances (‘End of Watch,’ ‘Prisoners,’ ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Southpaw,’ ‘Nocturnal Animals’ and ‘Stronger’).

You can hear the full interview below [starting at 28:46], following a conversation between host Scott Feinberg and Lynne Segall, executive vp and group publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, about THR’s history and brand, how awards season impacts ad sales and what it was like following Tichi Wilkerson and Katharine Graham into publishing at a time when few women were in positions of power in media.

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Jake’s Fight To Mount ‘Stronger’ & Play A Real-Life Superhero
16 December, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Interviews, Stronger

When Jeff Bauman set out to run the Boston Marathon on the morning of April 15, 2013, he couldn’t have imagined the way his life would change when he was caught up in the terrorist attacks at the finish line. When the bombs exploded he lost both his legs in the blast and was captured in a striking photograph being evacuated from the scene. That photograph, and Bauman’s relentless road to recovery, came to typify the “Boston Strong” attitude in the wake of the attacks. For Jake Gyllenhaal, playing Bauman in David Gordon Green’s Stronger could not have been more meaningful a role.

How did you hear about this story?

I only knew about him from a photograph. From that photograph. I didn’t even really know his name very well. The story had been brought to my attention. I was sent a very early draft, and I just loved the character.

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New ‘Stronger’ Stills & On-Set Photos
16 December, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Stronger

New stills and on-set photos from Jake’s latest film ‘Stronger’ have been added to the gallery. ‘Stronger’ will be available on DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday (December 19th), so be sure to pick up a copy!

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Official Movie Pictures > Stronger (2017) > Publicity Stills
Official Movie Pictures > Stronger (2017) > On-Set Photos

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Jake Talks ‘Stronger’ & His Ambitious Producing Plans
5 December, 2017 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Stronger

Though Jake Gyllenhaal played the lead role in Stronger, a drama about real-life Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman, he seems more excited to talk about his role as a producer. “I’ve put two-and-a-half years of my life into this movie, far beyond the performance of it,” he tells Screen International.

“I’ve learned more about myself producing this film and about the film industry than I ever learned before. I’m more proud of it than anything else I’ve ever made, as a result.”

Stronger is the first release from Nine Stories, the production company he founded with Riva Marker in 2015. With projects already lined up with the likes of Luca Guadagnino and Denis Villeneuve, the actor admits this side of the business comes easily to him.

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LA Times: Jake Gyllenhaal & Others Talk Inside Hollywood
21 November, 2017 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Interviews, Stronger

Earlier this month, The Envelope gathered some of the industry’s top actors not just to talk about their current, award-contending films but to take the temperature of a community rattled by revelations of sexual harassment and assault claims against the likes of movie titan Harvey Weinstein and others.

Beyond that difficult subject, Times film writers Amy Kaufman and Mark Olsen led Gary Oldman, Hugh Jackman, James Franco Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Renner and relative newcomer Timothée Chalamet through discussions of the best working environment on set, obligations to the real people an actor portrays, giving the wacky an emotional depth and, yes, Chalamet’s peach scene.

Here is an excerpt from their conversation edited for length and clarity.

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