Saturday, July 17, 2010

Is Benjamin Button Based on the Life of Jake Gyllenhaal? Maybe!

Or at least there's a valid argument for it considering the new-old pictures that I Heart Jake keeps pulling out in reverse chronological order!

Here, have a little 2009 and 2002 with your 2010.

2009:


(What I find so remarkable about these pictures is that I think Jake's walking abilities actually improve in later months.  To think, we're witnessing Jake finesse the arm swinging technique that we have all come to know and love!)



2002:

(These pictures are from that time period in which Jake was still a struggling actor, so his day job was to teach Advanced Placement Government to high schoolers and Ethan Hawke.)


So what's next?  Well, at the current rate, we should see Jake popping up looking like a high schooler himself any minute now...

...and...

...as predicted...

Look at that!  It's our little Prince of Persia.  Looking all grown up!

(Except not.)

High school Jake from Hell Yeah Jake Gyllenhaal.

14 comments:

gyllenhaalisgr8 July 17, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

It was strange to see Jake without his well-trodden Happy Trail. What a baby! Like Dastan said, you make your own destiny. And Jake did a great job choosing his career and we all are internally grateful! Thanks again, PG! P.S. I "borrowed" that pic!

Leslie July 17, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

gyllenhaalisgr8: Internally? Hmmmmm . . . *laughing*

Prophecy Girl July 17, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

Freudian slip! ;D

I checked out your picture, gyllenhaalisgr8...you are so quick on the uptake!! :D And thanks (as always!) for the credit. ;)

Phoebe,  July 17, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

so his day job was to teach Advanced Placement Government to high schoolers and Ethan Hawke

LMAO!

Prophecy Girl July 17, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

^^^ I only write the truth! ;D

KD,  July 17, 2010 at 3:51 PM  

I love those pictures from 2002. The look on Jake's face is priceless!

Ethan Hawke could use a lesson from Gylls. Anyone ever see Gattaca?

YEAH.

(speaking of Gattaca, JUDE LAW. <3 Oh baby!)

Vanessa,  July 17, 2010 at 5:39 PM  

PG, love the Benjamin Button parallel. Too funny. Hahaha, Gylls is teaching Ethan Hawke! Love it.

KD, Gattaca was where I discovered Jude. Loved it, although it flopped at the box office, not sure why it wasn't received very well. Did you see Dr. Parnassus where he helped finish Heath's role? He was great in that as were Johnny Depp & Colin Farrell. Hard for me to watch due to Heath, but still a very wild movie.

S4M985 July 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM  

I loved benjamin Button, but after this they definately should do a remake with Gylls. That last picture is too cute, ive never seen that before! Did you get it from his own personal collection PG?! hehe

Prophecy Girl July 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

How did you know, Sam?! We were totally flipping through high school yearbooks the other day. He got to see my National Honor Society picture, and I got this. I'm still waiting for Jake to start a website of his own to reveal all the embarrassing things he's got on me... ;D

KD,  July 17, 2010 at 6:55 PM  

Vanessa - Yup. I loved Gaataca, but I can see why it flopped in the box office and critics. Its appeal was sort of narrow. Jude Law was where I discovered Jude Law as well! COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT. I have not see Dr. Parnassus yet, actually. I've heard mixed reviews.

Prophecy Girl July 17, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

^^^ Oooh, yeah (I say, as I totally just inject myself into your conversation!). I have to agree with the mixed reviews assessment. :-/ I'm glad I saw it, but it was very hard to watch and it seemed as if perhaps they were trying too hard to finish this for Heath when his part was so, so far from being done... :(

Also, I had a mega-crush on Jude Law in college and still have the Sexiest Man Alive edition of People Magazine from 2004 with him on the cover. :) (But I've not seen Gattaca! *sad face*)

Vanessa,  July 17, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

KD & PG, I will respond to that about the mixed reviews. IMHO, it would have been WAY better had it been finished the way it was meant to be. & that makes me sadder than I can even say right now. May HL rest in peace, he will always live on in my heart. <3

KD,  July 18, 2010 at 2:41 AM  

PG. You MUST see Gattaca. Jude Law has never looked so damn fine. The scene where he is first introduce and rolls out in his...well, I won't spoil it...in any case, all I could say was "DAMN."

I actually remember the day Heath died, and when I heard he was in the middle of making a film I vowed never to watch that film. I don't know why, but I felt it would be a dishonor to him or something. Or maybe I assessed that I could never watch the movie that killed him. IDK. I was a strange kid.

Prophecy Girl July 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

^^^ I think (know!) you were just very mature. :) I remember that day too, as it happened to be my 26th birthday and I was already not having the best day...although in hindsight the rest of it paled in comparison. I was very excited about the movie when it was being filmed because I kind of did a 180 after Jake Watch and was devoting myself entirely to the other gay cowboy. I still remember being all excited when pictures would show up of Heath on set. But now, I just associate that period with being unbearably sad, which probably goes a long way toward explaining why that movie was so hard for me...

And now that I've made everything all uncomfortable and sad, yay for Gattaca!! Consider it added to my "must see" list. :D

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