Monday, August 23, 2010

Spot the Jake!

Hint:  He's the one with the golden Hollywood glow.


Regarding this picture and where it was taken...there was some news over the weekend and I feel a deep sense of personal failure that the way I presented it had no impact whatsoever.  So, er, I'm going to try again...

JAKE GYLLENHAAL.  NEW MOVIE.  (Maybe.)

Word on the street is that Jake's surprise visit to the Leadville Trail 100 (mile race) this weekend in Colorado (see picture above and below) was in preparation for a screen adaptation of Christopher McDougall's fantastic book Born to Run:  A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.

Jake was there with the author himself and also random local tourists who didn't know it was Jake and thought they were having their picture taken with a Doc Middleton impersonator:


You are...

a) Dying a little in anticipation because OMG Spirit of the Marathon is one of your favorite movies and you love Jake but you love running even more and a movie about running starring Jake would be, like, a personal gift from God to you.

b) Excited because it's Jake and any Jake is good Jake and if he's playing an ultramarathoner he'll have to get in the best shape of his life and that can only mean good things for you sitting in the audience.

c) Lukewarm because you know you'll see this movie just like you see every Jake movie but ugh, seriously, running?  Who the hell wants to watch a movie about running and God if that beard is for his character then you're not going to be happy about sitting through two hours of looking at it.

d) Confused.  Where is Jake in that first picture again?

e) Sad because this isn't a Love and Other Drugs post.

Honest answers appreciated.  (But dishonest ones are okay, too.)

Thank you to Jerell Klaver for tweeting both pictures in this post and to sweetpea for the article link!

40 comments:

Call Me Mo August 23, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

B 1/2) Woo for him doing another movie role. Boo for it being about running. Boo for him having to bulk down. Eh for the beard in a movie role.

Ya know, cuz I reached my max life quota of movies about hairy guys running with Forrest Gump, so I'm all good.

Karolina August 23, 2010 at 1:01 PM  

Both b and c. But gosh, movie about running? :/ Not an excellent idea for me, but as you said: any Jake is a good Jake (without that beard is even better Jake! :P). And it's obvious that he likes taking role challenges, so let it be running theme this time...

P.S. Love your site! :D

Katie,  August 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

F) Completely and totally angry/disappointed/devistated because you live in Colorado and had no idea.

Seriously, there are no words to how I feel right now. The "Trail" part should've clued me in. Colorado people are freakishly obsessed with physical fitness in much the way Jake is so it would only make sense he would appear here. Just wish I had a freakin brain in my head!!! KILL ME NOW!!

Katie,  August 23, 2010 at 1:54 PM  

Seriously I have been 45 minutes away from Leadville all last week. I could've frickin driven there without so much as my ass getting sore from the drive because its THAT CLOSE to where my parents live, where I was staying last week.

F MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!

Sasha,  August 23, 2010 at 1:56 PM  

it c or e for me - haven't made up my mind yet ... looool

but i fear the most he might shave the wrong place as the author of this running book is actually bold ... so a all fit Jake is *yummy* and if it needs to be a beard like ol' adams ooookaaayyyy - but pleeeeeeeeeeease pretty pleaaaaaaaaaaase NO PLATE whatsoever ... I really couldn't stand that for only one pic not to mention a full movie

Katie,  August 23, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

Oh and I've totally been on that street where Jake posed for his Doc Middleton picture. I know exactly where it is. Course, its not hard to, there's all of like 4 streets in Leadville anyway.

Forgive me if it takes a few posts to work through this anguish...

CigarattesAndCoffee August 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

B+C definitely. But also just started panicking about the fact he might have to keep the beard. I mean, any Jake is amazing Jake...but the beard has to go soon. Oh dear lord, please let it be soon!

Salmonella Eggstrom,  August 23, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

Torn between b), c),and e)!

This book is about an indian tribe in Mexico! If Jake is making this movie, and he has to run around in the rain forest, it will be extremely hot and very humid, yes?!

Lena August 23, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

B man, BEE.

Any movie with Jake is awesome.
I don't really mind the beard.
My god, his body is POP like, those arms, that tan, holy sheit...

sumi k August 23, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

okay listen here, movie producer powers that be.

jake's running movie better be in 3d, imax, and have plenty of slow-mo shots of him running all over the damn place. shirtless.

make this happen, plz.

sincerely,
sumi k.

Prophecy Girl August 23, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

Katie, I am physically feeling your pain through the computer screen. I am so, so sorry!! All I can hope is that he'll come back. :( We're here for you and please grieve all you want...

Karolina, I'm so glad you like the blog! :D

So far, everyone's responses are pretty much what I thought because, er, I'm totally an A/B, slight lean towards A. I love running, I love running movies...and know unequivocally how much neither of those statements applies to the vast majority of everyone alive.

If all of this really does come to fruition and Jake winds up having to train for long distance running...God be with him. That's way more mental than it is physical. It'll be hard on him going through it and the enthusiasm from the general public probably won't be there. And I kind of just made that up about the beard being for the role because I know a lot runners with crazy beards but honestly, I don't know what's going on with that... And in general, if he's going to do it, I hope it's something he *really* wants to do because runners are really weird (myself included).

But I'm all for this, not gonna lie. :)

And I'm guessing if sumi k's requests are granted, it might appeal to a larger audience than I think it will. ;D

Lena August 23, 2010 at 2:57 PM  

"I know a lot runners with crazy beards"

My god, that's right - FORREST GUMP!

The man is competing with Forrest!

Run Jake!

D August 23, 2010 at 3:30 PM  

I will have to go with answer C.

Anonymous,  August 23, 2010 at 4:03 PM  

I think the beard deserves to star it it's OWN movie.

How I got away from Jake's face :D

sweetpea

KeepCalm August 23, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

B and the last one :D btw, totally random but I just thought I'd share with everyone that I'm super super nervous as I recieve my exm results tomorrow morning !!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I feel better now.

S4M985 August 23, 2010 at 4:29 PM  

i cant decide between B and C, Eye candy wise i think this is good (withut the beard) Already, his arms in those pictures OH MY GOD *dies* But C because it has the ability to be kinda boring to me... I dont know the story so hey, i shouldnt judge. But i agree, the sooner the beard goes the bettter.

Anyway, surely its hot and itchy to have a beard while running?!

S4M985 August 23, 2010 at 4:30 PM  

Oh and KeepCalm, thats exciting! Good luck and make sure you let us know how you go!

KD,  August 23, 2010 at 5:47 PM  

A mix between B and C. I love Jake and I love Jake running but I do not love Jake running with his Grizzly Adam/Wolverine Beard.

Mixed.

I spotted him immediately, by the way. No chance hiding while sporting such a serious tan. You'd think he's been vacationing in Costa Rica or something.

KD,  August 23, 2010 at 6:03 PM  

KeepCalm - GOOD LUCK. Hope you slapped that test silly with smarts! I'm slaving over my AP Biology homework which I have procrastinated on ALL summer and is now due in TEN MOTHERFUCKING DAYS. *freaking the explicative out*

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z59/bleach_love62/AMAZING.gif

Vanessa August 23, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

LMFAO at all these great comments today!

I have to go with B totally all the way. I love to see running, but couldn't do it personally, so this will be much fun to see Jake running all over the place.

& SO sorry that Katie missed out on seeing the bearded Gylls in Leadville. Damn, that totally sucks & I would be pissed too. >:-(

sumi k, super comment! love that! I am with you all the way on that request... ^_^

& Lena, love that image of "Run, Jake, run!" from Forrest Gump. Hah, with that huge beard, that is too perfect. >;-)

@KeepCalm, GOOD LUCK from me too!

KD, who the hell is that in the animated gif? Is that Jake? & if so, WTF is he doing? I must have missed something somewhere. Damn. & BTW, good luck finishing that homework on time, chica!

Prophecy Girl August 23, 2010 at 6:25 PM  

(Come on, there's gotta be another almost A out there!! :D)

Sam, I've always thought the same thing about beards and running!! I know how annoying it is to be really hot and have to deal with a ponytail, so it's always baffled me as to why so many runners have beards...

Huh.

KeepCalm, GOOD LUCK!!!

And KD, DITTO!! (Ugh, AP Bio homework. The me of 10 years ago feels your pain...but did not have fantastic gifs to express myself with. ;))

Call Me Mo August 23, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

Oh! I forgot to mention I have a stalking mission planned for the end of October. I have recruited (read: forced) my friend to join me! :D All I know is that the trick hoe better be in town that weekend or it will be lame. Not I think my chances are that high of me "running into" him anyways, but I'd rather have like maybe a 3% chance than an absolute 0% chance.

PG, I envy you. I've always wished that I could take to running because it seems relaxing and freeing, but I could just never seem to get into it.

KD,  August 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM  

Vanessa - LOL. That man in the .gif is NOT Jake, although it would who wholly incredible if it was. It's from an Asian drama. Very obscure. I express myself with .gifs as if I didn't know how to type.

PG - Another instance of our mutual cosmic misery, eh? These textbook writers have a serious case of wordiness.

Vanessa August 23, 2010 at 7:34 PM  

KD, hah! What a great way to express yourself, I love that. & that one looks like human bowling anyway. I kinda figured if Jake had ever thrown himself into a waiting group of people like that, we would have heard. But it kinda looked like it COULD have been him, heh. He is so physical, you just never know about him sometimes. >;-)

Katie,  August 23, 2010 at 7:46 PM  

What are we getting all technical with the beard about?!? Its still Jake people!! And, in case you forgot, I was within 60 miles of him last week and had NO IDEA!! This is Colorado, folks, we're not really a celeb favorite state except for the occasional douchy ski vacation by even douchier celebs like Mariah Carey. But we are pretty popular for really douchy celebrity news like the Kobe Bryant trial (actually went to high school with the chick, no joke) and Charlie Sheen's recent meltdown in Aspen.
So to hear none other than The Gylls himself (obvious DREAM MAN in my book, like #1 for heavens sake) was carelessly gallivanting around Leadville, Colorado (probably THE EASIEST town in the world to track him down and MEET HIM, considering the low-keyness) and I knew jack shit about it!!! I mean seriously, its like a cosmic bitch slap of epic proportions.

Prophecy Girl August 23, 2010 at 8:56 PM  

Katie, I wasn't exaggerating when I said I felt your pain. Someday (hopefully in a mere 2 to 4 weeks, if the design team stays on schedule), I'll tell you the *full* and epic story of That Time I Saw Jake and Yelled at the Back of His Head but He Didn't Turn Around...and also The Zodiac Premiere That Didn't Happen But I Didn't Know and Showed Up Anyway.

I know it's little consolation, but you have truly earned your stripes as a stalker after you have a Jake near-miss... :(

SPEAKING OF WHICH, MO - you are now under strict instructions to earn your stalker stripes the *other* way, which is to actually track him down!! We will all be rooting for you, and will all secretly hate you if you really do meet him! ;D

And yeah, I was never a runner until a friend of mine essentially forced me into it. Now I'm borderline dependent on it. I don't know what I did for stress relief before I started running...but I also know I didn't go through ibuprofen at the rate of a several bottles a year, either. :)

Katie,  August 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

I know and I appreciate your support. I'm sorry for the harsh post!! At least it wasn't all for nothing...I earned my stalker stripes and couldn't be more proud!

Again, my sincere apologies, clearly I'm having a hard time compartmentalizing my feelings :)

Prophecy Girl August 23, 2010 at 9:20 PM  

No, totally be as harsh you want! I freely admit I have shed tears after such incidents (alright, I was upset over other stuff anyway...but still!). Rant away. I know that pain...and it is not an easy pain to overcome... *sniff*

Katie,  August 23, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

OT (well sort of, yet another delicious Jake op I missed): PG, do you know where I might be able to watch the Jarhead diaries online?

To jog your memory:
http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=658&pos=234
http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=658&pos=86
http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=658&pos=4

Prophecy Girl August 23, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

I am saddened to say that I have NEVER seen the Jarhead diaries. I looked and looked and looked a few years back and never found them online. :(

Seriously, anyone who can find them gets a merit badge!

S4M985 August 24, 2010 at 3:04 AM  

I have them, but no idea how to get them online... I think you should take a merit badge away from me ;)

Lena August 24, 2010 at 8:59 AM  

Katie, I feel your pain. Really. Same thing happened to me with Jeremy Irons, who I adore.
Remote location where it's pathetically easy to "bump" into him-check.
Easy access to the aforementioned location-check.
Living in a fcked place where no one ever comes to-double check.
Chances of Jeremy ever coming back-subzero.
And what happens? I find out two days too late about Mr. Irons prancing right under my nose.
Fck me, and fck me hard.
I'll never forgive myself.
So girl, I FEEL YOU.

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, I WANT THOSE JARHEAD DIARIES, I just saw the pics, HOLY MOTHER!!
It doesn't hurt I'm in love with that film either :D

Call Me Mo August 24, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

I figure if I scope out like ALL the gyms in LA, I am bound to run into him. ;]

Prophecy Girl August 24, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

Stick to gyms and coffee shops and you can't go wrong! :D

Katie,  August 24, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

Lena, that means so much. You clearly know how I feel! And I'm sorry about Mr. Irons. I'm banking on the fact that God'll make it up to us!!

And I know what you mean about Jarhead Diaries. Its like my most favoritist Jake movies. Hopefully by the time I'm done with my interactive media class I'm taking this semester, I'll be able to coach S4M how to get those things viewable for all of us!! Out of curiosity, S4M, how'd you get them anyhow?!

Prophecy Girl August 25, 2010 at 8:46 AM  

We're working on the Jarhead Diaries!! Vanessa's split Jake's parts into 8 small clips; I'll put them up over as many days as we need them to to get them all in. I'll post this on the main page later, but the first clip (which is actually the third clip) is HERE. ;)

Katie,  August 25, 2010 at 12:04 PM  

I believe we got a Jake growl!! Grr baby!! LOL

Thanks girls! SO EXCITED!!

Rain-drop September 5, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

Sorry, C is it for me...I am looking much more forward to "Love & Other Drugs"!!!

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