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Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bearded and Political in Toronto


As Brokeback-director Ang Lee grabbed yet another Golden Lion in Venice, Jake Gyllenhaal was giving really good face as he arrived at the premiere of the CIA-thriller Rendition at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday. He gave an interview to the Toronto Star about the film, answering a few questions about acting and politics:

"I get about 15 emails a day from my mother. And each one has links to all these political blogs she thinks I should check out. What I really liked about this script (Rendition), and what I really admired about Gavin (Hood, Rendition's South African-born director) is that politics is secondary to the human story. And as an actor I'm always interested in the human side of politics. The thing about this movie is that everybody believes they're acting out of the best intentions. They all think they're doing some kind of good. And they're all acting on what they've been told. But who's to say what you're being told is the truth? I think people question whether they're being told the truth in situations like this. And who can blame them? Even worse, a lot of people have even lost the want for the truth. I heard somebody say recently that people actually prefer ignorance. I know I do a lot of the time. The truth can be painful."

Jake made no mention of his rumored relationship with co-star Reese Witherspoon. View the trailer for Rendition after the jump...

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  1. is he toothy tile or isn't he?

    Posted by: marco | Sep 10, 2007 12:55:10 PM

  2. Ahoy ye mateys!

    Posted by: anon ( | Sep 10, 2007 1:04:37 PM

  3. k.d. Lang sure is looking spry these days!

    Posted by: Peter | Sep 10, 2007 1:17:06 PM

  4. Jake could have a beard, a handlebar moustache, or a Frida Kahlo unibrow, for all I care. I'd still sop that up with a biscuit.

    Posted by: Brian | Sep 10, 2007 1:30:44 PM

  5. Jake can do no wrong in my book. Love him!

    Posted by: Greggie | Sep 10, 2007 1:45:03 PM

  6. He looks hot, no matter what.

    Posted by: Jordan | Sep 10, 2007 2:06:29 PM

  7. He did mention the rumors of his relationship to other reporters. He found it 'amusing' as he actually never worked with Reese during this film, all of his scenes were shot first due to scheduling. They don't have one scene together.

    Posted by: secretagentman | Sep 10, 2007 2:12:48 PM

  8. They knew each before filming began.

    Posted by: Sheba Baby | Sep 10, 2007 2:19:53 PM

  9. Why would he go into detail about a phoney relationship concocted by the media?

    Posted by: EmmaG | Sep 10, 2007 3:15:04 PM

  10. He could deny it.

    Posted by: Calamity Jane | Sep 10, 2007 3:29:17 PM

  11. He looks great!

    Posted by: Marc | Sep 10, 2007 3:37:59 PM

  12. Sometimes Jake can put his foot in his mouth. The interview comments sound intelligent. Hope he's learning that he should be more than just a pretty face. But, of course, that's plenty.

    Posted by: mac20 | Sep 10, 2007 3:58:03 PM

  13. That is one of the best pics of him I have ever seen. Very handsome there.

    Posted by: Lady Heather | Sep 10, 2007 4:13:35 PM

  14. Woof!

    Posted by: MT | Sep 10, 2007 4:19:45 PM

  15. Bearilicious!

    Posted by: Seth | Sep 10, 2007 4:47:58 PM

  16. mmmmph! I wants that all up inside 'o me.

    Posted by: Princess Superstar | Sep 10, 2007 5:40:35 PM

  17. Let me say....I would do Jake on his worst day, in the middle of rush hour traffic in any city he chose.

    Now, let me wade through the drool and comment on the movie.....from the trailor, this is going to be one of those movies that I won't be able to sit through without screaming very nasty things at our goverment, our President and and those who support them.
    People.....when your done making sticky your Jake photos, make sure you vote, and vote against ANYONE who went along with this kind of thing. And it wasn't just Republicans girls and boys, some big name Democrats went along with this crap. It started in Clintons last term.

    Posted by: Joshua | Sep 10, 2007 9:04:41 PM

  18. Well. He's very hot with a beard. But I've gotta say I prefer him clean shaven.

    Posted by: peterparker | Sep 11, 2007 4:03:14 AM

  19. omg, he resembles the Iranian I need a job.

    Posted by: Peter | Oct 2, 2007 5:35:17 AM

  20. Hey! Jakey looks brilliant with beard, should grow his hair a bit, looks too geeky. Hell, he's a pretty boy- those eyes are bigger than Mr Ed's on the big screen!

    andrew xxxx

    Posted by: andrew trezise | Dec 11, 2007 9:42:34 PM

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