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Jake Gyllenhaal and Bear Grylls Cross Icy River Shirtless: VIDEO


Would a Man vs Wild Jake Gyllenhaal premiere special deny fans a little skin?

No, not even in Iceland.


Bear and Jake stripped down to cross an icy river holding hands.

There's your Brokeback moment, folks. Savor it.



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  1. that's hot.

    Posted by: Justin | Jul 12, 2011 8:53:49 AM

  2. I was wondering how they were going to survive the sexual tension.

    Posted by: Jordan | Jul 12, 2011 9:46:17 AM

  3. Jordan - What a stupid comment to post.

    Bear was merely most protective but Jake was going to make it because he's just too darling to die.

    Posted by: uffda | Jul 12, 2011 9:54:58 AM

  4. Mighty fine men... but it looks rather painful. Could they both travel next to, say, Bora Bora for some warmer adventure???

    Posted by: Jim | Jul 12, 2011 9:57:03 AM

  5. Can't we see them wrestling in mud instead?

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jul 12, 2011 10:00:31 AM

  6. I love this show. To have Jake on was awesome (not quite as good as the Will Ferrell episode). It was especially great to see Jake get over his famous fear of heights. I wish I could have been with them, I would have melted that snow cave.

    Posted by: Ken | Jul 12, 2011 10:06:40 AM

  7. I'm hooked.

    Posted by: mytwocents | Jul 12, 2011 10:12:40 AM

  8. Woof X 2.

    Posted by: mike | Jul 12, 2011 10:20:11 AM

  9. I love Jake so much it makes me want to cry

    Posted by: Will | Jul 12, 2011 10:30:32 AM

  10. For normal Jake fans, you got a shot of him topless crossing a freezing cold river. For the less normal Jake fans, you got to see him pee.

    Andy, if you can, pls could you post the video segment of Bear and Jake preparing the snow cave in which to spend the night? Jake notes that he enjoys digging holes so much that he might have been a gopher in a previous life.

    For those looking to make Brokeback Mountain jokes, Bear did you the honor about halfway through the episode. At one point, Jake is crouched, kneeling in the snow excavation with his back and rump toward Bear, Bear said that this reminded him of a scene from Brokeback Mountain. Jake tried to play off the joke, but I sort of feel sorry for him, knowing he’ll hear that type of humor until his last. Rather, Jake said that it reminded him of digging foxholes when he was preparing for Jarhead.

    The natural elements, while daunting and often cinematic, also interrupted the natural banter that the two quickly developed. Even though this show is canned, and certain elements which seem truly dangerous appear to be largely controlled, it came across as real. Unless Jake saved all his best acting for this 48-hour trip, he was a totally charming and game companion, as well as concern for the camera crew.

    The LA Times published, 7.11.2011, an interview with Bear about how he and Jake got together for the Man v. Wild show.

    Posted by: Impi | Jul 12, 2011 12:04:35 PM

  11. Uh... so you take your clothes off to keep them dry and leave on your pants cuz, you know, everyone is all "modest" these days.

    Posted by: BobN | Jul 12, 2011 2:01:51 PM

  12. Jake must really miss Heath... love the way the cameraman clean the camera so he wont miss any of the staged male nudity.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jul 12, 2011 9:09:30 PM

  13. I had to do this a few times down in Sequoia National Park with a buddy to ford a number of cold snow fed fast moving streams. We held our packs over our heads to keep our clothes dry.

    The rope crossing, however, was surreal. I've crossed rivers in Amazonia with rope pulley systems but on rafts and certainly not at that height.

    Posted by: Charles Lemos | Jul 12, 2011 11:14:57 PM

  14. i hope they had a nice 5* hotel to stay in off camera.

    Posted by: JD | Jul 13, 2011 3:31:15 AM

  15. I don't know why everyone likes this bible thumper, Bear Grylls.

    Posted by: Glenn | Jul 13, 2011 7:33:47 AM

  16. Brokeback Glacier

    Posted by: oneway | Jul 13, 2011 9:33:27 AM

  17. Hello DVR, you have a date with Bear and Jake!

    Posted by: Drew | Jul 14, 2011 12:24:55 AM

  18. i would love to see some Gryllenhaal action lol

    Posted by: wren | Jul 14, 2011 2:52:10 AM

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