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Jake Gyllenhaal Rocks a Full Beard on 'Details': VIDEO


Jake Gyllenhaal gets a nice puffy piece in next month's Details magazine in which he talks about his forthcoming films End of Watch and An Enemy, which he's shooting in Toronto.

Though Brokeback is a distant memory, Anne Hathaway does offer up a teeny memory of working with him on it:

Gyllenhaal's way of keeping it fresh can befuddle costars on occasion. The far more common result, however, becomes clear in watching his catalog. For over a decade, actors have been doing some of their best work opposite him—Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Aniston, Tobey Maguire, Heath Ledger. "It's no accident. Jake takes it all very seriously but also has a very light touch," explains Anne Hathaway, his costar in Love and Other Drugs and Brokeback Mountain. "On Brokeback, my final scene was on the phone with Heath, who was in Venice for Casanova. Jake offered to read Heath's lines. On the last take, he changed the line, ever so slightly. That kicked off something in me, and lo and behold, that's the take in the film."

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  1. my number one celeb crush, sigh...

    Posted by: CHAD | Aug 7, 2012 1:01:17 PM

  2. Still a honey. Still above the pack for me.

    Posted by: John | Aug 7, 2012 1:01:25 PM

  3. Begone, shallow, smooth 19-year-old twinkie boys. This is how someone becomes a MAN--a hot, mature, compassionate, talented (and sexy bearded!) man.

    (I always thought Hathaway and Ledger played that telephone scene brilliantly; I wonder if Jake's reading Ennis' lines caused Hathaway to throw in that little suffocated gasp that she almost emits, as she realizes exactly who/what Ennis might have been to Jack.)

    Posted by: Dback | Aug 7, 2012 1:13:42 PM

  4. Totally in Love!

    Posted by: Jayson | Aug 7, 2012 1:25:21 PM

  5. "Gyllenhaal's way of keeping it fresh can befuddle costars on occasion. The far more common result, however, becomes clear in watching his catalog."

    I remember reading somewhere that he was overly combative during Jarhead, to the point of alienating his co-stars, including his own brother-in-law.

    I think the article title is appropriate: it's tough to take a measure of Gyllenhaal, or what he wants out of his acting career.

    Posted by: Nat | Aug 7, 2012 1:28:17 PM

  6. and he's a genuinely nice guy, too!

    Posted by: cbhermey | Aug 7, 2012 1:30:03 PM

  7. um, JAKE, I'll be in the tent.

    Posted by: fuzzywuzznt | Aug 7, 2012 1:32:52 PM

  8. What kind of video was that? He didn't once take his shirt off.

    Posted by: kenzbeard | Aug 7, 2012 1:39:27 PM

  9. He's my man. I've been rocking my full beard for 8 months now after having a moustache > moustache/goatee > full stubble beard > full beard since I've been 16 (46 now).

    My full beard texture is somewhat curly / kinked. I've been using a texturizer product (like a mild relaxer) for African American hair on it to get it to straighten out and lay down smoothly.

    Anyone else who does that have any feedback?

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Aug 7, 2012 1:41:04 PM

  10. I respect him as an actor but he's never done it for me in the looks department. His height is part of that reason.

    Posted by: Sam | Aug 7, 2012 1:52:56 PM

  11. B&F -- My only feedback is that a pic would be nice! ;-)

    Posted by: Frank Butterfield | Aug 7, 2012 1:54:06 PM

  12. RE: Height
    Just as in other things, it isn't how much you have, but how you use it!

    Posted by: cbhermey | Aug 7, 2012 1:58:22 PM

  13. Woof.

    (what else can you say?)

    Posted by: johnny | Aug 7, 2012 2:07:30 PM

  14. Meh. I'll take Ryan Gosling any day.

    Posted by: Kissime | Aug 7, 2012 2:08:12 PM

  15. I would watch October Sky yet again, shot while he was in his late teens. He could easily work another 50 years at this level - from a fan perspective, he's got the staying power. (Gosling's too cold, Reynolds too hot, but Jake is just right!)

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Aug 7, 2012 2:15:05 PM

  16. Not digging this look. Scruff, hell yes. Full beard, not so much.
    And less clothing please. It's summer.

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Aug 7, 2012 2:21:41 PM

  17. Young men look GREAT in full beards like this, and GYLLENHALL is ROCKING HOT HOTTER THAN EVER in this full, dark beard. So f'ng hot!

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Aug 7, 2012 2:28:02 PM

  18. LOL at some people thinking because someone grows a beard that it makes them a "man". Please. Some people can get away with a beard and some can't, and Jake isn't one of those people.

    Posted by: Yawn | Aug 7, 2012 2:40:36 PM

  19. 1.This is most likely a fall issue of Details.

    2.Older guys look really great in beards too.

    3.ANYONE can look good in a beard if it's trimmed right.

    Posted by: johnny | Aug 7, 2012 2:46:16 PM

  20. mmm that beard ROCKS on him

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Aug 7, 2012 2:53:26 PM

  21. That is sexy bear face...holy Toledo.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Aug 7, 2012 2:58:27 PM

  22. "Meh. I'll take Ryan Gosling any day."

    Meh, I'll take both... And none for you! LOL

    Posted by: Iban4yesu | Aug 7, 2012 3:49:04 PM

  23. Cute Sweater! Where can I buy it?

    Posted by: David | Aug 7, 2012 4:24:16 PM

  24. He continues to get work, but his career seems like it's stalled out.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 7, 2012 4:59:59 PM

  25. Jake if you're reading this, the answer is yes! Yes!


    Posted by: sparks | Aug 7, 2012 5:12:50 PM

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