We get arguments around here on this, but we think Jake is the new Brad Pitt. Anyway, in an interview Jake Gyllenhaal gave to the Associated Press, the Brokeback Mountain and Jarhead star compared the two movies and his very different roles in them.
Ang Lee put a set of weights outside my trailer because he wanted me to kind of bulk up for that part. I tried my best but I didn’t do it as well as maybe he wanted. But then for “Jarhead,” it was sort of mandatory. So I spent those three months reading, and I started working out like really heavily…. With “Jarhead,” [the role] was just kind of like a perfect match. When you get to be a certain age and you’re learning how to be a man, there are probably physical, hormonal things and just, I don’t know, spiritual things that happen.