"It's a huge compliment"
God, I can't stand that pandering, PC bullshit that straight actors think they have do lest anyone think they're homophobic.
Listen...you don't want to offend gays?
Then stop insulting our intelligence trying to convince everyone you're the happy heterosexual and just be fuckin' honest for a change.
Tits and ass indeed!
The preview I saw had Lipton asking his typical douchy sexist questions and Jake responding with ridiculously douchy and sexist answers. I expect it from Lipton, but what I saw of Jake disappointed me.
and no, Jake, making 12 year old googly eyes and drooly expressions when asked how it was being naked with Ann Hathaway, does not convince anyone you are straight.
I agree about the googly eyes. I've seen him do several interviews and it seems that's his thing. He does it to the interviewer, the audience, whomever. It's part of his personality.
It's a huge turnoff. He comes across as a big suck up and a phony. I was hoping the Actors Studio interview would be better than that, but maybe Lipton's crushing on him. Ugh.
I do hate that r1, it is so patronizing.
Lipton never touches on rumors or tabloid personas with actors. Acting teachers will warn students (if asked for advice) that yes being openly gay can be commercially bad if you wanna be the next leading man so I find it hard to believe Lipton bringing this up.
Gyllenhaal brought it up himself...the guy is not doing himself any favors. He should just come out already!
And FWIW i'm gay and I love women's tits and men's asses!
Men have great tits too: Jesse Metcalfe
Actors just aren't cool anymore. At least not for the past fifteen years or so.
GAy or not, Prisoners with Hugh? Aside from being very entertaining, will surely set DL on fire.
I have really put up up with a lot from Jake. A LOT. But this is too much even for me. It's over.
[quote]And FWIW i'm gay and I love women's tits and men's asses!
Exactly. Gays are known for liking women's tits.
He actually said, 'tits an ass' on "Inside The Actors Studio" television program? Classless.
How about something like: "The gay rumors don't bother me, but I prefer women."
Very crude and over the top. I watch this program a lot. And I have never recalled any of the guests, particularly the neanderthal types (i.e. Sean Penn) saying that "tits and ass" turn them on when Lipton asks them that question.
He really is a child-man, isn't he? And the more he acts like this, the more I'm inclined to agree with fellow DL'ers that he is a raving closet case in deep denial.
Do you find him arrogant?
Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?
men have tits
I don't find him particularly arrogant, but his comment about 'tits and ass' was highly inappropriate.
He didn't actually use the phrase "tits & ass" did he? I'm embarrassed for him. That phrase hasn't been used since the mid fifties, and even then it was considered coarse and crude when it was meant to titillate and shock. What an asshole. No, really. That reminds me of a repulsive older cousin of mine who used to talk about how many women he "banged" after a few "brews."
That's why men go for Taylor Swift, for the tits and ass bros. He doesn't have to say it, dating her tells you everything you need to know.
He's going to look like even more of a jackass when he finally ends up coming out, or gets caught making out with a man.
What about Kirsten Dunst? I have more curves than she does.
I think the got the responses wrong. "Tits and Ass" was his answer to what is your favorite number in "A Chorus Line"
Well, everyone on the planet has tits and ass of one sort or other. What is telling that he didn't mention pussy.
pussy gives you cancer
Maybe he was referring to the song from "A Chorus Line." I like that song too.
Gee r25, who would have thought of that?
"GAy or not, Prisoners with Hugh? Aside from being very entertaining, will surely set DL on fire."
Wonder if there was any homosex going on behind the scenes
He's the male Megan Fox. Over.
^ Unlike Megan Fox, he can actually act. He has made some dumb career decisions though - Prince of Persia?!!!
I have to be honest. Sometimes I will watch a movie he is in if it is on cable or PPV and nothing else is on. But the phenomenon of Jake Gyllenhaal mystifies me. His movies are boring. Or just not that interesting.
They aren't well made either. Some of them look like they were made for TV movies. I liked Jarhead. That was it. Even Brokeback seems quaintly out of date. In general, I have to question his choices.
[quote]He didn't actually use the phrase "tits & ass" did he? I'm embarrassed for him.
Me too. And he's about as convincing.
Look. I have to honestly acknowledge his looks. He is one of the hottest looking guys out here as far as movies go. He'd definitely be on my personal top ten list. I find his looks appealing, even though I know others might not.
But, he's not a very exciting person, and I'm kind of amazed at the fact he even generates so much attention. For me, a guy's personality is part of his appeal. Yes, he's good looking, but so are thousands of other guys.
Always thought he was gay. Has nothing to do with Brokeback. It's just a vibe I get. Cannot picture him with a woman and let's be honest, Jake is not the most masculine of guys...
Saw him today on LIVE! with Kelly & Michael. I really loved him. Great wit and personality. Quick thinker. Showed some signs of depth, too. Didn't much like his looks though. As he matures his face is losing its appeal and his long hair brushed back looked terrible. Don't like his beard either.
Liars are not attractive people.
he was great in "actor's studio" tonight. smart, sweet, smart. did you know he's a baron, of swedish lineage?
made me love him even more after watching him tonight.
I agree R35, he's turning into Mandy Patinkin.
Is his father dead? How would he be a Baron?
r30 People are fascinated by Jake's gay rumors. They don't give a shit about his acting.
Also, that guy he was supposedly dating, I hope he has found someone better. He was much hotter and sexier.
Its the muthafucking ass kissing tht pisses me off. I mean FUCK!!! Do you think I'm stupid?
Billy Crystal has said (rather obnoxiously) that they all thought he was gay during City Slickers.
BTW his god-parents are Paul Newman and Jamie Lee Curtis. That could really screw up your sexual identity, no?
"Also, that guy he was supposedly dating, I hope he has found someone better. He was much hotter and sexier."
If their rumors were true, Austin probably has a new man squeeze hidden somewhere. Jake might have been cute, adorable and shy before, but now he's an ego shit bag. He thinks too highly of himself and has become cold.
I just watched it. I was mesmerized by his beautiful, big, blue saucer eyes.
[quote]He thinks too highly of himself and has become cold.
I doubt Jake is the cold one. Austin Nicols seems like someone who is a total dick-head. Someone who thinks their significant other is their property. I'm going to base this on alleged allegations, but Austin has been known by some as a total control freak with sudden anger issues. Jake still sometimes comes off as an awkward man with low self confidence issues.
I hardly ever read about Jake Gyllenhaal anymore.
He seems to have jumped the shark.
How dare he agree when that girl said that he and his sister are the first Oscar nominated siblings!! Me and my bitch of a sister where nominated!
How dare he agree when that girl said that he and his sister are the first Oscar nominated siblings!! Me and my bitch of a sister where nominated!
Austin Nichols = Dollar Tree Justin Timberlake
I hate this pandering buffoon.
That bitch said "Brother and Sister nominees". Even then, she was WRONG.
plus Shirley and Warren
Eric and Julia Roberts
Maggie Gyllenhaal is hideous and, more offensively, a terrible actress. Runs in the family I suppose!
He tried way too hard to dispel the gay rumors last night, and he was feeding the rumors at the same time. He not only brought his mother, which other actors have done, but Lipton actually interviewed her about Jake, while he sat there like a twelve yr. old. She even had her own microphone.
His father's not dead. He escaped.
R51, Austin Nichols plays an actor who likes trannies and kids on Ray Donovan. He's often shirtless, but isn't doing much bodybuilding. He's completely fucked-up on drugs and booze, so his waning pectorality works for the character.
When he's not smiling and trying to get everyone to love him, he can actually be thoughtful and sensitive. I was also surprised at his insecurity, particularly when Lipton asked him what sound he doesn't like, Jake said, "his voice." Wow.
And his humorous pandering for future jobs to the audience before the show wrapped--why do I think he was half-way serious and that he hasn't always had an easy time of scoring jobs?
[quote]He tried way too hard to dispel the gay rumors last night,
Agreed, R60. By using the very graphic "tits & ass" he doesn't want people to just glide over his professions of heterosexuality; instead, he wants to jar you, to shake you out of your concentration on him or on Lipton or on the sounds of the interview, and attend, ATTEND DAMMIT!, to his pronouncement of unassailable straightness. Focusing on the genitals belies his unspoken belief that sexual acts = sexual identity, something that a lot of men struggling with their gayness will believe, that is, "if I don't touch a penis, if I do not have any sex with a man, then I am not gay."
This is the same sort of denial logic that allows a person to say "I'm a straight-acting, gay man" and actually believe it. Whether I am getting any sex on a regular basis or not, I am a gay man the entire time. Not so with this kind of genital-linked, identity definition thinking.
There's one other thing in the mix, thinks me. He could have expressed his sexual-act-denial thinking in a number of ways that would have had similar shock value. Maybe something like "Let's just say the ladies never leave my bed without smiles on their faces..." or what have you. Or even, "I'm in love with women's bodies. Whenever I'm near a woman, I just want to tear her clothes off and make some sparks fly." No, he chose the vulgar "tits & ass" which shows both a reduction of women from human beings into sexual organs, and a strong implication of them being "dirty" or "nasty." (I agree with the poster who wondered why he didn't mention women's vaginas instead of their anuses.)
Overall, I think he is guilty of what prosecutors call "attempting to convince when only asked to convey." Think Jodi Arias here. Not only was it morning on day XYZ that her deceased boyfriend first hit her, it was 10:07 AM, there was roadwork on the highway that she drove on (at precisely 45 mph because her gas was almost gone and she had only $2.52 in her red coin purse). The theory is that "if I am really specific about something, then I must be recalling real events and am not lying." The words we use and how we use them will trip us up every time when we have a secret that we feel must never ever be revealed.
It is precisely the OTT "T&A" comment that evidences JG's gayness; he doesn't know how a straight man would speak.
If Jake would just come over, I would know if he were gay. And I wouldn't tell a soul.
Threads like these stop me from coming here, this is my post for 6 months, the guy is 100% straight and only played gay to support you people for goodness sake.
He got a rave review in the NYTimes today for 'Prisoners.'
I forgot to sign my name. Hooray for heterosexuality!
Can you see Paul Newman answering the question that way? Hell, Heath Ledger? It isn't Brokeback that makes us think you are gay Jake, Heath was kissing a man too.
Even if he had been gay, R70, I wouldn't've wanted Heath Ledger to fuck me all night long.
Just give the guy a break, there is no proof, he only dates women for crying out loud.
He only dates beards, beards, beard.
[quote]Threads like these stop me from coming here, this is my post for 6 months, the guy is 100% straight and only played gay to support you people for goodness sake.
What the hell?
how did his parents ever get Paul Newman to be his god-father
in 1980 when Jake was born neither of his parents even had any film credits
uh huh. He's probably home right now, on his knees and looking up at some man with lusty eyes and an open mouth with semen smudged on his chin.
Jake's parents have a long history of "creating" an image. They were the happy artistic couple whose kids went to all the best schools YET when they divorced they were heavily in debt and broke. (despite having 2 movie star children)
Jake learned to lie as a child and he's still doing it. Mama taught him well. (Ethan Hawke stayed in the garage!!!!!!)
R79, we all "learned to lie" as a child. LOL! What is important is whether or not we outgrow our need to lie as adults, and the kind of lies we tell. Most lies are born of either wishful thinking or fear. I do agree about Jake's parents creating an image. How do you know they were heavily in debt?
[quote] I do agree about Jake's parents creating an image. How do you know they were heavily in debt?
It made the news a couple of years ago that Jake's father, at least, declared bankruptcy. Are his parents still together? Do they -- or one of them -- still live in Hancock Park?
It's all very "Michi likes sausage"
Good analysis, R63. And I agree!
Along similar lines, R83 and R63, when I was still trying to pass as straight (teens to age 24), it never occurred to me that I could turn a girl down for not being my type. I had no idea hard-ons worked that way, as I'd only been with two guys up to that point.
so... Jake doesn't require a handsome man to be his "friend"?
No, come on. I think those two are getting ready for a Rain Man reboot.
r90 Chris Fischer
I thought Jake was charming, witty, personable, smart, and handsome on In the Actors Studio on Bravo last week.
R22, no, the tits and ass answer by Jake, was to the question "What turns you on?"
R63, for Christ sakes, Jake was not mentioning the 'anuses' of women when he said "tits and ass".
Straight men are attracted to the asses of women, not their anuses. Men like the shape of the ass and rubbing against the ass. They are focusing on the anus, but rather the entire ass and its shape and sexual qualities.
R63, lord, have you never heard that straight men are attracted to the asses of women? They are not focusing on the anuses, but the entire ass.
And 'tits and ass' is an extremely common hetero descriptive phrase. Jake was not displaying that he is gay by mentioning women's asses, you dingbat.
And I'm not saying that Jake is necessarily hetero. I don't know whether he is gay or straight or bisexual. But I think he is bisexual.
meant to type: they are NOT focusing on the anuses of women
ugh!!! r94 there is no such thing as male bisexuality!!!
Yes there is, R96.
It's existed for thousands of years.
He's been cursing a lot these past few years, he thinks cursing will give him a masculine image, but we all know he is a weak, slow minded bottom behind his fake exterior. The boy was also depressed for a long period time - self-esteem issues..
[quote]The boy was also depressed for a long period time - self-esteem issues..
Is this true?
I'm sure Jake is banging his head into the wall repeating over and over:
WHY DID I DO BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN?!
WWWHHHYYY DID I DO BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN?!
I know I'll get bashed for this but I knew Jake for 6-7 months.
I know people won't believe me, but I knew Jake for like 6 or 7 months. We used to talk on the phone regularly, but he probably lost his phone and we lost contact. He is utterly adorable, and very effeminate, with a very sensitive spot.
He took everything personally connected to his family and friends, got very emotionally drunk when you criticized him. He was close friends with some guy that was very cold towards him sometimes. That guy was a sweetheart though, but a little anger issues.
r104, you can't use the word effeminate.
Ya, I knew you used that word. Not sure why those words keep popping up. I don't see anything wrong with calling boys that.
E f f e m i n a t e
E f f e m i n a t e
how can you say that? maybe sensitive, but that's never a bad thing. right?
It was used to bash gay DL'ers one too many times so it became a forbidden word.
What's wrong with calling them that, nothing! You queens are so sensitive to things like that. I love my boys to be E F f (you know).
because real men like real men. you know, butch ones like Jake.
New Jake Blind
[italic]This A list mostly movie actor who is an Academy Award winner/nominee was out two nights ago with his boyfriend. Yes, sure his girlfriend was there too but he didn't come in with the girlfriend she came later. He didn't leave with the girlfriend, she left earlier. He did leave about one minute from his boyfriend though who had a car waiting right behind our actor.[/italic]
Jake's boyfriend, Austin will be on Agents of Shield this week. Can't wait!
[quote]..Academy Award winner/nominee
Jake never won an Oscar.
[quote]Jake never won an Oscar.
Are your crooked eyes refusing to see the /nominee. Do you know what that means?
When I see "winner/nominee", I assume they won at least one Oscar.
If it said "winner", obviously they were nominated and won.
If it said "nominee", I would gather they never won.
Being too literal?
Can't wait to watch the episode. Austin better flash those tits.
Jake always gives me this vibe that he's a big girl in his private life, and I don't mean that as a bad thing. He can talk about tits and grow out his beard as much as he wants, but he always seems so feminine.
feminine? no. sensitive, yes. big difference.
Austin was amazing on Shield. So sexy. Can't believe he's with Jake. He can do much better than Jakey, even if he's a cutey pie...
He really needs to gain back the lost weight. The movie will obviously be a flop, but I guess he thinks he'll either win an oscar or is being paid a lot.
[quote]Austin better flash those tits.
We got to see his tits. So fucking HOT!
He looks really homely at R120's link.
Sorry, but the weight loss haggardness confirms my suspicion that he will not age well.
I hate this trend of actors physically and drastically morphing into roles to gain credibility. They used to do it with makeup... and talent.
He said "I like tits and ass"? Really? Clever! I would use that too to deny I'm gay without actually doing it, since tits and ass are also male attributes.
Jake loves Austin's tits. So, technically he's not lying.
I doubt that guy was Austin. The male hacker was fucking hot and I don't believe for a second [italic]he[/italic] is Jake's boyfriend. Also, Austin Nichols' imbd page proves that. Whoever that sex object was, he better be around for more eps.
[quote]Whoever that sex object was, he better be around for more eps.
R129 R130 I haven't watched the SHIELD episode yet, but Austin Nichols is listed as a guest star in the opening credits.
"Austin was amazing on Shield. So sexy. Can't believe he's with Jake."
Jake moved to New York City 2 years ago.
Austin lives in LA and Austin, TX.