Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the best actors around

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  1. TheRuthlessOne

    TheRuthlessOne Violence Belt

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    He has done a lot of different types of roles throughout his career and he is amazing at whatever he does. I know most people probably know him from donnie darko or brokeback mountain. I found out about him around 2005 with jarhead a slow burn movie and Gyllenhaal is fantastic in it.

    Other movies like Prisoners. Zodiac, Nightcrawler, Southpaw all good movies. Nightcrawler in particular I thought was his best work to date. He made me believe that he was really that crazy guy. Then he comes back and does southpaw and he makes me believe he is this really badass boxer. He can do any role he sets his mind to and knocks it out of the park everytime.


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  2. Horse Style

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    This thread has been done already
     
  3. Eyepokesftw

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    You have a man crush.
     
  4. ufcfan4

    ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    Great actor for sure.

    I'll just zero in on Prisoners for a moment. Awesome movie but particularly phenomenal performance from Jake. That nervous tick he had was such a cool idiosyncratic touch. Great character, great performance, great movie.
     
  5. KhabibTheBeagle

    KhabibTheBeagle Papi de la Sherdog

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    Jake is P4P #1, in my book. Nightcrawler, Donnie Darko, Jarheads, Love, and Other Drugs, Prisoners, Southpaw, End of Watch, Enemy. He's amazing, in all of these.
     
  6. chickenlip

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    Watched Southpaw today, it was pretty good. Nightcrawler was an unexpected gem
     
  7. theincognito

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    Jake Gyllenhaal lacks charisma. He is not alone - Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and plenty others are worse than he is. Its too much about being good looking nowadays in acting. I'd rather watch Robert Duvall or Jack Nicholson, who probably wouldn't even make it big if they came from this generation because they were average looking
     
  8. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    I'll readily admit I have a mancrush on Jake Gyllenhaal. I haven't seen him in anything that he wasn't good in. Obviously haven't seen Prince of Persia. Source Code rarely gets mentioned, but he was good in that too.

    And he's smashed a lot of quality Hollywood poon, too.
     
  9. chickenlip

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    His sister is Hollywood ugly. Shes like regular people average at best. Maybe he has something to do with her being on film
     
  10. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    Oh shit, this gave me a great idea...
     
  11. Hyperglide

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary was GOAT. You have no idea what you are talking about. Fookin wood..
     
  12. chickenlip

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    Never saw it but I imagine she would ruin it for me if I did
     
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    Hyperglide Bonafide. Known To Ride.

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    YouTube it. No you'll change your tune pretty quick. It's pretty risque stuff probably would get dubs if I posted it here.
     
  14. The Diplomat

    The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    Didn't we just have a thread about Gyllenhaal vs. Leo?
     
  15. 76Knockout

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    He's up there with Bale and Hardy for me.
     
  16. chickenlip

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    Dude porn is free and that bush is killer. Theres way hotter chicks in porn these days, she does nothing for me
     
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    I like Gyllenhaal and all, but I think some posters might actually beat off to him.
     
  18. moonwolf

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    you forgot his magnum opus,

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  19. Helmut Zemo

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    I would have to agree. He has been in some great movies: October Sky, Zodiac, Source Code, End of Watch, Prisoners, and Nightcrawler. Donnie Darko has somewhat of a cult following, but I didn't enjoy it. His performance was great in it, as well as Southpaw which I didn't really like that much. Some nicely shot movie fights though.
     
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