Sunday, 12 September 2010

A Place in the Sun

Montgomery Clift
Montgomery Clift rolling cigarette
during shooting of 'Red River', circa 1948

The Advocate: There are so many biographies of Montgomery Clift and numerous websites devoted to him. What was the biggest surprise you learned about him while researching your book?
Amy Lawrence: I was most impressed by Clift’s canny understanding of his own image. Many biographers depict him as refusing to participate in the Hollywood star system, but that didn’t mean he was ignorant of it. He understood how an actor’s image was built and maintained. In giving interviews or choosing roles, he knew exactly how to shape a performance to achieve the effect he wanted — and to resist the efforts of others to simplify a character. For instance, he was aware that screenwriters and directors often wanted to make the hero perfect; Clift wanted to make the character human, complicated, and not always admirable.

Q: Clift is often spoken of in context as a “gay actor” or in conjunction with Marlon Brando and James Dean. What do you see as Clift’s singular legacy?
A: Brando and Dean both thought of Clift as singular. Brando saw Clift as his only major competition, and Dean saw him as a model, an ideal to emulate. Unlike those performers, Clift’s best work has not become dated. In Red River, From Here to Eternity, A Place in the Sun, I Confess, and half a dozen others, his performances are impeccable. At his best he is never mannered or predictable. His performances are subtle, intelligent, graceful, and deeply empathetic regardless of the character’s flaws.

Q: How did Clift’s being gay — or bisexual, as some suggest — when it was still taboo affect his drinking, drug taking, and ultimate downward spiral?
A: The homophobia of the time, which intensified nationally just as Clift’s career was beginning in the late 1940s and early ’50s, certainly exerted pressure on Clift. A serious relationship with choreographer Jerome Robbins in the ’40s threatened both their careers when Robbins was blackmailed into testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings regarding communists and other “subversives” in Washington and the entertainment community. I would be hesitant, though, to cast Clift as a “sad young man,” “self-loathing homosexual,” or fit him into any other category into which gay men were sorted from the 1950s to ’70s. Alcoholism affects everyone, and in the postwar period heavy drinking was routine across the board. By the time Clift’s drinking became full-blown alcoholism, it was impossible to disentangle from his devastating car accident, the prescription painkillers he needed at the time, and his professional fear regarding the damage done to his face. In the latter part of his career, his drinking and drug taking were so dominant in his life that he couldn’t function without them. Paradoxically, at the point when he worked with unsupportive or openly hostile homophobic producers and directors, the drugs and drinking sustained him as much as they destroyed him.

Q: You write about the fan magazines of the 1950s that frequently used sexually suggestive headlines such as “Who Is Monty Kidding?” How well known was the truth about Clift’s sexuality during that era?
A: Clift worked in a period when fan magazines were challenged by scandal magazines, each promising “the truth” about stars’ private lives. Ironically, even the scandal rags did not want any “truth” firmly established because that would rob them of the chance to repeatedly tantalize readers with the next promised exposé. Biographical information suggests that people who worked with Clift always “knew” in exact proportion to what they wanted to know. Fans likewise. Everyone minimized the complexity of Clift’s emotional relationships — with men, older women, young women — in order to maintain the image of the actor that appealed to them most.

Q: A recent article in Newsweek suggests audiences can’t accept gay actors as romantic leading men when we know the truth about their real-life sexuality and uses Rock Hudson as an example. How do you think this applies to Clift, who had such intense chemistry on-screen with Elizabeth Taylor and other actresses?
A: When audiences think they know something about an actor’s personal sexuality it becomes available as a touchstone to spectators watching a performance but is never mandatory. People judging a performance often appreciate it most the more it varies from what we think we know about the performer — casting against type, nice people playing psychos, beautiful actresses playing ugly. If we think of Clift as an actor, then his persuasiveness as a romantic lead opposite Taylor, Olivia de Havilland, or Jennifer Jones increases our appreciation of his skill as he seems to become inseparable from the role.

Another issue is history itself. As new generations are introduced to Clift and Hudson, they often react to the performers without knowing any biographical information about them. They are also less invested in “the truth” than those who experienced a change in their perception through revelations and the exposure of secrets. The freer sexuality of Brando or Dean, for instance, has not come to dominate their images.

Q: How do you think Clift would have fared personally and professionally if he began his career today, with the intrusion of the Internet and paparazzi?
A: The intrusion of the media today is offset by the openness of some gay performers — though not romantic leading men just yet. As Tom Cruise’s career shows, it is possible to withstand rumors and media speculation if you have the power and the will to do so. Because Clift was never as closeted as Rock Hudson, I don’t believe he would fight terribly hard to maintain the illusion of offscreen heterosexuality. He might be more likely to take a Keanu Reeves approach, where the actor neither courts nor tries to dispel the fantasies of any fan. In several roles in the severely repressive 1950s he even courted audiences to read his characters — and maybe himself — as gay in the casually flirtatious scenes in Red River, the rejection of heterosexual relationships in I Confess, Suddenly, Last Summer, and Freud, the material on gay Army life that acts as a subtext throughout From Here to Eternity, and the relationship with Frank Sinatra’s character in the film.

Source: Advocate, The Most Beautiful Man in Film

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Jackie said...

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Montgomery Clift said...

[recalling his arrival in Hollywood] I told them I wanted to choose my scripts and my directors myself. "But sweetheart," they said, "you`re going to make a lot of mistakes." And I told them, "You don`t understand; I want to be free to do so."

Anonymous said...

Wow, gorgeous post Jackie. :)

Anonymous said...

Because Clift was never as closeted as Rock Hudson, I don’t believe he would fight terribly hard to maintain the illusion of offscreen heterosexuality. He might be more likely to take a Keanu Reeves approach, where the actor neither courts nor tries to dispel the fantasies of any fan.

I agree.

reposting said...

Is Jake in LA?

He was seen at LAX a few days ago, no indication whether he was departing or arriving though. But previously to that sighting there was one sighting of him and McBongo on MV, so I'd say it was him arriving back in L.A. He's probably in L.A. now.

Anonymous said...

No US Open Men's Final for Jake this year?

Atticus said...

*has massive coronary*
*cleans house*

Atticus said...

Fuck! Why didn't anyone tell me Daddy is in LA? A lot of good you guys are.

Anonymous said...

Sorry! Your Daddy is good in hiding.

DL gossip said...

Neil Patrick Harris: Used to slut around in the NYC Broadway world, but his new celebrity status has made him quite the role model for commitment and marriage and he is keeping to it.

Jake Gylenhaal: Slutted around big time until the tabloids started to catch up with him - call it post Austin withdrawals. Now he sluts around very, very quietly.

Zac Efron: Has the tightest leash in showbiz. If Zac even makes eye contact with another guy, his agency slaps him. The Hollywood system is power.

Hayden Christensen: Is still dealing with heart break fallout. He should be married and as a Canadian, he is able to get married. But he goes on and on about being dumped, etc. etc.

Johnny Weir: Could slut around big time, but he insists that his tricks kiss his ring first. The ones that do, are not his type.

Kevin Spacey: Is still twinking but it is costing increasingly more money now. Plus, Kevin is getting sexually weird, which freaks out the Twinks.

Brian Singer: Is still trying to be the slut he always wanted to be. It is ego.

David Geffen: Is too old for sex, so it is safer for the street kids.

Elton John: Is post sex. It surprises me that he still is against equal marriage.

Dominic Monaghan: Is still playing the "game", but nobody is watching it anymore. He doesn't see that. Elijah does.

Kenney Chesney: Still sings for sex, as much as he can get.

Anonymous said...

Jake Gylenhaal: Slutted around big time until the tabloids started to catch up with him - call it post Austin withdrawals. Now he sluts around very, very quietly.

Damn.

DL gossip said...

"All I know about Rachel Billson is she was in "The O.C." and she dated the guy from the series, who, I'm almost positive, is gay. Adam."

A long time ago Perez (before he got sucked into the anti-bearding publicist's game) strongly implied Jake G and Adam from the OC may have had some sort of fling in Toronto at the film festival. He was going to report some 'exciting news!' and drew hearts on pics of Adam and Jake stuck next to each other, well hearts on Jake's sunglasses and a heart on Adam's crotch area.

But...the story never happened. Something happened and he never printed. Maybe he got his wires crossed (Adam looks like Austin Nichols) or he could have been advised not to go public by someone.

I also think Trent at Pink knew someothing. He too was going to report some 'exciting news' on Jake around the same time but never did. It was all very strange.
---
Btw, with relation to Trent, his news wasn't about the Adam thing as far as I know but relating to Brokeback Mountain at a time when it was rumoured Jake was going to use BBM as a vehicle to come out. Whatever 'news' it was - that also never occured either.

Anonymous said...

... drew hearts on pics of Adam and Jake stuck next to each other, well hearts on Jake's sunglasses and a heart on Adam's crotch area

Adam Brody

Anonymous said...

That really is a beautiful post, Jackie. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

strongly implied Jake G and Adam from the OC may have had some sort of fling in Toronto at the film festival

Was that Jake and soap actor rumor?

Austin said...

I had flight trouble. I will not make it to toronto
3 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

So sad. Congrats to the cast and crew of Beautiful Boy!!
2 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Sophia said...

Damn!

Anonymous said...

I loved today's post, Jackie. Great job and very interesting and informative. I think it's amazing that as far as we've come with bringing the GLBT population out of hiding, so many of them are still in hiding if they are in the public eye.

I posted a ? yesterday asking if any of the other readers here thought that Bilson PR and JBG's PR were on the same page about the rumors. Someone gave me some hell about it, of course, which i don't really understand. IMO - and this is only my opinion - celebs at a certain level become just as much of a commodity as they are a person. Since we know that everyone generally keeps everyone else's secrets out there, it seems a bit dicey on Jake's part to get hooked up with someone who is mostly noted for being a beard. I'm surprised that he would go along with that, but at the same time, i'm surprised that her peeps would drag him into it without his permission. Since it hasn't gone away, it feels manufactured.

Which brings us back around to the post today: Can a guy be himself and be a movie star. I like what the author said: it's touches on the strength of their talent when they can play a role so convincingly when it's opposite of their true nature.

That makes me wonder about the level of Jake's skills. He played Jack Twist so convincingly, but in POP, he didn't have the sharpness or the edge he needed to convince me. He was a cute boy doing stunts, finally forced to let the girl tag along because he couldn't get rid of her. I never believed that he wanted her at all.

just some thoughts. thanks for the post. s.

marlon brando said...

Marlon Brando & Monty Clift Home Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFgoQtEFNjc

Anonymous said...

Now he sluts around very, very quietly.

*cough*

Anonymous said...

Can a guy be himself and be a movie star.

A gay guy or any guy?

Anonymous said...

Can a guy be himself and be a movie star.

Only a very rare and special people, gay or straight, can be themselves and be movie stars. The rest have to work hard to sell the right image.

Anonymous said...

Jakes people have already denied the rumour. IMO Rachel Bilson needs a bit publicity and since she has no new project dating rumour is the best thing she can get at the moment.

I don´t think Jake would like to be involved in such a nonsense again.

50 years ago it was easier for the stars to live their life privately - no twitter, blogs, mobile phone pictures and people were not so obsessed with the private/sex life of the actors.

IMO Jake destroyed much of his positive image during the Reese years, especially with the overexposure in the tabloids, pap pics. And then the decision to do PoP - most reactions were negative even from people who ususally like Jake.

There is much competition in HW and some excellent actors in Jakes age - J. Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, James Franco, M. Fassbender - just to name a few, and they are all up for the good projects and they are taking their craft serious.

I hope that LAOD will be successful and the audience will love the film - it would bring Jake back in the race when it comes to casting the good roles.

Anonymous said...

Marlon Brando & Monty Clift Home Video

Funny, gay and heartwarming :)

Anonymous said...

Jakes people were quick to deny the Rachel rumor. Quickest response ever as she is well know to be a professional beard. The last thing he needs is to be linked to her. It still keeps showing up on the web though. Not sure if it is from people who are slow to keep up or who are secretly trying to sabotage him and keep those gay rumors on the front page. Not that there is anything wrong with being gay. Im just glad to see that he is not bearding anymore. Must be driving his handlers nuts.

Anonymous said...

LAOD poster on ONTD

User comment:I saw this already--it's not great, but they're naked for, like, half of it, which is quite nice.

Anonymous said...

Since it hasn't gone away, it feels manufactured.

S, I'm not sure whether or not we can judge that "it hasn't gone away." Once something is out there, it can take on a life of its own on the internet without any help from anyone. So the same basic story just gets repeated in different places because bloggers, gossip sites, etc. just grab stuff from each other and it may not be a case of something not going away because there is new info to keep the rumor going.

scroll if you don't want to bitch about the Chin said...

LOL how we saw weekly/2x week pap pics of Reeke and now it's 2x a month for Jake if we're lucky but damn it's still weekly for the Chin. She keeps to her schedule! Another thing that makes me LOL is how all her pap pics announce she's with JIM TOTH! Who the fuck is Jim Toth, a celeb/person/CAA flunkie the public should care about?! It's so obvious that she's trying to sell him as someone special, a big name in HW, to make herself look better. When the truth is nobody worth their IMDb in HW would be caught dead bearding or fake dating with her.

Anonymous said...

According to Facebook Jake is on Martha's Vineyard.

Poster from MV: "Just saw Jake Gyllenhaal at a coffee shop decked out in full sexy bike attire and adorning a big beard! Best way to start the morning ever!"

Anonymous said...

Ok, forget that "Jake and Austin in the same city at the same time this Saturday"!

Anonymous said...

Reese & Jim get papped a lot, but i don't see the magazines running many of the pictures. They've run a couple - they were in people this week - but i think it's obvious she alone isn't enough to spark much interest and he's a total buzz kill. He's not attractive and he dresses for shit and wears those awful hats that make him look even more ridiculous than he has too.
I looked at the most recent batch at JJ and there is actually a picture there of him holding the door for her while she got in the car - something immature, bratty Jake never did, apparently. That struck me as funny - she is so determined to make her point. Wtfe.
It seems that without an interesting boytoy, she can't really command much page time in the magazines. Since there aren't many pictures of Jake around these days, i don't think we can determine much about his interest. I do think it's interesting that - of the last pics posted on the internet of him, all of them ick - i haven't seen any of them pop up in a magazine. Wonder why? Do you think they are feeling sorry for him? S.

PS: Good points about gybil. I will not think about it anymore unless new stuff comes out. :)

Anonymous said...

Rachel Bilson thing: They were both at joga class, hence a stupid rumor started (naturally). His peeps denied it. End of story.

Atticus said...

Jake is on Martha's Vineyard.

*whew*
ok everybody.... party at my house

Anonymous said...

gybil

LOL it sounds like gerbil. Much better than Rake which is too boring and too much like Reeke. I almost! wish Jake and Rachel will beard so we can use Gybil.

Jim Toth said...

wears those awful hats

I don't want anyone I know to recognize me! Too bad I can't wear a chicken suit or a gorilla outfit, that way I'd be totally anonymous. *cries*

Jake said...

gorilla outfit

You can borrow mine.

Anonymous said...

Doubt that sighting of Jake. Someone is obsessed with trying to prove Jake and Austin are never in the same place together and probably planted it. More likely is that Jake would not let Austin out of bed this morning and he missed his plane to Toronto.

Anonymous said...

Naw, Austin had to stay in L.A. to breastfeed BT!

Anonymous said...

Sorry 7:39 PM, we didn't forget how Jake wasn't interested to be with Austin this summer, how Jake prefers to be with Chris and the family. Care to comment that?

Anonymous said...

7:39PM, please. That's just embarrassing. Someone is obsessed alright. But it's not the FB poster from MV.

Anonymous said...

I love watching Reese's PR at work. She took JIM TOTH bed shopping on Ryan's birthday. Lovely. She went away for a hot romantic weekend with Jake to the same hotel in South Carolina where Ryan proposed. It's all about sticking it to him. Sticking it to Jake is probably an afterthought.

destiny said...

Wow, Adam Brody looks a lot like Austin in that photo.

For someone who is supposedly not in Jake's life, Austin sure seems to bring up a lot of things that tie back to Jake, like the Born to Run book.

destiny said...

Totally OT, but can I just say that 99% percent of men should not wear plaid suits, and that includes Bomer.

Bomer in plaid at Fashion Week show

Anonymous said...

not that i put a huge amount of stock in fb or tw reports, but since there haven't been any jake pics since the Sasquatch Set, i tend to think he's not in LA and MV seems like a reasonable place for him to hide out.

I'm pretty sure peeps here have said before that Chris has a restaurant on MV. Does anyone know the name of it? S.

Anonymous said...

For someone who is supposedly not in Jake's life, Austin sure seems to bring up a lot of things that tie back to Jake, like the Born to Run book.

There is nothing supposedly about Jake not caring to be near Austin, we know that happened, but that doesn't mean they don't talk and aren't friends.

Anonymous said...

Oh they talk alright. Pillow talk.

Anonymous said...

Pillow talk with Austin in LA and Jake in Martha's Vinyard? Or Jake in LA with Maggie and Peter while Austin is on the East Coast?
3:13 AM, would you care to comment that? Of course not, J&A believers only play dumb.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure peeps here have said before that Chris has a restaurant on MV.

Really? Never heard about that before.

Anonymous said...

ForAnimalsInc: Four adoptions and 3 fosters yesterday! AND Maggie Gyllenhaal stopped by!
about 6 hours ago

^^ said...

NYC based animal shelter focusing on TNR (trap, neuter, return). Animals available for adoption now!

Anonymous said...

i could not find the name of the restaurant but i did find this link to an interview with Chris that was interesting. i've never heard him talk before, so this was cool. imo, he comes across as nice and engaging and cute. s.

http://www.plumtv.com/videos/vineyard-chris-fischer-edible-island

can't watch video right now said...

Nice and engaging and cute and gay? :)

Anonymous said...

i have posted a clickable link to the video 3 times now and it shows that it's accepted, but then it's never here. so if suddenly a bunch of links appear, i'm sorry. and yeah, he came across as gay too, imo, but i'm not an expert with the gaydar, of course. s.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes blogger deletes posts with clickable links.

Anonymous said...

For someone who is supposedly not in Jake's life, Austin sure seems to bring up a lot of things that tie back to Jake, like the Born to Run book.

No one said Austin is not a friend of Jake's - obviously they still are, there was that photo op in June with Sophia. So it's not odd that they would talk about stuff. But that doesn't mean they are a "couple."

Anonymous said...

Which is the celebrity name for Chin and her new fake BF?

Reeim? Jeese? Tothersponn?....

Personally, i like Tothersponn.

Anonymous said...

Aside from the fact that he's not a celeb, I don't think there's enough interest in Reese and Toth to generate a celeb name.

Anonymous said...

Oh.. ok,sorry :(

Ted said...

Bitch Back


Dear Ted:
A question about journalistic integrity in the world of Blind Vice gossip. I'm sure you get all sorts of info from all sorts of sources on what our favorite Blind Vicers are up to, but how do you manage to distinguish between a source that is actually in the know and sources that are just making stuff up? If you posted a Vice only to find out later that the source that gave you the info was bogus would you retract it or just leave it as is given that, other than yourself, no one else really knows the true identify of the Vicers?
—E Murrow

Dear Source Code:
Verify, verify, then double verify. The E! legal team isn't around just to be intimidating, they, ya know, do stuff, too. So, do I! It's a tough job researching all this debauchery.


Dear Ted:
What has Nelly Fang been up to lately—still trolling the park for young studs?
—Misy

Dear Running Joke:
Hell, no. The second I spilled his workout secrets, he said adios to casual hookups in the park. I kind of feel bad, I know how much he loved to get dirty.


Dear Ted:
Thanks so much for your R.Pattz updates. We were in a bit of a dry spell for a while. Anyway, my question for you is when the hell is that man going to shave!? I want to see that beautiful face of his again!
—BubbleYum Steph

Dear Bearded Blunder:
Not until his next role requires him to. It's what all these dudes do during their down-time between flicks: him, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt. Seems most people prefer them all fresh-faced, but, I don't mind a little scruff.


Dear Ted:
I don't understand how a married beard, like the wife of Seymour Plow-Me-More, for example, can be content with her love life. How does this work. Does she know he's gay? Is she a lesbian? Or does she just not want true love for herself?
—Emily

Dear Wifey-poo:
Of course, she knows he's gay. Who cares about true love when she can be rich and famous, instead. It's what she always wanted more than anything else, don't forget.

not 8:40 AM said...

Awww, 8:58 AM don't be sad, that bitch is one of the dullest and most boring celebrities ever.

Anonymous said...

Oh.. ok,sorry :(

Nothing to be sorry for, I just don't think the general public cares about her and Toth very much :)

Christina Aguilera said...

"I love giving my male friends advice. And when I need advice myself? I go to my gay guy friends. They're very understanding and they are often coming from the same perspective. Who's better at giving advice, gay or straight guys? Well, that depends on the advice you're looking for. If it's bedroom-related, my gay friends are the best. They just lay it out there!" - Christina Aguilera, speaking to Cosmopolitan.

Aguilera's movie with Cher, Burlesque, opens on November 24th. It will be her acting debut.

http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/09/quote-of-day-christina-aguilera.html

Nelly Fang said...

The second I spilled his workout secrets, he said adios to casual hookups in the park.

Thanks a lot, Ted!

DL gossip said...

I know I should take what I read here with a grain of salt, but I remember someone saying they had to make a delivery to a hotel suite which was occupied by Tobey Maguire and James Franco was in the bed. The suite was littered with bottles and reeked of pot.

Anonymous said...

destiny said...
Totally OT, but can I just say that 99% percent of men should not wear plaid suits, and that includes Bomer.


LOL. I'm not a fan of plaid, either, but I was expecting something really garish when I clicked the link and that's probably one of the least offensive plaids I've seen, but it's still plaid :/ But nice view of his ring in the third pic down!

destiny said...

I forgot to look for the ring, thanks for pointing it out.

I actually like plaid, just not in men's pants. It would have been nice if it was a plaid jacket with solid gray pants.

Anonymous said...

LOL that Ted used the salutation "Dear Source Code" in answering that BV question, he knows very well "E Murrow" was asking about BT. But in typical Ted style, he doesn't actually answer the question about how he would handle bogus info ...

Anonymous said...

I would really LOVE to know how E! legal team researches secret sex hookups, drug use and recreational sex in parks!

Anonymous said...

I would really LOVE to know how E! legal team researches secret sex hookups, drug use and recreational sex in parks!

LOL. And isn't not having to prove anything one of points of using a BV - why would the legal team need to be involved in blinds anyway, unless they're being revealed?

Anonymous said...

Gosling:

Ryan, too, found the sex scenes taxing. "You mean the trying-not-to-have-sex sex scene? It was hard…a lot of times actors can trick people into thinking something is happening when it’s not happening, and we had to call ourselves out on anything that didn’t feel honest," Ryan said. "Actors become very professional and proficient about watching out for each other’s light and not stepping on each other’s lines. All of these things are artificial, and you have to strip that away if you’re going to achieve a sense of intimacy. In real life sex is messy, and we wanted to get at that wonderful messiness."

Interview

Anonymous said...

trying-not-to-have-sex sex scene?

I wonder how far some actors actually go during love scenes for the sake of making it look real?

Anonymous said...

12:20 pm, You mean if penetration is involved? LOL. Have you ever been on a set? It's about 30 guys and if you're an actress, chances are likely you're one of the few women (if any) on the set. So then you do your love scene and there are 30 guys surrounding you, glowering at you (because god forbid something wrong happens and they have to work overtime or their lunch gets delayed), thinking you're an asshole (mind you--many are veterans and they have worked on PLENTY of movies where they've worked on similar scenes) and the director is yelling at you, "Passion. I want to see more passion!"

(I witnessed this by the way).

I give high marks to actors for making love scenes look believable considering the insanity of the circumstances.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how far some actors actually go during love scenes for the sake of making it look real?

Go where, lol? I doubt their colleagues would have sex just to make it look real + filming technique don't allow actors to do it for real.

Anonymous said...

All of these things are artificial, and you have to strip that away if you’re going to achieve a sense of intimacy.

From the short scenes I've seen already, I very much get the feeling of simply being a fly on the wall - it doesn't have a "movie" feel about it at all, it's like there's a hidden camera just watching real people and it almost makes you uncomfortable, like you shouldn't be intruding on their private lives. That's the best kind of "acting."

destiny said...

No doubt in my mind that stars who have to work together very closely and/or have sex scenes together can end up involved with each other as a result.

I saw a play years ago with Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci that had sex scenes between the characters, and as my girlfriend said, you could just tell there was some real heat between them. Sure enough, they ended up having an affair as a result of working together in scenes like that, even though Tucci was married at the time. He later went back to his wife.

Anonymous said...

Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry sex scene spoiled the movie for me, I disliked both characters with a passion, lol.

Anonymous said...

BV is a little indie film, I doubt there were 30 people around during love scenes.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that people usually don't mind 2-3 persons watching them having sex? :)

Anonymous said...

Are you saying that people usually don't mind 2-3 persons watching them having sex? :)

Depends on the people I guess. But most probably would mind.

But did she use one with Jake? said...

I give high marks to actors for making love scenes look believable considering the insanity of the circumstances.

Reminds of what John C. Reilly told Jimmy Fallon about his sex scene with Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl, lol:

John C. Reilly vs. Jennifer Aniston's Chastity Pillow

Jake said...

Have you ever been on a set? It's about 30 guys...

I'm sure you understand my problem now!

Anonymous said...

But did she use one with Jake?

Yes, she did. I remember an interview where it was mentioned.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Jake and Heath used one in the second tent scene, where Jake laid on top of Heath?
I personally doubt they used one.

Anonymous said...

Yes, she did. I remember an interview where it was mentioned.

Well, I was joking; I kind of figured she probably always uses one :) But John C. Reilly made a pretty funny story out of it, lol. He was really good in that movie, too.

Anonymous said...

^^Everyone did a good job in TGG.

Anonymous said...

Everyone did a good job in TGG.

Agreed. From the main characters to the smallest role, the acting was top-notch.

Anonymous said...

No doubt in my mind that stars who have to work together very closely and/or have sex scenes together can end up involved with each other as a result.

I bet it happens quite often.

I think RG is totally into Michelle. I don't know what/who is keeping her from Mr. G. ?
I watched RG interact with his young co-star who plays their daugher in the movie. He has great father qualities, even Michelle said so in an interview. Also, she broke up with Jonze shortly before Valentine shoot started.
I wonder what's going on beteween them, cause I'm convinced it's not all platonic.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what/who is keeping her from Mr. G. ?

Nothing happened.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Jake is going to move to Martha's Vineyard? He's always thre lately. LOL.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think it was unusual for Jake to spend a lot of time on MV in the summer. He's not working, so it sounds like a nice place to unwind.

Anonymous said...

Jake has a lot of friends and family there, must be a nice change from LA.

Which Celebrity Will Randy Rainbow Marry Once Preparation H Is Truly Struck Down? said...

When I heard Randy Rainbow was going to take advantage of Prop 8 getting knocked down, I immediately thought he'd be walking down the aisle with Mel Gibson. But what's this? He's two-timing the megalomaniac with Zac Efron? And Tom Cruise? (And not Clay Aiken? LULZ.) But which star of ABC's canceled dramedy will actually agree to walk down the aisle

Jake @ 3:11

Queerty

^^ said...

Jake @ 3:05

OT LOL said...

Old Rock Star Songs

Anonymous said...

12:42, Edie and Stanley knew each other for a long time--from their days as drama students at SUNY/Purchase so their latter relationship didn't come out of nowhere.

PoP said...

VestalBestBuy: New movies available on Blu Ray and DVD Tuesday September 14: Prince of Persia starring Jake Gyllenhaal based on... http://fb.me/G54dgBGb
about 5 hours ago

tidbit said...

Neil Patrick Harris met David Burtka on the street: "At the Tommy Hilfiger after-party last night, we asked Burtka how the couple got together. 'We met on the street,' he told us. 'We met on Ninth Avenue between 44th and 45th, through a friend of ours.' All it took to seal the deal (and the first date) was a quick talk. 'Chatting,' said Burtka. 'And that was it.'"

Dlisted said...

Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen hobnob at NY Fashion Week.

DD said...

Stevie___jessie
iamthemcrarmy: Watching one of the best fucking movies in the whole fucking world DONNIE FUCKING DARKO!!!! I love this!! Jake gyllenhaal is so fucking ...
about 4 hours

Anonymous said...

RealDarthMaul: Was at the #boontaevepodrace. J Foxx showed up to the after party in a chop top speeder with Ron Howard Forest Whitaker + Jake Gyllenhaal
about 5 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Jake, Jake, where are you? Come back, everything is forgiven! *not really* :)

Tim Gunn Is Not Out To His Mother said...

Or at the very least, they don't talk about why he's a 57-year-old man who has yet to find that special lady.

Still out pimping his book, Gun says about his relationship with mama: "On the one hand she is a Chatty Cathy and can talk a blue-streak, on the other hand, she is not comfortable discussing anything personal. Like the chapter in my book says, sometimes you really should just keep your mouth shut! (Laughs.) Now, if I was to bring a guy home, I wouldn’t blind-side her with him. I would make an advance visit and test the waters."

Tim should try this one out: "Tomorrow one of my friends is going to stop by. He's also my roommate. And we picked out fine china together. And he makes a mean paella. And he's gay." If she blinks twice, coast is clear.

http://www.queerty.com/tim-gunn-is-not-out-to-his-mother-20100913/

Anonymous said...

on the other hand, she is not comfortable discussing anything personal

Sorry to hear that, Tim. Some people aren't fit to be parents.

Anonymous said...

Jake, Jake, where are you?

Sounds like he's on MV with Jamie Foxx :)

Anonymous said...

That manwhore??? We need pictures!

Anonymous said...

That manwhore??? We need pictures!

LOL. Well, I don't know if "RealDarthMaul" was talking about some Star Wars dream he had or if there really was a party - but pictures are always good!

Jake said...

Nah, you would complain about my beard!

Anonymous said...

Jake said...
Nah, you would complain about my beard!


Jake, as long as you stick with beards that grow on your face and not beards that jump on your back for phony photo-ops we promise not to complain!

Jake said...

Promises, promises!

BT said...

Daddy's beard is scaring off my imaginary friends!

Watch: Julianne Moore Appears in First Ad in HRC Series of New Yorkers for Marriage Equality said...

In July I posted about a new effort by the Human Rights Campaign toward marriage equality in New York. The Campaign for New York Marriage, headed by Brian Ellner, has just launched the first in a series of ads intended to lobby public support for the issue.

The NYT reports:

"The timing of commercials is deliberate, and revealing: With the front-runner in the governor’s race, Andrew M. Cuomo, the Democratic attorney general, pledging his support for same-sex marriage, and the Legislature in Democratic hands, advocates are pushing for a new vote early next year. 'We want to build excitement and momentum in advance of that,' said Ellner...As part of that strategy, the Human Rights Campaign and its allies are spending heavily to oust three New York state senators — all Democrats — who voted against the marriage bill last year and who face opponents in the primary on Tuesday: William Stachowski of Buffalo, Shirley L. Huntley of Queens and Rubén Díaz Sr. of the Bronx."

Along with Moore, the ads will feature Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Rev. Al Sharpton Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Whoopi Goldberg, Fran Drescher, Tom Colicchio, and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, the widow of Arthur Ashe.

Towleroad

Oops! said...

George Michael Gets Eight Weeks in Prison for Drug Driving

Anonymous said...

Along with Moore, the ads will feature Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Rev. Al Sharpton Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Whoopi Goldberg, Fran Drescher, Tom Colicchio, and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, the widow of Arthur Ashe.

Maggie? Peter?

Anonymous said...

Natalie and Rachel Weisz at Blue Swan premiere:

TIFF

Natalie looks good here. And Rachel Weisz is always pretty (can you believe she's over 40?)

Anonymous said...

^^Natalie doesn't have nice legs neither does Rachel and Winona is so gross to me.

Natalie, Rachel and Winona said...

Bitch!

Anonymous said...

Natalie doesn't have nice legs

What's wrong with her legs?

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with her legs?

They were wrapped around Jake when they had sex.

Anonymous said...

LOL, only in your imagination!

Anonymous said...

Nat looks great, love Rachel!

awwww! said...

Solitary Keanu Reeves finally smiles as he finds a friend to hang out with

Anonymous said...

Solitary Keanu Reeves finally smiles as he finds a friend to hang out with

(((Keanu)))

He's one of the nicest and most humble actors in Hollywood. :)

babbler said...

As we can see, Keanu Reeves just needs the right woman by his side!

Frank said...

BT said...
Daddy's beard is scaring off my imaginary friends!


LOL. I bet it wouldn't scare off this imaginary friend!

Anonymous said...

:)

Ryan Buell comes out as bisexual said...

Ryan Buell, star of A&E’s docuseries Paranormal State, comes out as bisexual in his new book, Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown. Buell, who identifies as a Roman Catholic, writes, “I’ve decided to share my sexuality and struggle over faith in hopes that others will no longer feel as though they are alone or that they can’t be religious.” His show returns for a fifth season later this year.

Entertainment Weekly

Anonymous said...

They were wrapped around Jake when they had sex.

I wouldn't rule out "bi Jake" to have fooled around with her. But "gay Jake" and Natalie, I'd say, were never more than pals. I read that Jake thinks the world of Nat, she can do no wrong in his opinion.

Anonymous said...

Just friends. Every girl needs male gay friends.

Xtina said...

Every girl needs male gay friends.

Yes, they do! Christina 'gets sex advice from gay friends'

Anonymous said...

I'm still pissed off with Christina. In some radio interview they asked her about Ricky (remember their Nobody Wants To Be Lonely?) and his coming out and all she had to say was "Good for him!".

Anonymous said...

Christina 'gets sex advice from gay friends'

If I remember correctly, John Barrowman was offering advice about men and sex, too :)

Anonymous said...

Christina 'gets sex advice from gay friends'

WTF Leo icon / avatar

Anonymous said...

LOL @ Anne's happy face and Jake's not so happy face.

LOL

Anonymous said...

Anne is better at acting ;)

Anonymous said...

Anne is better at acting ;)

Yup! ;)

Anonymous said...

LOL

It's hard to create real, authentic intimacy on screen. So, it's not that easy what Ryan and Michelle accomlished in BV. I hope I'll buy Jake and Anne as a couple in love. Let's hope the movie will turn out fine.

Anonymous said...

Hope so. Promotion time will be interesting, that much is certain :)

Anonymous said...

Promotion time will be interesting, that much is certain :)

I don't doubt that. I wonder when promo for the movie will start?

Anonymous said...

Beginning of November? Three weeks should be enough.

Anonymous said...

Yes, probably.

Anonymous said...

Three weeks of merkin talk will be more than enough, lol.

Anonymous said...

Anne and Jake are beautiful together, no doubt about that. But maybe that's exactly what it will make their coupling a little bit unbelievable. They are just too perfectly good looking, some viewers can fing it very annoying.

Ryan and Michelle are cute but more average looking. I think is easier to relate with them.

I'm only posting this assuming BV is direct competition of LAOD:
Are this 2 movies competing in box office and chance of awards? If not, there is no point in compearing them.

IMDb said...

Blue Valentine (2010)

Canada 15 September 2010 (Toronto International Film Festival)
USA 23 September 2010 (Milwaukee Film Festival)
UK 15 October 2010 (London Film Festival)
Australia 26 December 2010
USA 31 December 2010 (limited)

Anonymous said...

I don't see how LAOD and BV could be direct competition.

IMDb said...

CUT A REDBAND TRAILER

I walked out of the advanced screening I attended of this movie excited for the first time in awhile about a movie. I always have an opinion about a film going in and am rarely surprised. I was floored by this one but wondered how the film makers would cut a trailer for it. I understand the difficulty involved with trying to categorize this movie into brackets. The film makers decided to cut 2 trailers, 1 being a typical rom-com style preview and the 2nd a slightly funnier but still not provocative trailer. After the trailer, the boards around here rightfully went crazy about how the oscar buzzed about movie was just another typical rom-com. I don't blame you IMDBers. If I didn't already see the movie, I wouldn't be slightly interested in seeing it. Ed Zwick would have been a redeeming favtor though. All I can say is give this movie a shot. Its way, way, way, way, way, more Knocked Up than the trailer makes it look. They are going for the female audience when in reality they were already going to come to this movie.

This is a call to whoever is marketing this movie. TRUST ME. Cut a redband trailer and put it online and get some guys really talking about this film. Save the image of this movie! I know you are disappointed with our reactions to the trailer. Show what the movie is really all about without giving away too much of course. Show the cussing and dirty jokes. The debauchery and nudity. The corporate scheming and the sexual encounters. Thats what was appealing about the movie. It is utterly provocative and the trailer makes it look like a cookie cutter, happy couple story. PLEASE SAVE THIS FILM AND CUT A REDBAND TRAILER!!!

IMDb

Anonymous said...

^^ Sounds like a good idea to me.

OT? said...

Not only is Austin the Live Music Capital of the World — it’s also the “Capital of Copulation,” at least according to Men’s Health magazine’s October issue.

Austin has also spread the, er, love to Dallas, which is ranked No. 2. As Texans know, size does matter: the second-largest state in the union has seven of the top 15 sexually charged cities on the list, which is appropriately called “America’s Hotbeds of Sex.”

The magazine says Austin is, ahem, on top based on condom sales, birth rates, sex toy sales, and rates of STDs.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/austin/entries/2010/09/13/austin_most_sexually_active_ci.html

Anonymous said...

The film makers decided to cut 2 trailers, 1 being a typical rom-com style preview and the 2nd a slightly funnier but still not provocative trailer. After the trailer, the boards around here rightfully went crazy about how the oscar buzzed about movie was just another typical rom-com. I don't blame you IMDBers. If I didn't already see the movie, I wouldn't be slightly interested in seeing it.

Great.

Austin said...

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Anonymous said...

RayBeckerman: RT @bellavalentine2: Maybe I shouldn't have shared my Jake Gyllenhaal dream with my husband. Prince of Persia is gonna be a tough sell.
about 5 hours ago

wish Jake would do it said...

Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper may be a couple of the busiest actors in Hollywood right now but that hasn’t stopped them from shopping for new projects.

Now, it sounds as if the A-list actors are about to team up for a new buddy cop movie.

Risky Business reports that Reynolds and Cooper are in the process of signing onto an original untitled action-comedy about, “two friends, who are also San Francisco cops, whose fathers were once partners on the police force. The older generation is forced out of retirement to help their sons crack a case, with typically antagonistic results.”

Before non-action fans write-off the movie, you should know the script was written by Sheldon Turner – who just won an Oscar for co-writing the Up in the Air script. Apparently, he fetched a seven-figure payday for his work on the upcoming buddy cop film.
...
The film is said to have an “updated Lethal Weapon flavor that plays into edgier R-rated territory.” However, with two megastars like Reynolds and Cooper involved, it’s possible the film will get toned down for a PG-13 rating – in order to snag a wider audience (specifically the girls who go crazy for the actors).

ScreenRant

Anonymous said...

Stupid blogger!

after all that abs talk said...

ryee40007: I don't believe Jake gyllenhall was shirtless enough in Prince of Persia to warrant getting the blue ray
about 10 hours ago

Anonymous said...

Official Source Code logo! On a plastic keychain!

Anonymous said...

Unfuckingbelievable. When will blogger fix disappearing comments bug?

Anonymous said...

^^^ http://tommy2.net/content/?p=19420

Anonymous said...

I hate computers.

Anonymous said...

*trying hard to see Ryan Reynolds's appeal ... and failing*

Anonymous said...

Anne and Jake are beautiful together, no doubt about that. But maybe that's exactly what it will make their coupling a little bit unbelievable. They are just too perfectly good looking, some viewers can fing it very annoying.

Ryan and Michelle are cute but more average looking. I think is easier to relate with them.

I'm only posting this assuming BV is direct competition of LAOD:
Are this 2 movies competing in box office and chance of awards? If not, there is no point in compearing them.


I agree about Gosling being rather on the average side re. looks. But he's the best male actor of his age group, hands down. Anne w/o make up isn't anything special either imo. Michelle is obviously much prettier. Jake is pretty too, of course. :D

No matter the looks, it's important to deliver a good performance. And I hope Jake and Anne did. I mean there's buzz right now about LAOD...it would suck if the movie and/or performances wouldn't be that good in the end. I want Jake to be in a good movie and give a good performance at last.

Jake said...

At last? At last???

Anonymous said...

Jake said...
At last? At last???


Sorry Jake, but yes. It's time again for another acclaimed performance. It's been a while.

Jake said...

*sulks and double sulks*

Anonymous said...

It's time again for another acclaimed performance.

That would be great, but Jake was very, very good in Brothers.

Kieron Richardson, Star of British TV Drama Hollyoaks: I'm Gay said...

Actor Kieron Richardson, who plays Ste Hay in the popular Channel 4 UK soap Hollyoaks, revealed on a morning show this morning that not only will his character be having a gay relationship, but he is gay too.

Said Richardson:

"When I was on Dancing on Ice, newspapers speculated and tried to say we kind of know and if you want to say you can do your story with us and get it out there. At that point, my personal life took a back step and it was more about the competition and trying to get through the next week rather than get a few column inches in the newspaper and maybe raise my profile at the time. But it wasn't about that. But now I feel that it's relevant and the storyline's relevant to some situations in my life then if maybe I can help people that are going through the same thing then it's a bonus."

Watch a clip of Richardson's appearance...

Towleroad

Ted said...

Bitch Back


Dear Ted:
I gotta say, Nevis Divine may just be one of my fave B.V.s ever. But my question is actually about his BF. So is Barrington gay...or bisexual like his BF?
—Cici

Dear Who's Bangin' Bang-Me:
Bi, but aren't all the down-low guys in town?



Dear Ted:
In most photos, Jon Hamm and Ben Affleck's body language screams sexual chemistry to me...am I onto something? Or should I just stop the hot cocoa? I trust in you, do not disappoint.
—A Tell It Like It Is

Dear Hammleck:
Only in our gay dreams, doll. Love those two (obviously Hamm more than Benny).



Dear Ted:
So, my wife is out of town for the week, and I'm home with our four-legged children: Rikka, our rescued Dalmatian and Derby, our boxer. We're watching New York, I Love You, which I never even knew existed, but it's good so far! Hayden Christensen, Bradley Cooper and Orlando Bloom are all in this flick. So, it got me thinking: Do any of these guys have B.V.s?
—Robin

Dear Blind Vices, I Love You:
All three, but I think you already knew that, Robin. Have fun with your pooches!



Dear Ted:
It seems like there are certain actresses who go from one bearding relationship to another. Is it possible that they, too, are gay? Everyone assumes that it is the man who is using the beard and she is getting fame in return. But is it ever a mutual bearding situation? By the way, I'm sure that my first kitties, Romeo and Scarlett, are taking good care of Cleo in catnip heaven.
—Arlene

Dear Les-Be-Beards:
Some of ‘em, sure, but more often than not, it's the fame game, A. And hell, sometimes it's the combo deal: hide your sexuality and boost your IMDb ranking. Thanks for the nice words about Cleo!



Dear Ted:
I'm from New Zealand and love reading your site—especially the Blind Vices. I was just going through some old ones from before I came across it, and found Seymour Plow-Me-More. Sorry if this has already been asked, but any chance it's David Beckham? Considering the amount of women claiming to have slept with him I'm unsure, but everything else fits. Sorry to hear about Cleo as well, I'm sure she got her angel wings.
—Curious Kiwi

Dear Sey-ing Double:
Nope, Dave is a B.V. of a whole different genre. Sey is less hunky, in the traditional sense.

Anonymous said...

*trying hard to see Ryan Reynolds's appeal ... and failing*

Yeah, I find him kind of blah. It's not that he's unattractive, but there's no spark to him, imo. But he must be doing something right cuz it sounds like he's getting some good roles so what do I know.

Anonymous said...

Sorry if this has already been asked, but any chance it's David Beckham? Considering the amount of women claiming to have slept with him I'm unsure, but everything else fits.

Really? :)

Jake said...

But he must be doing something right cuz it sounds like he's getting some good roles so what do I know.

If anyone finds out what's "something right" please let me know!

Anonymous said...

Sorry if this has already been asked, but any chance it's David Beckham? Considering the amount of women claiming to have slept with him I'm unsure, but everything else fits.
Really? :)


LOL. ikr? Nothing about it fits Beckham. Plus, Ted basically revealed Seymour as Travolta the other day. Maybe this is the same person who keeps asking if Tom Cruise is Toothy :)

Anonymous said...

Plus, Ted basically revealed Seymour as Travolta the other day.

Still don't know what to think about that post. Ted was revealing his Blind Vice? Outing Travolta? Playing word games?

Anonymous said...

...it's important to deliver a good performance.

JGL is like this - he has the most remarkable ability to reach in and touch the emotions. Mysterious Skin and Tom in 500 Days. I never thought a romcom would make me feel such bittersweet sadness and empathy, ever. And I love Arthur. :)

Jake said...

Pfft! Wait till you see my Jamie Randall!

Anonymous said...

Randall Malone.

Anonymous said...

Still don't know what to think about that post. Ted was revealing his Blind Vice? Outing Travolta? Playing word games?

Oh, he's playing word games, for sure. But here's the part that makes me think it's also a veiled reveal (which kind of outs Travolta if people make the connection and believe it):

And geez, with details like those the NE is "exclusively dishing," you'd think they're trying to earn John a top spot in our Blind Vice Hall of Fame!

The way he put "exclusively dishing" in quotes is like he's taking a dig at the NE because Ted's been "dishing" about "Seymour" and his antics for years. I think Ted's trying to say that he had the scoop first, not them.

Anonymous said...

"But he's the best male actor of his age group, hands down."

Thats arguable and IMO he is not. His shtick sometimes is getting on my nerves.

There are some other guys with the same range and they are all up for the good movie parts.

It also does matter how something is received by the audience.
In this case I would assume that LAOD will be more a kind of crowdpleaser, and what I saw and read about Blue Valentine looks more like the depressing kind of film.....

And IMO for Jake at the moment a Box Office success is more important than awards - although he got good reviews for "Brothers" I am not sure how he is seen among the "officials" or what kind of reputation he has.

Anonymous said...

Pfft! Wait till you see my Jamie Randall!

Looking forward to it, Jake! :)

Anonymous said...

IMO for Jake at the moment a Box Office success is more important than awards

Very much so.

Anonymous said...

for Jake at the moment a Box Office success is more important than awards

IA. I do think LAOD is going to be a crowd pleaser. I think they're going to push the "debauchery and nudity" when the promotional tour takes place - Jake already got a start on that with all the merkin stuff, and so did Anne when she went on Kimmel. Expect more of that, plus if it is "way more Knocked Up" the word of mouth will spread quickly.

Anonymous said...

I think Ted's trying to say that he had the scoop first, not them.

That makes sense, a bit of bragging is understandable :)

Anonymous said...

if it is "way more Knocked Up" the word of mouth will spread quickly

But shouldn't trailers try to sell "more than just another romantic comedy"?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you just have to be at the right time and right place and everything fits together - for Jake it was BBM, JGL with "500 Days" and "Inception" and James Franco for "Milk" and now "127 hours". Good acting combined with Box Office.

But if you look at Hayden Christensen - he was panned as A. Skywalker (although it was mostly Lucas fault - the dialogue was unbelievable cheesy) and his career has gone downhill from there....and it becomes more difficult getting the good parts. Same with the "Hobbits" Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan. They were on top of the world - and now they are getting parts in B-class films at best.

Anonymous said...

That gives me hope that Twilight actors will soon go away, lol.

Anonymous said...

But shouldn't trailers try to sell "more than just another romantic comedy"?

Sure, I agree they should. I thought there were glimpses of that "debauchery" in the trailers but maybe not enough. Maybe we'll get a third trailer? idk, but trailers aren't the only way to promote, that's why the actors go on all the talk show and do interviews. They usually bring clips when they do talk shows and hopefully it will be stuff that isn't in the trailers.

Jane Lynch Tells Ellen: You Inspired Me to Come Out said...

Jane Lynch appears on Ellen today and talks about coming out of the closet. Lynch credits Ellen with helping her along.

Watch...

Anonymous said...

"But shouldn't trailers try to sell "more than just another romantic comedy"?"

Especially if you think that film is rated "R". Perhaps they should really leak a teaser with some the more "dirtier" or "grittier" scenes.

Or - like that IMDB poster suggested - a Redband trailer.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we'll get a third trailer?

I hope so and I hope it will be provocative.

Anonymous said...

...for Jake it was BBM, JGL with "500 Days" and "Inception" and James Franco for "Milk" and now "127 hours". Good acting combined with Box Office.

Yes, I agree. I haven't seen "127 Hours" yet, but it sounds intriguing. They all seem to have this quality where they reach in, grab your heart and break it, at least in these films.

Anonymous said...

But if you look at Hayden Christensen - he was panned as A. Skywalker (although it was mostly Lucas fault - the dialogue was unbelievable cheesy) and his career has gone downhill from there....

Tobey is more talented, was a Spider-man, but he's far from the A-list.

Anonymous said...

Luck is very important for every Hollywood career.

DL gossip said...

Most straight guys don't think that Bomer is gay, although a surprising number of my heterosexual friends think that Jeffrey Donovan is a big 'mo. He doesn't ping for me whereas Bomer sets off an all-hands-in-dick alarm.

But my brother-in-law who borders on total 'phobe was so surprised when he was told Bomer was gay that he said: "wow...didn't see that one coming."

And he meant it.

But he thinks that Donovan bats for our team or, as Michael Caine said about Richard Gere, would pitch in if we were short a man.

Anonymous said...

all-hands-in-dick alarm.

LOL.

Anonymous said...

Rachel bearding bullshit didn't stop.

http://www.celebtv.com/rachel-bilson-jake-gyllenhaal-dating
http://www.yourtango.com/201082041/rachel-bilson-and-jake-gyllenhaal-dating
http://gossip.whyfame.com/jake-gyllenhaal-and-rachel-bilson-together-but-hiding-6972

Anonymous said...

^^^There's nothing new in any of these. Same recycled bullshit and they all use "Hollyscoop.com" as their "source." LOL. Hilarious how these celeb sites just repeat each other's stories.

Anonymous said...

Margaret Pomeranz interviews Michelle Williams about MEEK'S CUT OFF (directed by Kelly Reichardt).

At the movies

Anonymous said...

I wonder how long Jake's gonna stay on MV? And i wonder if he finally has a new movie project?

Anonymous said...

New project would be great, Chris will be fine without Jake for a while, he has Jake 2 to keep him company :)

Anonymous said...

New project would be great, Chris will be fine without Jake for a while, he has Jake 2 to keep him company :)

Who is Jake 2?

Anonymous said...

At the movies

The movie received good reviews as far as I know. To be honest, I'm not planning on seeing Blue Valentine, but this movie I'm interested in.

Anonymous said...

Chris and his business partner Jake - Cake.

Anonymous said...

Jake vacationed enough. It's time to go back to work. ;)

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