According to the readers of the UK's Heat magazine, Jake Gyllenhaal is Fit! Although this is hardly news, it is true. In the mag's survey of the fittest male celebrity bodies of 2008, Jake has been listed at No 6, which astoundingly means that five celebrity male bodies have been judged fitter. What is also in some doubt is the term 'fit' as, judging by the list, which contains the likes of Matt McConaughey, David Beckham, Gordon Ramsay and Russel Brand, this could mean fit or fit, if you see what I mean. Fortunately, as Jake is both, his place at the top of the list should be a dead cert.
The picture of Jake buying a drill at the weekend reaffirmed my belief that all men do want drills and other DIY tools for Christmas. If they don't get them, they'll have to go out and buy them themselves. Jake with a drill is also infinitely desirable because not only is Jake the 6th fittest celebrity male in the world (see above), he is now extremely handy.
Even putting aside tables made for parents' summer homes in MV as well as protestations of woodworking ambitions, Jake has demonstrated on more than one occasion, through his films, that if you have a job that needs doing, Jake is your man. Even way back in October Sky, Jake exhibited original carpentry skills, showing that rocket science can actually have its practical uses.
While Donnie Darko's plumbing skills left much to be desired, Robert Graysmith finally realised his dire need for shelving - if only he could find the instructions.
Resourcefulness is a virtue, especially during a particularly cold spell, and Jake has demonstrated that he needs no more than two chairs, a pencil and a scarf to create winter footwear.
But why stop at footwear, when you only need a bit of plastic, some straps, a ventilation unit and double-sided sticky tape to construct an entire bubble suit? This can double up as your own personal greenhouse and sauna.
Up on Brokeback, Jake demonstrated how good he was at putting a camp together. He knew the first rule of camping - always clear the ground of potential animal hazards.
Includes pictures from IHJ.