Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Jake Gyllenhaal - HeightGate - and a revisit to SXSW

It was only a matter of time. Sooner or later it had to come to the attention of the outside world. Never mind the hair length, never even mind the Face Pet, there is nothing quite so controversial as Jake Gyllenhaal's height. Much has been written, suggested, argued, threatened and teased over the years about Jake's inches and now you can read all about it in this fantastic feature. Of course, what it doesn't say is that Jake actually is a versatile actor. Therefore, like some kind of stretchy alien in the X Files, Jake can vary his height by will. Not only does this help Jake with getting certain roles, it can also get him cheaper bus tickets.

The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. I hereby present a few exhibits for your perusal.






The bear below is actually only three foot tall:






So that's sorted then.

SXSW

Talking of photos of Jake, do take a look at these photos of Jake, Duncan Jones, Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan taken at the Q&A at the SXSW Festival. The photos were taken by Larry Richman. I'm grateful to him and ManMadeMovies for the link.

And finally...

if you want to know a little bit more about the cameras that Jake and Michael Pena have strapped to their bodies for End of Watch, take a look here.

Includes pictures from IHJ.


15 comments:

gyllenhaalic4jake said...

Awesome post!! Very entertaining. It's hard to believe that the guy in photo 4 was the first choice for Donnie Darko. So glad it was JAKE!!

Susan said...

Yes, an awesome post, Kate! HeightGate is right up there with LooGate! All the photos you have assembled help prove the theory that height is just one of his many versatile talents. :)

About those cameras - I guess this means EOW will be in 3D? That gives the term "realistic" a whole new dimension.

MrsJakobGyllenhaal said...

Thank you so much for that link, Kate. I haven't laughed so hard in ages!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Thanks so much Gyllenhaalic4Jake! I know! I'm so glad Donnie is Jake - perfect really.

Thanks, Susan! OMG, laughing at the memory of LooGate - I love these 'controversies'. Ooh, I'd not thought about the 3D element. JG in 3D? Hmmm, I could manage that!

My pleasure, Mrs JG! I had a lot of fun reading it too, and picking pictures. A great way to spend an evening.

I hope you're all having a good Tuesday!

mermon said...

Great and funny post Kate! Thank you. And pictures fit very well here. The article under the link - unusual.
Do we really know how exactly tall is Jake Gyllenhaal? :) I always thought about him as a tall man. that article made me think about it. I am confused by inches, cause we measure in metres and centimetres. You girls who saw him in real, what do you think, comparing him to yourself :)- how tall is Jake? I believe Eureka was very close to him on a picture.
Thank you @gyllenhaalic4jake for that news about the pic no 4. I'm also so glad Donnie was played by Jake. I don't think it would be a cult movie without him.

EOW in 3D? Surprising.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi Mermon! So glad you like it :D jake has said he's 6 foot and so is certainly about that, one way or another :D I can't do height in centimetres myself. I've stood next to Jake a few times and he certainly seemed about 6 foot to me. Mr WDW is 6 foot so I'm used to people of that height.

However, we're falling into the trap the article goes on about! Jake is about 6 foot and so isn't that close enough?

Anonymous said...

I love going down memory lane with Jake. I loved the look on his face when he's looking up at the bear.

And it looks like he and Duncan had a great time together. loved how Duncan shrunk :D

sweetpea

gyllenhaalic4jake said...

Six feet -> six inches...now that's a ratio I could live with, lol!

Hui said...

OMG!!! This is so funny.LOL

gyllenhaalic4jake said...

Was your post inspired by this story that claims Jake is 5'11"?

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/09/jake-gyllenhaals-height-roald-dahls-hut-the-weeks-best-culture-writing/245027/

MrsJakobGyllenhaal said...

I am also comparing Jake to my hubby and I'd say they are both approx. the same size: 6 feet or 1,80 m

1 inch is roughly 2,5 cm
12 inches make a foot

5'11 would be 1,80 m
6'00 would be 1,83 m
There is really not much difference here, like Kate said, that's close enough.
And tall enough for me - the perfect size actually.

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Morning everyone!

I love that picture of Jake and the bear, Sweetpea - that'll always be one of my favourites :)

Morning Hui!

I didn't see that one, G4J, there were quite a few bits flying around yesterday as a result of the one that's in the post.

Morning Mrs JG! That is exactly right! Jake's height is perfect :D I've never understood why it matters knowing exactly how tall anyone is - I don't even know exactly how tall I am. Although, according to Mr WDW, I am what is officially known as a 'short arse' :D Not something that anyone would ever call Jake!

Have a good day, everyone!

mermon said...

Thank you girls for helping me with feet by comparing your hubbies to Jake.:)
180cm or 183cm is almost the same. High to me. Perfect height actually.
Have a good afternoon!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi Mermon! Definitely perfect :)

MrsJakobGyllenhaal said...

You're welcome, Mermon. That's one of the good things of being a short lady. It's easier for men to have the perfect height.

Kate - that's about my size too, although Bavarians have a less charming way to put it...