Monday, July 18, 2011

Man Candy Monday: Jake Gyllenhaal

Hi friends! I’m Christina from Christina’s {Pop} Life. When Leeann asked me to guest post for Man Candy Monday, I jumped at the chance! First of all, I think Leeann is the best! Since finding each other’s blogs we have become fast friends and have discovered that we the same taste in just about everything. Secondly, I think this series is so much fun. I link up religiously and can’t wait to see who everyone is crushing on. Also, I really wanted to finally show off my number one celebrity crush. If you’ve visited my blog, you’ll know that Jake Gyllenhaal is my main man. I certainly don’t get tired of writing about him, but I’m afraid my followers get tired of reading about him, so I have refrained from picking him for a Man Candy post. I think it’s about time I feature him. I mean, just look at him:

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

Date of Birth
December 19, 1980

Los Angeles, CA

Notable Roles
October Sky
Donnie Darko
The Good Girl
The Day After Tomorrow
Brokeback Mountain
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Love and Other Drugs
Source Code

Relationship Status
He had long term relationships with Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon, but is not currently involved with anyone.

Interesting Facts
-He is of Swedish and Russian-Jewish descent.
-At 11 years old, he got his first movie role as Billy Crystal’s son in City Slickers.
-His father is a director, his mother is a producer and screenwriter and his sister is an actress. He and Maggie Gyllenhaal are the first siblings to be Oscar-nominated for acting in the 21st century.
-His Bar Mitzvah party was held at a homeless shelter, something his parents encouraged to help him recognize how privileged his childhood had been.
-He attended Columbia University for two years where his mother and sister graduated from. One of his professors was Uma Thurman’s father.
-He is godfather to Matilda Ledger, daughter of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams. His godmother is Jamie Lee Curtis. His godfathers are an unnamed gay couple.
-He was ready to play the main role in Spider-Man 2 before Toby McGuire came back to reprise his role. He also auditioned to play Batman in Batman Begins.

So what do you think? Not a lot of people think he’s sooo hot like I do, but I’ve never met anyone who hated him. Let’s not let Leeann down while she’s away. Link up and show off your man! Have a great Monday!


Christianna said...


He is a good looking man. Not my favorite, but I always love his look!

Unknown said...

def a cutie!

~Tiptoe Butterfly~

[SMASH] said...

Yum. Hellooooooo Jakey. <3

Meghan said...

Nice choice! I love me some Jake!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Yummy!!!! :) So sad I'm not linking up today. Don't ask why though. :(

But oh yeah did this post brighten my day! :)


myp90xjourney said...

Looking Good!!!!

Unknown said...

Awesome pick!! He is a hottie!!!!!

Karma Kristin

Miss Angie said...

Mmm, Sweedish and russian make for a cute cute man. Great choice!

Kristen said...

He is a little cutie pie, that's for sure!

k said...

he is seriously one of my ultimate crushes!!

Josie said...

YES, PLEASE! He's so pretty. So, so pretty.
xo Josie

Claire Kiefer said...

I definitely think he's cute. And his sister's precious, too. You picked some good shots of him!

KDC Events said...

I LOVE Mondays!!!

Jess said...

Agreed - he is seriously gorgeous. That second picture is my favorite... I may or may not be drooling!


Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

He's adorable. I love the trivia you added, interesting facts.


Lindsay // Vineyard Loveknots said...

Hoping I see him on Martha's Vineyard some day... I am always on the lookout since there are frequent spotting!!

Anonymous said...

brokeback mountain and the good girl is when i thought he was cute, then love and other drugs with his butt cheeks exposed was a whole 'nother story! sigh. i love his photo with the scarf on. totally hot! i also love this man eye candy series, it's totally calorie free!

Ann said...

He is goodlooking...

and the boy can act.

Unknown said...

Yum, yum! He is gorgeous, love the facts you posted too. Great guest post

Yelena Starikova said...

OMG!!! He is STUNNING!! Blue eyes and black hair drive me CRAZY!!

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