Thursday, December 17, 2020

5 Off My Head: Jake + Fill In The Blank

A very happy Day Four of Jake Week to everyone. It's actor and briefs-enthusiast Jake Gyllenhaal's 40th birthday on Saturday, and so we here at MNPP, aka Gyllen-Headquarters, been doing a Top 5 list every single day having to do with our favorite furriest Gyllenhaal sibling. (Hey Maggie -- the gauntlet's been thrown!) On Day One we listed Jake's Craziest Performances. On Day Two we celebrated his most iconic costumes. Yesterday it was cold and snowy here in New York and so we turned up the heat, listing Jake's best displays of his supple, handsome flesh. (As if we needed it to be snowing for us to want to post gifs of Jake's butt, ha.) 

Well today we're talking chemistry. Or better yet, as the noted physicist Dr. Paula Abdul coined it, Vibeology. What is Vibeology? Why, it's the study of the chemistry between you and me. Or in this case, it's the study of the chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaal and his co-stars. No man is an island, even one so oft brooding as Jake, and Jake has sparked off more than most. So today I'm going to give you his greatest screen partnerships, according to me. (At least until Jake and me make our movie together, in which case I will become numbers one through five, natch.)

My 5 Favorite Jake Screen Partners

Tom Holland, Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tatiana Maslany, Stronger

Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler & The Sisters Brothers

Carey Mulligan, Wildlife

Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain


Runners-up: Jennifer Aniston, The Good Girl; Jena Malone, Donnie Darko; Anne Hathaway, Brokeback & Love and Other Drugs; Rene Russo, Nightcrawler & Velvet Buzzsaw; Michelle Monaghan, Source Code; Sarah Gadon, Enemy; Catherine Keener, Lovely & Amazing 


Who are your favorite partners of Jake?


Anonymous said...

Wow I really need to watch The Sisters Brothers! Jake and Riz look so hot together in that gif.

Jason Adams said...

Anon -- I love love love The Sisters Brothers, and find it impossible not to read as a coded gay relationship between those two.

Carl said...

Speaking of Jake (and given how you go on about Timmy), I couldn’t not send this to you

schmiedepaul said...

The Sisters Brothers is a wonderful underrated movie. The vibeology between Jaje and Riz is the cherry on the top.