WEIRDLAND: Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Stiller: with Michelle Monaghan

Friday, July 30, 2010

Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Stiller: with Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan - futuristic photoshoot (2006)

Michelle Monaghan and Jake Gyllenhaal on The Set of 'Source Code' in Montreal on 10th March 2010Jake Gyllenhaal on the Set of 'Source Code' in Montreal on 13th March 2010
Michelle Monaghan and Jake Gyllenhaal on The Set of 'Source Code' in Chicago on 9th April 2010
Michelle Monaghan attending 'Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on May 17, 2010

"Stiller is generally considered to be the leader of the “Frat Pack” that group of raucous and incredibly successful comedians who take immaturity as their main subject.
He can play a bumbling nebbish—as he did in his starmaking performance in There’s Something About Mary (1998) —but he can also project magnetic good looks —as in the romantic comedy The Heartbreak Kid (2007). Ben Stiller and Malin Akerman as Eddie and Lila in "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007)Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan as Eddie and Miranda in "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007)Malin Akerman, Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan at the premiere of "The Heartbreak Kid" on September 27, 2007 in Westwood, CA.

He can seem both knowing and clueless. And Stiller also has one of Hollywood’s most transparent, readable faces. Like the finest film actors, he lets us see not just how his characters are behaving, but what they are thinking, what they are trying to hide. After all, had Stiller chosen, he could have been one of the finest theater actors of his generation. As the AWOL Ronnie Shaugnessy in The House of Blue Leaves, the 19-year-old actor commanded the stage like a young Al Pacino.
Ben Stiller and Wynona Ryder as Michael and Lelaina in "Reality Bites" (1994)

As a director, he has made Reality Bites (1994), a deft, multilayered ensemble film that chronicles Generation X aimlessness; The Cable Guy (1996), a wickedly funny and incisive comedy with Jim Carrey as a lonely cable repairman who was raised on television and desperately wants a new friend;
Zoolander, a hilarious sendup of fashion-industry pretension with Stiller giving a remarkably deep performance as the shallowest fashion model in history; and Tropic Thunder, which was the top box office film for several weeks this summer, a daring and politically incorrect satire of war movies that finds abundant humor in the chasm between the harsh, gritty reality of war and the cluelessness and self-absorption of big-time Hollywood filmmaking.
Stiller has been able to find success in Hollywood while also turning a mirror on it. He lets us laugh knowingly at show business, but he also reveals that show business is a reflection of both our dreams and our imperfections". Source:

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