WEIRDLAND: December 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Video! Jake Gyllenhaal Talks 'End of Watch,' New Eyes Charity

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is committed to the craft. The star voluntarily allowed the police academy to Taser him while preparing to play a cop in “End of Watch.” Jake told “Extra’s” A.J. Calloway, “The police academy offered us the chance to be Tasered or pepper sprayed and the whole cast decided to be Tasered… It was exactly what you would think it would be like.” Jake Gyllenhaal in InStyle Germany magazine The star also talked about his dedication to the charity New Eyes, which provides glasses and eye care to those in need. Find out how you can donate at NewEyesForTheNeedy.org. Source: www.extratv.com Jake Gyllenhaal talks about his beard - The Graham Norton Show

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!!

Maureen O'Hara, John Payne and Edmund Gwenn in "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) directed by George Seaton

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy 32nd birthday, Jake Gyllenhaal!

Happy 32nd birthday, Jake, we wish you a very happy day from Jake Weird! and Happy Holidays, you look like a super-attractive Santa Claus with that massive beard and your generous smile!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Scarlett Johansson & Geek Looks: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Josh Hartnett

Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt - First Still from Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon's Addiction' (2013)

"Don Jon’s Addiction", Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, will have its international premiere at this year's Berlin International Film Festival in the main Panorama sidebar. The Dark Knight Rises star plays the lead in the drama as a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type trying to become less selfish. Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore also star. The film will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Other highlights of Berlin's Panorama program include: Lovelace from directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman featuring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard and Sharon Stone; Frances Ha from Noah Baumbach and My Sisters from German filmmaker Lars Kraume featuring Beatrice Dalle, Angela Winkler and Jordis Triebel. The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival runs February 7-17, 2013. Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com

Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon Levitt were rumored to be dating in October 2011 after being seen out together in NYC.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt sporting a geek look at the TIFF, 2012

Josh Hartnett sporting a geek look at Giorgio Armani/Vanity Fair Dinner, 2011

After the breakup, Josh Hartnett revealed that it was hard coping with the loss of Scarlett & said the split was “really painful”.

Harnett & Johansson dated for over a year after originally meeting on the set of the movie "The Black Dahlia", but the couple went their separate ways back in November due to busy & demanding schedules. Hartnett reveals, “It was difficult spending so much time apart with all our different commitments and both of us flying all over the world." Source: www.filmsy.com


Joseph Gordon-Levitt (HitRecord) at Cornell University - Full Performance


Joseph Gordon Levitt discusses Slavery and "Lincoln" (2012)

Josh Hartnett ("Breathless") video from Kendra on Vimeo.

Josh Hartnett ("Breathless") video


Josh Hartnett (The Wanderer) video

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Josh Hartnett ("One of these days") video

Josh Hartnett ("One of these days") video from Kendra on Vimeo.

A video featuring pictures of Josh Hartnett and co-stars: Kirsten Dunst in "The Virgin Suicides", Kate Beckinsale in "Pearl Harbor", Julia Stiles in "O", Shannyn Sossamon in "40 Days and 40 Nights", Diane Kruger in "Wicker Park", Marley Shelton in "Sin City", Lucy Liu in "Lucky Number Slevin", Scarlett Johansson and Hilary Swank in "The Black Dahlia", Melissa George in "30 Days of Night", Naomi Watts in "Rain Man", plus stills from "The Faculty", "Black Hawk Down", "Hollywood Homicide", "Mozart and the Whale", "Resurrecting the Champ", "August", "Bunraku", "Singularity", etc.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thoughts about the massacre in Connecticut

"The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure." -Lyndon B. Johnson

"Man and civilization brought forth more innovative ways of taking human life than any other function needed for survival. There are more ways of killing a man than there are ways of making bread or making love. While the latter two are quite limited in scale, man has gone beyond imagination with his capacity to destroy life with one push of a button. Between uncontrolled crime in the streets and escalating war on the borders, it was all just a matter of time. From the ashes, a new world was born. The surviving nations finally realized that man's unstoppable appetite for destruction must be contained. A ban on all firearms was strictly enforced. And just as the sword gave way to the gun, the gun gave way to the sword; leaving the authorities the to carry the hope of their nations on the tip of a spear. Little did they know that the self-destructive nature of man could never be stopped. There's not enough love in this world, not enough money to prevent this ancient circle from coming around again. When the time is ripe, evil will rise; And as many ways as there are of killing a man, there are equally as many ways of telling this old tale of strife." -Bunraku (2010)

Bob Dylan: "Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid."

Jake Gyllenhaal attending the Concert for Sandy

Susan Sarandon and Jake Gyllenhaal attending the Concert For Sandy Relief, on December 12, 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal - LA Times portrait (Carolyn Cole/ Los Angeles Times / November 14, 2012): With 20 years of screen credits behind him, Jake Gyllenhaal is a 31-year-old actor with a résumé that defies expectations. Source: www.latimes.com

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Amanda Seyfried: "I'm just more attracted to actors", InStyle cover

Amanda Seyfried on the cover of InStyle magazine, January 2013

On her Dear John co-star Channing Tatum: “Channing was amazing. He’s a superstar. Everybody wants to have sex with him. And the only person he wants to have sex with is his wife, Jenna [Dewan]. He’s the most loyal husband.”

Amanda Seyfried dating Ryan Phillipe

Amanda Seyfried dating Josh Hartnett

On dating actors: “The thing is, I can’t date anybody without it being portrayed as a serious relationship in the tabloids. It sucks! Like Josh Hartnett and I were friends; we hung out, we dated. I don’t actually have sex with every male I come into contact with… I’m just more attracted to actors. I like their choice to be artists—that’s ballsy. And a guy who has such access to his emotional life is sexy. Or maybe because lots of the actors I know are so broken. I don’t think I’m compatible with anybody I’ve dated. Maybe I’m so attracted to actors because I’m not ready for the “settled down” thing yet.”

Josh Hartnett (Baby Be Mine) video from Kendra on Vimeo.

Josh Hartnett ("Baby Be Mine") video featuring scenes from "The Faculty", "O", "40 days and 40 nights", "Pearl Harbor", "Sin City", "The Black Dahlia", "Mozart & The Whale", "Wicker Park", "Lucky Number Slevin", "30 days of night", "Bunraku", and "August". Soundtrack: Baby Be Mine by The Jelly Beans, It's Only Rock'n'Roll, Time is on my side & The Last Time by The Rolling Stones, Fool For Love by Elliott Murphy, Ooh Wee Baby by Jeff Barry and Crazy 'bout my baby by Randy Newman

On having obsessive compulsive disorder: “I’m too measured and controlling—about everything. That’s why I take Lexapro. It’s for OCD. I don’t feel like I’m struggling with it. I think OCD is a part of me that protects me. it’s also the part of me that I use in my job, in a positive way.” Source: www.justjared.com

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Sharing Crushes with Kirsten Dunst

Jake Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett at the MTV Movie Awards on May 31, 2003 in Los Angeles

Kirsten Dunst, photoshoot by Fabrice Dall'Anese (2012)

Two romantic quotes by Kirsten Dunst (she has had the best taste in men, that's for sure!):

"Jake's the first man I've been in love with." -Kirsten Dunst (Sunday Times Magazine, 2004)

"God, that movie feels like a dream almost. I remember I had such a crush on Josh Hartnett; I had just turned sixteen, and I thought he was the dreamiest." -Kirsten Dunst in Premiere Magazine (2004) talking about her "The Virgin Suicides" co-star Josh Hartnett



Josh Hartnett ("Crazy about my baby") video - featuring pictures of Josh Hartnett and his co-stars: Laura Harris in "The Faculty", Kirsten Dunst in "The Virgin Suicides", Kate Beckinsale in "Pearl Harbor", Julia Stiles in "O", Shannyn Sossamon in "40 Days and 40 Nights", Diane Kruger and Rose Byrne in "Wicker Park", Marley Shelton in "Sin City", Radha Mitchell in "Mozart and the Whale", Lucy Liu in "Lucky Number Slevin", Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Rose McGowman and Mia Kirshner in "The Black Dahlia", Melissa George in "30 Days of Night", Naomi Watts in "Rain Man", Tamsin Egerton in "Singularity"; photos with fellow actresses Kate Hudson, Winona Ryder, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Seyfried; photos with ex-girlfriends Ellen Fenster and model Sophia Lie, plus stills from "Black Hawk Down", "Resurrecting the Champ", "August", "Bunraku", etc.

Songs: "It's only rock and roll", "Time is on my side" & "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones, "Playboy" by the Marvelettes, and "Crazy 'bout my baby" by Randy Newman

Jake Gyllenhaal lends a hand at ICAP Charity 2012

Jake Gyllenhaal lending a helping hand at the ICAP New York's Charity Day 2012, on December 5, 2012 in New York City

ICAP, the world’s leading interdealer broker and provider of post trade risk and information services, will hold its 20th annual global Charity Day on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. On this day, 100% of ICAP’s revenues and commissions will be donated to more than 200 charities worldwide. Since the first Charity Day in 1993, ICAP has raised $158 million for more than 1,000 well-deserving charities worldwide. This year over 30 charities in the U.S. will benefit, including New Eyes for the Needy, Only Make Believe, and Children’s Defense Fund. A full list of the U.S. charities is listed below.

As part of the day’s activities, ICAP invites the charities’ celebrity patrons to join the Company in 63 offices worldwide to speak to ICAP’s customers and help boost trading volumes for the day. The list of celebrities attending will be announced on the day, and in the U.S. includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Liv Tyler, Deron Williams, Mark Teixeira, and Joba Chamberlain, among others. Daniel Craig, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Lewis Hamilton, Bill Clinton and Elton John have been just a few of those who have lent their support to ICAP in previous years. Source: www.businesswire.com

New scans of Jake Gyllenhaal for DT Lux Spanish magazine (December 2012)

August (2008) starring Josh Hartnett

"Anyone who thinks that Josh Hartnett isn't a true movie star should see his riveting, high-wire performance in August, a shrewdly dramatized look back at the bursting of the dot-com bubble. As Tom, the hipster CEO of a start-up that's about to crash and burn, Hartnett has a scruffy glamour worthy of Brad Pitt, as well as a whiplash gift-of-gab intensity all his own. Tom knows he's running on fumes, and the director, Austin Chick, and the screenwriter, Howard A. Rodman, use the summer of 2001 to comment on a culture that is still lethally leveraged. They've made an indie Wall Street for the Internet era of virtual-profit hucksterism." Source: www.ew.com

When the dot-com bubble swelled and burst in the late 1990s, it left in its wake a trail of stunned, short-lived multi-millionaires, and one hell of a story. Look at any of the young, charismatic, and sometimes devilishly sexy entrepreneurs who made and lost hundreds of millions in as little as a few months and you’ll wonder why their five minutes of fame haven’t been immortalized on screen. That’s where August comes in. Directed by Austin Chick, this zeitgeisty film brings to life the astronomically steep rise and fall of Tom Sterling (Josh Hartnett), a hipster version of a wunderkind who flew too close to the sun. Source: film-forward.com



August (2008) - directed by Austin Chick, starring Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Adam Scott and David Bowie

"It’s gratifying to see that people are so eager to react to perceived threats to the freedom of cyberspace — something that too many of us probably take for granted. And there is no question that there are major dangers to the openness of the internet out there. However, it is not the UN that we should be really worried about. “The real threats to the internet come from nation states,” says Milton Mueller, a professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. “And that includes some of the western governments as well as the more authoritarian governments.” Some of them want to erect protectionist barriers that would compel the big western internet companies like Facebook and Google to pay for access to their national markets." Source: gulfnews.com