If you were on the fence about Jake Gyllenhaal, then I suggest you watch our clips from his appearance last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Source Code star had me in stitches. Stitches, I tell you! Moments after coming on stage, he gave Kimmel grief for wearing an enormously fug tie that could double as a cape. After a commercial break, we can back to find half of the tie missing (a blessing).
I most certainly do not do Gyllenhaal’s stories justice, but I’ll give you a Sparknotes version before you jump to the videos. The first is a great one about the time he brought his best friend to the BAFTA awards in London (Gyllenhaal scored a Best Supporting Actor nod for Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal also told Kimmel about his mother’s hell-or-high-water mission to get him a Banksy for his 30th birthday. I never realized how great a storyteller Gyllenhaal is, but I was giggling like a school girl the entire time.
Source Code opens April 1st.
Watch Jake Gyllenhaal on Jimmy Kimmel Live after the jump.