Jake Gyllenhaal Has Spent The Entire ‘Spider-Man’ Press Tour Becoming A Terrifying Meme
The man is deranged.
Despite the fact that he’s been around for decades, Jake Gyllenhaal has always been something of an enigma.
Bursting onto the screen as a doe-eyed young rocket obsessive in October Sky, Gyllenhaal has become the Daniel Day-Lewis of his generation — a performer known for his secrecy and for his strange, affected choices. Who can forget that weird blinking routine in Prisoners, his reedy-voiced clown act in Okja, or his bug-eyed turn in the deeply unnerving Nightcrawler? Whenever you feel like you get close to the real Jake, he makes another left turn and disappears into the folds of a new, even stranger acting job.
Well, at least, that was the story until recently. Now, for whatever reason, the actor has decided that the best possible time to reveal his true persona is on the press tour for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Yep, the cat’s outta the bag — Donnie Darko himself is a big, loveable weirdo who loves Sean Paul, puppies, and making some of the most horrifying faces imaginable.
pisychologist: avocado jake gyllenhaal isn't real. he can't hurt you.
avocado jake gyllenhaal, in my nightmares: pic.twitter.com/RIuLgQRvxI
— isa ia loves sam wilson 🏳️🌈 (@avongors) June 29, 2019
It all began with a viral clip of ole mate Gylls explaining the origins of Cabbage Patch dolls, a long spiel that turned into a homage to his Marvel playmate Benedict Cumberbatch. It was captioned with the simple question, “what is wrong with Jake Gyllenhaal?”
what is wrong with jake gyllenhaal pic.twitter.com/HoCU5SM3qw
— ً (@mcheIIejones) June 30, 2019
Turns out that question would only become more pertinent as the press tour went on. Feast your eyes, for example, on Gyllenhaal trying to demonstrate what a dinosaur sounds like…
please someone put Jake Gyllenhaal in jail he's a danger to society pic.twitter.com/ktnri9wZZ1
— bris ia (@amybeesly) July 1, 2019
…doing a thoroughly bizarre lip sync dedicated to pop superstars Blackpink….
Jake Gyllenhaal lipsyncing to Blackpink on IG is the maximum amount anyone has ever pandered to me specifically and i regret to inform you that is working https://t.co/JoBvVYY79Z
— Kate Halliwell (@katehalliwell) June 30, 2019
…giving a whole-hearted, Patrick Bateman-level defence of singer Sean Paul…
Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Sean Paul is good” take is the best thing I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/JiWkADaQEC
— Kate Halliwell (@katehalliwell) June 27, 2019
…and coming to believe that he has the power to communicate with puppies.
jake gyllenhaal's reaction to this dog once again reaffirms the crush ive had on him since october sky. pic.twitter.com/w09iT1du9E
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) July 2, 2019
So yeah, either ole mate is using the press tour as the opportunity to hone his skills for his next terrifying turn as a burnt out cop, or this is the real Jake. You decide.
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