"Occasionally, I'd pick up the lifeguard buoy and run down the beach 'Baywatch'-style, like something was actually happening."
- Jake Gyllenhaal, master lifeguard. It's nice to know he did more than just pee on people's legs to earn his paycheck. Ha ha ha!! Sorry...
Hey, how about some random trivia to go with that quote (courtesy of notstarring.com)?
Roles that didn't happen for the Gyllenhaal:
Jake Gyllenhaal auditioned for the role of Ricky Fitts.
Actor who got the part: Wes Bentley
Jake Gyllenhaal was runner up to play Batman if Christian Bale could not do it.
Actor who got the part: Christian Bale
Gyllenhaal auditioned for the part of Christian, but was ultimately turned down because he looked too young to star opposite Nicole Kidman.
Actor who got the part: Ewan McGregor
Jake Gyllenhaal was considered to play Gabriel Martin (Heath Ledger)
Actor who got the part: Heath Ledger
He was offered the role after Tobey McGuire was injured; he was even screentested with a suit, according to a rumor.
Actor who got the part: Tobey McGuire
According to teenhollywood, Gyllenhaal was considered for the role of Superman.
Actor who got the part: Brandon Routh
Quite interesting. Some of these I knew, some not so much. After seeing Superman Returns, I'm quite disappointed he didn't get that part. I think he would have filled out the cape nicely. And Batman?? Oh, baby.
In other news, our boy is being beaten mercilessly in the worst poll in the history of polls. I'm blaming this on the fact that more people saw Failure to Launch than Jarhead. I'm just thankful we Jake Watchers have the support of each other to get us through these harsh times.
And speaking of links, heads up to our French agents that Jake and Lance are staying at the Hotel de Crillon.
I'm fairly certain this is a nicer hotel than any I have ever stayed in in my entire life. It looks like freaking Buckingham Palace. Not that I'm jealous or anything...