Jake stunned to be a leading man
29 November 2010, 22:16
Los Angeles – Jake Gyllenhaal is still amazed by his stature in Hollywood.
The Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time actor admits he is still left surprised that he is regarded as a star as big as older actors such as Tom Cruise or Nicholas Cage as he doesn't view himself as a leading man.
He said: "I don't see myself like a leading man at all. That's very result-oriented. I've been like that at different times in my career, but at this point I'm not. I think people look at me like that bit, but I don't.
"I've been the lead in lots of different movies but it's never been about that.
"It's funny, I was at some event for Prince Of Persia and Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage were there. And there I was standing with them thinking 'What the hell am I doing here?'"
Jake also admitted he likes to tackle a wide variety of characters in his movies because of advice he was given by his father many years ago.
He told Total Film magazine: "My dad always says to me that the job of any artist is to disturb the comfortable and to comfort the disturbed."