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Jake Gyllenhaal: 'Duncan Jones Is Amazing'

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Jake Gyllenhaal wanted to work with Duncan Jones on 'Source Code' because he thought he was "amazing".

The 'Donnie Darko' star plays a soldier who wakes up in another man's body in the movie, and he confesses he wanted a new director to work on the project because of the unusual nature of The Script.

He told "I read the script and I knew it would only work with a director who had an intense, clear vision. When I saw 'Moon' I thought, 'This guy is amazing.' His visual sense, his sense of rhythm. I just said, 'This guy is like the next thing, he is amazing.'

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Jake Gyllenhaal Proud To Be 30

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Jake Gyllenhaal feels honoured to reach 30.

The actor - who is rumoured to be dating singer Taylor Swift - reaches the milestone age on December 19 and rather than be worried about getting older he is excited about seeing what the future holds.

He said: "I feel good about it. I'm excited. It's like the closing of a chapter of one part of my life and into another. It's kind of an honour to get to 30.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Ready To Be 30

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Jake Gyllenhaal isn't worried about turning 30 because his life is just "beginning".

The 'Brokeback Mountain' actor reaches the milestone age on December 19 and is confident his 30s will be better than his 20s because he is comfortable in his own skin.

He said: "I'm not 30 yet, but I definitely feel more like myself. I feel like now, it's just the beginning. I guess you get to a point at 30 or somewhere and you say, 'What I am, is what I am and that's what I'm going to be and that's all good. I don't need to be anything else.' And that's kind of how I feel."

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Vanilla Sky Voted Most Confusing Film Ever

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'Vanilla Sky' has been voted the most confusing film ever made.

The 2001 movie - which starred Tom Cruise and his ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz - topped a poll run by DVD subscription firm LoveFilm as fans found the plotline difficult to understand.

The film - which was directed by Cameron Crowe - told a surreal tale of a wealthy publishing heir, played by Cruise, who, after a car accident leaves him horribly disfigured, begins to suffer from a series of strange hallucinations.

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Movie Reviews The Box

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How much you're likely to enjoy The Box , which opened at the box office in sixth place with $7.9 million over the weekend, may well depend on how well you are able to cope with preposterous story lines. Indeed, that word -- "preposterous" -- cropped up in many, if not most, of the reviews of the film. In her mixed review, Manohla Dargis in the New York Times regarded The Box as "a serious work that insists on its own seriousness even when it edges toward the preposterous." However, Claudia Puig in USA Today wrote that "director Richard Kelly has fashioned a preposterous tale that lacks the wit that made his Donnie Darko a cult classic." Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News scoffed at the movie's "preposterous special effects." But Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, while acknowledging that "preposterous" is "one of my favorite adjectives," nevertheless went on to write, "If you make a preposterous movie that isn't boring, I count that as some kind of a triumph." He concluded "This movie kept me involved and intrigued, and for that I'm grateful. I'm beginning to wonder whether, in some situations, absurdity might not be a strength." But "boring" was indeed the operative term for several critics. "Have you ever actually tried watching paint dry? A sloth walk? Grass grow?" Asked Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times. "You can have all the 'thrills' with none of the chills courtesy of The Box. "

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Cameron Diaz To Marry Fan

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Cameron Diaz has agreed to marry an unknown comic book fan.

The 'What Happens in Vegas' actress was given the unexpected proposal when answering questions from fans at the Comic-Con 2009 convention in San Diego, California.

The unidentified man shouted out to the Hollywood actress: "Will you marry me?"

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Donnie Darko Actress Defends Controversial Sequel

By on 13 June 2008

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The leading actress of the Donnie Darko sequel has defended its director in the face of criticism.

In 2001, Donnie Darko launched the careers of leading man Jake Gyllenhaal and writer/director Richard Kelly, with audiences and critics alike stunned by its innovative look at teenage anxiety and hallucination.

But when sequel S Darko was announced, fans and Kelly reacted angrily, questioning why the 2001 film needed a follow-up.

Kelly disowned the project, writing on his blog: "I haven't read this script. I have absolutely no involvement with this production, nor will I ever be involved.

"I have no control over the rights from our original film, and neither I nor my producing partner Sean McKittrick stands to make any money from this film."

But Step Up 2 The Streets star Briana Evigan, who stars as Samantha Darko, has defended the sequel, saying: "Chris Fisher is the coolest director."

The film begins seven years after the events of the first film and sees Samantha Darko - played by Daveigh Chase in the original - and a friend troubled by visions while on a roadtrip.

"This [film] is so crazy. It's basically about going back in time and changing something," Evigan told MTV.

"[My character] ends up switching a moment in time to take her life - [to help] somebody else, her best friend. It goes into all different dimensions, but it's really about turning something around for somebody else, and being able to go back and have another chance."

"We just come back [in time] and change what happened in the first one," she added.

S Darko is currently filming in Utah ahead of a 2009 release.

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Swayze's Health Improves As He Signs For Tv Drama

By on 09 June 2008

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Patrick Swayze's battle with pancreatic cancer has taken another turn for the better after the actor signed to star in a new television drama.

The 55-year-old actor was diagnosed with the disease in March with initial tabloid reports suggesting he had just weeks to live.

But after stressing last month that he continues to "respond well" to treatment, Swayze has been given the green light to begin shooting The Beast for the A&E television network.

The Dirty Dancing star is to play Charles Barker, a veteran FBI agent who passes on his unorthodox detection methods to his rookie partner (Travis Fimmel).

Filming is set to commence this summer in Chicago, with a planned US premiere date of 2009.

In a statement issued by A&E, Swayze said he had "searched for quite a long time to find a character that is this multi-layered, unpredictable and downright entertaining, as well as a project this current and cutting edged".

"Chicago is an amazing, untapped city. I can't wait to get to work on this," he added.

Speaking to the New York Times newspaper, A&E general manager Bob DeBittetto said he had "a fairly high degree of expectation that Patrick will be good to work a full production schedule".

"No-one is using words like cured or remission or miracle," he explained, but said Swayze's therapy was progressing sufficiently well to allow him to act.

After rising to fame as the hip-swaying Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing in 1987, Swayze went on to star opposite Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost before appearing in a host of films including Point Break and Donnie Darko.

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Dunst Dumped Gyllenhaal For Being 'Boring'

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Hollywood beauty Kirsten Dunst has revealed the reason behind her high-profile split with JAKE GYLLENHAAL - the movie hunk couldn't keep up with her partying lifestyle.

The 22-year-old actress loves going out with friends to dance and drink and found it difficult dating the Donnie Darko actor, because he wanted to relax at home, and so they parted ways last month (JUL04).

Dunst says, "He's a stay-at-home boy. I'm an out-on-the-town girl.

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Gyllenhaal Admits Diva Antics

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Hollywood heart-throb Jake Gyllenhaal has admitted to unlikely diva behaviour on the set of his latest film The Day After Tomorrow.

The Donnie Darko actor, 23, loved starring in the big-budget disaster movie, but on several occasions refused to say some of the lines in the script and suggested new ones.

Gyllenhaal says, "There were a couple of instances where I said, 'No way am I saying that line!' and they rewrote it.'

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