Actor Jake Gyllenhaal will regard new movies Jarhead and Brokeback Mountain as a success regardless of their performance at the box office, because he learned so much from directors Sam Mendes and Ang Lee.

The actor, is thrilled with both movies but insists the on-set experience means more to him than their subsequent success.

The 24-year-old actor says, "I love them both. I think they'll both find the right audience.

"Ang Lee and Sam Mendes have changed my life, the two of them. So regardless of how people respond to the movies, they've been extraordinary to me."