Little by little, he has acquired the reputation as a sure bet in cinema. By choosing wisely, Jake Gyllenhaal continues to take on more increasingly ambitious roles. He has earned several Oscar nominations for roles such as a cowboy discovering his homosexuality in Brokeback Mountain, a detective in Prisoners and most recently as a freelance crime journalist in Nightcrawler. Previously present in Cannes In Competition along with David Fincher for the film Zodiac (2007), the actor has returned this year as a member of the Feature Films Jury presided over by the Coen brothers.
How do you consider your role as a member of the Jury this year ? Do you appreciate a film with your head or with your heart?
From the very start, the Coen Brothers said to us that the most important thing is to be positive. If you allow yourself too much power, you start to judge. I think I am here to be guided rather than just express an opinion; I want to learn from people who are wiser than I am.