Jake Gyllenhaal on his career, and being Cartier's watch ambassador

Integrity, dedication and boundless curiosity – Jake Gyllenhaal is said to embody all those qualities as the new face of the Santos de Cartier timepiece And rightly so, for the man indeed has a pioneering spirit. Gyllenhaal is regarded as one of the most adventurous actors of his generation His roles span a wide spectrum: from troubled teenager in 2001 cult hit Donnie Darko to Brokeback Mountain’s conflicted, repressed sheep herder According to him, the latter remains as a favourite.

Speaking to Star2.com via email, the 37-year-old says that the fearlessness of the film’s two characters was a lesson for everyone, especially when it came out in 2005. While Gyllenhaal received an Oscar nomination and won a Bafta for Brokeback Mountain, he also looks fondly on his more recent work – a 2017 biographical drama of a man who loses his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. “I think of Jeff Bauman, who I . More