"Young men everywhere are aging at warp speed, and irony -the missile shield of another era- is of limited use to us anymore. "To have someone as good-looking as Jake inhabit a character who's alienated, who's an outsider, puts a face on that archetype that's very real", says "Donnie Darko" writer-director Richard Kelly, "part of the reason people have embraced the character is because they see part of themselves in him" -GQ magazine interview, June 2004.
"Watching it ["Brick"] is watching something magical. "Brick" is one of the most quotable movies I have ever seen. There are parts that some people won't even understand at all, and when people come up to me quoting lines from this movie, I'll really get a kick out of that" -Joseph Gordon-Levitt for an interview in Ellegirl magazine, 2005.
Sarah Roemer Looks Like Ellen Pompeo: "Seriously. I was looking at the LA premier pics of Disturbia and ever time she came up I thought she was Ellen Pompeo. She's got the same smile and hair and tan. Its uncanny." -HellBoy_Chick in IMDb message board for Sarah Roemer.
Ellen Pompeo with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Sarah Roemer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.