WEIRDLAND: Jake Gyllenhaal: racial issue in Prince of Persia, leaving a gym in Studio City

Monday, June 07, 2010

Jake Gyllenhaal: racial issue in Prince of Persia, leaving a gym in Studio City

"However, for Prince of Persia, it is more important to note that issues of race are not clearcut. In the book The History of White People, author Nell Irvin Painter notes that many ethnic groups now viewed as white (such as Irish, Jews and Italians) were not viewed as part of America's "white" society. The definition of white has changed over time — and today, it is focused largely on skin color. This hasn't always been the case.
In years past, would Prince of Persia star Jake Gyllenhaal been considered "white" by main street USA? While the Brokeback Mountain star's father is descended from Swedish nobles, his New York Jewish mother raised him Jewish — complete with a bar mitzvah at a homeless shelter so he could be thankful for all that he had. What about Alfred Molina? The English born actor, who plays Sheik Amar in the film, is the son of a Spanish father and Italian mother". Source:

Jake Gyllenhaal in US Weekly magazine.
Jake Gyllenhaal in Madame Figaro (France)

Jake Gyllenhaal leaving a gym in Studio City, C.A. on 7th June 2010. He's passing by a FedEx Express van.

John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike White, Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, John Carroll Lynch and Tim Blake Nelson in "The Good Girl" portraits, Park City, UT on 12th January 2002.

In "Zombieland" we see a flashback to Wichita beginning a ruse on a gas station worker, pretending to be looking for a lost ring, but just showing her rear to a gas station worker in her tight skirt (we see a close-up from Mike White's -who plays the Victim in Bathroom- POV.

Mike White's character to Emma Stone (Wichita): -Listen, I'll find your ring and I'll FedEx it to you.

Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson as Columbus and Tallahassee in "Zombieland" (2009)

Columbus states that he last "laid some pipe" (euphemism for having sex) with a woman a few weeks ago in a FedEx truck.

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