Jake Gyllenhaal has described rumours surrounding his sexuality after acting in Brokeback Mountain as a "huge compliment". The year-old actor starred alongside the late Heath Ledger in the movie about two cowboys who embark on a forbidden romance. During an upcoming episode of Inside the Actors Studio , Gyllenhaal also spoke about Ledger's death, stating that he still misses him "to this day" and that his passing was like "losing a family member". The Prisoners actor continued: "Heath and I knew each other for years before that because we had both auditioned for Moulin Rouge together. And I remember thinking, 'I like this guy.
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Jake Gyllenhaal Says Heath Ledger Had No Time For 'Brokeback Mountain' Homophobia | HuffPost
A still from 'Brokeback Mountain' Photograph: Others. Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed that his 'Brokeback Mountain' co-star Heath Ledger had declined to present at the Academy Awards over a joke about the film. There is a reason why the world loves Heath Ledger. Years after his death, the actor is known for not just his talent but also because of the stand he took about matters close to the heart.
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Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men—a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy—who meet in the summer of , and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. The world which Ennis and Jack have been born into is at once changing rapidly and yet scarcely evolving. Both young men seem certain of their set places in the heartland — obtaining steady work, marrying, and raising a family — and yet hunger for something beyond what they can articulate. When Aguirre dispatches them to work as sheepherders up on the majestic Brokeback Mountain, they gravitate towards camaraderie and then a deeper intimacy. Remaining in Wyoming, Ennis weds his sweetheart Alma Michelle Williams , with whom he will have two daughters as he ekes out a living.
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