celeb: jake gyllenhaal

a concept: tom holland plays a teenage boy who becomes obsessed with finding his sister’s killer and inserts himself in the investigation. the lead detective on the case, played by jake gyllenhaal, secretly works with him to solve the murder, putting the teenager in danger, and could end up costing the officer his badge.

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“I don’t know that Jake feels this way, I know people feel I don’t give Jake enough credit. I will tell you right now that he wrote the funniest line in the entire movie. And he came- and he said, ‘I wanna try another take of this where Elias lets me in and when he says, You dont smoke, do you? I’m gonna say to him- I’mma- just watch what I’m gonna do. And he walked in and Elias says, ‘You don’t smoke, do you?’’ and he said, “Once. In high school.’ And I almost fell outta my chair, it was- cos it’s such a perfect epitomising [sic] of who this guy is. That when he talks to authority figures he- he immediately has to tell the truth. He’s compelled to tell them - even though it’s something that he’s embarrassed about or he feels in - and it’s actually the funniest line in the movie.”

- David Fincher, Director’s Commentary, Zodiac (2007)