Subscriber Account active since. Jake Gyllenhaal said that his "Brokeback Mountain" costar Heath Ledger refused to present at the Oscars ceremony because he didn't want to be part of any jokes at the expense of gay people. Speaking with the fashion magazine Another Man, Gyllenhaal said: "I mean, I remember they wanted to do an opening for the Academy Awards that year that was sort of joking about it. He continued: "And Heath refused.
Why Heath Ledger Refused To Present With Jake Gyllenhaal At The Oscars
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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. In a recent interview actor 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.
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Jake Gyllenhaal has said his Brokeback Mountain co-star Heath Ledger refused to present at the Oscars in after being asked to make fun of their characters' gay romance. The critically acclaimed film, which told the story of two cowboys who had a relationship in the American West from to , had won three Academy Awards the previous year, with Gyllenhaal and Ledger both also receiving nominations. In a new interview, Gyllenhaal has told how he and Ledger were invited back to the Oscars to present, and said they were asked if they would joke about the relationship.
Following in the footsteps of what seems to be every actor who has ever been on screen, Jake Gyllenhaal finally makes it onto "Inside the Actors Studio," where he reflects on his filmography with host James Lipton. The hour-long chatfest premieres next week on Bravo, and during the course of the program Gyllenhaal talks about his life, and the films he's made, including the Oscar-winning gay classic "Brokeback Mountain. Aside from the film itself he talks about his co-star and friend, Heath Ledger, and how his death " After the critical and commercial success of "Brokeback Mountain" there came the inevitable questioning of Gyllenhaal's sexuality, since he plays a gay cowboy in the film.