Jake’s got it under control

Text: Izumi Hasegawa Fotos: Elmo Movieworld

Jake Gyllenhaal, definitely one of the world’s finest actors, talks about the challenges of his role in “Source Code” and about working with shooting-star director Duncan Jones.

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© 2011 Izumi Hasegawa / The Interview People

Sci-Fi/Action, USA 2011 – Director: Duncan Jones 
Screenplay: Ben Ripley; Cinematography: Don Burgess 
Music: Chris Bacon; Editing: Paul Hirsch 
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden 
Distribution: Elmo Movieworld

Duncan Jones

Born on May 30, 1971, in London. He was formerly known as Zowie (or Joey) Bowie because he is the son of David Bowie (= Jones) and his first wife, Angela Barnett. Duncan holds a bachelor‘s degree in philosophy from the College of Wooster and went on to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, but later decided to attend London Film School instead, where he graduated as a director. Jones worked as a cameraman, and in 2006 he directed a campaign for the French Connection fashion label. His first feature, the highly unusual sc-fi film Moon (2009), was very well received internationally and won two British Independent film awards and one BAFTA Award.