In next week's episode of cabler Bravo's Inside the Actors
Studio, Jake Gyllenhaal discusses working with the late Heath
Ledger on the 2005 gay cowboy film Brokeback Mountain.
In the film directed by Ang Lee and based on the 1997 short story
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx, Gyllenhaal and Ledger play
two men in a complex romantic relationship that spans nearly two
to BoxOfficeMojo.com, the film ranks 12th among the
highest-grossing romance films of all time.
Online reports in a sneak peek at the upcoming episode that when
host James Lipton asked Gyllenhaal about the gay rumors that surfaced
after the movie's opening, the 32-year-old answered that he took it
as a “huge compliment.”
He said that he knew Ledger before the pair worked on Brokeback.
“Heath and I knew each other for years before that because we
had both auditioned for Moulin Rouge together,” he said.
“And I remember thinking, 'I like this guy. He's just, like, super