Jake Gyllenhaal hasn’t flexed his acting prowess since the April 2011 release of the film Source Code but today we learn that he is the featured star of a new music video. Jake plays a creepy serial killer in the music video Time to Dance by the French electroband The Shoes. I have to say, this role is quite a departure for our dear Jakey poo. He’s not the loveable kind of guy we are used to seeing. The vid runs for over 8 minutes so it’s kind of a mini-movie. Truth be told, it’s one of Jake’s more compelling acting performances. Check out the video for Time to Dance below and see what you think.
What I find most unsettling about this video is not that fact that Jake plays a serial killer (6 seasons of Dexter has totally desensitized me) but it’s how disturbed Jake looks throughout this clip. There is no redemption, no explanation for his brutality … he’s basically a serial killer who goes about his normal day-to-day business in between murders. I’m impressed that The Shoes managed to get Jake to star in their video. I’m not sure if his inclusion will make the song a hit but it can’t hurt. What do y’all think of Jake’s performance in this music video? Are you impressed? Creeped out? Offended? Turned on?