Jake Gyllenhaal Is Terrified of Ostriches

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"They look like they're innocent, but they're really not," the 29-year-old actor told People at the premiere of his absurd-looking movie Prince of Persia, and he was not talking about blonde Hollywood actresses whose company he has been known to keep. He was talking, of course, about birds — specifically, ostriches, which apparently had some kind of role in the absurd-looking drama. His co-star, Gemma Arterton, elaborated.

"He was really scared," she told PEOPLE. "He ran away, and the look on his face — it's not acting. It's real."


Now directors of future Gyllenhaal films know: When trying to elicit emotion from the actor, release the ostriches!

Jake Gyllenhaal Explains His Fear of Ostriches [People]
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