Welcome to The B-Side, from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies from established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the other ones.
With his superhero film now in theaters, we discuss the diverse career of Jake Gyllenhaal. Conor O’Donnell and I specifically dive into the quartet of b-sides: Proof, Brothers, Prince of Persia, and Stronger. As always, much more is covered and referenced. We also discussed how Gyllenhaal nearly took over the role of Spider-Man from Tobey Maguire before they would go on to collaborate in Brothers.
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