Jake Gyllenhaal stunned to be a leading man

November 28th, 2010

Jake Gyllenhaal is still amazed by his stature in Hollywood.

The 'Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time' actor admits he is still left surprised that he is regarded as a star as big as older actors such as Tom Cruise or Nicholas Cage as he doesn't view himself as a leading man.

He said: "I don't see myself like a leading man at all. That's very result-oriented. I've been like that at different times in my career, but at this point I'm not. I think people look at me like that bit, but I don't.

"I've been the lead in lots of different movies but it's never been about that.

"It's funny, I as at some event for 'Prince Of Persia' and Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage were there. And there I was standing with them thinking 'What the hell am I doing here?' "

Jake also admitted he likes to tackle a wide variety of characters in his movies because of advice he was given by his father many years ago.

He told Total Film magazine: "My dad always says to me that the job of any artist is to disturb the comfortable and to comfort the disturbed."