Jake Gyllenhaal at the LA Premiere Of Newmarket Films Release Donnie Darko – The Directors Cut: Red Carpet Rewind


In our latest Red Carpet Rewind, we head all the way back to 2004 to revisit Jake Gyllenhaal the Los Angeles premiere of Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut on July 15, 2004 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California and a very fresh-faced Jake Gyllenhaal.

Donnie Darko made a paltry $517,375 when it was released in October 2001, got a second chance to hit box office gold.

The new version, which includes 21 minutes of footage not in the original release, and premiered May 29 at the Seattle Film Festival.


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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal signs autographs at the Los Angeles premiere of “Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut” on July 15, 2004 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jake Gyllenhaal

Donnie Darko, which stars Gyllenhaal as a disturbed teen who may have supernatural powers, tormented by visions of a 6-foot-tall rabbit, is an ambiguous story open to multiple interpretations.

“Ultimately, every director’s cut is self-indulgent,” director Richard Kelly said, “but I feel as though it’s a more thorough and complete version of the film.” In addition to new footage, some sound and visual f/x have been re-done.

Check out photos from the Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut premiere below.


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