Celebrity Showdown: Jake Gyllenhaal vs. Matthew McConaughey
By Zach Seemayer
In a battle between Mr. "Alright, Alright, Alright' and "The Prince Of Persia," who will come out victorious?
This weekend, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic Interstellarhit screens nationwide and the film's star, Matthew McConaughey, has joined the ever-widening ranks of stars who could be vying for an Oscar nomination next year.
Last week, Jake Gyllenhaal joined that club as well with his massively acclaimed performance in the crime thriller Nightcrawler– a performance some are saying could be the best of his entire career.
Previously we've compared the careers of comedy icons, lovely leading ladies and handsome Hollywood hunks, and revealed who the real movie stars were. Who do you think will win between McConaughey and Gyllenhaal? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*
*Results not actually scientific.
ROUND 1: TOTAL FILMS
Jake Gyllenhaal - 20
Matthew McConaughey – 32 (WIN)
ROUND 2: HIGHEST GROSSING FILM
Jake Gyllenhaal - $186.7 million – The Day After Tomorrow (WIN)
Matthew McConaughey - $116.9 million – The Wolf Of Wall Street
ROUND 3: AVERAGE GROSS
Jake Gyllenhaal - $38.7 million
Matthew McConaughey - $43.5 million (WIN)
ROUND 4: TOTAL COMBINED GROSS
Jake Gyllenhaal - $775.8 million
Matthew McConaughey - $1.39 billion (WIN)
ROUND 5: HIGHEST RATED FILM
Jake Gyllenhaal - 94% - Nightcrawler
Matthew McConaughey - 98% - Mud (WIN)
ROUND 6: AVERAGE RT SCORE
Jake Gyllenhaal - 69.9% (WIN)
Matthew McConaughey - 59.4%
ROUND 7: 'AWARDS SCORE'*
Jake Gyllenhaal - 0
Matthew McConaughey - 3.5 (WIN)
*2 points for Oscar wins, 1 point for Golden Globes, Emmy or Screen Actors Guild Wins, .5 points for People's Choice Wins and -1 point for a Razzie Win.