@Just_Celini noted that it’s odd that we hadn’t yet gazed at Jake Gyllenhaal. Odd, indeed. So here he is in all his glory:
I’ll never forget watching October Sky back in 1999 and drooling all over myself over Gyllenhaal, but telling myself that was okay because even though he was playing a 16-year-old, they always use older actors in movies… and then what a dirty old lady I felt like when I learned that, no, Gyllenhaal was in fact only 16 himself.
But now he’s all growed up, so drooling is okay:
He growed up real nice:
Those eyes are like a special effect: