Give Jake a Break

10/20/2006 3:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's unclear whether Jake Gyllenhaal was serious or joking when he approached a photog yesterday and shoved the camera out of his face.

Gyllenhall was cruising through the streets of New York with an unidentified female on Thursday when he noticed multiple cameras tracking his every move.

Jake appeared to be taking the constant pursuit in stride, until he suddenly lunges toward the shooter and says, "Seriously man, it's just not funny, it's not funny, get the camera down." The actor then shoves the camera away and walks off.