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Jake Gyllenhaal -- Battery Included!

1/28/2009 5:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jake Gyllenhaal has more important things to do today than Reese Witherspoon -- he's a prospective juror in a misdemeanor battery case in an L.A. courtroom.

Jake is in there right now.

This morning Jake was sitting in a corner in the jury assembly room with his head down, wearing a solid dark ball cap, a blue jacket and a backpack ... not realizing he's way too famous to go incognito.

So far, he hasn't been picked. We're there. We'll let you know.

Jake was just told to take his hat off inside the courtroom.

UPDATE: Jake has finally been excused for the day -- but he hasn't been excused from the case.

While inside the courtroom, Jake was allowed to go through voir dire (the juror questioning process) in a private room.

He'll be back today to find out if he's been selected as a juror.

Stay tuned!


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oh please keep me updated on him through out the the day.....I need to know if he'll be on the jury on my case on thursday

2096 days ago

jons an idiot    

Finally, someone responsible enough to try not to con their way out of jury duty. I'm assuming he'll eventually be dismissed, but at least he tried to show up and take responsibility. After all, he didn't just come up with a lame excuse, like, "I'm too famous for this," and throw a huge hissy fit over it all.

2096 days ago


Why do men spit on the street. It is disgusting. Why should everyone else have to walk around in your spit and phlegm. Also, it is a major turn off, doesn't matter how sexy a guy is. If a woman did this, you'd be all over her for it.

2095 days ago


Why does he have a backpack? Did he hike there?

2095 days ago


i was in jury duty with jake!!! i cant believe it, my first time on jury duty and to be in the same group panel with a celebrity like him was just totally cool! he had a backpack (like other jurors did) because he had stuff in there like a book and snacks im the hike up and down the hill in down la feels like your going on a hike! haha better then him holding a man bag right? lol i was excused from the case, always next year but this was memorable to be with a celebrity how awesome is that? haha that just goes to show celebrities are human too....hes doing his part as a citizen as we all should regardless of our social status.

2095 days ago


Why does he spit? Why does he have a backpack? Maybe he had a bad taste in his mouth. Maybe he knew he was going to court and knew he would be there a while, so he brought stuff to entertain him. Why is this news? Millions of people wear backpacks or carry bags or purses, its not unusual.

2095 days ago


TMZ is behind the curve. J Jared has pictures of Reese looking pregnant. You think Jakey has been "up" to something?

2085 days ago

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