Gyllenhaal in Urinal Brawl at SXSW

Jake doesn't want his picture taken in the bathroom, OK?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2011 1:02 PM CDT
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Apparently the best story coming out of the SXSW Film Festival involves Jake Gyllenhaal, a somewhat too obsessed fan, and a urinal. Journalist Erik Davis was one of many who first tweeted the rumor about Gyllenhaal going “all badass” on the fan who tried to take a picture of him at the urinal: The actor supposedly “grabbed the dude mid-photo, threw him against the wall and was like, 'are we really gonna do this right now?’”

Gyllenhaal’s rep tells E!, “There was no scuffle, it was an excited fan who tried to take his picture in the restroom. He asked the guy to please delete it and he did! No drama.” But Entertainment Weekly asked Gyllenhaal himself about rumors of a “rather heated scuffle in the theater bathroom,” and a laughing Gyllenhaal responded, “That’s true. I think it’s an appropriate space to keep privacy. I hope that people wouldn’t disagree with me on that.”

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