Jake Gyllenhaal: My Niece Ramona Rules!

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As we talked about yesterday, Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in the new thriller, Zodiac.

His preferred role, though, is that of doting uncle: to neice Ramona Sarsgaard.

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"It's great, wonderful," the actor said.

Ramona, who was born in October to Gyllenhaal's big sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and actor fiance, Peter Sarsgaard, is "incredible."

"Of course, I've brought over presents," he said Wednesday at the Cinema Society and GQ New York City screening of Zodiac.

"She's not talking yet, but she looks amazing. I revel in her growth. It's an amazing process to watch - and to watch my sister also."

In Zodiac, Gyllenhaal portrays Robert Graysmith, the San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist obsessed with the case of the Zodiac killer who terrorized the Bay Area starting in the late '60s.

The talented, handsome actor may not be having wild, public sex with Kirsten Dunst anymore, but he still had plenty of passion left for this role.

"I think it was something natural when you're shooting for 110 days, being immersed in a case where there is so much information and every scene consists of making sure that the dialogue is so detailed," he said.

But don't think Matthew McConaughey's BFF and the Chronicle sleuth are one and the same.

"I wouldn't say I find a lot of similarities with my character. Obsession has many manifestations. I always looked at it like he loves puzzles. He's like a kid in a candy store. It's an odd candy store, obviously. But for him, there was a joy in every clue that he got."

Interesting take on the situation. It's kind of how we feel about each Antonella Barba photo that turns up.

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