In a Friday interview with Queen Latifah, the 32-year-old actor says he used to all the attention because he's always been popular.
"Yes, everybody really enjoys me all the time," Gyllenhaal said wryly. "There is not one aspect of my personality that is abhorrent, everything I do is shiny, clean .. it's amazing. I impress myself."
"Yes, I was incredibly popular in school," he added. "All the time."
Watch a preview for the episode below:
Gyllenhaal will also make an appearance on Thursday night's episode of "Inside the Actor's Studio," in which he discusses his work with Hugh Jackman, his cult classic "Donnie Darko," and his memories of Heath Ledger.
"Man, that guy is so f***ing nice," Gyllenhaal jokes in the preview below. "I mean it annoys me."
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