The `Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time` actor admits he is still left surprised that he is regarded as a star as big as older actors such as Tom Cruise or Nicholas Cage as he doesn`t view himself as a leading man.
He said: "I don`t see myself like a leading man at all. That`s very result-oriented. I`ve been like that at different times in my career, but at this point I`m not. I think people look at me like that bit, but I don`t.
"I`ve been the lead in lots of different movies but it`s never been about that.
"It`s funny, I as at some event for `Prince Of Persia` and Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage were there. And there I was standing with them thinking `What the hell am I doing here?` "
Jake also admitted he likes to tackle a wide variety of characters in his movies because of advice he was given by his father many years ago.
He told Total Film magazine: "My dad always says to me that the job of any artist is to disturb the comfortable and to comfort the disturbed."