If there is any doubt that Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the best actors working today, then you should see his new film, Stronger, the story of Jeff Bauman, immediately.
"My favorite actors are like artists" - Jake Gyllenhaal
Gyllenhaal and Shannon are outstanding, Shannon in particular. This is one of those films that you’ll think about long after the lights come back on.
"I think storytelling is the most important part of movie-making over performance." - Jake Gyllenhaal
"I’ve always wanted to have the opportunity to play a number of different roles, and I knew it wasn’t necessarily the role, but how you played them" - Jake Gyllenhaal
"My work expresses best what I’m trying to explore, and you can see from the work I’ve done lately the areas where I’m searching.” - Jake Gyllenhaal
SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal).
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.
The play comes in at a brisk 70-minutes (no intermission) but honestly it only feels about thirty. It's so fast yet so moving and funny that you'll be walking away wishing you could see it again.
Rene Russo is back on the big screen thanks to a role of lifetime in the film Nighcrawler, directed by husband Dan Gilroy. The 60-year-old actress portrays an overnight news director who will stop at nothing to get the story. Her work is aided by the equally immoral news stringer, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. She spoke to Vulture about her character’s dark side. “Where in myself could I find an honest place where I could portray her? I think that was more difficult for me, just trying to find out, “Who the hell are you, Nina?” [Laughs.] Because I didn’t ... Read more
Jake Gyllenhaal has an interesting perspective about life in front of and behind the camera. As the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Doner, he has a respect for what goes on behind the camera. He utilized that understanding while acting and producing on his latest film, Nightcrawler. He shared to the Produced By: New York conference audience about the delicate balance between the two, “My answer to both sides is, don’t take things personally, everyone has an agenda and it’s to be respected. Acting is an incredibly immature and selfish profession, but I also believe on the ... Read more
Nightcrawler is easily one of the best movies of the year and its star, Jake Gyllenhaal, is outstanding. Definitely check this out when you have a chance. In the above clip, writer/director Dan Gilroy narrates a sequence from the film that features Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo. He talks about giving Gyllenhaal a small piece of direction and how he was amazed at what happened next.
The Hollywood Reporter attended the Toronto Film Festival and asked some of the industry’s biggest celebrities about the best career advice they had ever received. From Michael Douglas to Al Pacino, the actors dished out their words of wisdom. Here are some of the highlights: From Jake Gyllenhaal, “Dustin Hoffman said to me that I didn’t have to do as much as I thought I had to do.” Ben Kingsley shared, “Do not offer the audience what they can see by sticking their nose over the fence and looking at their next door neighbors.” Jennifer Connelly advised, “Leonardo DiCaprio said someone ... Read more
One of the most talked about films of the Toronto International Film Festival this year is Nightcrawler, a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a shifty crime reporter. It marks a transformation for Gyllenhaal, both career-wise and physically. In a lengthy interview with Variety, Gyllenhaal spoke about his intense commitment to the role, including why he lost weight to portray the character and how his mindset ultimately led to him suffering an on-set injury. What drew Gyllenhaal most to Nightcrawler was the script by writer/director Dan Gilroy. He explains, “I would always be sad when we wrapped a scene, because I’d ... Read more
With the Oscars less than two weeks away, Hollywood is focused on will walk away with that statuette on March 2. In this strong acting year though, there were many snubs on the Oscar nominations list. Jake Gyllenhaal was one of those actors. His work as Detective Loki in Prisoners was critically acclaimed by film reviewers, but somehow voters at the Academy missed honoring his stellar turn. The 33-year-old actor talked with HuffPost Entertainment about the slight. He took it all in stride by explaining, “People have been really, really complimentary and very kind in talking about that character. At ... Read more
Jake Gyllenhaal is taking his career to the next level. After suffering a few setbacks with films like Prince of Persia, the 32-year-old actor is hitting a new stride with this year’s Prisoners and the upcoming film Nightcrawler. He talked with NPR about how he’s changed up his career in some interesting ways. Gyllenhaal shared, “I’ve sort of approached my work in a different way recently, in the past few years, which basically means I’ve spent, probably, about six or seven months preparing for each role…One role blends into the next role. I mean there’s strange idiosyncrasies from roles that ... Read more
The Hollywood Reporter brought together possible Oscar contenders Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners), Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Josh Brolin (Labor Day) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) in a fantastic roundtable interview you should definitely watch. Some of the things they talk about: * Who doesn’t watch their own movies* What types of fears they have when taking on a role * Jared Leto talks about a really horrible audition for a Terrance Malick film * Have they ever thought of quitting acting?* The biggest lie’s they’ve told directors* Jake ... Read more
Jake Gyllenhaal will appear on Inside the Actors Studio this Thursday, September 19th. Gyllenhaal has won a BAFTA award and been nominated for an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe award. Gyllenhaal has starred in such varied films as “Brokeback Mountain,” “October Sky,” “Donnie Darko,” “End of Watch” and his upcoming movie “Prisoners.” In the episode, Gyllenhaal opens up about being raised in a Hollywood family and working with starlets like Anne Hathaway. James Lipton leaves no stone unturned as he asks Gyllenhaal everything from the personal details of his Bar Mitzvah, to his improvisational ... Read more
After accepting her body image issues, actress Annie Funke has landed in the arms of Jake Gyllenhaal (well, as his costar) in the Off-Broadway production of If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.
Jake Gyllenhaal took his role as a police officer in End of Watch extremely seriously, getting hands-on training and experience for his part. Gyllenhaal shot his own scenes with a handheld camera every day for the first person point-of-view for the film. “We went on ride-alongs for five months, two to three times a week with the LAPD and sheriff’s department and Inglewood PD,” the actor told Moviefone.