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Jake Gyllenhaal likes hard to love characters

Jake Gyllenhaal likes hard to love characters

Sep 24 2013, 12:12am CDT | by Bang Movies

Jake Gyllenhaal likes to play hard to love characters. The 32-year-old actor - who is known for taking on complex roles - admits he is always attracted to a part that has a hidden depth, like his...

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Jake Gyllenhaal likes hard to love characters

Sep 24 2013, 12:12am CDT | by Bang Movies

Jake Gyllenhaal likes to play hard to love characters.

The 32-year-old actor - who is known for taking on complex roles - admits he is always attracted to a part that has a hidden depth, like his latest Detective Loki, in 'Prisoners' because he likes something that he can get his teeth into.

Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, he said: ''I look for something in the story that offers love in a more complicated way. I don't look for darkness, whatever that means, but in my mind, darkness acknowledges great light too. I think when it comes to a character, I'm moved by folk that I might struggle to love at first; characters that I have to do enough research on and think enough about to be able to really fall in love with them. Recently, in particular, that's what's been happening. I love Detective Loki. I found it hard to let him go.''

The hunky star also spends a great deal of time researching his roles - watching 100 hours of footage of police interrogation for a three minute scene in 'Prisoners' - and even pushes his brain to the ''point of exhaustion''.

He explained: ''I don't think my approach to acting is all necessarily in service of the character. I think, selfishly, I've put it in service of myself, my perspective on the world and helping my life. I have an overactive brain and as a result of that, I can really get in my own mind. So I like to try and exercise it to the point of exhaustion. I think I took all the work from research but I used it therapeutically, too, in a strange way. I realised with that type of research how much it changed my life and what a wonderful thing the job of acting is, in that it can give you perspective on the fact that what you do really isn't that important at all.''

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One Final Red Band Trailer for 'Nightcrawler' Gets Wicked & Wild

Oct 26 2014 10:21am CDT | Source: First Showing

When it comes to conventional horror thrillers in theaters this Halloween, there's not much to choose from (our own Jeremy K. Kirk says Ouija isn't very good at all), but Jake Gyllenhaal and his latest film Nightcrawler looks like it might offer a nice alternative to the usual slashers and supernatural terror. Gyllenhaal plays an aspiring crime journalist who decides to do whatever it ta ...
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2 days ago

Hot Red Band Trailer: ‘Nightcrawler’

Oct 24 2014 8:29pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Open Road has released a new Red Band trailer for Nightcrawler, the Dan Gilroy-directed thriller that stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a driven, soulless wanna be who gets a fast car, a cheap camera and a police scanner and chases traffic accidents, murders and other violent incidents in hopes of getting film he can sell to a cellar dwelling Los Angeles TV news producer. The pace is manic as the anti-hero proves there are no moral bounds to his ambition. Pi ...
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AICN Exclusive NIGHTCRAWLER 60-sec Red Band Spot!!! See this movie quickly!!!

Oct 24 2014 7:58pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

NIGHTCRAWLER hasn't a single *BAMF*, but you'll love it all the same!!! Read the full article on AICN Hey folks, Harry here...  So - they've taken my quote that I tweeted after seeing NIGHTCRAWLER as the closing night film of FANTASTIC FEST X...  "FUCKING AMAZEBALLS" and led this 60 second Red-Band spot - and, I'm not the only film writer to cuss quote about this phenomenal film.   In someways this really ...
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'Superman Lives' Screenwriter Dan Gilroy Explains What Tim Burton Would Have Done

Oct 23 2014 3:33pm CDT | Source: movies.com

[Dan Gilroy directing on the set of Nightcrawler] In the late '90s, Warner Bros. was very keen to make a new Superman movie. An up-and-coming screenwriter named Dan Gilroy, whose big calling card at the time was the 1992 sci-fi movie Freejack, was hired to write a script that would be directed by Tim Burton and would star Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel. It was a dream job for Gilroy and he spent a year pour ...
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Early Buzz: First Audiences Love Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’

Oct 21 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: slash film

Two weeks from Tuesday, theaters with film projectors start screening Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar. That means a few things. One, you better get your tickets. And two, it’s time to begin managing expectations and avoiding spoilers. Over the past few days, the film has begun screening for general audiences, celebrity audiences and press alike. Attendees are usually embargoed from going on social media about early screenings but that very rar ...
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Baltasar Kormákur to Direct Viking Action Drama VIKINGR for Universal

Oct 7 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: Collider

2 Guns and Contraband director Baltasar Kormákur will be treading familiar territory in an upcoming film.  Heat Vision reports that Universal Pictures has picked up Vikingr, an action drama revolving around the early days of Viking life that Kormákur co-wrote and will direct.  The project has been brewing for some time, and is close to Kormákur given his Icelandic heritage.  The story is based on the classic tales of the legendary Icelandic Sagas, “which document larger than life ...
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Antoine Fuqua Introduces Robert Peace

Oct 7 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Attached to direct Short And Tragic LifeFollowing a couple of brutal action hits in The Equalizer and Olympus Has Fallen, director Antoine Fuqua is taking a more thoughtful route for one of his possible future projects. He's just attached himself to IM Global's as-yet untitled adaptation of Jeff Hobbs' non-fiction book The Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark For The Ivy League.As you might partly infer from that lengthy ...
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THE EQUALIZER’s Antoine Fuqua Attached to Direct THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE

Oct 6 2014 6:31pm CDT | Source: Collider

Here's one title I'd bet a limb gets shortened up a bit.  Fresh off the success of The Equalizer helmer Antoine Fuqua is now onboard to direct The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League (hey, that's the title of the Jeff Hobbs book that IM Global just optioned on Fuqua's behalf) which I think we'll just refer to as The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace until the title is officially shortened to just Pe ...
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3 weeks ago

Jake Gyllanhaal pores over scrips in Tribeca

Sep 29 2014 9:57pm CDT | Source: pagesix

Jake Gyllenhaal’s next film, “Nightcrawler,” opens on Halloween — but he was at brunch on Sunday weighing future roles. A spy saw the star at Marc Murphy’s Landmarc in Tribeca,... ...
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4 weeks ago

Benedict Cumberbatch Is an Enigma in First THE IMITATION GAME Posters; Plus New Posters for BIRDMAN, NIGHTCRAWLER, and JOHN WICK

Sep 25 2014 6:39pm CDT | Source: Collider

New posters for some of this fall’s most highly anticipated titles have landed online.  Briefly: The Imitation Game – The very first The Imitation Game posters feature some wordplay involving the Nazi Enigma Code and the man who cracked it, a genius mathematician named Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the film.  Both Cumberbatch and the movie itself will no doubt find themselves in the heat of the Oscar race.  The film opens on November 21st.  Click here for ...
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