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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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Fantastic Fest 2014 Announces Films From Studio Ghibli and Sion Sono, and Closing Feature ‘Nightcrawler’

Aug 27 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

This year is the tenth anniversary of Fantastic Fest, and the fest will close with a movie we’ve been anticipating over the past couple months: Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a seedy news reported in Los Angeles. That film was announced today along with a host of other movies, including the new Keanu Reeves film John Wick, for which Reeves will make his second appearance at the fest. Then there’s The Creeping Garden, a documentary about slime molds and the people who st ...
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‘Nightcrawler’ To Close Fantastic Fest 2014; ‘John Wick’ Joins Lineup

Aug 27 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Lionsgate's John Wick starring Keanu Reeves will have a Gala screening at the 10th annual Fantastic Fest and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer Nightcrawler will close the confab in its U.S. premiere, organizers announced today. The rising genre film fest held from September 18-25 in Austin, TX will open with the previously announced Tusk from Kevin Smith. Also unveiled along with a second wave of programming is a center ...
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Entertainment One Teams with ‘Whiplash’ Producer David Lancaster

Aug 27 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Variety

Entertainment One and David Lancaster’s recently launched Rumble Films have signed an exclusive multi-year first-look arrangement for all feature films produced by Lancaster’s company. Lancaster has a pair of Bold Films titles opening in the fall: Sundance Grand Jury prize winner “Whiplash” at Sony Classics and Jake Gyllenhaal’s crime ...
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Zac Efron As Superman? Actors Who Were Almost Superheroes!

Aug 20 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

A lot of articles just repeat others, so I decided to dig deep to find old castings of people who were almost superheroes. Zac Efron As Superman!Zac Efron As Superman!Before Henry Cavil was officially cast as Superman in Man Of Steel, Zac Efron was one of the many people who were almost Superman. The way they casted this movie is if any of the actors could wear the original Christopher Reeves suit and not have the staff laugh than you would have been Superman! So lets just thank god that Henr ...
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3 weeks ago

Brad Pitt War Drama ‘Fury’ Moves Up to October

Aug 12 2014 12:58pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

The November date in the poster above, for David Ayer‘s WWII tank squadron film Fury has been changed. But the good news is that the film’s date change isn’t a delay. Rather than opening the movie in November, Sony will now release Fury, which stars Brad Pitt, in October. The original release date for the film was November 14, but Fury will now open just shy of a month earlier, on October 17. The move pu ...
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Casting: Marsden, Harris, Caplan, Rhys, Eve

Aug 8 2014 9:04pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Westworld James Marsden is set to join the cast of HBO’s upcoming sci-fi pilot "Westworld," a TV series reimagining of Michael Crichton's 1973 Western thriller. Marsden will play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. The story is set in the near future in a theme park full of robots where guests can live out any fantasy they wish. Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wrig ...
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5 weeks ago

Kurt Sutter Inks New Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

Jul 28 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Sons Of Anarchy creator/showrunner Kurt Sutter is staying in the 20th Century Fox TV fold with a new three-year overall deal. Sutter is now working on the seventh and final season of his gritty FX drama  Sons of Anarchy, produced by 20th TV’s cable division Fox 21 and FX Prods., and will next segue to his new project for FX and Fox 21, pilot The Bastard Executioner, which is co-produced by Imagine TV. Additionally, Sutter is ha ...
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Nightcrawler Trailer Stalks Online

Jul 24 2014 11:16am CDT | Source: Empire Online

The city shines brightest at night...Clearly deciding that the acting lark’s old hat, Jake Gyllenhaal has decided to get a new job in the exciting, fast-paced world of crime journalism… All right, so it’s actually just his scarily focused main character in writer Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut, Nightcrawler. The first trailer for the film has arrived courtesy of the Huffington Post. Gyllenhaal, here, is Lou Bloom, a young man desperate for a job. And the gig he se ...
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