Jake Gyllenhaal has done a Matthew McConaughey on it and lost a whole lot of weight for his new film Nightcrawler. He reportedly lost 20 pounds for the role of Lou Bloom, a struggling freelance crime reporter. He explained his reason for doing so: “I knew that [Lou] was literally and figuratively hungry,” so he got into a “mode where I was always a bit hungry.” From what we’ve heard about the gruelling 24-hour filming schedule, the stress on Jake’s face in this promo isn’t all acting. He also hurt his hand during filming when he punched a mirror while deep in character. With all that hardship, and having made the film with practically no money, surely an Oscar is on the cards? Watch the promo video and see what you think!
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