Jake Gyllenhaal punched a mirror and had to get stitches. No, it wasn’t exactly a fluke accident, like Zac Efron’s jaw-breaker. Mr. Gyllenhaal was really into his character. He did it while filming Nightcrawler, for which he lost about 20 pounds. He was really into the scene and actually punched a mirror and it broke and cut him pretty badly. Here’s more from People, via USA Today:
People.com reports that he “flipped out” and punched a mirror. All as part of the scene.
Mara Buxbaum, Gyllenhaal’s rep, told AP that he was back for a final day of filming after “a few hours in the emergency room.”
She confirmed that he hit a mirror, which unexpectedly broke and cut his hand. She said it was “badly cut up” and required “numerous stiches,” reports AP
Yikes. Sounds like he’s turning into Christian Bale. That guy really puts everything into his work. Sometimes too much. Remember when he yelled at the lighting guy? Classic Bale.
November 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jake Gyllenhaal lost around 20 pounds for his latest film role, Nightcrawler, that he’s currently shooting. His extreme weight loss makes him look like some sort of bizarro combo of Jared Leto and Christian Bale with a dash of Scott Disick:
Here’s what he said about losing the weight (from E! News via E Online):
I can only approach things from a mental place. Like I’m playing a character who’s hungry, figuratively and literally, who’s driven in ways to do things and succeed at any cost. And I think that defines a generation in a lot of way so I wanted to get their mentally and then have it transform me physically, because I am not one to rely on science as much as I am on just sort of instinct. That’s sort of the character.
Why is it that when guys lose weight for film roles it’s because they’re playing mentally unstable characters (like Christian Bale in The Machinist) whereas women are just always expected to lose weight no matter the role? Yeah, I went there. Just throwing that question out.
I read somewhere once that when Tom Hanks lost weight for Castaway he did it by eating a few handfuls of rice every day. And that Christian Bale lost his weight for the aforementioned role by only eating apples or something equally ridiculous. But it worked. It’s kind of horrifying how well.
More photos of skinny Gyll are below.
October 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Oh, my God. This might be one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen. No joke, ever – in life. Jake Gyllenhaal slitting girls’ throats with fencing … things? Taking drugs? Smoking cigarettes? Bashing people’s skulls off of bathroom mirrors?
Also, this music just isn’t good. I know there’s probably a lot of people out there who like that double-bass pedal thing with the closed highhats, but frankly, it frightens me. And I guess that’s what this video and this song is supposed to do: inspire fear. Scariest. f-cking. video. ever. It’s like American Psycho meets That 70′s Show. Without all of the pretty colors.
I will never look at Jake Gyllenhaal the same again. Donnie Darko almost killed him for me, but then there was Brokeback Mountain and The Day After Tomorrow – which is seriously, like one of my favorite movies – but there is no redemption from this psychopathic music video appearance.
As for the video, I need some theories. I need an explanation. What’s his trigger here? Is he epileptic? Do the flashing strobes in clubs send him off the edge? Or is it this seizure music? Watching others dance convulsively? Is that what does it? Or maybe if he just did dance, all of his weird, murderous idiosyncrasies would disappear. Is that the moral of the story, Shoes? Is it ‘dance or go crazy and kill randoms instead’? And if so, why does it have to be such a hard choice? Some people just can’t dance, you know.
March 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
Either that, or these two just like to exclusively bond over their mutual love and appreciation for good food and wine. I know that there’ve been a good many relationships where visiting restaurants was really the crux of the pairing in my life, and there wasn’t really much outside dining together at delectable eateries, but Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t really strike me that way, no. Jake is more serious, more involved in his relationships, and I just couldn’t see him spending frivolous time, sitting at a table in some random, faceless restaurant with a woman that he really and truly didn’t care for.
Plus Rashida Jones is hot. Eat your heart out, crazy Taylor Swift.
September 5, 2011 at 4:30 am by Sarah
Jake Gyllenhaal was cracking up and laughing with pals during a lively night at West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont – but the actor gave special attention to one woman: Olivia Wilde. The two were very flirty, an onlooker says, acting “touchy-feely.” Says the onlooker: “At one point, he had his hand on hers.” Still, the two weren’t overly affectionate with each other. “Olivia was very cool,” the onlooker says, “and wasn’t fawning over Jake but seemed to like the attention he was giving her.” Alas, at the end of the evening the two went their separate ways.
So, Olivia Wilde claims another hot Hollywood male. Does she have to have her hooks in all of them, like, seriously? From Justin Long to Justin Timberlake to Bradley Cooper … I mean, Justin Long doesn’t really fit all that well in there, so we’ll chalk that up to “mistake,” but the rest? Woo. George Clooney is single these days, ladies, so if you’ve got some kind of claim on him, you better move fast. Olivia here might catch wind of what you’ve got planned and beat you to the punch.
June 28, 2011 at 4:30 am by Sarah
It’s for a movie, though, don’t worry – it’s called End of Watch and he plays a police officer. One with a buzzed head. And while I generally think that Jake Gyllenhaal is one of those dudes that could wear a stop sign as a loin cloth and peacock feathers on his head and STILL be hot, you have to be a certain type to really, really rock the cut-down-to-the-quick ‘do. Vin Diesel? Hot. Would look funny with hair. Howie Mandel? Hot (I KNOW, don’t get me started). DID look funny with hair. Jake Gyllenhaal is hot no matter how you slice it, but the buzzed-down look just isn’t for him.
What do you guys think – and what’s worse, is it nuts that I think Howie Mandel’s kinda bangable?