Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Survival Instinct

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The American actor had a few knocks along the way, but now he’s back on track

Six years ago, Jake Gyllenhaal’s shot at big movie stardom hit a major stumbling block. Then 30, he bulked up for Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time, which was critically panned – as many films based on video games tend to be.

He returned to the mid-budget films that made his name – and went on a run of lead roles in terrific movies: Source Code, End Of Watch, Prisoners, Nightcrawler, Enemy and Everest

Accidental Love, released in 2015, is an unfinished film from 2010 brought out on the back of the ‘Gyllenaissance’; up next is thriller Nocturnal Animals, out in November. There’s luck in that, of course, but at the end of 2010, Gyllenhaal’s parents got divorced and it rebooted his outlook. “It made me look at myself,” he said, of his parents’ split, “and ask more questions. Such as, ‘How can I be as honest, too?’”.

“Honesty, it seems, really can be the best policy if you want to make changes in life.”
Jake Gyllenhaal, 35

Watch the official trailer of “Nocturnal Animlas” starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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11 2016 The Red Bulletin

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