I love, love, love Jake Gyllenhaal! And I love him especially more after seeing “Nightcrawler.” The Oscar-nominated actor immersed himself into the role of Lou Bloom, an unemployed man who suddenly finds a new career by being a stringer – a freelance journalist who shoots reports and gets paid for each piece of published work.
From his looks to his mannerisms (Those large beady eyes!), Gyllenhaal went all method on us and it paid off! He anchors the movie from start to finish and it’s amazing that we trust his unreliable character. Yup, this guy deserves an Oscar nomination for Best Actor!
In this interview, we talked about his interest for the movie, why he signed on to not only star but produce the movie, how he prepared/researched, and the film’s 70’s conventions. And I did ask him about his hand famously hurt during the making of the movie. Take a look at my interview with the fantastic Jake Gyllenhaal for “Nightcrawler.”
Official “Nightcrawler” synopsis:
NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story. (c) Open Road
Written and directed by Dan Gilroy
• Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom
• Rene Russo as Nina
• Riz Ahmed as Rick
• Bill Paxton as Joe Loder
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