Jake Gyllenhaal digs deep for gritty 'Nightcrawler' role

November 13, 2014 6:40 PM

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In "Nightcrawler," Jake Gyllenhaal plays a man whose drive for success leads him to do despicable things. As Louis Bloom - a freelancer who sells graphic video footage of crimes and accidents to local news stations - he drives recklessly through the L.A. streets, sexually blackmails a colleague and even tinkers with crime scene evidence to make a shot better.

He seems beneath contempt, but Gyllenhaal felt something pulling him toward the dark character.

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