Jake Gyllenhaal's World Changed, And Then So Did His Career

October 30, 2014 12:18 PM

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Jake Gyllenhaal's World Changed, And Then So Did His Career

Jake Gyllenhaal is on the kind of run most actors probably dream about. Since 2010 -- when he starred in a pair of derided genre films, "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and "Love and Other Drugs" -- the 33-year-old has turned in a handful of fabulous and diverse performances. The peak of this stretch is "Nightcrawler," out Oct. 31, which finds Gyllenhaal playing an obsessive loner named Louis Bloom who finds his true place in life as a freelance news videographer on the streets of Los Angeles.

"The script, when I read it, gave me a feeling of, 'Oh shit, I haven't seen something like this. This feels new,'" Gyllenhaal told HuffPost Entertainment of the film, which was written and directed by Dan Gilroy. "I felt like I had been given this gift. Sometimes it happens. They came to me with the...

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