Nightcrawler Exclusive: Jake Gyllenhaal on Past & Future “Colliding”

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Jake Gyllenhaal gives the performance of his life in Nightcrawler. We got a chance to sit down with the superstar actor (sure to get an Oscar nod for the electric and totally bonkers turn) for an exclusive video interview.

The actor talks about what it was that appealed to him about the story, teased in the Nightcrawler red band trailer, of a man who is lost and finds his way and triumphs in the most unlikely of ways.

Gyllenhaal’s Lou becomes the titular character, a person who prowls the streets of LA with his video camera in hand capturing the absolute worst in humanity for the morning local news.

We found the film a great companion piece for his work that can be seen when you watch End of Watch online

Gyllenhaal agreed, and even talked about how preparation for his work in End of Watch seemed to serendipitously prepare him for what he would do in Nightcrawler. “I already had done so much preparation with ride alongs for five months with police officers for End of Watch, and there were stringers filming it,” Gyllenhaal said.

“This movie I had no idea I would end up doing in the future was colliding with this movie that I was preparing for now.”

Nightcrawler lands in theaters October 31. Do. Not. Miss. It.

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Nightcrawler Quotes

I'm looking for a job. In fact, I've made up my mind to find a career that I can learn and grow into. Who am I? I'm a hard worker. I set high goals and I've been told that I'm persistent. And I'm thinking, television news might just be something that I love as well as something I happen to be good at. Now I know that today's work culture no longer caters to the job loyalty that could be promised to earlier generations. But I believe that good things come to those who work their asses off and that good people who reach the top of the mountain, didn't just fall there.

Lou Bloom

What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people but that I don't like them? What if I was the kind of person who was obliged to hurt you for this? I mean physically. I think you'd have to believe afterward, if you could, that agreeing to participate and then backing out at the critical moment was a mistake. Because that's what I'm telling you, as clearly as I can.

Lou Bloom

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