​Jake Gyllenhaal Loses Weight for Nightcrawler​​

October 23, 2021

Jake Gyllenhaal posed on the red carpet at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Monday night looking completely transformed. The 32-year-old actor has slimmed down and grown his hair out in preparation for the upcoming thriller “Nightcrawler.”

“I think [I've lost] probably a little over 20 pounds, something like that,” Gyllenhaal told People magazine Monday night. “It’s not different than getting into character for anything. It’s more about believe where you are and being present where you are. Who’s to say what the process is? I have a strange one … but I love what I do.”

Gyllenhaal isn’t the only Hollywood hunk to have dramatically lost weight for a role. Christian Bale lost a whopping 65 pounds to play the role of an insomniac industrial worker in 2004′s “The Machinist,” and Matthew McConaughey shed 50 pounds to play a HIV-positive man in the upcoming “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Last week, Gyllenhaal was snapped on set filming scenes for the movie looking noticeably gaunt. He sported a pink shirt and jeans that showed off his thinner frame.