Actor Appreciation Week 3: Jake Gyllenhaal

To celebrate the release of his new film, Nocturnal Animals, we are taking a look back at the career of one of cinema’s biggest stars.
Since his explosion onto the Hollywood scene with the incomparable Donnie Darko (2001), Jake Gyllenhaal has carved out a great reputation in the film industry. He has collaborated with some of the best directors working today, from David Fincher to Denis Villeneuve, and even in the lesser movies, his performances stand out as amongst the best on show. His range is such that any compelling movie could very well have a role perfect for Gyllenhaal. He is truly a chameleon. Many actors are described as such, but very few are as deserving of the term as Gyllenhaal.
In his fifteen years as a leading man he has acted in some truly magnificent films, such as Ang Lee’s Oscar winning Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, Enemy, and Nightcrawler. The latter for which he received nominations from BAFTA, the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors’ Guild. Thus it has been difficult to pick only a handful of his movies to review this week.

The running order is as such:

Monday 7th November: Source Code (2011)
Wednesday 9th: Donnie Darko (2001)
Friday 11th: Jarhead (2005)
Sunday 13th: Nightcrawler (2014)


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