Jake Gyllenhaal Talks Weight Loss

October 23, 2013 AT 2:42 PM
From buff to bones, Jake Gyllenhaal hit the red carpet this week looking significantly slimmer. Aside from his svelte frame, the 32-year-old actor was rocking longer hair and very pronounced cheekbones. Jake's transformation is all for his character in the upcoming thriller, Nightcrawler. Jake plays a struggling freelance crime reporter named Lou. "I knew that Lou was literally and figuratively hungry," Jake told Us Weekly about his character adding that he's emulating the role by getting into a mode where he too is hungry. The actor is said to have lost about 20 pounds.