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Watch: How Jake Gyllenhaal Lost Weight and Went Crazy for ‘Nightcrawler’

Watch: How Jake Gyllenhaal Lost Weight and Went Crazy for 'Nightcrawler'

When Jake Gyllenhaal sat down with Indiewire’s managing editor Nigel M. Smith for the first of our annual TIFF Talks on Saturday night, he gave fair warning we should “expect some craziness.” The star and producer of the festival’s first breakout film, “Nightcrawler,” did not fail to disappoint. Here are a few highlights:
A Blossoming TIFF Legend
Last year, Gyllenhaal had one of the strongest TIFF showings in the festival’s 38 year history, bringing both “Enemy” and “Prisoners” to public attention. How could this year possibly top it?

A Brief History of Sociopathic Tendencies
From Donnie Darko to “Nightcrawler”‘s Lou Bloom, Gyllenhaal’s psychotic repertoire has now come full circle. In this clip, he reveals the secret to playing crazy.

“Nightcrawler’s” Alternate Title
On how weight loss, a small desert carnivore and a New York City dive bar could have provided them with a more fitting title for the film. 

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