“Respect is a very important thing” – how Jake Gyllenhaal makes his mark

One of the most versatile and talented actors around, JAKE GYLLENHAAL constantly chooses diverse characters that challenge him and provide us with memorable movies.

JAKE GYLLENHAAL has been one of my favourite actors since his brilliant performance in Richard Kelly’s extraordinary 2001 film Donnie Darko.

Jake Gyllenhaal as Brian Taylor in End of Watch

Gyllenhaal as Brian Taylor in End of Watch

From then on, I’ve watched all of his work and even the following are just a selection of the diverse roles he’s played since that astonishing breakthrough movie:

Holden Worther in the romantic drama The Good Girl

Sam in Roland Emmerich’s top drawer disaster picture The Day After Tomorrow

Jack Twist in Ang Lee’s award-winning love story Brokeback Mountain

Anthony Swofford in Sam Mendes’ powerful war story Jarhead

Robert Graysmith in David Fincher’s masterful serial killer thriller Zodiac

Douglas Freeman in Gavin Hood’s underrated torture drama Rendition

Captain Colter Stevens in Duncan Jones’ hugely entertaining time-bending ride that is Source Code

Do you see what I mean? Versatile and talented, that’s JAKE GYLLENHAAL.

Here he speaks with his usual passion and eloquence about his latest film End of Watch, a visceral, edge-of-your-seat cop drama from David Ayer, the writer of Training Day, that really affected him and his approach to work in the future:

“I may disagree with the law but I will enforce it.”