Jake Gyllenhaal Discusses His Latest Movie

Actor reveals the importance of choosing roles carefully, a lesson he learned as a young boy from his parents.
3:41 | 10/25/14

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Jake jillen hall, our person of the week. His new movie, "Night crawler", about a man who chases the police cscanner. We found him in New York City. What do you hope people will stop and think about when they see this? This story is about where we are right now. A young man, getting the image at any cost. Hopefully, people will ask ourselves, are we come police it with this? And he brought up a story from his childhood. You wanted to get into the mighty ducks? A lot of people said that? I don't know if they are, but they will be after this. 11 or so, he ended up with that prize role in the movie. Do you remember the tears in the kitchen? Absolutely. Who doesn't remember that? And the tears are back for boy standing up in the classroom. In "City slickers." He's grown up since then. And ever since, every role carefully chosen. After "Jarhead," always remembering our troops. Reminding us that veterans come home with a lot of damage. It's very important to me. Dealing with issues we don't want to deal with and everything in between. And his break through role in "Brokeback mountain." People ask, when are you going to do a romantic comedy. Well, I laugh all the time. Just so everyone knows. I think going into the dark is illuminating. His new role, asking how far is too far with the camera? It's disturbing. The same mom that said no to "Mighty ducks."

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