Why Jake Gyllenhaal Was Sent to the Emergency Room

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There's method acting, then there's Jake Gyllenhaal.

The Oscar-nominated actor was taken to the hospital Wednesday after shooting of intense scene for a new movie resulted in an injury to the "Brokeback Mountain" star's hand.

"Jake was indeed filming [the movie] 'Nightcrawler' when during the shooting of the scene his character (purposefully) banged his hand into the mirror," a source close to the actor told ABC News. "Unfortunately the mirror broke and Jake's hand was badly cut up."

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But no need to worry. Gyllenhaal, 32, has already returned to work on the film.

"He got numerous stitches at the ER and was released," the source added.

Make sure to look out for that scene when "Nightcrawler" hit theaters next year. Gyllenhaal has reportedly lost double-digit pounds in preparation for the role. This should be a good one!