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Picture - Rene Russo, Dan Gilroy and... Los Angeles California United States, Sunday 22nd February 2015

Rene Russo, Dan Gilroy and Rose Gilroy - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

Rene Russo and Rose Gilroy
Rene Russo, Dan Gilroy and Rose Gilroy
Rene Russo
Rene Russo
Rene Russo

Picture - Rene Russo and Dan Gilroy... Santa Monica California United States, Saturday 21st February 2015

Rene Russo and Dan Gilroy - 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals at Tent on the beach, Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

Picture - Dan Gilroy - 65th Annual... Beverly Hills California United States, Saturday 31st January 2015

Dan Gilroy - 65th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 31st January 2015

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Dan Gilroy
Rene Russo, Dan Gilroy, John Gilroy and Margit Pfeiffer
Rene Russo, Dan Gilroy, John Gilroy and Margit Pfeiffer
Rene Russo, Dan Gilroy, John Gilroy and Margit Pfeiffer

Picture - Rene Russo and Dan Gilroy... Los Angeles California United States, Saturday 24th January 2015

Rene Russo and Dan Gilroy - A variety of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they attended the Producers Guild of America's 26th Awards ceremony which was held at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 24th January 2015

Nightcrawler - Featurette

Jake Gyllenhaal discusses the great lengths he went through to prepare for his role in the film 'Nightcrawler'. In the movie, Gyllenhaal portrays an insomniac new reporter, who creeps around recording crimes and the aftermaths thereof, selling the footage to local news networks for a living. The actor discusses how different the character was from anything he had ever done before, as well as revealing how he spent two months losing weight and staying up at night and sleeping during the day. In this featurette, actress Rene Russo and 'Four Lions' star Riz Ahmed discuss how much they admire Gyllenhaal for, not just his performance, but the lengths he went through to achieve said performance.

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Nightcrawler Offers A New Antihero In Jake Gyllenhaal's Eerily Stunning Performance

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Critics are comparing Jake Gyllenhaal to Robert De Niro for his committed performance in the creep-out thriller 'Nightcrawler'. This isn't just because he lost 30 pounds to play the part, or that he injured his hand by spontaneously punching a mirror on set. It's because his character is such a sympathetic monster.

Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in 'Nightcrawler'
Jake Gyllenhaal stuns critics with 'Nightcrawler' performance

Lou Bloom is an ambitious guy who is willing to do far more than it takes to be successful at something, anything. 'It was a challenge on the page', Jake Gyllenhaal says. 'It is a brilliant screenplay, but how do I bring this to life? Lou is not just a three-dimensional character. He's a six-dimensional character! He's so well-prepared, he's like the Bobby Fischer of manipulators.'

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Nightcrawler Review

A gently comical undertone makes this thriller even creepier than expected, bolstered by sharp writing and directing from Dan Giloy and an especially clever performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. Comparisons to Taxi Driver have been obvious, as the lead character is a potentially dangerous sociopath on a very personal quest. And the film also taps into the current zeitgeist: how the media panders to a public that increasingly screams for blood. It's a thoroughly unnerving film that often feels more like a very grim satire than a proper thriller.

Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a loner who is desperate to make his mark on the world. Searching for something to do, he stumbles across the people who prowl the city streets after dark in search of an event they can film and sell on to a TV news outlet. Learning from a veteran (Bill Paxton), Lou gets his own camera and a police scanner and starts chasing car crashes, house fires and violent crimes all over Los Angeles. And when he finds that TV news director Nina (Rene Russo) wants to buy his footage, he hires Rick (Riz Ahmed) as an assistant, getting even more aggressive about arriving on the scene before the competition. But Lou isn't willing to settle for that, and starts manipulating the news to get even better stories.

Where this goes from here is pretty unimaginable, as Lou reveals himself to be utterly unencumbered by any hint of a moral compass. Of course, this is a central theme of the movie, as it explores the way audiences clamour for more explosive footage, which pretty much eliminates any sense of human decency in the way events are covered. Gyllenhaal portrays Lou as gaunt and hungry, but with an eerie charm that lets him get away with each audacious manoeuvre. Watching him snap at anyone who crosses him is truly terrifying. Although the way he quietly manipulates situations is even scarier.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Is Sad That He'll Never Get To Do Another 'Nightcrawler' Scene

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With his new crime thriller 'Nightcrawler', Jake Gyllenhaal put a lot of himself into bringing a particularly unsettling character to life, namely by losing a lot of weight. But what was it about this movie that drew so much commitment from him?

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Nightcrawler'
Jake Gyllenhaal looking gaunt in 'Nightcrawler'

Dan Gilroy's directorial debut has seen a stream of positive reviews since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014, and that's probably down to Jake Gyllenhaal's overwhelmingly unnerving interpretation of insistent and rather ghoulish crime journalist Louis Bloom. 'Lou is a creation of the American dream', Gyllenhaal explains. 'We're all told about this conventional idea of what success is and he'll do anything for it. Ultimately, it's someone like him who becomes one of the most successful entrepreneurs in America.'

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Jake Gyllenhaal Receives High Praise For 'Nightcrawler'

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Jake Gyllenhaal's performance in Nightcrawler has been highly praised by critics ahead of the film's US and UK release.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler.

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Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him more than a little unstable. He traverses the LA streets at night, keeping an eager eye out for the frequently occuring violent crimes that swamp the darkness, and finds himself first on the scene with his camera for a series of serious incidents. It soon becomes clear that the the bloodier the crime he stumbles upon, the higher his pay rate is when he sells those first shots for the news; but that kind of exposure begins to seriously damage his mental health and general sense of morality. He decides to go for a job as a television newscaster, feeling thoroughly confident of his hard work over the years, and stands to live by his rather unnerving motto: 'If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy the ticket.'

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The Bourne Legacy Review

Writer Gilroy adds directing to his Bourne chores, shifting the franchise into a cerebral thriller punctuated by plodding action sequences. It's watchable, but doesn't have enough sense of character or purpose to make us care about anything that happens.

Genetically altered government agent Aaron Cross (Renner) is part of Outcome, a parallel programme to Treadstone, which created Jason Bourne. Since Bourne's antics have lifted the lid on Treadstone, Outcome director Eric (Norton) decides to terminate his programme by brutally killing everyone involved. But Aaron slips through the net, as does geneticist Marta (Weisz), whom Aaron needs for the meds that keep him going. As Eric's team hunts them down, they head to Manila to find a solution.

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