See Jake Gyllenhaal’s Unbelievable ‘Southpaw’ Transformation [PHOTO]
Jake Gyllenhaal, is that you?
The Oscar-nominated actor isn't one to shy away from an edgy role, even if it means completely changing his image to fit the part. Jake recently dropped 25 pounds to play Lou Bloom in 'Nightcrawler,' but for the upcoming 'Southpaw,' he went the exact opposite direction.
Deadline premiered the first look at Jake as a championship prize fighter in the 2015 film. The actor, who is widely recognized for his good-looking, boy next door charm, is completely unrecognizable. With his bulked-up physique and buzzed hair, Jake is totally unfamiliar!
Check out the tranformation in the photo below.
'Southpaw' director Antoine Fuqua spoke to Deadline about Jake's transformation, saying:
I’m so pumped, man. Jake is going to change how people see him. I had him training twice a day in the boxing ring, he did two-a-days seven days a week. I pretty much had him with me and my trainer every day. I took him to almost every fight. I had him train at Floyd Mayweather’s gym in Vegas and we watched Floyd’s fights, and the Manny Pacquiao fight. He trained in New York at Church Gym with real fighters. We literally turned him into a beast… Jake, my god, he’s a very electric, powerful fighter in this movie, and a guy who fights for his daughter. I’m confident that this will change how people see Jake, as a leading man.
Given that we barely recognize Jake, we'd say his transformation was a success! What do you think of his new look?
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