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Jake Gyllenhaal Lost 'Nightcrawler' Weight with Kale Salad & Chewing Gum Diet

Jake Gyllenhaal Lost 'Nightcrawler' Weight with Kale Salad & Chewing Gum Diet

Jake Gyllenhaal stays serious while attending a special screening of his new movie Nightcrawler on Sunday (October 19) at the Crosby St Hotel in New York City.

The 33-year-old actor was joined by the film’s producer Tony Gilroy as well as Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac.

Jake recently opened up about how he shed 30 pounds for the role, including a strict diet of kale salad and chewing gum, along with running 15 miles a day.

“The running thing, you’re pretty hungry because you’re not eating a lot of food,” Jake told EW. “You’re lonely because you’re not meeting your friends for dinner. People go, ‘Hey you want to meet for dinner after work?’ I go, ‘Well, I’m shooting all night.’ ‘All right, you want to meet for lunch?’ I’m like, ‘I can’t!’ So I’m gonna go run.”

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Photos: Starpix / Just Jared
Posted to: Jake Gyllenhaal, Oscar Isaac, Tony Gilroy

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  • Listen to

    Hollywood is so unhealthy. What a terrible thing to do for a role.

  • Revengefan0101

    I don’t understand why they don’t consulate with a nutritionist before losing weight.

  • carrie

    Since he acts creepy characters,he forgot how to smile

  • NinjaVites

    He is getting better looking with age. Used to think he was funny looking but now I thinks he’s hawt.

  • janine

    It’s dangerous to yoyo with your weight. Tom Hanks developed diabetes because of it. Why put your health in jeopardy just for a role? I don’t understand these actors at all.

  • Kristi Madison

    I have a degree in nutrition. He could’ve consulted me.
    Would’ve done it for free…just for him.

  • Jilli

    why does jake look so mad?

  • Elle

    because he has to lose fast and look like he lost fast – an unhealthy look, which is exactly how he looks. He has that gaunt sickly and scary kind of look ideal for this movie. His regiment was nothing compared to some I’ve read having taken horse diabetes medicine that makes one vomit and get very sick, other ‘poisonous’ to humans supplements that cause weight loss really quickly, ingesting tapeworm eggs – oh the horrors of it all. Just for money some people will do anything.

  • Rebecca Candler

    Not the best way to lose weight at all!! If you trying to lose just find a diet that works for you and excercise. I did the ethosien diet and managed to lose 34 lbs in about 3 months. When will we see a Celeb come up with some sound advice ? Anywho he is still smoking haha

  • alex

    jake please, can you donate to me your diet!I needed!!!!sorry,but what him do a kind of diet?I’m go crazy!!!!!but I will see this film,the script is interesting and I think that jake is wonderful in his role!!!!!