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Jake Gyllenhaal: Acting is an 'Incredibly Immature & Selfish' Job

Jake Gyllenhaal: Acting is an 'Incredibly Immature & Selfish' Job

Jake Gyllenhaal addresses the crowd before a screening of his new movie Nightcrawler on Saturday night (October 25) at The Rave Theater in Philadelphia, Penn.

The 33-year-old actor, who took a ton of fan selfies, recently opened up about the oddity of being an actor.

“Acting is an incredibly immature and selfish profession, but I also believe on the flip side of that coin, it can also produce great empathy,” Jake said at a recent panel (via THR). “Understand that it is an extraordinarily sensitive job, and I don’t mean to be self-indulgent, but it’s an odd job. It’s an odd thing conjuring up feelings in the midst of all this chaos…it’s magic.”

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  • Copo

    Is he happy or sad now, or WTF??!!

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Actually, acting is supposed to be an art form. The problem is that it’s an art form that has been devolved into a mess of garbage by the very people in the business — actors, studios, writers, everyone. If actors actually BELIEVED in acting as Art they wouldn’t put their jobs down the way this goofball is.

  • Lotus

    He is getting fat and desperate.

  • janine

    He doesn’t have a clue does he?