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Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal is Ripped & Unrecognizable in 'Southpaw' First Still

Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal is Ripped & Unrecognizable in 'Southpaw' First Still

Jake Gyllenhaal shows off his ripped and shirtless body in a brand new still for his upcoming film Southpaw!

The 33-year-old actor gained 15 pounds of muscle to play the role of Junior Middleweight Champion Billy “The Great” Hope, a “lefty champ who loses everything in a personal tragedy and is forced to fight his way to redemption.”

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“Literally. I think [Jake] broke up with his girlfriend because he was just in the gym every day,” director Antoine Fuqua recently shared to Deadline about the movie. “He was training like a fighter. I had him sparring, really getting hit. I put him in situations where I wanted to see what he was made of. No one but fighters understand the sacrifice it takes to be a fighter.”

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  • bbm

    scary

  • ThatGuyRaphael

    ew

  • happy666

    Stop taking drugs please!! xDDD

  • Living in a box
  • Sandy McFarlane

    DAMNNNNN

  • rocknmovie

    Horrible, scary, even creepier than in Nightcrawler. Full of steroids.

  • janine

    These actors losing and gaining weight just for roles is so unhealthy. It doesn’t make them any better actors. You don’t have to be skin and bones to play a nightcrawler or that beefed up to play a boxer. IMO just stupid.

  • LL

    It’s like putting on a mask, it helps them lose themselves in the character and transform.

  • happy666

    This picture makes me want to vomit while I’m eating :D

  • Films_by

    who was the girlfriend the director says Jake supposedly broke up with because of this film?

  • Jilli

    Alyssa Miller?

  • Pamela S

    Oh wow, Jake! Look at you all sexy! ;)

  • bloody

    LOL xD, you know what steroids are?

  • carrie

    Look the veins of his arms…typically steroid

  • Pamela S

    It’s not steroids…seriously… -_- Let’s all dog pile the talented committed actor…

  • TeamBella76

    He wants an Oscar so bad it’s getting ridiculous !

  • Jon M’Shulla

    I guess he’s a top now.

  • MirinAesthatic

    pls .. i give my right and left hand if its not true. He does roids. Many Actors do that for roles.. dont care let him. if he dont use it all over the year for years.

  • Fettabob

    you are totally wrong. if you are going through a transformation like this, you understad the way of your character and you became your character. this is a lot of sacrifice and it doesnt make someone a good or bad actor, it makes you a different person.

  • bloody

    Again, do you know the effect of steroids?

    He has an extremely low weight for his previous movie, low body fat + a little exercise = veins.
    Also he’s contracting his muscles so…

  • carrie

    His arm veins look like varicose veins with nodes
    After ,all you wrote is true : very low body fat+ big muscles+ contracting exercices help also

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