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Jake Gyllenhaal Discusses His Failed 'Lord of the Rings' Audition

Jake Gyllenhaal gives an interview during the AOL Build speaker series on Tuesday (March 22) in New York City.

The 35-year-old Demolition actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Chris Cooper, Naomi Watts, and Judah Lewis, along with screenwriter Bryan Sipe.

Jake appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the night before and revealed director Peter Jackson had a brutal reaction to his failed The Lord of the Rings audition. He says no one told him he needed to have an English accent for the role.

“He literally turned to me and said, ‘You are the worst actor that I have ever seen.’ He said, ‘Did anyone tell you you were supposed to have an accent?’ I was like, ‘No!’ And he said, ‘Well, fire your agents,’” Jake recalled.

Jake Gyllenhaal Bombed His Lord of the Rings Audition

FYI: Naomi is wearing Eva Fehren jewelry.

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Naomi Watts Screen 'Demolition'

Jake Gyllenhaal looks dapper in a suit while at a screening of his upcoming film Demolition at the SVA Theater on Monday night (March 21) in New York City.

The 35-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Naomi Watts, Judah Lewis and Chris Cooper, as well as Ahna O’Reilly and Nat and Alex Wolff.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jake Gyllenhaal

The film follows a successful investment banker who struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Be sure to check out the trailer.

Also pictured: Jake stopping by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night (March 21).

FYI: Ahna is wearing a Tory Burch dress.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Once Wrote KFC a Complaint Letter

Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts attend the Demolition press conference held during the 2015 Toronto Film Festival on Friday morning (September 11) at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada.

The actors were joined by co-stars Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, as well as director Jean-Marc Vallee.

The movie starts with Jake‘s character writing a letter of complaint and he revealed to reporters that he once wrote a complaint letter to KFC as a kid.

“I don’t know if you remember: Kentucky Fried Chicken, when I was a kid, they had these things, [Chicken Littles] … like little hamburgers, but they were fried little chicken nuggets,” Jake said (via People). “Anyway, they discontinued them, and in school, we were told to learn how to write a complaint letter, right? So I wrote a complaint letter to Kentucky telling them [to bring them back].”

FYI: Naomi is wearing a Burberry dress, Givenchy shoes, and Anita Ko earrings and ring.

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Naomi Watts Kick Off TIFF with 'Demolition'

Jake Gyllenhaal looks dapper in his suit while walking the red carpet at the Demolition premiere and opening night gala of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday (September 10) at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.

The 34-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-stars Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, and Heather Lind, as well as director Jean-Marc Vallee.

Demolition is about a successful investment banker (Gyllenhaal) who struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection.

FYI: Jake is wearing head-to-toe Salvatore Ferragamo. Naomi is wearing a Balmain dress, Gianvito Rossi shoes, a Lee Savage bag, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Heather is wearing Yigal Azrouel.

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Amy Poehler Helps Honor The Somoza Family at Pure Vision Arts Celebration!

Amy Poehler is all smiles as she takes a moment to pose for a photograph while attending The Shield Institute & Pure Vision Arts Celebration held at Metropolitan West on Wednesday (May 6) in New York City.

The 43-year-old actress, who served as a special guest, was joined at the event by Chris Cooper and American Odyssey‘s Jim True-Frost.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Amy Poehler

Amy helped honor the extraordinary Somoza family. Alba, Anastasia, Gabriella and Oliver and their parents Mary and Gerardo, along with The Shield Institute and Pure Vision Arts, share the philosophy that a disability does not define the person.

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Matt Damon & Valerie Harper Honor Heroes Who Lead the Fight Against Cancer

Matt Damon and Valerie Harper pair up for a picture at the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center’s 2014 The One Hundred event held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel on Tuesday evening (June 10) in Boston, Mass.

The 43-year-old actor, who is from the greater Boston area, was also joined at the event by August: Osage County‘s Chris Cooper and singer Phillip Phillips.

The event honors the everyday heroes who are leading the fight against cancer.

Valerie has been battling cancer in her brain for some time now.

Also pictured inside: Matt arriving at Logan Airport earlier in the day. The day before, Matt was spotted leaving his gym in Los Angeles. More Here! »

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Jamie Foxx's Daughter Wears Electro Makeup at 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Premiere!

Jamie Foxx holds his four-year-old daughter Annalise while walking the red carpet at the premiere of his new movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Thursday (April 24) at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

The 46-year-old actor’s adorable little girl wore makeup to resemble her dad’s character Electro. So cute!

Also in attendance were stars Dane DeHaan (with wife Anna Wood), Sally Field, BJ Novak, Embeth Davidtz, and Max Charles.

Denis Leary and Chris Cooper, who appeared in the original film, also stepped out to support the movie.

FYI: Dane is wearing a Prada suit, shirt, and shoes.

25+ pictures inside of Jamie Foxx and others at the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2More Here! »

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