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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 & Jimmy Fallon Spit Food At Each Other in Funny Sketch - Watch Now!

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jimmy Fallon spit food in each other’s faces during a bit for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday evening (March 21) in New York City.

“I’ve had some pretty intense roles, but this was the most intense,” Jake joked about the sketch, titled “Point Pleasant Police Department.” “It’s really in-your-face.”

During his interview with Jimmy, Jake spoke about some of his failed auditions, including one for Lord of the Rings.

“I auditioned for a lot of classics I’m not in!” Jake said. “[Peter Jackson told me] ‘You are the worst actor I have ever seen.’”

Click inside to watch Jake Gyllenhaal talk about his failed auditions… More Here! »

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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.

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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: 'Donnie Darko' is One of My Proudest Moments

Jake Gyllenhaal looks dapper as he arrives for a screening of his new film Demolition held during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on Saturday (March 12) in Austin, Texas.

The 35-year-old actor also took the stage for a Q&A in which he opened up about his 2001 role in the cult classic Donnie Darko.

“It’s one of the proudest moments of my career,” Jake said (via Variety). “It’s a movie that exists right where I love to be. Anyone who wants to know what’s going on in my mind, go see that movie.”

FYI: Jake is wearing Tom Ford at the event.

20+ pictures inside of Jake Gyllenhaal at SXSW…. More Here! »

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Mackie & Rami Malek Make Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 A Stud Fest!

Jake Gyllenhaal gives photographers a smoldering look at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 28) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 35-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by Captain America‘s Anthony Mackie, Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek, The Path‘s Aaron Paul with his wife Lauren Parsekian, Point Break‘s Luke Bracey, and Underground‘s Jurnee Smollett-Bell with her hubby Josiah Bell.

FYI: Jake is dressed head-to-toe in Salvatore Ferragamo. Rami is wearing a Z Zegna tux, David Hart for Johnston & Murphy shoes, and a Montblanc watch and cuff links. Jurnee is wearing a Cristina Ottaviano dress.

20+ pictures inside of Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Mackie and others at the Vanity Fair party… More Here! »

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Amy Adams Hits Up WME Pre-Oscar Party With Jake Gyllenhaal & Jordana Brewster

Amy Adams is elegant in all black as she leaves a dinner with her husband Darren Le Gallo on Friday (February 26) in Hollywood, Calif.

The 41-year-old actress and her husband stopped at the restaurant after leaving the WME Pre-Oscar Party in Beverly Hills together earlier that night.

Also seen leaving the party were Jordana Brewster, Jake Gyllenhaal, Charlize Theron, Malin Akerman and Vince Vaughn.

FYI: Amy is wearing an A.L.C. jumpsuit. Jordana is wearing Jimmy Choo shoes.

30+ pictures of Amy Adams leaving the WME Pre-Oscar Party in Beverly Hills…
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Jake Gyllenhaal's New 'Demolition' Trailer Debuts - Watch Now!

Everything is falling apart for Jake Gyllenhaal in the new trailer for his film Demolition.

Here’s the synopsis for the film: Davis (Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. 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 (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

Look out for the film, which will hit theaters on April 8, 2016.

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