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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 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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The 'Spider-Man' Reboot Casting Is Down to These Six Actors!

The Spider-Man reboot is in the final stages of casting and now it is down to six actors to possibly play the role of the young web-slinger!

All six of the young teenagers screen-tested for the highly coveted role on Saturday (May 30) and the actor picked will debut in the role in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actors were all flown to Atlanta after producers saw over 1,500 boys for the part. Production is currently underway on the film there!

There were previously reports that Asa Butterfield had already secured the role, but those were not true. Casting was only narrowed down to the six actors in the last couple weeks.

Click through the numbers below to meet all six actors…