Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom – Nightcrawler (2014)
“Good things come to those who work their asses off.”
And that’s exactly what Gyllenhaal did to prepare for this role. He was tasked with dropping more than 30 pounds in the role, and he accomplished this by running over 15 miles every day between his home and the movie set.
He also ate little more than Kale for his meals and lots of chewing gum for help control his hunger. However, all that hard work came with an emotional cost, as he could not meet with friends for diners due to a tight filming schedule and a very restricted diet.