Jake Gyllenhaal has gone back to his roots with a new cop movie. Film critic Tony Earnshaw spoke to the actor.
Every modern American film actor should play a cop at least once in his career. For Jake Gyllenhaal that chance came in End of Watch, a gritty portrait of life on the streets of LA seen from the twin perspectives of the police and the citizens of the City of Angels.
For 31-year-old Gyllenhaal it threw up multiple opportunities, not least the adventure of rediscovering his birthplace and riding out with authentic LAPD officers. It was an eye-popping epiphany.