Interview: Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal as  Brian Taylor in End Of Watch

Jake Gyllenhaal as Brian Taylor in End Of Watch

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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.

 

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