Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Soaked to Promote Nightcrawler

Posted on October 30, 2014

Jake Gyllenhaal is promoting his new film Nightcrawler and stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about the thriller in which he plays an ambitious reporter.

Jake plays Lou Bloom, a young man who will do anything to get ahead. He begins filming crime scenes and selling the footage to a news producer (Rene Russo) that is desperate for the ratings boost they will give. Lou pursues his ambitions ruthlessly. To show that, Jake lost more than 20 pounds for the role to show the hunger that his character embodies. The film is getting excellent reviews. It opens in wide release on October 31, 2014.

Jake is a pretty serious guy and has blasted a few reporters for questions that strayed into Taylor Swift territory. He plays serious guys in serious movies. This makes the fact that he agreed to a game of Water War with Jimmy Fallon even funnier. With a set decked out in camo, Jake and Jimmy sat at a table with two decks of cards. They play War and each time one person loses a round he gets hit in the face with a glass of water. The ultimate winner gets to pummel the loser with a mega water gun. It's absolutely ridiculous. Jimmy knew just what to do to get Jake involved in the game and things get really intense. Watch Jake go from disengaged to fully, locked and loaded. It's hilarious. Take a look:

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