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Jake Gyllenhaal says being legally blind has been ‘advantageous’ to his acting career: ‘Never known anything else’
told the Hollywood Reporter Wednesday.“When I can’t see in the morning, before I put on my glasses, it’s a place where I can be with myself,” he said.Gyllenhaal was born with a lazy eye and was naturally corrected early on in his life, and he has been relying on contact lenses since the age of 6.Gyllenhaal’s vision is now 20/1250The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) and the US government determined a visual acuity of 20/400 is very low functional vision.In his 2015 film “Southpaw,” Gyllenhaal tapped into his day-to-day experience of not being able to see clearly.In one specific scene, Gyllenhaal’s character is told by a police officer that his wife has died.To make his reaction more realistic, Gyllenhaal opted out of wearing his contact lenses in a bid to hear his co-star better.The ‘Brokeback Mountain” actor opened up about his vision problems in 2017, telling the Telegraph that he was often bullied at school over the corrective glasses he wore.“I was always a sensitive kid,” he said, adding that he was an “easy target” for trolls.But it turns out that the squabbles helped him later on in life, as he credits them for preparing him to deliver in his onscreen fight scenes.In Amazon’s “Road House” — which is director Doug Liman’s remake of the 1989 hit film that starred Patrick Swayze — Gyllenhaal went up against retired UFC fighter Conor McGregor.“I [got to] throw Jake Gyllenhaal over the bar, so that was pretty fun. I loved it,” McGregor told Page Six at the film’s premiere in March.The fighter, 35, also commended the actor who “took one or two wallops” while filming but “gave back as well.”“We had a great rapport.
This ’80s action remake has become Amazon Prime Video’s biggest ever movie debut
Road House has become Amazon Prime Video’s biggest ever movie debut.Amazon have said that the remake of the 1989 action classic has become its biggest global movie launch ever, with 50 million viewers having watched the film since it debuted on March 21.The remake stars Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role bouncer Dalton – a part first made famous by Patrick Swayze in the original.Conor McGregor, Daniela Melchior, Darren Barnet and Billy Magnussen all star in the remake alongside Gyllenhaal in the remake.“The groundbreaking, successful debut of Road House is a testament to the hard work and commitment from the entire Road House filmmaking team and the film’s cast led by the phenomenal Jake Gyllenhaal,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios in a statement.She added: “It’s great to see the film taking off with both fans of the iconic original as well as a huge turnout from new audiences.”Earlier this year, Doug Liman, the director of the remake, boycotted the film’s premiere after Amazon Prime Video decided on a streaming-only release.In an open letter published by Deadline, Liman wrote that he will “not be attending” the film’s premiere in Texas at the SXSW film festival in March.The Edge Of Tomorrow director wrote: “The movie is fantastic, maybe my best, and I’m sure it will bring the house down and possibly have the audience dancing in their seats during the end credits. But I will not be there.”His letter called out Amazon for the decision saying: “Contrary to their public statements, Amazon has no interest in supporting cinemas.