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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.
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NYPD orders character actors task force after Steve Buscemi slugging in ‘SNL’ season finale
homeless man slugged longtime Adam Sandler sidekick Steve Buscemi earlier this month.Host Jake Gyllenhaal as a police sergeant took inspiration from the random attack on a Brooklyn street to kickstart the new task force for the easily recognizable, but indistinguishable actors, dubbed the “Organization to Hinder Harmful Incidents in Manhattan,” or, “Oh, him.”“Summer is coming up and we are seeing an increase in random acts of violence across our streets. Just this week, national treasure Steve Buscemi was punched while walking through Kips Bay,” Gyllenhaal said at a press conference in perfect imitation of a born-and-raised New York cop.“These types of attacks cannot and will not be tolerated,” he added.Buscemi’s attacker socked him in the face on the morning of May 8 — causing the former FDNY firefighter to suffer “bleeding to his eye, swelling, bruising, and substantial pain” — before casually walking awayWhile jarring, the incident is far from isolated — it comes three years after Rick Moranis was punched while walking on the Upper West Side, and just one month after Buscemi’s “Boardwalk Empire” co-star Michael Stuhlbarg was also randomly targeted by a rock-welding homeless man on the Upper East Side.“Oh, that guy!” the crowd of journalists cooed as Stuhlbarg’s face came up on the NYPD screen, with Heidi Gardner adding that she could never place his name: “I always want to call him Tom something.”Gyllenhaal brought the focus back to the issue at hand: that “character actors are being targeted.”“Simply put, it’s actors whose faces you can remember, names you cannot,” he explained.“So when you may be a character actor if you’ve ever been on the TV show Boardwalk Empire.
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