Jake Gyllenhaal at the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards

Posted on October 22, 2013

Oh, Jake. We know it’s for a role and all, but you look in desperate need of some carbs and fat at the moment.


Jake Gyllenhaal attends the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, California.


And we didn’t realize how much better you look in a beard. Also: those shoes are ridiculous.  Nice suit, though. Now wrap up that movie and go out for milkshakes. Plural.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, Izumi Hasegawa/PRPhotos.com]

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  • RussellH88

    He looks like someone crafted a human out of Christian Bale and Ben Stiller’s DNA and then gave it pneumonia.

    • Bethany Roullett

      Yeah, I thought it was Ben Stiller in the small pic too. And then I saw Gyllenhaal and I was baffled. But I get it now (sort of).

    • Emily Smith

      Seriously his skin tone just screams “I am dying of the plague”. He looks very ill.

      • Kristin McNamara

        His skin tone screams “jaundice” to me 🙁 Concerned….

        • rage_on_the_page

          I think it’s more “fake tanner so I don’t scare everyone.”

    • tereliz

      I thought it was Daniel Day Louis from the thumbnail, but that sounds about right.

      • Constant Cat

        Daniel D looks healthier than this.

    • Julie Chase


    • Tracy_Flick

      With a touch of Giovanni Ribisi soulfull/hangdog expression.

    • Michelle Gennari

      OMG – funniest thing I’ve read all morning. You made me spew!

  • alyce1213

    He looks like he’s shriveling right down into those shoes. I’m melting!

  • lunchcoma

    I’m not going to say anything about his weight, but those shoes are totally open for criticism. They don’t even look neat and well cared for.

    • Imasewsure

      Maybe he’s just exhausted from not eating and these were the closest things he had to bedroom slippers!

    • Glam Dixie

      They look like loaners from Johnny Depp.

  • zenobar

    Does Jake has a sad?

  • Brigitte

    I thought that was Steve Carrell for a second. Which is… wrong.

    • Denise Alden

      I’m getting the Carrell vibe, too. Which is also wrong.

    • pookiesmom

      I was thinking Jim Carey. Yikes!

  • kimmeister

    Goodness gracious, in the thumbnail I thought he had on eye shadow, now I realize that his eyelids have lost so much weight that his entire brow has sunk over his eyes, causing those shadows.

  • MW

    His face looks 15-20 years older than he actually is, makes me sad. Nice suit and shirt though.

    • Imasewsure

      Kind of adds wisdom to the Face or Ass dilemma I always see attributed to Catherine Deneuve… Can we see his ass? Maybe it was worth it…. 🙂

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Yup, I immediately thought, once he puts a few more pounds back on, he’ll be gorgeous again, and thought of that quote.

        • fursa_saida

          Can’t happen soon enough for me. I feel worried just looking at him.

  • In_Stitches

    The greasy hair that make it look like he’s been sweating out a flu isn’t making him look any healthier. His pants are sagging as well-the crotch is low and the cuffs are bunching.

  • Courtenay P


  • JauntyJohn

    oh for god’s sake people, it’s for a role.

    • Eric Stott

      he’s wearing my shoes- and my excuse is that I work in a basement office.

    • Sunraya

      It may be for a role, but he is 32 and easily looks 50 – horrid!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Even his smile looks sad.

  • Glam Dixie

    I really, REALLY, hate this knit tie trend for the boystars.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Knit ties belong to Adam Scott, and Adam Scott only. In Ben Wyatt drag, of course.

  • mmebam

    Dem shoes, though…

  • TerryMH

    I’m getting a JKF Jr. vibe from him right now, or maybe JFK Jr’s illegitimate brother.

    • Taylor

      SPOT ON.

    • Derek_anny

      I get Vincent Price.

      • TerryMH

        HAH! Vincent Price ~ hilarious! Wow, now I miss him, halloween and all.

  • Imasewsure

    Here’s a thought… hire the skinny actors to be skinny guys…. extreme dieting for a part (although Oscar-bait) just seems dumb to me… oh yes and the shoes are definitely wrong

    • Kristin McNamara

      And it’s soooo not good for your health!!!! 🙁 Just as bad as having to gain a bunch of weight for a role.
      Couldn’t agree more with your “hire skinny actors to play skinny guys”. And while they’re at it… hire big guys to play big guys!

      • MartyBellerMask

        And big ladies *ahem*.

        • Kristin McNamara

          True story. Excuse my oversight.

    • ana170

      It does seem a bit much but that’s what actors do. They lose weight, gain weight, and bulk up for roles. It’s their bodies and they have a right to do what they want to do to them. Jake was already fairly thin. He’s going for an unhealthier look. It’s better than hiring a sick guy to play the sick guy role.

  • PastryGoddess

    Looking 60 at 32 is never a good thing

  • Adrianna Grężak

    He certainly looks hungry… and 15 years older

  • StelledelMare

    I think I’m going crazy but here he looks like a strange mix of Matthew Morrison and Clive Owen. Well now we know what he’ll look like in about 20 years. As for the outfit, the whole thing is terrible, head to toe. A corduroy (if that’s what it is) suit could certainly work but this is terribly fitted.

    • Fordzo

      Matthew Morrison, Clive Owen and a dash of Robert Redford.

  • Janet B

    Dusty shoes? Or just overly distressed?

  • gabbilevy

    Not a comment on weight, specifically, but a little makeup would help him look less ill. Amazing how 20 pounds off can add 15 years to the face.

    • Fordzo

      I wish more young women would realize this.

  • Yikes. He and Jason Segal look to be on the Meth Diet these days. Guess everybody wants an Oscar for their shelves.

    • alyce1213

      There should be a special category for actor/actress in a body transforming role.

      • filmcricket

        There pretty much is, it’s called “winning the Oscar.” They share it with the Playing A Real/Dead Person category, but still.

        • Derek_anny

          Those and Playing Gay are also categories for Serious Actor

  • Looking a little Lindsey Buckingham, the Tango era.

    • vahtel

      I love you for this.

  • Maluca

    EGADS. That’s all I can muster.

  • Fordzo

    Jesus! An eyebrow wax would help, too. It’s like he has Jessica Biel’s bangs, but only the bottom inch.

  • marlie

    OH. Erm… I can’t even comment on the clothes because he looks so bad. I really hope filming wraps up soon, because this look isn’t good for anyone.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Sleepless In Casablanca: When Toothy Met Horsey.

  • Suse

    He’s looking a bit like Grandpa Munster here.

  • kmk05

    Oh come ON. Makeup is your friend, Jake! The Oscar won’t run away if you don’t look 100% committed to the character off set. He wears the suit well but goodness gracious those shoes. They are an affront to the soul.

  • jjjoy

    my heart sunk when i scrolled down. i just watched donnie darko a few weeks ago and he was so bright-eyed back then, despite the dark tone of the movie. he was my biggest celeb crush back in high school/college. what happened jake?

  • jilly_d

    WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOU JAKE?? Come over, I’ll make you pasta.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    He looks… way older all of a sudden. Is this the weight loss?

    • Lori

      I’m sure it is. When a person gets skinny enough for the face to sort of fall in that adds a lot of years.

  • StephanieLovesTLo

    whatever the role is, I hope it’s worth it. he looks unwell.

  • Danielle

    Sweet Jesus on a breadstick.

  • e jerry powell

    And a teeny bit of vitamin D couldn’t hurt.

  • elirt

    ACK! He is NOT aging well. Sad.

  • Trickytrisha

    He unfortunately looks like a homeless guy wearing his regular shoes and a suit, shirt, and tie someone foisted on him in a shelter so he could go for a job interview.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I’m having a difficult time focusing on his outfit. I hope the acting in the movie is as good as his willpower.

  • Alexis Boucher

    When I first saw the thumbnail, I was like “What’s wrong with his face? Did he have something done to his face?” The answer: yes, starvation. Not sexy.

  • Constant Cat

    Holy god man, you’re naturally beautiful. EAT. He looks like the male equivalent of a Real Housewife. I hate this method shit. Cast someone naturally bone thin or maybe have a measuring stick of what’s appropriate to the role. I think this is shocking for me because we’re using to seeing starving female stars more than their male counterparts. Yes, shakes and protein boy, and you’ll regain your youthful glow.

  • Little_Olive

    Even his shoes look malnourished.

  • cocohall

    How odd it must be to get a preview of how you’ll look in 20-30 years. I really question the need for such extreme body transformations for a role. It seems like some right of passage like doing a nude scene. I can see going up or down by 10 lbs, but actors are routinely losing/gaining 30-40 lbs for roles. It also makes me wonder what metabolic consequences he and others might suffer. Tom Hanks recent diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes makes you wonder about his weight loss for Philadelphia and subsequent weight gain AND loss for Castaway. Which is all a long-winded way of saying I can’t even focus on the clothes here. He just looks unhealthy. Full Stop.

    • poggi

      I believe there have been stories about how radical weight losses and gains by actors and actresses for particular roles have resulted disproportionately in Oscars–that it is some external signal of how hard you work and how committed you are.

  • KT

    He’s playing a really creepy sociopath in this movie, so it makes sense that he’s really– well, creepy looking. The script is great though – kind of a modern day Network, in a way.

  • Call me Bee

    Oh my goodness! Give that man a cookie. Even so–his suit looks great. Except his shoes need a polish….
    As an aside–I just watched Donnie Darko. What an odd movie, and Jake was phenomenal in it–really creepy.

  • jmorino08

    What role is this for? Current day Al Pacino impersonator?

  • I’m kind of disappointed he’s apparently (as far as I can glean) not playing the fuzzy blue elf in the eponymous film. He’d make an excellent swashbuckling but religiously-fraught Nightcrawler. Much as I love Alan Cumming but… MRAWR. (Ah, weird childhood crushes.)

  • allcapsERINN

    I’m uncomfortable.

  • H2olovngrl

    Frightful. That I all.

  • Looking Awesome the eyes color nice… I like it very much..

  • kathrineb

    Yikes. He is almost unrecognisable, which is good for a role. I still think he is cute just not like this! Hope he goes back to eating more soon!

  • Personally, I prefer the man bun he was sporting the other day.

  • boweryboy

    Wow. Is this a thing now with actors? I love his shoes, but not with the suit. Plus, he should eat a few Double Doubles along with those milkshakes.

  • webslice33

    damn what actors do for a role, that Oscar statue is really something..but christian bale didn’t even get an acting nomination when he did The Machinist ( he was awfully thin in that role)..

  • HeatherMcIlrath

    For the first time in my life, I find myself not attracted, but repulsed at the site of Jake Gyllenhaal. Looks like I’ll be ice skating home because hell just froze over.

  • rage_on_the_page

    Hope the movie’s worth it. From the sound of it, it’s not.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Hounddog. Sick hounddog.

  • tarqueeny

    He looks like he’s aged 20 years.

  • CatherineRhodes

    What’s wrong with him? He looks terrible — and old. How did that happen?

  • kimiakay

    Wow, Jake, slicked back hair is not your friend. Your suit does complement your eyes, but please start eating. You look hungry-here, let me share my double chocolate cake with you!

  • MissWix

    Couldn’t figure out why this was giving me Matthew Mcconaughey vibes. Ah yes, malnourishment.

  • Kent Roby

    This makes me as sad as those damn starved-puppy posts on Facebook. And, yes, I will adopt him.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Poor thing. You can practically see the thought bubble over his head that reads, “I better get an Oscar for this.”

  • Oh dear!

  • Diego!

    He does not only look skinny he looks 50 years older… what the heck? Someone
    should give him a shot of B12 vitamin ASAP!

  • Chickadeep

    O noes! Poor scrawny Jake. The Johnny Depp/Keanu Reeves shoes are scaring me.

  • Lilyana_F

    This is not ok, even for a hypothetical Oscar…