Jake Gyllenhaal faces 'anger management' rumours after shocking weight loss

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The Donny Darko actor was looking painfully thin on the red carpet...

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Jake Gyllenhaal has shocked his fans after pictures emerged of his extreme weight loss.

The star has also come under fire for his aggressive behaviour, including punching a mirror in a fit of rage on the set of his latest movie.

After this incident, 32-year-old Jake was rushed to the emergency room to have stitches in his hand. Ewwww.

Jake is filming the final scenes for thriller, Nightcrawler, which required him to lose a shocking amount of weight from his normally bulky frame. In it he plays a freelance reporter who stumbles upon the dangerous criminal underworld of Los Angeles. Oooohhh ahhhh.

Movie bosses say he has lost roughly 20lbs (1st 4lbs), but insiders claim the actual amount is much higher.

When asked about his dramatic makeover, Jake told Us Weekly, "It takes place in a land where I think there is a desert in a lot of ways, great opulence, and at the same time, great vastness and emptiness. I knew that [Lou] was literally and figuratively hungry."

Talk about dedication to the role!

But Jake isn't the first hot Hollywood male to starve himself in the name of film making. Just check out Christian Bale in the picture below (yes that's Batman) to see the punishment he put his body through...

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Christian Bale concerned fans when he lost stones for his role in The Machinist



Check out how much weight Matthew McConaughey lost to play an HIV positive drug dealer in his latest movie, Dallas Buyers Club...



We can't begin to imagine how much damage this extreme weight loss is doing to their bodies. Some doctors have even suggested Tom Hank's recent Type 2 diabetes diagnosis could have been caused by his extreme dieting for roles, especially his critically acclaimed stint in Castaway.

What do you think? Is it worth the risk to make an amazing movie?

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