How Jake Gyllenhaal Got In Ridiculous Shape To Play A Boxer In His New Movie

The difference between good actors and great ones is that great actors transform their entire lifestyle to live in that role.

Sometimes, that only means shaving their head, growing a gnarly beard or gaining 40 pounds, but for Jake Gyllenhaal’s new film “Southpaw,” he actually trained to become a legitimate boxer.

Director Antoine Fuqua had a clear vision for his role and didn’t want any excuses. Before shooting, he told Jake,

You have to train like a fighter. I can’t...

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